Contribute to the open source CoderDojo community platform!

13 October 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

About Zen, the open source community platform The CoderDojo Foundation relaunched Zen as a new open source community platform!  This new system allows CoderDojo community members (Mentors and Champions) to fully manage their Dojo activities like  issuing tickets to individual Dojo events, posting in forums, editing and setting up profiles etc. The system is completely open source. Below are some of the really cool existing community features: – A forum for community members – A forum especially for youths over 13 years of age – An improved Dojo listing where you can book tickets to a Dojo… Read More

Zen: The new CoderDojo Community Platform!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

This September Zen is being relaunched as the new Community Platform for CoderDojo! There will be many new ways to interact online with your Dojo and engage with other volunteers in the CoderDojo Community via the new Community Platform!   Forums We’ll be hosting CoderDojo forums running on NodeBB (https://nodebb.org/). In these forums there will be specific forums for different topics as well as regional topics, events, challenges or opportunities. There will be a youth specific forum for CoderDojo Ninjas to communicate with one another, learn from peers and collaborate. These forums will be moderated by the CoderDojo Foundation… Read More

An Overview of HWF

7 February 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

A Bit of History Around January 2012 James stopped working on his start-up Disruptive Dev and started working on CoderDojo full-time. At this time he was being paid by SOS ventures as a social entrepreneur in residence enabling him to work on CoderDojo. In August he was joined by Lindsay MacVean through the same program. They both worked on things like publishing the newsletter and responding to emails from people asking about CoderDojo and representing CoderDojo at events. At this stage it became clear to James it was going to take more than two people to help the community… Read More