Our Stories

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

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

Community Story: CoderDojo Valencia at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects by Bernat

12 July 2017 · by Pete

“Ladies and gentlemen in a few minutes we will be landing at Dublin airport”. And so on Thursday 15th June last began our great adventure that brought 4 young people between 12 and 14 years from the programming club CoderDojo Valencia to the Coderdojo “Coolest Projects” Awards 2017 which took place on Saturday 17th June at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). At this fantastic global programming event, hundreds of children between 7 to 17 years of age from 17 countries, members of more than one thousand Dojos from around the world, present their projects in a contest with cool… Read More

Ruth and Alina (ninja) from IBM Research Triangle Park CoderDojo talks about their Dojo and badging!

21 June 2017 · by Pete

Please meet Ruth, she is the Champion of her local Dojo at IBM Research Triangle Park in the US! Ruth and Alina (Youth mentor) have written this blog to share their experience of their Dojo. When I entered my 30th year working for IBM, I went part-time as part of a Transition to Retirement Program. Since my upcoming retirement was no secret, I was often asked “What are you going to do in retirement?”. My standard response was laugh and say “float in the pool”. When pushed, I would remind… Read More

CoderDojo Annual Survey Results 2016

13 February 2017 · by Rosa Langhammer

In November we opened the CoderDojo Annual Survey. This year we received the highest response rate (49%) since the first Annual Survey in 2013. The information from the Annual Survey helps us determine the impact that the CoderDojo movement is having and it allows the Foundation to receive feedback on what the community needs. Join the conversation about the CoderDojo Annual Survey 2016 here. Read More

CoderDojo Parent, Pat shares a story about his son Dillon’s website.

23 January 2017 · by Pete

Dillon is 9 years old and has been attending his local CoderDojo in Mallow for 18 months. His father Pat recently told us all about Dillon’s project: This time last year Dillon was about half a year at CoderDojo and they were working on HTML and most of the times they were doing bits and pieces of webpages to put what they were learning to use. These were on general interest subjects and the learning was great! I suggested to Dillon that he record his 32 County High Point Challenge (the aim of which is to climb to… Read More

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