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We are opening a travel bursary for adult members of the CoderDojo community! This is designed to help adult CoderDojo Community Members with the cost of flights and accommodation associated with travelling to Kilkenny for DojoCon 2018. For more information and to apply please click the link below!
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: email@example.com ).
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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