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We are hosting the next CoderDojo open community call on Tuesday the 24th of April! We will be discussing content, volunteer sourcing and give you a chance to tell us about your Dojo. If there is anything you’d like discussed please comment below and we can try add this to the agenda. Hope to see you on the call.
Dial in details and agenda here.
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!
Hi all, I’m Amy, the new Community Support and Experience Assistant at the CoderDojo Foundation in Dublin. I started my role in November, so although I’m a little late I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself on our community forums!
You can find more information about me and my role within the community in my introductory blog post below:
As always, if you need any support or advice about starting a new Dojo, attending a Dojo or generally if you have any other queries be sure to get in touch at email@example.com and I’d be delighted to help
Exciting news! We’ve just opened up the application form for international attendees to apply for a travel bursary to help them attend the Coolest Projects International 2018!
Find out more and apply here!
Happy New Year
Do you run a Dojo and haven’t yet filled in the CoderDojo Annual Survey?
We’ve extended the deadline until Sunday 17 December!
Fill it in before Sunday to have your voice heard so we can better support you and your Dojo!
CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a world leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. Young people from CoderDojo clubs around the world will descend on the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin for the opportunity to present the projects they have designed and built at their local Dojo.
Last year saw over 700 Ninjas from 16 countries including Australia, Argentina, United States, Romania, Ireland, Netherlands and Japan showcase their projects to more than 10,000 spectators at this one day event.
Today we are delighted to announce that CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2018 will be held on Saturday 26 May. This will be the fourth year the event will be held in the RDS and the first year where the event will be held in the world leading Simmonscourt complex.
Reminder: our call for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Content Hackathon or has questions starts in 50 minutes! http://dojo.soy/hackathon
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 relationships and learn from each other.
This years DojoCon saw Community members travelling to Warrington; from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK to learn new insights and skills to bring back with them to their local areas.
We are delighted to announce that CoderDojo Kilkenny (Ireland) will host the event in 2018. CoderDojo members from all over the world are invited to visit Kilkenny and experience what this beautiful city has to offer, from hospitality right through to being a hub of technological activity!
“Everyone in Kilkenny CoderDojo and throughout the City is so excited to host next year’s DojoCon. We can’t wait to showcase Kilkenny as an amazing place to visit and a location bursting with talent in the area. The whole City is on board to make this an event to remember.”
Read the full blog here!
The CoderDojo Foundation is growing! We currently have three job openings at the Foundation which are:
The ideal candidate will have experience of partnerships or sales in the education, communications, non-profit, or technology sectors. They will be well versed in working with multiple corporates, managing bespoke engagement strategies, and securing sponsorship for flagship events. While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth.
Closing date: 17.00 GMT Thursday 9th November
See more and Apply for the Partnerships Manager position here.
We are looking for an experienced Events Manager to oversee the organisation, execution, and delivery of Coolest Projects as we seek to scale it globally. You will also be responsible for the organisation and execution of other key CoderDojo events. This will involve working with the wider community, supporting events from a distance, and acting as the primary point of contact for volunteer teams.
Closing date: 17.00 GMT Thursday 9th November
See more and apply for the Events Manager position here.
This position is a great entry-level opportunity for someone passionate about customer experience and community support who is seeking to get hands-on experience in a fast-paced organisation. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic, and who wants to provide support to and help promote the growth of a global community.
Closing date: Thursday 2 November at midday GMT
See more and apply for this position here.
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