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Host an Hour of Code Event at your Dojo!

6 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Hour of Code, like CoderDojo, is a global movement. While CoderDojo is about regularly engaging young people to create with technology, the Hour of Code offers a useful way to encourage young people to try coding for the first time. The Hour of Code has already reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone including Dojos can organize an Hour of Code event. Dojos can use it to reach even more young people in their local area with one-hour tutorials available in over 45 languages, which require no previous experience to complete. Community… Read More

CoderDojo Ninjas triumph at Digital Girl of the Year Awards

1 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards highlight and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology across Europe. We are delighted to announce that all six shortlisted girls, who are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs went on win Digital Girl of the Year awards list night across three different age categories! Congratulations to Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin, who were presented with their awards recognising their work learning coding skills as well as supporting and encouraging other… Read More

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: What we’ve achieved so far

9 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

In March we launched the CoderDojo Girls Initiative, which aims to increase the number of girls attending a CoderDojo from 29% to at least 40% over the next three years. Six months on we wanted to highlight what we’ve done so far and what’s next for CoderDojo Girls. In particular we want to highlight that from today anyone will be also able to download and print our ‘Empowering the Future’ guide for free! The Initiative focused on four key areas: developing and improving content conducting and learning from research… Read More

What I have learned at the CoderDojo Foundation

18 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Suzanne is a Computer Applications student at Dublin City University. As part of her third year work experience she got the opportunity to work for six months as a software development intern with the CoderDojo Foundation. Here she shares her experiences and offers advice for other women starting out in the technology sector. What I’ve been working on When I started I spent a good bit of time adjusting to the platform used by the CoderDojo technical team. After getting my bearings with their system I was given my first task. The technologies used were… Read More

Announcing the release of our second book “Make your Own Game”

5 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The first official CoderDojo book, CoderDojo Nano: Build Your Own Website, was a resounding success: it’s available in ten languages, including Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Slovakian and thousands of copies have been bought by aspiring CoderDojo Ninjas. Now we are delighted to announce the release of the second book in our Create with Code trilogy, titled CoderDojo Nano: Make Your Own Game. The paperback book will be available in English from Thursday 7 September (with English flexibound,… Read More

Rockville CoderDojo runs a Raspberry Jam!

17 August 2017 · by Pete

Youth ninja, Alexa, from Rockville CoderDojo recently ran a Raspberry Jam as an activity at her local Dojo. A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name given to a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer! A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share and this is why it is a perfect addition to a Dojo session! Below Alexa tells us more about her Raspberry Jam session. Something I enjoy about CoderDojo… Read More

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