Coolest Projects: Amy and her mission to save the bees!

6 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of the Coolest Projects showcase last year: we’ve been lucky to hear from Amy, who attended the event with her project Amy’s Buzzy Hive. Amy has kindly shared with us her experience, including how she came up with the idea for her innovative project, and what it was like to showcase it. Amy’s Buzzy Hive, her idea, and how she tested it out! Amy is a Ninja at Dunlavin Dojo in Wicklow, Ireland, and was 12 years old… Read More

Volunteer at Coolest Projects UK!

23 February 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

In order to run an amazing event for the kids who attend and present at Coolest Projects UK we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! Without your help we couldn’t make Coolest Projects a truly fantastic FUN event. All we ask for is a few hours of your time on the 28th April 2018. Thats all! If you are interested sign up below. For more information check out our Volunteer FAQs.   Volunteer Application Form Loading…   UK Open Community Call We had our first UK specific Open Community Call on… Read More

We’re Hiring a Community Coordinator for Ireland

31 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €27500 – €38000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland The Role CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based in Dublin that is part of… Read More

Project Registration Open for Coolest Projects International!

24 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to announce that project registration is officially open for Coolest Projects International in the RDS, Dublin on 26 May 2018! Register your project now! About the event On May 26, young coders and technology creators from around the world will fly in to the largest Coolest Projects International showcase yet, to share projects designed and constructed using their creative technology skills. Last year hundreds of young people involved in Dojos travelled to the event from 17 countries worldwide to present their projects… Read More

Looking back on 2017

26 December 2017 · by Rachel Schoene

Hey everyone, it’s Rachel here. As most of you know by now (well I hope you do) I’m the administrator/go-to person at the CoderDojo Foundation. I joined the team mid 2016 and have been working to support both the team in Dublin and the global community since. I hope by now the majority of our global community members have had some form of contact with me, I certainly enjoy chatting with you all! Looking back on 2017 is amazing, a lot has happened!   Joining Forces One major milestone was,… Read More

Introducing Amy: Supporting the CoderDojo Community in 2018

24 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

My name is Amy and I started my role at the CoderDojo Foundation at the end of November as the new Community Support and Experience Assistant. Previously, I had worked in education for many years as a Montessori Teacher and I had also recently completed a M.Des in Design Innovation. So while this was my first time working for an education-based not-for-profit organisation, I was immediately drawn to CoderDojo’s mission to bring learning opportunities to young people and have fun with technology using the ethos of inclusion, innovation and creativity. My role centres around supporting… Read More