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Apr 12, 2018

CoderDojo - Creating resources for our community

Coolest Projects 2018 launch
Coolest Projects 2018 launch

2018 has kicked off to a great start, we've been busy responding to community demand for new resources. In January our education team produced a new Idea Generation and This set of worksheets help Ninjas design and build their project. It guides Ninjas through each step of the design process with prompts and questions to fill in along the way. This guide aims to assist Ninjas in working through project ideas for Coolest Projects. Our community growth is on target and we are global community consists of 1,721 Dojos across 90+ countries around the world! What an amazing achievement

We are also delighted to announce that the first UK Coolest Projects event is happening in OverHere venue in London the 28th of April - we'll look forward to seeing the fantastic projects Ninjas will showcase there.

As an organisation we are data-driven a summary and future actions for CoderDojo included: We need to undertake deeper research into the motivations of the volunteer community; we want to test large-scale volunteer recruitment initiatives; redevelop and restructure all support and starter content; continue work on, and evaluation of, our Girls initiative in order to recruit more female mentors.

CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2018

With over 1000+ young people having registered over 700 projects already, 2018 will see the biggest Coolest Projects, to date,  taking place on the 26th of May. This year we are expecting over 15,000 attendees to attend Coolest Projects. This is a global showcase that inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. This year, for the first time, Coolest Projects will be run as an initiative of the CoderDojo Foundation, with support from a dedicated team of volunteers! The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase offers young people from the international CoderDojo Community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local CoderDojo. It is both a competition and exhibition to showcase, inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in youth innovators aged 7 – 17.

Case Studies and research:

Kavi and her smart Lifestyle app

CoderDojo Annual Survey

Jeroen's app to welcome refugees

New Design thinking resource

Annual Survey results

Jeroen being interviewed about his refugee App
Jeroen being interviewed about his refugee App
Code Bus Madagascar
Code Bus Madagascar
CoderDojo Erode, India
CoderDojo Erode, India

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Jan 17, 2018

CoderDojo - Inspiring Young People To Achieve

CoderDojo
CoderDojo

2017 was a phenomenal year for CoderDojo between merging with Raspberry Pi and engaging more and more young people in coding. A significant milestone was reached with thanks to our growing community of volunteers and supporters, the CoderDojo community has grown from approx 200 Dojo’s, just over 4 years ago to now over 1,700 Dojo’s across 85+ countries around the world! What an amazing achievement

In 2017, we also launched the Girls Initiative aimed to inspire and engage girls and female mentors into the CoderDojo community. Within this we solidified our plan to reach gender parity in CoderDojo, researched the area both in the CoderDojo community and externally and released our best practice guides.

We also ran our annual survey.  Our annual survey has proven to be a most valuable tool for us, in ensuring that we continue to provide the global CoderDojo Community with content and resources that they want and need.

In addition to new content releases, we hosted our annual flagship events #DojoCon and #EUDojo in October, each event was a roaring successes and once again, highlighted how truly global the CoderDojo movement is!

CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2018

2018 will see the CoderDojo Coolest Projects taking place on the 26th of May. Coolest Projects is a global showcase that inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. This year, for the first time, Coolest Projects will be run as an initiative of the CoderDojo Foundation, with support from a dedicated team of volunteers! The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase offers young people from the international CoderDojo Community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local CoderDojo. It is both a competition and exhibition to showcase, inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in youth innovators aged 7 – 17.

CoderDojo
CoderDojo
CoderDojo
CoderDojo

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Oct 26, 2017

CoderDojo - Reaching milestones, empowering young people globally

CoderDojo Girls
CoderDojo Girls

Since our last report we have reached two large milestones. Earlier in the Summer, we joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, as a result we are now part of one of the world’s largest effort creating opportunities to get kids involved with coding and digital making. This merger has supported the CoderDojo Foundation in becoming a stronger, more sustainable and resilient organisation, further advancing our mission.

The second milestone achieved, thanks to the growing community of volunteers and supporters, was the verification of the 1,500 active Dojos worldwide. CoderDojo has grown by over 400 Dojos since the beginning of 2017.  Most importantly in this period more than 50,000 new young people aged 7 to 17, located in 75 countries globally, were reached and impacted by the movement. Additional to this we also measure the success of CoderDojo through impact case studies. You can see some of our learners stories below.

Annual Flagship Events at CoderDojo

The 2017 CoderDojo Coolest Projects took place on the 17th of June this year, Coolest Projects is a global showcase that inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase offers young people from the international CoderDojo Community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local CoderDojo. It is both a competition and exhibition to showcase, inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in youth innovators aged 7 – 17.

2017 saw CoderDojo Coolest Projects grow to a truly global initiative with CoderDojo Ninjas from all over the world descending upon the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017 to present their apps, websites, games and hardware projects. We had over 1,000+ Ninjas from Ireland, Europe, USA, Japan and Australia showcase their projects.

On October 17th, the fifth annual EUDojo event was held in the in the European Parliament in Brussels. CoderDojo, who recently reached the milestone of having 1,500 coding clubs in 75 countries worldwide, hosted the event along with Ludick Niedmeyer MEP. The event coincided with the fifth year of Europe Code Week. As part of EUDojo volunteers, and parents from across Europe were invited to participate along with 40 young coders who travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the EU Parliament to showcase their coding and technology skills. Here, the children taught MEPs how to write their first lines of code and showed MEPs and sponsors projects they had already created.

Case Studies:

Joseph, aged 16 from CoderDojo Scotland: https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/03/10/joseph-daly-future-makers-awards-finalist/  

Aoife, aged 16 from CoderDojo Sligo:  https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/03/07/12482/

Ruth and Alina from CoderDojo Triangle Park in the US: https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/06/21/ruth-and-alina-ninja-from-ibm-coderdojo-talks-about-their-dojo-and-badging/

CoderDojo Girls
CoderDojo Girls
CoderDojo Ninja
CoderDojo Ninja's At EUDojo
EUDojo 2017
EUDojo 2017

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