Partnership

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA member countries (most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… 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

CoderDojo announced as a winning innovation project as part of Expo 2020!

31 July 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The CoderDojo Foundation has won an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020. The CoderDojo Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Dublin, supports the volunteer-led global movement of free programming clubs for young people aged 7-17 years. Giustina Mizzoni, Executive Director of the CoderDojo Foundation, said: “The first Dojo started in Cork, and within five years the movement has scaled rapidly. We now have 1,320 clubs in 75 countries. We believe CoderDojo is truly unique; its model, its open-source, and its community… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation: How we got on at Coolest Projects

12 July 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Pete I’ve been part of the organisation team for the CoderDojo Coolest Projects for 4 years now and each year I”m blown away by the level of creativity showcased on the day! This year there was a live beehive (yes, live) monitored by a Raspberry Pi, many robots, social impact projects, video games and more. You name it, it was there! Seeing these projects and hearing the ninjas talk about how and why they made them is inspiring and this really makes the day for me. The event has grown in project participation… Read More

How to Get Free .xyz Domain names and more!

23 June 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The awesome folks at .xyz are providing free access to their .xyz domain names and other services to all those involved in Dojos worldwide! For the next month, all members of the CoderDojo community can apply to get all of the below for FREE: A .xyz domain of your choice Weebly website builder Hosting WHOIS privacy protection Limited edition XYZ swag bag A chance to be interviewed for their #WebsiteWednesday series “At XYZ, we believe CoderDojo Ninjas are the future leaders and entrepreneurs of the world. That’s why we want to equip you with everything you’ll need to start innovating on… Read More

Coding clubs in Glasgow libraries

23 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The aim of the Coder in Residence project was to create a sustainable framework of coding clubs for young people in Glasgow Libraries. This project has been run in partnership with CoderDojo Scotland. Currently we have 12 coding clubs running frequently within Glasgow, with this number continuing to grow. 4 other venues have run events with a view to becoming regular in the future. The majority of these events are open to the public, with some being run for local schools. Throughout the last 14 months coding sessions have been delivered to over 1800 young people and over 100… Read More

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