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I wanted to let you know that we’ve just launched a new homepage along with four other new pages on the CoderDojo website. www.coderdojo.com and www.coderdojo.com/resources/ might be most interesting to you! We’re hoping our new designs make CoderDojo even friendlier and more global because thanks to the amazing work of our devs these pages can now be *translated so that more people can learn about CoderDojo in their native language.
But we need some help!
If you are interested in translating any of the 5 new pages on the website for us from English to Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Spanish, German, French, Hindi or Romanian please email Nina (our new translations manager!); saying what language you are interested in translating the website too and she will get you set up in no time!
You can email Nina at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. we hope you like the new designs!
We are currently working on creating a Parents’ Handbook at the CoderDojo Foundation - this will be published online as a guide for parents whose children are interested in getting involved with CoderDojo. We hope this will help parents to better understand the movement and encourage them to become involved!
Parents / Guardians - you can help!
As a valued member of the community and a parent / guardian of an awesome Ninja, it would be amazing if you could provide us with a quote that we could use in this publication. The quote will be published with you and your child’s first names (e.g. quote from Dublin Ninja Mary’s parent, John).
Here are some suggestions for you to provide a few lines about:
As a parent, what does it mean to you that your child is part of the CoderDojo community?
What impact has attending a Dojo made on your child’s learning?
Has CoderDojo opened any new opportunities or avenues of creativity for your child?
If you have any photos of you and your Ninja that you would also like to include, we would appreciate it! Just pop them, plus your quotes, into an email to email@example.com
We’ve just opened up the application process for Dojo volunteers and attendees to apply for travel bursaries to attend the sixth annual #EUDojo!
We are looking for Mentors and Champions from all over Europe to bring young people from their Dojos to Brussels on Wednesday 17 October. The theme of this years event is libraries! As a result we would love to support as many library attendees and Mentors to attend as possible. If your Dojo is not hosted in a library don’t worry, it is not a requirement to attend.
For more see: https://coderdojo.com/2018/07/27/attend-eudojo-on-october-17-in-the-european-parliament-brussels/
@cd2018hou-hou Hi Houghton how are you? Our next call is scheduled for next week, 24 July, where we will be discussing volunteers; what you can do to recruit and support them and other useful tips. Please feel free to mention any additional topics you think would be useful to cover.
You can see this and the schedule for future calls on the Community events calendar here: https://coderdojo.com/community-events/
@Ross-O-Neill our Community lead will be managing the call.
Great news! We’ve extended the deadline for CoderDojo volunteers to apply for travel bursaries to attend our community conference until Wednesday 4 July
So not only can you apply for a stipend to help you travel and attend DojoCon until Wednesday 4 July, you can still get tickets at a discounted early bird rate and learn more about some of the speakers at this annual get together for all those involved in CoderDojo around the world
Hello there everyone,
My name is Daragh, I’m the new Community and Comms intern here at the CoderDojo Foundation. I’m looking forward to working with you to give all our ninjas the best possible experience at their local Dojos and to keep you up to date with everything that is going on here.
While I have arrived just as many Dojos are finishing up for their Summer holidays, I have great news! If you haven’t already seen, we’ve got really cool end of term packs to celebrate all your amazing accomplishments. To find out more about them and how you can get one for your Dojo, click the link below!
End Of Term Packs!
We are looking for an exceptional Senior Community Manager to join the CoderDojo Foundation team and execute our ambitious growth goals. This newly created position will lead on mobilising and supporting our global community of volunteers and partners, helping us provide new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people attending Dojos around the world.
Timetable for applications:
Closing date: Thursday 7th of June 17:00
Face-to-face interviews: 11th – 15th June.
Yesterday we emailed all EU Dojos, Champions and Volunteers registered on the CoderDojo platform about the GDPR which comes into force on May 25th.
If you haven’t seen the email you can read it below. It includes links to some useful resources and how best to contact us if you need GDPR specific support (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
We will have more updates to follow in the coming weeks.👍
Reminder, that on Tuesday 24 April, our Educational Content Lead, Philip, will be sharing his insights into creating the new online course for all those interested in starting a club locally as well as the resources and supports available to you when you do.
We’ll be asking him questions on the featured Champions handbook, his favourite aspects of the course as well as it’s value to those who are actively running clubs already.
