Apply to receive Micro:bits for your Dojo! (UK)

14 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Through the CoderDojo partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation, we are happy to now open applications for you to get Micro:bit kits for your Dojo! Currently this offer is limited to those Dojo’s in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (who are registered on the CoderDojo Community platform). We are hoping to work up an offer for Dojos beyond these countries at a later date! Dojo’s in Scotland can contact the CoderDojo Scotland team directly to arrange if you haven’t already received your Micro:bits. We will be distributing Micro:bits via our friends at Pimorni and in batches of 10 devices per Dojo. Read More

Join us for the CoderDojo Coolest Projects APPATHON!

6 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Estimote beacons When? Saturday 25th March 2017, from 10am to 8pm (food/refreshments will be provided). Where? Travelport Digital, 1 Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 HY05 The Idea! This year we are developing a digital treasure hunt for attendees of CoderDojo Coolest Projects which takes place in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017. We want to place bluetooth wireless beacons in different locations at the event for attendees to find using an app specifically developed for the treasure hunt. These beacons will be picked up by the app based on proximity. By… Read More

Andrei Covaci: Future Makers Awards Finalist

3 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities. We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Andrei is one of the finalists in the 10-13 year old category who you can read more about below! Andrei Covaci Andrei is 12 years old and from Romania. He has attended CoderDojo Oradea since it started, 3 years ago. For… Read More

Dojo Hero: Martina, on facing challenges and finding inspiration

24 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Martina, with her translation of “Hello Ruby” I am Martina, a 28-year-old woman passionate about working with children and an advocate for volunteer work and community participation. As one of the co-founders of CoderDojo Bulgaria and a member of the organization team of Rails Girls Sofia, I had the amazing opportunity to meet inspiring people and understand how important volunteering is for me, for the community and for the society as a whole. The Tipping Point I still remember how it all began for me – that morning when I woke up and… Read More

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

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