Community Content Release: “Express” Yourself with Python!

22 August 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

I bring you more content from the wonderful community of volunteers out there!   Regular Expressions This interactive online tutorial was created by Nicco Kunzmann of CoderDojo Potsdam to teach you how to use Regular Expressions, a powerful tool for searching through text. A common example is verifying that input is in the correct format. They are not specific to any particular programming language, rather you use them within a programming language to search for patterns that you define. And it’s available in English, German and Swedish!   Introduction to Python Ben Nuttall’s Intro to… 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

Minutes of the CoderDojo Community Call on August 8th

14 August 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on August 8th, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was chaired by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation. On the open call, we focused on the below discussion points; Thanks to everyone who joined from , asked questions and shared their insights! Topics Richard on running a Raspberry Pi Dojo (Coderdojo Zoetermeer in the Netherlands) Pete gives general CoderDojo update on growth, size and impact of the movement Community… Read More

3 great ways to start learning to code

12 August 2017 · by Philip Harney

Welcome to the start of this year’s Back to Dojo content roundup! This week we’ve got some new stuff for you, along with some old favourites. Together they’re pretty much all my favourite jumping-off points for new Ninjas learning to code, or Ninjas who’ve already tried one of them and want to try something different. Start from Scratch Try our Beginner Scratch Sushi Cards to get a visual start to coding and easily make your first games. Pros Quick and impressive graphical results. Block-based editing avoids typos and many errors. Wide array of concepts covered: variables, lists, named functions, etc. Read More

Apply for a Travel Bursary to DojoCon 2017!

1 August 2017 · by Nuala McHale

DojoCon is the annual global CoderDojo conference for all those involved in Dojos worldwide. The annual event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other generous and experienced people who are a the core of the movement. At the DojoCon conference, ideas are shared through panel discussions and workshops to develop new ways to inspire and engage at your local Dojo. This years event promises to be the most hands on DojoCon yet, with a mission “to ensure that every attendee leaves with at least one thing they can use in their Dojo back home”. Would you like to attend… 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

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