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What we discussed on our September Community Call!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on 20 September, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was hosted by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation. Watch and listen to the call in… Read More

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA … Read More

Pioneers: Only You Can Save Us

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo Ninjas aged 11-16 in the UK and Republic of Ireland! We just received this message through our network — have you seen it?   ONLY YOU CAN SAVE US We have no choice – we must help her! If things are as bad as she says… Read More

A new CoderDojo opens in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

25 September 2017 · by Pete

We heard out about CoderDojo initially through the Dojo that runs in Timisoara, Romania. After we heard about what they had been doing and the local benefits we decided to organise our own Dojo in Sarajevo. During the summer, kids are free from school so we felt this was a… Read More

What we’ve learned during #BackToDojo 2017!

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Over the last 7 weeks ‘Back to Dojo’ has highlighted resources available to you as a CoderDojo member, so you are ready to start back at your local Dojo! Each week we shared content you can use in your Dojo and other tips to save you time and effort running… Read More

Developing your Dojo through breadth

21 September 2017 · by Philip Harney

Last week I talked about using depth as a way of developing your Dojo. Giving Ninjas a chance to grow their skills in a particular topic—like Scratch, HTML or JavaScript—as a way to continue to develop as coders. The alternative, which I’ll look at this week,… Read More

Want to give a Lightning Talk at DojoCon 2017?

20 September 2017 · by Ross O'Neill

On Friday evening, the 13th of October, we invite CoderDojo community members to gather together on the first night  of DojoCon for a series of Lightning Talks, given by members of the community. Is there something you are really proud of in your Dojo? Something which is really positive and/or provides an interesting… Read More

What I have learned at the CoderDojo Foundation

18 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Suzanne is a Computer Applications student at Dublin City University. As part of her third year work experience she got the opportunity to work for six months as a software development intern with the CoderDojo Foundation. Here she shares her experiences and offers advice for… Read More

Developing your Dojo: through depth

15 September 2017 · by Philip Harney

The theme for this week of Back to Dojo, and next, is “Developing your Dojo”. On that basis, I thought I’d do a pair of blog posts that cover the two approaches to using educational content to do so: Going broad, or going deep. Going broad, by covering new and… Read More

Join our Open Community Call on September 20th!

11 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Our next Open Community Call will be on Wednesday 20 September at 11am UTC (which is 12 noon in the ROI/UK). The call will be facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation. On this open call: Giustina, the Foundation’s Executive Director will discuss updates to the CoderDojo… Read More