Launching the CoderDojo Coolest Project Showcase 2017!

10 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

​Today, CoderDojo ​Coolest Projects announced its 6th annual showcase will take place in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017 – it promises to be another hit and already it’s looking bigger and better than ever before with over 15,000 people expected to attend. The CoderDojo ​Coolest Projects Showcase offers young people from the international CoderDojo Community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local Dojo. It is both a competition and exhibition to showcase, inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in youth innovators aged 7 – 17. 2017 sees CoderDojo… Read More

Champion stories: Joel starts a Dojo for refugees in Kampala, Uganda

5 May 2017 · by Pete

Meet Mr. Joel Bayubasire. Joel is a Congolese refugee living in Kampala, the capital city of the republic of Uganda. He’s currently carrying out his Philosophy Doctorate (PhD) training and research activities in Economy, at Madison International Institute & Business School. Recently he started his own Dojo in Kampala, Uganda and he wanted to share his story with the global CoderDojo community: Hi my name is Joel, I am a well-experienced social entrepreneur from the town of Bukavu – part of the Great Lakes region hardest hit… Read More

Help us by Volunteering for CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2017

18 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

In order to run an amazing event for the kids who attend and present at CoderDojo Coolest Projects we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! The event is organised by a mostly volunteer team, and without your help we literally couldn’t run CoderDojo Coolest Projects. In 2016 we had over 250 people sign up and help at the event, many of whom have been with us for a number of years, and this year we’re growing. We will need even more volunteers to help everyone at the event (including the volunteers) to… Read More

Win a Nano Book for your Dojo & Share Dojo Advice! [multiple languages available]

11 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

This month we’re focusing on Online Safety & Recommended Practices for Dojos. Dojos are run by volunteer Mentors and Champions from communities all across the world. It is vital, in order to keep Dojos a fun and safe social space, that all adults involved with the Dojo are aware of the best practices for safeguarding the young people attending their Dojos. Parents and volunteers should understand enough about the internet to keep young people safe from harm. It is equally important that we equip youths with skills and knowledge so they can utilise the… Read More

New focus for Content Strategy

1 April 2017 · by Philip Harney

Today, having conducted an exhaustive review of technical alternatives and educational literature I am announcing a redirection of our educational content efforts into a language I believe is uniquely suited for our purposes, due to its ease of comprehension, breadth of support and cuteness density. As a result, I intend to focus exclusively in the coming quarter on the production of content and tooling to support LOLCODE (I would have chosen BunCode for the higher cuteness density, but it’s still in alpha and has issues with runaway object duplication) as our primary and recommended introduction to computer programming, for… Read More

Making the Community Platform easier for parents

30 March 2017 · by Daniel Brierton

The user experience for parents on the CoderDojo community platform has been less than stellar in the past. We recognise this, and we’re working towards making it easier to get onto the platform and actively use it. I want to share with you the first steps we’ve taken to achieve this, and what we plan to do moving forward to address the issues parents are hitting now. New “My Children” page You may have seen in the last couple of months that we’ve rolled out a new My Children page, where you can get an overview of all… Read More

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