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Jan 26, 2017

CoderDojo - Support kids learning to code globally

CoderDojo, Erode, India
CoderDojo, Erode, India

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people.

Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.

CoderDojo grew by 74% throughout the 18 months from 1st January 2015. In the last calendar year alone (2015) the movement grew by 46%. Most importantly in this period more than 39,600 young people aged 7 to 17, located in 63 countries globally, were reached and impacted by the movement. In addition to scale and sustainability, there have been many achievements in this period. Please click here to read the CoderDojo Foundation Q3 2016/2017 Strategy.

In addition to enabling, engaging and scaling CoderDojo, events were held throughout Europe Code Week 2016 to celebrate and engage the CoderDojo community, including #EUDojoDojoCon 2016 and MegaDojoClick here to read more.

CoderDojo is powered by generous volunteers. This project aims to ensure our volunteers feel as supported as possible when they choose to start and run a Dojo in their local communities. Ensuring these volunteers have the resources, support, tools and knowledge to start, sustain and scale Dojos is the essence of what the CoderDojo Foundation exists to do.

By providing volunteers with the tools required, we can ensure that all Ninjas (young people who attend a Dojo) have a high quality experience at their local Dojo. This is what enablement is all about, and fundamentally it's the most important strategic area of focus.

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Nov 7, 2016

CoderDojo - Support Kids Learning To Code Globally

CoderDojo Erode, India
CoderDojo Erode, India

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people.

Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.

CoderDojo grew by 74% throughout the 18 months from 1st January 2015. In the last calendar year alone (2015) the movement grew by 46%. Most importantly in this period more than 39,600 young people aged 7 to 17, located in 63 countries globally, were reached and impacted by the movement. In addition to scale and sustainability, there have been many achievements in this period. Please click here to read the CoderDojo Foundation Q3 2016/2017 Strategy.

In addition to enabling, engaging and scaling CoderDojo, events were held throughout Europe Code Week 2016 to celebrate and engage the CoderDojo community, including #EUDojo, DojoCon 2016 and MegaDojo. Click here to read more.

CoderDojo is powered by generous volunteers. This project aims to ensure our volunteers feel as supported as possible when they choose to start and run a Dojo in their local communities. Ensuring these volunteers have the resources, support, tools and knowledge to start, sustain and scale Dojos is the essence of what the CoderDojo Foundation exists to do.

By providing volunteers with the tools required, we can ensure that all Ninjas (young people who attend a Dojo) have a high quality experience at their local Dojo. This is what enablement is all about, and fundamentally it's the most important strategic area of focus.

CoderDojo, Madagascar
CoderDojo, Madagascar
CoderDojo, Nishinomiya, Japan
CoderDojo, Nishinomiya, Japan
CoderDojo, New York City, USA
CoderDojo, New York City, USA
CoderDojo, Dublin, Ireland
CoderDojo, Dublin, Ireland
CoderDojo Girl
CoderDojo Girl

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Aug 3, 2016

Celebrating 1 - 1000 in 5 Years

Coolest Projects Roundup
Coolest Projects Roundup

It's a busy time of year for all of us at CoderDojo HQ with the new Dojo term upon us soon. We're currently working on a new UI for both our CoderDojo.com website and the CoderDojo Community Platform along with lots of cool new content for both Dojos and on a new E-Learning system. 

In the meantime we've had lots to celebrate. On July 23rd it was the CoderDojo movement's 5th birthday. We will have big celebration in early September once a lot of Dojos come back from their summer break. Before our 5th birthday we also celebrated reaching the 1000 Dojos milestone. A huge achievement for a volunteer led movement which is now trully global! 

Harvey Brezina Conniffe from Wicklow was there with his web development project called “CoderDojo Start-Ups”.

“It’s a system to enable kids in CoderDojo to develop websites, get domain names and make it easier for them to learn web development and how to make websites. Once they sign up they can choose a sub domain of coder dojo. They can then either programme it in the online editor, they can link it to a website they already have or they can graphically build a placeholder page so it can be seen on the internet,” said Harvey.

Other projects on display were “My Voice” by Niall Kehoe from the CoderDojo club in Gorey, Co Wexford.

Niall made a speech enabling app which can be used to help people with speech impediments to communicate easily through pictures and their appropriate headings.

It allows users to take pictures of people, food, activities, etc and save them to their device. To communicate an item, users can tap on the item to enlarge the image and press the microphone button which will then speak the title. Over time, this allows users to build up a huge library of useful photos and words personalised to their own needs.

Without your support we would be unable to make events like Coolest Projects reach such a large scale and we would not be able to sustain and grow the 1000 Dojos in our global Community. Thank you to each and every person who has helped us achieve such success, both young and old!

Please continue to support CoderDojo where you can either by volunteering your time to a local club, starting your own Dojo or donating through Global Giving or our website! 

 

Coolest Projects Winner with her Rubix Cube Solver
Coolest Projects Winner with her Rubix Cube Solver
Participants at Coolest Projects
Participants at Coolest Projects

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