CoderDojo

Project Info

Project Description

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led,  community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.

“At CoderDojo we believe programming languages are quickly becoming as vital a skill as spoken language, and that it’s never too early for young people to pick it up. To that end, we’ve built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for girls and boys. Whether a person is 7-years- old or 17, they can visit a Dojo and be able to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal, creative and social environment. Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning. We aim to help young people realise that they can build a positive future through coding and community. The CoderDojo Foundation was established in Cork in mid-2013 by our co-founder James Whelton.

CoderDojo and the Foundation share the same vision: every child worldwide should have the opportunity to learn code and to be creative with technology in a safe and social environment. CoderDojo is supported by a small group of corporate organisations and philanthropists who are passionate about our vision of a world where every child has the opportunity to learn code and be creative in a safe and social environment. CoderDojo currently has over 1000 dojo in over 64 countries since its first dojo which was hosted in Cork with two annual events Coolest Projects where children from dojos showcase there projects and DojoCon which is an annual conference for community members.” – Ross O’Neill, CoderDojo Foundation

There are 28 CoderDojo’s located right across Cork City and County. To find a Dojo near you see https://zen.coderdojo.com/?search=cork