We’re hiring a Community Intern

3 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin Salary: €22500 Basis: full-time six-month internship (possibility of extension to twelve months) Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland About us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17… Read More

Coolest Projects: Tayra’s awesome game to encourage healthy eating

26 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Over the past few weeks we have featured some amazing stories from participants of last year’s Coolest Projects event. This week, we have been lucky to hear from Tayra, a Ninja at the Weda Dojo in Bulgaria. Tayra was 8 years old when she took part in Coolest Projects ‘17 with her awesome project, ABCD Code, which is a Scratch game to help children learn about healthy eating and the benefits of fruit and vegetables.  Tayra’s engaging idea for teaching healthy eating Tayra had the idea for her project after… Read More

Help by Volunteering at Coolest Projects International 2018

24 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

In order to run an amazing event for the hundreds of children and teens who attend and present at Coolest Projects International in Dublin on Saturday May 26th, we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! Without your help we literally couldn’t run Coolest Projects International. In 2017 we had over 250 people sign up and help at the event, many of whom have been with us for a number of years, and this year we will need even more volunteers to help everyone at the event (including the volunteers) to have an… Read More

Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities

16 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

As part of our Coolest Projects youth stories, we have been speaking to some participants of last year’s event and hearing all about their awesome Coolest Projects experiences. This time, Jeroen has kindly shared his story with us. Jeroen was 15 when he attended the event last year, with his admirable project, Welcome Here. He is a member of the Mechelen @ Technopolis Dojo in Belgium. An inspiring idea to help people in difficult situations Jeroen had the idea to create his project when he heard that many people were… Read More

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot

13 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects 2018, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from a selection of participants of last year’s event. This week, we heard from Krum, who was 8 years old when he attended Coolest Projects 2017 with his awesome project, FunMatics with mBot. Krum is a Ninja at Sofia @ Telerik Academy in Bulgaria. Introducing Krum’s project: FunMatics with MBot Krum took inspiration for his project when he was working on his maths homework for school, and had the idea to create a robot who could help… Read More

Job Opportunities at the CoderDojo Foundation

1 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

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. In May 2017 the CoderDojo Foundation joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We currently are looking for experienced and enthusiastic managers for the below positions to join our team. We are passionate about education and technology. Read More