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Nope, alas “charging” refers to “faire payer” in general. Hence payed membership isn’t either allowed.
Dave Honess is a software engineer by trade. He’s spent the last four years running the Astro Pi programme at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Astro Pi is an educational initiative lead by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in partnership with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. Dave’s a self confessed space geek and enjoys following a number of current missions including Rosetta, Mars Curiosity and Pathfinder. He also enjoys playing Elite Dangerous (when his young daughter allows).
Here is Dave with two flight units that went into space!
DojoCon 2017: Friday 13 October - Sunday 15 October
18:30 Opening evening with lightening talks (Community members are welcome to give a 5-10 minute talk on an area of interest to them and the wider CoderDojo Community)
9:00 Arrival and Registration
10:00 Opening Keynote
11:00 Workshops start (sessions 1 & 2)
14:00 Workshops (sessions 3, 4 & 5)
17:00 Closing Keynote
There will be a range of workshops available in each of the session slots so people can choose a variety of workshops they want to attend. Round table discussions will also be held during the sessions which people can opt to attend too!
Hi all, quick reminder that applications to attend EU Dojo, an awesome Dojo event held in the European Parliament, are still open!
@pavlo @Frank-Delporte @Ruma-Singh @KramKroc @Iraklis-Markelis @Associação-de-Cidadãos-de-Esposende-Fernando @Federica-Triglia @Philip-Hennessy @bob-flynn @Laura-Brandolini @Nichole-Jasper @Pete-Gegen @Lisa-Evelyn-Rombout @Andrea-McGuire
Have you got your ticket to DojoCon 2017 yet?
Reminder the the closing date to apply for travel bursaries to attend this years community conference in Warrington, UK is this Friday, September 1st!
Missed out on our latest Community Call?
You can find a summary of the community call, listen to it in full and see all the links shared on the call here!
We are Hiring!
Passionate about open-source? Want to help support all those involved in CoderDojo globally though managing the improvement of our Platform?
We are looking for a Product Manager to join our team and lead the further development of the Community Platform (Zen), with a focus on improving the user experience and making it even easier to get involved in CoderDojo.
Work cross-functionally with colleagues on our digital products to increase access and improve user experience on Zen
Ensure products are internationalised by modifying them for new markets, countries, and cultures
Set and measure product goals by analysing data for both current and new products
Engage in user-testing of products, talk to users to get first-hand feedback, and adjust products accordingly
Be the voice of the CoderDojo community inside the organisation
Consult and liaise with the CoderDojo team and community to prioritise issues
Thanks to everyone who participated! Ciara and I recorded this quick video to say thanks and there’s going to be a longer blog post out this week with details on the outcomes from the event and when the next one’s on!
Today is the last day for youths who attend CoderDojo or have in the past to share their thoughts with us.
Please pass on the link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDyouth17) to young people from your Dojo so we can let their experiences shape our youth strategy over the coming year!
Check out all those who have shared their profile images so far!
Sriram (Coimbatore Dojo, India)
Radu (CoderDojo Romania)
Nuala (Docklands Dojo & CoderDojo Foundation, Ireland)
Esposende @ Associação de Cidadãos de Esposende Dojo (Portugal)
Takashi, Champion and Co-Founder of CoderDojo Japan
Kilkenny CoderDojo, Ireland
CoderDojo Valencia, Spain
Champion, Bernat Llopis and other members of CoderDojo Valencia, Spain
Kenichi of CoderDojo Osaka, Japan
Only 3 months to go until DojoCon 2017!
Tickets are now available for our international conference for all those involved in CoderDojo worldwide!
Hope you are well! The merger with Raspberry Pi Foundation and the CoderDojo Foundation is not about giving Dojos free Raspberry Pi’s products. The Raspberry Pi Foundation works hard to make sure that all of their products are as low-cost as possible for everyone, all of the time. It is one of the reasons they don’t give away Raspberry Pi computers for free or sell them at a discount as with each products success, means more resources for them to make them even more accessible for everyone globally. All their products are available on https://thepihut.com and other license distributors closer to home in Australia.
If you have any other questions about merger. Happy to answer them.
We are delighted to announce that Tiera Guinn, Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer at The Boeing Company specifically working on NASA’s Space Launch System, will be speaking on Saturday 17th at CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase 2017 in Dublin!
Born and raised in a small town near Atlanta, Georgia, Tiera Guinn has had a passion for aerospace engineering since she was eleven. Before then, she had aspirations of being a scientist, inventor, architect, mathematician, and many other careers within the field of STEM. It was not until she became introduced to the field of aerospace engineering that she realised her true dream.
Tiera is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering. She is now a full-time Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer at The Boeing Company, specifically working on NASA’s Space Launch System.
Aged 22, she designs and analyzes parts of a rocket that will be one of the biggest and most powerful in history!
What is Tiera’s advice for girls and young women who would like to follow in her footsteps?
“You have to look forward to your dream and you can’t let anybody get in the way of it,” she said. “No matter how tough it may be… you have to keep pushing. And you have to understand that nothing comes easy. Keeping your eyes on the prize, you can succeed.”
Book your free ticket for CoderDojo Coolest Projects by Friday 16th June at tickets.coolestprojects.org
Can’t make the event? No worries! We’ll be streaming and sharing content from the event, including Tiera’s session from our Facebook and Twitter pages.
We are collecting questions from the community to ask Tiera on the day. Ask your questions below (in particular we would love to any questions from CoderDojo ninjas) or email them to email@example.com
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:
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.firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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