Hey G+C, we provide Dojo emails (Which is generally formated as Dojoname.email@example.com) to Dojos who are registered and in the process of getting verified on the Community Platform (zen.coderdojo.com). However, this is optional and some Dojo groups already have their own email set up for the Dojo and prefer to use this. It isn't mentioned in either of the documents created as part of the E+ project. But yes, I do agree with aspects of both of ye.
Yes people can buy domain names, but as a general rule a Dojo should really only contact you with their official Dojo email address which is publicly viewable on their Dojo Profile page so that people can check it.
If people are ever in doubt about an email they received, its content or what information is being asked (Dojos are always free, so an email asking for money/bank details etc. would be a major warning sign) they should highlight it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as I am aware this has never been an issue for us here, but always good to be aware
being a bit of a numbskull here, but just confirming that ninja's register their projects on: https://dublin.coolestprojects.org/#!/register
Parents/mentors instead register for tickets here: https://ti.to/coderdojo-coolest-projects/coderdojo-coolest-projects-2017
Just the confusion arose from two points:
Also, are mentors allowed in for the final awards ceremony?
The resources for the soldering and the Arduino courses are open source already
soldering - https://github.com/curiouselectric/soldersolar/blob/master/SolderSolar_Instructions/SolderSolar_Instructions.rst
Arduino - http://www.oomlout.com/a/products/ardx/
The Java course we will be designing ourselves and I'll see if we can open source it when its ready
@Pete-O-Shea - would be great to have badges for the first two courses and also the schedule Java course
Hi @Leanne-Keogh are you looking to find out the total number of ninjas who attend Dojos globally? Based on the 2016 annual survey there are an average number of 27 ninjas per Dojo, last year more than 48,000 ninjas participated in the movement.
I'm working on a session for ninjas not specifically about Bluemix but about Cloud software development in general.
I believe it would be a great incentive for the ninjas to participate if they could have the possibility to keep their work running on a Bluemix free account after the trial period.
So, before I propose this to our Dojo Champion I would like to know exactly what is included in this Dojo sponsored benefit and what it needed to subscribe to it. Is the presence of the "IBMer"s strictly necessary? What will be its role specifically?
I've already filled in the form but no one has yet contacted me.
If anyone already used this, I'm also interested in knowing about what was your experience with it like.
There's extensive info, converage and exposure for IBM in CoderDojo sites and pages:
What about the benefit for the ninjas, is there any of your ninjas currently benefiting from it?
Mentor on CoderDojoLX (Portugal)
At the moment I am trying to focus on promoting the wrist belts in our CoderDojo Waterloo. We have finally received the belts and we start to award them for the first projects in our April Dojo. The wrist belt system will be the first Sushi card. I still need to work on it a bit so that it's shorter and clearer for kids.
Then I will start adding cards for each learning paths: Game Design, Web Design, App Development, Minecraft Modding etc. I want them to be more graphical rather than a table which might look boring for kids. My idea is to prepare these cards as a part of the interactive workshops that will showcase new project tools. The problem is that kids feel quite comfortable with Scratch and don't always want to try something new. The workshop environment might help them to get out of their Scratch "bubble" and let them learn more complicated tools that are required for the higher level belts. The end goal would be that kids do workshops themselves. Actually it's also included in the belt system as the project impact for a local CoderDojo (see the requirements for the green belt).
I think the belt system is crucial here since it allows kids to track their progress as well as to grow both in their programming and soft skills. Moreover, it's self-promoting because once the belts are out, other kids will notice them and might also want to get them. Can't wait till our next CoderDojo to start rolling it out!
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That should be fixed, it was located in the process of saving kids profiles when editing the email newsletter preferences
Before Christmas we published a Global Guide to Safeguarding Young People in Dojos on Kata. You can see the Child Protection Global here.
Adapted from the Irish Child Protection Policy that was released in 2015 it is aimed to give all global mentors an overview of how to recruit volunteers, and volunteer code of behaviour.
Our intention is to adapt this document into a unique mentor on boarding process (integrated with Zen) so all mentors are taken through it as they join Dojos around the world.
Any feedback is always welcome,
Thanks @Guillaume-Feliciano ! 🤓
I love @Nuala-Nic-Éil 's robot, he is just the cutest ❤️. Can't wait to see what will be created by others using the Sushi Cards. One of the things I love about this technology is how big a part imagination plays, and seeing all the different things people come up with.
Feel free to post photos here sharing your results!
We are offering 6 CoderDojo community members the opportunity to watch a screening of TED2017 Opening Night live from Vancouver FOR FREE!
The screening is being held in Cineworld, Parnell Centre, Dublin 1 on Tuesday 25th at 6:30pm. It is rated PG-13 and is scheduled to run for 120min.
Best of luck to @Yohei-Yasukawa who is talking at FOSSASIA Summit, Asia's Open Technology Event at the Science Centre Singapore on Sunday March 19th at 10:30.
Yohei's talk includes why they started a CoderDojo in Japan, how they grew from 0 to 70+ Dojos, and what problems they met and solved.
Yohei notes "According to the statistics of CoderDojo, currently in Asia, this big growth only happens in Japan. But I think this kind of opensource community will be a great fit for other countries in Asia. So in this talk, as a co-founder and representative director of CoderDojo Japan, I would like to share the knowledges and experiences on how we evolve, what problems we met, and why I'm so encouraged to share them in Asia."
@Barry-Kennedy congrats on organising the next megadojo! Do you have some advice for @Florina-Rosiu ?
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