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I wanted to let you all know about our plans to join forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation! This exciting merger will see the CoderDojo Foundation continue to operate as an independent charity based in Ireland. In future we will work alongside and with the support of the Raspberry Pi Foundation to achieve our shared goals of creating opportunities for young people all around the world. Over the past four years I’ve been privileged to watch the CoderDojo movement grow from just over 80 Dojos to more than 1,250 thanks to the thousands of volunteers globally and organisations large and small that support the movement and the Foundation.
This merger will turn the CoderDojo Foundation into a stronger, more resilient organisation that can continue to deliver value to the CoderDojo community. Philip Colligan (CEO Raspberry Pi Foundation) and I will both be at the Coolest Projects on June 17th holding a Q&A. If you aren’t able to make it we’ll be live streaming it for people to get involved as well.
I hope you’ll join us in celebrating this exciting next phase as CoderDojo and the Raspberry Pi Foundation become the largest global effort creating opportunities for young people to code and create. You can read the full blog post here ---->
Thanks to everyone who joined us on the Community Call! It was awesome to hear from so many community members and see so many people on the call.
The Foundation team members on the call @Ross-O-Neill @Pete-O-Shea @Philip-Harney @Ciara-McHugh @Guillaume-Feliciano @Giustina-Mizzoni and myself were delighted to have you all there, and as noted on the call, we’re here to support you, so feel free to ask questions or give feedback below so that our next call (in late July/early August) can be even better!
We will be releasing minutes & the video of the call within the next two weeks but there were some links highlighted in the chat that the community might like to have ahead of the minute release:
On July 15th we will be holding our first virtual content hackathon. The event will last 24 hours, to give everyone a chance to participate for a few hours no matter where they are. The goal is the creation of new educational content, as well as the translation of existing content.
We’re happy to work on translating any of our content into any language, but based on the number of Dojos and where we’re anticipating growth, we’re particularly interested in translating to:
As for creating new content, we’d love to take this opportunity to have you either share content ideas that have worked in your Dojo in the past with the wider community, or to work on something from our never-ending to-do list. Here’s a few ideas that might be of interest (more details/updates coming on them closer to the date):
Ruby: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Python: Beginner (rewrite) / Intermediate (rewrite) / Advanced
Specific JS Libraries: jQuery, others?
HTML/CSS: Bootstrap, Font Awesome
CSS tricks/libraries: Less/Saas, Animation libraries
Raspberry Pi: Intermediate / Advanced
Arduino: Intermediate / Advanced
If you’re interested in getting involved please fill in this form and add any suggestions for other content topics we might want to consider in the thread below.
these badges for CoderDojo mentors by CoderDojo Belgium ( @Bettina ) members, and thanks Piet Verhoeve for sharing
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
Too often children bring to the Dojo laptops infected with viruses and malware. The use of good antivirus and anti-malware software is very important if we want to protect children from inappropriate and unsolicited advertisements and similar other problems.
Many children under 13 register in services such as Facebook by faking their date of birth. It is important to discuss with parents and children alike why these rules exist and why we they should be followed, even when we don’t agree with them or when they seem unfair.
Re: April: Focus on Online Safety & Dojo Recommended Practices
Hey Guys, in the spirit of Online Safety month I’m sharing our latest updates to Garda Vetting. Read all about these changes here: https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/02/07/improving-the-garda-vetting-process-for-dojo-volunteers-in-ireland/
Should you ave any queries email email@example.com
Hi @Sirani-McNeill the exact publication date is being confirmed but it will likely be September/October of this year. Yes we will run a giveaway competition among Dojos once it’s published, and likely again in the run up to Christmas.
Here is the minutes to the Community on March 9th!
You can listen and see all that was discussed in the video included in the blog linked above!
Tickets for this will be closing shortly, so if you have experience making apps in Java or Swift and want to attend on Saturday in Dublin, be sure to register here asap!
Yea, it really captures the movement well and it’s open source nature. I really love this photo as well from it!
As part of the initiative we are releasing new content to support and engage CoderDojo Girls.
Last week we launched our new Beginner App Inventor content.
This week we are highlighting our new guide for parents and guardians, showing them some ways they can encourage their daughter to develop coding skills.
Let us know what you think and share your ideas for engaging girls in your Dojo by replying here or in the CoderDojo Girls category.
•Winner: Giulio Muratori, 12 years old from Italy, developed an educational game for children with Down Syndrome using the skills he learned at his local CoderDojo in Modena.
•Runner-up: Andrei Covaci, 12 years old from Romania, created a robot that can monitor CO2 levels in a classroom and signal the teacher if those levels exceeded the healthy limits. He has attended CoderDojo Oradea since it started, 3 years ago.
•Winner: Aoife Kearins, who recently turned 18, from Ireland, developed ‘Eye Opener’, a device that prevents drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. She used the skills learned at her CoderDojo club in Sligo to programme her project. On hearing of her win Aoife exclaimed: “That is absolutely incredible, thank you so much! I can’t believe it at all. I had put so much work into the app, it’s so nice that it is being acknowledged!”
•Runner-up: Roland Horváth, 15 years old from Hungary, developed ‘Mustad!’, an educational app that teaches sign language, allowing anybody to easily communicate with people who are deaf. To make the app he coded it using C# language in Unity.
Also well done to the finalists and all who entered their awesome social good tech projects!
A lot of inspirational projects were entered. I would highly recommend talking through the finalists projects with your Dojo attendees if they are looking for Coolest Projects inspiration!
@Pete-O’Shea haha, I did not
Are you or any ninjas from your Dojo applying to attend the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards?
@Satoshi-Tajima @Angelo @Montserrat-Inglada @Mario-Vermeulen @Ruma-Singh @Federica-Triglia @KramKroc @Ruth-Willenborg101
Well done to all those who entered the Future Makers Awards. We received applications from 13 countries including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China , Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and UK.
The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After judging all the entries we are delighted to announce, in no particular order, the 10 finalists are:
Lili Názer with her App, Daily Take Me
Jasper Brezina Conniffee and his Smart Bird Feeder
Katie Waters for her Daily Planner App
Muratori Giulio with his Game For Children With Down Syndrome
Covaci Andrei for his Co2 Monitor
Jeroen De Vos with his Welcome Here App
Roland Horváth for his Show Me (Mutasd!) App
Aoife Kearins with her Eye Opener project
Síofra Kelleher for her Physical Exercise Game
Joseph Daly with his Ballot Addict website
These finalists have now been put forward to the international jury that will now evaluate the top 10 applications and announce the winners in the 2 age categories (10-13 years old and 14-17 years old) in March!
We will be sharing more details about each applicant and their projects over the next two weeks ahead of the announcement of the winners! You can read the full article here.
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On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: 735-819-169
Thanks to everyone who joined, listened, chatted, commented and shared their insights on our Open Community Call Yesterday!
Couldn’t make it?
Fear not, we will be sharing the recording & transcript next week. Our next Community Call will be in March and aimed to suit an evening call for those in the Americas!
@Philip-Harney shared his latest content updates, the release of CoderDojo Sushi Card Generator using Gitbook to help the community create, translate, collaborate and share resources! He showed us how it worked by going through the Beginner PHP content he created with it, which he will be publishing in the next week.
@Ross-ONeill chatted about our Erasmus+ project to develop Best practices for Dojos. He also talked about our E-learning modules and how to access them.
We discussed Bento Boxes with @Philip-Harney. @Pavlo then chatted about what he had developed as a framework for the same concept. Check it out here.
Today the CoderDojo Foundation’s Executive Director, @Giustina-Mizzoni celebrates 4 years working with CoderDojo!
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