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The 10 Future Makers Awards Finalists!

20 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities. The response and quality of projects we received from young people around the world was amazing! Well done to all who entered! We received applications from 13 countries including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China , Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and UK. The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After… Read More

The 5 Future Makers Awards Finalists (10-13 year old category)!

14 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities. The response and quality of projects we received from young people around the world was amazing! Well done to all who entered! We received applications from 13 countries including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China , Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and UK. The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After… Read More

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