Resources

How to make your own CoderDojo Sign

15 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

To celebrate 7 years of CoderDojo we decided we wanted to make a project which embodied the creative technology spirit of the movement! What better way to do that than making a giant electronic light up CoderDojo sign?  Brainstorming & adapting ideas Firstly we started brainstorming ideas. We came up with some ideas, asked our friends and colleagues if they had any ideas, looked what other people had made online and then decided on what we thought we could make. Here are some worksheets you can use to help you come up with… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Annual Report 2017

12 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our Annual Report on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2017. We celebrated 6 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in 92 countries, launched the Girls initiative with the goal of increasing the number of girls in the movement towards gender parity, we released our second book, and our global conference Dojocon was held outside of Ireland for the first time.  In May we joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to create one of the largest sustained, global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. Overall, 2017 was a… Read More

How New Dojos in Ireland and the UK can avail of a Starter Pack!

2 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

At the CoderDojo Foundation our mission is to give more young people the opportunity to code and create. To focus on this mission, our aims are twofold; to grow the amount of Dojos and to support and retain the clubs that are currently running. To achieve both these aims we are piloting a new initiative of CoderDojo starter packs. This helpful pack includes hardware, educational content and materials which will help you create a sustainable Dojo for years to come. From today, these are available to Dojos who are starting in the UK & Ireland. Read More

How our new free online course will help you start a Dojo!

9 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

You can now sign-up to our new free online course — Starting a CoderDojo club — in which anyone can learn more about CoderDojo and how they can set up one of these free coding clubs for young people in their local area. With only two weeks until the course begins I wanted to highlight what will be included on the course content as well as the motivations behind it from the courses creator, so you know what you’ll gain by participating. Join the course!   What is CoderDojo? CoderDojo is… Read More

More reasons to publish events on the CoderDojo Platform

20 March 2018 · by Conor Murphy

We’re always working on ways to help Dojos get more value out of the Dojo events they publish on the CoderDojo platform, Zen. Here are the top releases we’ve completed in the last 30 days to achieve this goal. Using your events to make finding easier If you use event management and ticketing on the CoderDojo platform, we now show on the search page whether your Dojo has an upcoming event! Below is a example of how it looks right now. This makes it much easier for parents. youths and prospective mentors to find your Dojo to book into it. Read More

Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More