CoderDojo’s 2016 by numbers

13 February 2017 · by Rosa Langhammer

CoderDojo had another great year in 2016. We launched a plethora of new content, reached the 1000 Dojo mark and celebrated 5 years since the first Dojo launched in Cork in 2011. Check out our core numbers in 2016 below. Want to know more? Check out our CoderDojo Annual Survey 2016 results here. Read More

Earn your CoderDojo iDEA Badges (UK & IRL)

26 January 2017 · by Pete

This is a fantastic initiative by The Duke of York to help young people in the UK and ROI to learn more about the world of coding and CoderDojo. Badges have been recently created by members of the CoderDojo community for the iDEA Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards! Two have recently been released for young people to earn: Random Coding Python (sign up is required, and anyone of any age, can take part and be awarded the digital badges) Check out the iDEA website to learn more. Read More

Celebrating 4 Years with CoderDojo; What key lessons I’ve learnt

21 January 2017 · by Giustina Mizzoni

On the 21st of January 2013 I walked into our offices off Grafton Street Dublin for my first day working with the CoderDojo Foundation. Initially there was no entity, over the first few months we set up the Hello World Foundation, later becoming the CoderDojo Foundation. At this time, I had no real idea what was in store. Relatively fresh out of my Masters, I was on a journey of discovering what I wanted my career to be. Having gotten to know James throughout 2012, I was inspired by his formidable drive and passion for… Read More

Why check in attendees?

15 January 2017 · by Rosa Langhammer

So you’ve started to use the community platform for ticketing to help manage your Dojo. You’ve created your events and got Ninjas, parents and mentors to book their tickets in advance – what’s next you ask?! Checking your attendees in – Checking in is important for your Dojo and for your Ninjas! How do I check in? Just head to ‘Manage Event’ and tick each attendee who arrives at the Dojo on the day. If you don’t have reliable internet you can even export the list and print it out so… Read More

Join CoderDojo at the Dublin Tech Summit this year!

6 January 2017 · by Pete

Do you want to join CoderDojo at the Dublin Tech Summit this year!? This year there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the Dublin Tech Summit event (15th – 16th of Feb 2017). We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across Ireland to showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one of these days (either the 15th or 16th of Feb) at the booth! Showcase your cool Project! We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas to apply to bring projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo to display at the CoderDojo Booth!… Read More

How to Create & Promote your First Dojo of 2017!

5 January 2017 · by Nuala McHale

As part of our #BackToDojo series we  show you how to create and promote your first Dojo event of 2017! First create your ticketed event on the community platform. Dojo Champions and those with Dojo Admin rights can create events (and recurring events). See how below! What next? Once you have published your event, you can share it on your social media accounts, as shown in the gif. Be sure you have your social media accounts linked in your Dojo profile, so people who search for and find your Dojo via the map can… Read More