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

The CoderDojo Movement; 2016 in Review

19 December 2016 · by Giustina Mizzoni

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally extend a huge thank you from everyone at the CoderDojo Foundation to you, our growing and ever global CoderDojo community of Champions, volunteers, parents, ninjas, partners and supporters.   2016 was an undeniably huge year for CoderDojo, from hitting huge growth milestones, to changes internally in the Foundation team and strides made across our areas of focus. When I joined the Foundation less than four years ago there was 93 verified Dojos, and we will close the… Read More

The Future Makers Awards: Brainstorming Guide!

26 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

The Future Makers Awards, celebrate digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges. From October 18th to December 1st young people are invited to submit their ideas and demonstrate how they are using their coding superpowers to create a positive social impact. Our Brainstorming Guide for Dojo volunteers will help you promote the Future Makers Awards in your Dojo and to support ninjas who are interested in participating. It contains Dojo Icebreakers, a Brainstorming sheet to be given to ninjas and additional resources. See the Guide below! You can get the printable PDF here, so you can print… Read More

CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards Internship Position

3 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

About the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards The CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards is the only initiative of its kind in the world. Established in 2012 by a core group of CoderDojo volunteers and industry professionals. Its primary purpose is to reward and recognise creativity from within the CoderDojo community. Now in their 5th year, the awards have scaled more than 100% each year. In 2016 more than 750 projects built by 1,000 young people were showcased to over 13,000 attendees in the RDS, Dublin. The awards offer the opportunity to the future innovations and changemakers to develop and… Read More