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

How Badges benefit your child

14 January 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Digital badges are becoming a popular way to acknowledge digital skills achieved by attendees at Dojos. They are almost like a Scout’s badge which are awarded once someone reaches a certain level or learns a particular skill except they are digital! How are CoderDojo Badges useful? CoderDojo digital badges allow youths to: verify their programming skills highlight event participation showcase their skills for employment or education They are a great method of validating digital and other skills which aren’t always very visible.   How… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation celebrates Europe Code Week 2016

26 October 2016 · by Pete

Once again CoderDojo Foundation team joined the CoderDojo community to celebrate the Europe Code Week initiative by participating in events to teach and share digital skills with young people all across Europe. Europe Code Week took place from the 15th – 23rd of October this year! Don’t forget if you attended a Dojo event during October you can get a Code Week digital badge! #EUDojo On the 18th of October, 50 CoderDojo ninjas and 30 adult community members mad their way to the European Parliament in Brussels to teach MEPs a thing or two about coding! On the day there were attendees from… Read More

Future Makers Awards: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

12 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Q: What are the Future Makers Awards? The Future Makers Awards, celebrate digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges. From October 18th to December 8th young people are invited to submit their ideas via an application and demonstrate how they are using their coding superpowers to create a positive social impact. The Awards are a partnership between CoderDojo and Liberty Global (and its operations) to encourage and acknowledge socially conscious coding.   Q: What are the criteria to enter? Applicants must be between the ages of 10-17 years; Applications must be submitted via the online application form, available in ten languages;… Read More

Win a Genuino & Create an awesome Project!

4 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

We recently received some Genuinos from the lovely folks at Intel. We want to help CoderDojo youths aged 13-17 years old to create an awesome project by giving them an Intel Genuino! To win a Genuino please tell us by commenting in the ninja forums, in 50 words or less, what project you would make using a Genuino. Make sure to include a name for your project and details on what you would need to do to create your awesome idea. You will also need to fill out your parent/guardian contact details here. What are… Read More

CoderDojo’s first book is now available!

22 September 2016 · by Nuala McHale

You can now buy CoderDojo’s first of three Nano books, CoderDojo: Create with Code in stores in Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain & the UK or online! CoderDojo growth since 2011 is illustrated by over 1,150 Dojos located in 66 countries around the world, including Bolivia, Madagascar and Japan. CoderDojo clubs (Dojos) give the opportunity to learn how to develop apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and free creative environment. For children who can’t get to a Dojo, CoderDojo has developed a book so they too can learn to ‘Create with Code’!… Read More