Improving the Garda Vetting Process For Dojo Volunteers in Ireland

7 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Rachel here. I’ve been quite the busy bee lately streamlining the CoderDojo Garda Vetting Process in Ireland. As some of you may know, for the past few months I’ve been processing vetting applications through the National Youth Council of Ireland. Based on the information we had at the time, a process was distributed, that our community found very time consuming and complicated. As a result applicants experienced significant delays. Improving the Process I took on board feedback from the community and to speed up the process I applied to… Read More

CoderDojo Open Community Call – January

6 February 2017 · by Ross O'Neill

Couldn’t join our Community Call on January 24th? Listen to it below! You can view what content we shared on screen during the call above from 13:25! Overview of the discussion: Review of CoderDojo Content Pipeline (Philip) Philip Harney our CoderDojo Content Lead gave an update on the Sushi cards that he has been working and an overview on the chopsticks tool. Questions about CoderDojo Chopsticks and the development of Gitbook. Community like this idea Structure & Future of Content… Read More

Join the CoderDojo Foundation team: Content Development Intern

12 January 2017 · by Philip Harney

The CoderDojo Foundation is seeking a Content Development Intern to join our team in supporting more than 1,100 free coding clubs for young people in 65 countries around the world. The ideal applicant will have an education background, with an interest in technology. Reporting to the Content Lead, they will be responsible for creating and reviewing educational material in a variety of formats to be used by young people learning to code and by mentors learning best practices for running a CoderDojo club. This role has broad scope for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to really make the position their own and… Read More

CoderDojo Youths: Aoife’s Favourite Project & Insight

5 January 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Aoife, who is a 17 year old Dojo attendee from Sligo, has been part of CoderDojo for the last 2 years. Here she tells us about joining CoderDojo, her favourite project and advice for other coders starting out: Joining CoderDojo I first joined my local CoderDojo in Sligo two years ago, when I was in Transition Year. I really enjoyed maths and sciences in school, so it was suggested to me that I might enjoy coding since it involved the same mixture of logical and creative thinking. I was also told… Read More

Awesome Community Highlights 2016

22 December 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

2016 is coming to an end and what a year it has been. Yes, a year that can be considered by many to be of questionable, turbulent and ever increasingly controversial times in areas such as politics, economics, and global affairs. However, in our world of CoderDojo, a world filled with champions, mentors, volunteers, ninjas, tech evangelists, partners, speakers, supporters and all the other downright amazingly ‘cool’ people within the movement, we have seen a year of growth, a year of scaling, a year of, let’s just say it…sublime ‘awesomeness’ within our community.  … Read More

Building a platform for the community in 2016 and beyond

22 December 2016 · by Daniel Brierton

2016 has been a busy year for the software development team in the CoderDojo Foundation. We, Guillaume and Daniel, joined the team in March and June respectively. We inherited the CoderDojo Community Platform (Zen), and became the CoderDojo Foundation dev team (yes, the entire team). The platform is where people can search and find Dojos, sign up as a mentor, book tickets to Dojo events, award and receive digital badges and chat on forums. We had two great, talented interns, Adam and Cian, work with us this year. The only catch was that we had to teach… Read More