The community call is open to anyone involved in CoderDojo around the world. Join the call on April 24 at 1pm UTC+1 to ask Philip your own questions about this and other learning resources.
To join the Community Call on Tuesday at 1:00pm UTC+1 (find your timezone here):
Conference ID: 366-810-387 #
Well done to Ramon and Pablo from CoderDojo Valencia in Spain who are finalising their project “MagicMirror” which uses a Raspberry Pi. They’re busy working on their project to have it completed by May 26 for Coolest Projects International!
Call just starting now If you can’t make this one remember we are hosting another at 1pm today!
DojoCon is the annual global conference for CoderDojo Community members. It is an opportunity for all those who volunteer their time to support, organise and Mentor at Dojos to meet, share their experiences, develop connections and learn from each other.
This years hosts, CoderDojo Kilkenny are excited to open the registration for DojoCon 2018, which runs from October 19–21, starting with an early bird rate, so grab your club member tickets now!
Delegates will be assigned workshops based on their interests. Workshop theme’s include: Technology, Design, Community and Diversity.
And guess what the first 100 people to sign up are in with a chance of getting their full weekend ticket for free!
Need some inspiration? Matei shares how he utilised Coolest Projects as an opportunity to challenge himself to learn new coding skills, here: http://dojo.soy/Matei
Some people have been asking about tickets to Coolest Projects International this May. If tickets are included with registration? Do young people need a ticket? Do CoderDojo Mentors? Do parents or other adults?
So to clarify any youth who registers a project doesn’t need a ticket, and additionally each project automatically covers one parent/guardian/adult to attend the event with those presenting.
Anyone else, including younger/older siblings who aren’t presenting need to book a ticket. Tickets are free for those under 18, and will continue to be after the launch and up to the event.
All adults attending (outside of the one person supervising project presenters) need tickets, these are currently free for Community members.
Adults not involved in a CoderDojo, Code Club or other Raspberry Pi Foundation initiative (ie. the general public) need to purchase a ticket, these €11.5 general release tickets will go on sale from next week.
So adults involved in Dojos should get their tickets asap if they are planning on attending, so they can avail of the early bird offer for Community members.
Ticketing is important for us to secure we are meeting fire-safety standards and can plan accordingly for the event and all attending.
This year, for the first time, we are bringing Coolest Projects to the UK for a spectacular regional event!
Coolest Projects UK will be held at Here East in London on Saturday 28 April.
We want to give the thousands of young people who regularly create with technology across the UK the opportunity to showcase what they’ve invented.
Project registration for Coolest Projects UK is now open. All young people in the UK who are involved in CoderDojo, Code Club, a Raspberry Jam, or another Raspberry Pi initiative can register their idea here to apply for their space at the event.
Today we are hosting a UK Open Community Call at 8:30pm so you can learn more about Coolest Projects UK, and the supports available to get you there!
See how you can join the call here!
Coolest Projects International is a global showcase of young peoples projects involved in CoderDojo and additionally this year, young people involved in other Raspberry Pi Foundation initiatives!
We’re accepting applications for those seeking to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects International 2018 from across Europe.
Last year young people traveled from 17 countries to attend the event, and this year we want to help even more young people travel to Ireland to participate!
The 2018 Coolest Projects showcase will be held on May 26 in the Simmonscourt complex in the RDS, Dublin. Our goal is to have over 100 projects from outside of Ireland showcased at the event!
Bursaries have been extended until midnight GMT 7 Febuary 2018.
Hey everyone, thanks to all the Community members who gave their feedback on the form for us to make project registration even simpler than before. Project registration is now officially OPEN!
Find out more about registering an idea for Coolest Projects International in Dublin this May here.
We have an exciting announcement about Coolest Projects! This year we are opening up all centrally run Coolest Projects events to a wider audience of creators and makers in the Raspberry Pi Community, including members of Code Club, Pioneers, and Raspberry Jams as well as all the amazing CoderDojo clubs that already have the opportunity to participate.
You can read more about how we are opening up Coolest Projects to the wider Raspberry Pi Foundation Community, meaning more young people get the chance to showcase their ideas, regardless of the club that they attend.
I’ve released a blog post that should give you an idea of how we will try to improve Zen in 2018.
It’s simple and rather un-detailed at the minute. But that’s the idea, I hope to talk to all of you one by one across the year. And if you have any feedback before that or want to chat message me and we’ll set something up…
Talk to you all soon!
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