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How parent & Mentor, Wendy, created a space to support girls in her Dojo

4 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Wendy, a parent and Mentor at Clonakilty Dojo in Cork, shares her experiences of challenging gender disparity in her Dojo and how she developed a space to engage girls more: Our Dojo, which is in its 6th year is quite large. Approximately 60-75 children aged from 7–17 attend each session. In 2015 we had a heavy representation of boys compared to girls, with a 90:10 split. Each year, very few girls would return after the Christmas break. In addition, girls might come to hang with their brothers – but few would engage with the technology. To tackle the… Read More

Six CoderDojo Girls shortlisted for Digital Girl of the Year!

21 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards celebrate and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology worldwide. We are delighted that all six girls nominated and through to the next round of the European Ada Awards’ Digital Girl of the Year are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs! The girls who have been shortlisted for the awards across three age categories are: Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin. Well done to you all! The fact that so many girls… Read More

Community Content Release: The Multilingual Artist

14 November 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Unleash your inner artist with a range of different technologies and languages. You don’t need to be a musician or a painter to make a masterpiece with code. What will you create today?   Introduction to Processing (Dutch) Processing is a language designed for combining code and visual art, a digital sketchbook. Learn how to to fill your canvas with lines, colour, shapes and even music with the CoderDojo Belgium’s Introkaarten, written by Kurt De Vocht. Start here for a quick intro and guide to getting set up with Processing.   The JavaScript Artist (Dutch, English,… Read More

Community Content Release: The Scratch Game Challenge

14 November 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Take learning to the next level by starting to solve problems with code! If you want something more challenging to do in Scratch than step-by-step instructions then I’ve got just the thing here. Created by CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire, these challenges can provide inspiration for advanced Ninjas who want to make a game in Scratch but don’t know what game. They give just enough pointers to get you thinking but leave the hard work (also knows the implementation details) to the coder. How you choose to write the code is up to you!   Tic-Tac-Toe Two players take turns to place an X… Read More

Get involved in our December 2nd Hackathon!

2 November 2017 · by Philip Harney

Last July we ran our first Content Hackathon, which focused on translating our learning resources and materials from English into other languages. It was a 24 hour effort, giving everyone a chance to participate for a few hours no matter where they were and involved CoderDojo Community members from all over the world. It was a great success, with opportunities for us to learn and improve on it. You can read more about what we produced and what we learned here. (p.s. This is the blog I refer to in the video!)… Read More

Community Content Release: Hardware projects to improve your life

19 October 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

This week I present you with more hardware projects from CoderDojo York!   Plant Moisture Monitor (Arduino) Remembering to water the plants is a problem faced by many. Personally I find it hard to know when some of them need watering too. Well, thanks to technology these things need worry us no more! The Arduino was designed especially to let you program things like sensors. With this resource you learn how to use a moisture sensor and program an Arduino to flash to tell you when your plant needs watering. If you really want to go all out… Read More

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