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Dojo Heros: What Tramore Dojo have achieved since September

16 January 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Karen, Champion of Tramore Dojo, (located in Waterford, Ireland) tells us the highlights of all they have achieved since last September thanks to their hard work and dedication. Looking the Part September began with Waterford Technologies sponsoring CoderDojo Tramore’s new T-shirts so our volunteers are easily identifiable by ninjas and parents. The T-shirts display the logo of their new cloud-based solution SISCIN’s, which was launched recently. Celebrating Code Week Students from Waterford Institute of Technology visited CoderDojo Tramore for  Europe Code Week, a grassroots initiative to bring coding and digital literacy to… Read More

Awesome Community Highlights 2016

22 December 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

2016 is coming to an end and what a year it has been. Yes, a year that can be considered by many to be of questionable, turbulent and ever increasingly controversial times in areas such as politics, economics, and global affairs. However, in our world of CoderDojo, a world filled with champions, mentors, volunteers, ninjas, tech evangelists, partners, speakers, supporters and all the other downright amazingly ‘cool’ people within the movement, we have seen a year of growth, a year of scaling, a year of, let’s just say it…sublime ‘awesomeness’ within our community.  … Read More

Check out the Prizes for the Future Makers Awards!

2 December 2016 · by Nuala McHale

After 7 weeks of hard work, youngsters that used their coding superpowers to bring about positive change in their communities will submit their projects and the Future Makers Awards jury will have the hard task of selecting the best ones. In each category (10 – 13 years old) and (14 – 17 years old) there will be a winner and a runner-up. The deadline is December 8th. To celebrate the innovative winning solutions, Liberty Global are preparing fun prizes for all the young change makers! WINNERS The winners in the 2… Read More

CoderDojo Youths: Luka’s Experience and Memorable Projects

10 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Luka, a 15 year old Dojo attendee from Cork, has been part of CoderDojo for the last 5 years. Here he tells us about joining CoderDojo, his favourite projects and advice for other coders starting out: 5 Years Earlier Back in 2011, my dad was off visiting his parents in England, and my mother was looking after me and my two brothers. One day she came upstairs and told us she heard out about this place called CoderDojo at NSC, and asked if we were interested. My brothers said yes. So, we printed out a map (Yes, we printed one… Read More

Developing Digital Learning with Raspberry Pi

26 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Philip, CoderDojo’s Content lead traveled to Cambridge to work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation team and other professionals to help develop their new digital making learning framework. Here are his insights on the experience:   Recently, I took a trip I thought you might be interested in hearing about: Starting at the ungodly hour of five in the morning, I flew over to Cambridge for the day to meet some of the wonderful people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as well as a group of teachers, volunteers, makers and technical experts. We were there to help review and improve a framework they’ve been… Read More

Learn More About: CoderDojo WA

29 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

What is CoderDojo WA? CoderDojo WA is a network of coding clubs (Dojos) throughout Western Australia. Dojos provide fun, free and social open learning environments where young people can meet others with similar interests, develop 21st century skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology. In 2016 we have over 60 Dojos in WA that are supported by over 90 Champions, 200 Mentors and attended by over 1,000 Ninjas. CoderDojo WA provides: Region-specific support to Western Australian Dojo’s Streamlined verification for listings on the CoderDojo.com website… Read More