World Autism Awareness Day: Supporting young people during unusual times

2 April 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated internationally on 2 April each year. For us, it’s a time to recognise all the people with autism who play integral roles in our community. This year, the day occurs during an unprecedented time—the COVID-19 pandemic. We will look at the impact CoderDojo has had on some members of our community, and tips for supporting young people with autism at this time. CoderDojo, an inclusive space for all One of the greatest things about CoderDojo is that it is a space where everyone is welcome. Whether you… Read More

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

Early-Bird Tickets to DojoCon 2018 released!

1 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

DojoCon is the annual global conference for CoderDojo Community members. It is an opportunity for all those who volunteer their time to support, organise and Mentor at Dojos to meet, share their experiences, develop connections and learn from each other. This years hosts, CoderDojo Kilkenny are excited to open the registration for DojoCon 2018, starting with an early bird rate, so grab your club member tickets now!   Book your ticket to DojoCon 2018! Overview of the weekend The event will… 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

BT Young Scientist 2017

22 January 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

Hi! Pete here, I organise all the events that we take part in here at the CoderDojo Foundation. At every event we attend we try to engage and include the local community. For the BT Young Scientist this year we invited CoderDojo ninjas from across Ireland to attend and showcase their awesome projects to the attendees over the three days! The awesome folks over at BT Young Scientist have supported CoderDojo every year by inviting us to have a booth in the Science and Technology display area. The calm before the storm! Over the 3 days we had 30… Read More

Inspiring Conservation with Tech: DaysE Visits KilKenny Dojo

6 December 2016 · by Nuala McHale

On Saturday, 19th November Colm Byrne director of the charity daysE paid a visit to Kilkenny CoderDojo to engage the ninjas in a workshop and discussing the important role of technology in the conservation of energy. The workshop activities included discussions on: Energy efficiency and how some home appliances use a lot more energy than others, How energy is created and the effect on the environment, How by making small changes in behavior, we can reduce energy waste. How measured energy consumption reductions can be used to fund energy projects that can improve the lives… Read More