In the News

We’re Hiring a Senior Community Manager and a Community Manager!

4 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Are you interested in using your skills to further the work and mission of the CoderDojo movement? Looking for a fast-paced rewarding role in a mission-focused organisation? Apply to one of our two Community vacancies today.   About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over… Read More

How our new free online course will help you start a Dojo!

9 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

You can now sign-up to our new free online course — Starting a CoderDojo club — in which anyone can learn more about CoderDojo and how they can set up one of these free coding clubs for young people in their local area. With only two weeks until the course begins I wanted to highlight what will be included on the course content as well as the motivations behind it from the courses creator, so you know what you’ll gain by participating. Join the course!   What is CoderDojo? CoderDojo is… Read More

CoderDojo Czech Republic Volunteers Meet for the First Time

3 January 2018 · by Pete

A message from Tereza who has been supporting the growth of CoderDojo in the Czech Rep with MEP Luděk Niedermayer: Czech Republic was for a long time one of few European countries without any Dojos. Thanks to CoderDojo Foundation event in the European Parliament during the CodeWeek in October 2016 the Czech Member of the European Parliament Luděk Niedermayer learned about this amazing movement and decided to help to spread the word about the CoderDojo in the Czech Republic.  It did not take long and there were first registered Dojos in spring 2017. By the end of… Read More

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