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A new homepage for Zen

19 September 2018 · by Conor Murphy

Conor, Product Manager. Zen, our community platform, has been serving hundreds of Dojos for several years now by helping them find mentors and manage their events. It has grown from a small experiment to a much bigger project, and because big projects need a bit more structure, we’ve spent… Read More

4 future-proof skills, and how Dojos promote them

19 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Thanks to the TriValley CoderDojo team for letting us adapt a blog post written by Dojo volunteer, Kalyn, so we can share their insights here. You can read their post on the TriValley CoderDojo website. CoderDojo is… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation report Q1 and Q2 2018

17 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

The first half of 2018 was incredibly busy for us, from taking over the running of Coolest Projects International, to focusing on developing resources for new and existing Dojos! We verified 363 new Dojos in this period, a 24% increase that brings the grand total of active Dojos worldwide to… Read More

Encouraging computational thinking offline with Unplugged activities

13 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Unplugged activities are coding and coding-related activities that don’t require a computer. Lots of these are computational thinking tasks; learning to look at, break down, and design solutions to problems in the same way computer programmers do. These short activities are fantastic to introduce in your Dojo as… Read More

We’re hiring a Communications & Engagement Coordinator!

12 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Communications & Engagement Coordinator Salary range: €27,500 – €30,000 p.a. Location: Dublin Contract: Initially 6 month with potential for permanency Hours: Full-time, part-time, or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a… Read More

Launching our new projects site

7 September 2018 · by Philip Harney

Since I started writing educational content for the CoderDojo Foundation in 2016, I have always been trying to find the best way to present our online content so that it’s simple and easy for you, our community members, to find what you need. Previously, I took small steps to improve… Read More

Try out these Dojo Icebreakers

5 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Why use Icebreakers at your Dojo? In a group setting, such as a Dojo, icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people learn about and connect with one another. They enhance the mentoring and learning experience by encouraging cooperation and friendships in the group. Read More

How to Create & Promote your #BackToDojo event!

29 August 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Many CoderDojo clubs who took a break over the summer are preparing to return #BackToDojo. During this time we’ve made booking tickets into your Dojo simpler for parents on the CoderDojo platform (Zen). Dojo events are easier to discover, the booking process is better at handling group bookings and more!… Read More

Three things I learned at the Scratch Conference

28 August 2018 · by Christina

At the end of July, I attended the Scratch Conference at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This event brought together individuals from all over the world to discuss and share best practices around helping children to create and learn with coding. CoderDojo had a… Read More

What we discussed on the July Open Community Call

9 August 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation hold regular online calls which are open to all those involved in CoderDojo Globally. On our July call we had two community members, Mishari and Junya, based in Thailand and Japan share their experiences starting up Dojos and developing a local support network. Maimuna,… Read More