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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!
Hi everyone in the community!
The fourth Open Community Call of 2017, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation, will be held on August 8th.
On this open call we will be focusing on the Community Platform and our recent merger with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. @Guillaume-Feliciano, one of our software engineers and @Rosa-Langhammer our reporting lead will be available on the call to discuss the latest updates to the Platform (Zen), receive feedback from those on the call and open up the floor to particular topics pertaining to the CoderDojo Platform and what it offers. Community members can discuss and ask questions with our Executive Director @Giustina-Mizzoni about the CoderDojo Foundations recent merger. The open call will be facilitated and chaired by the EMEA Community lead @Pete-OShea using Join.me.
If you cannot attend the call, you can note any questions or things you would like discussed on this forum post, so we can include it. We will be publishing the call as a video within two weeks of the 8th.
Here is an outline of what will be demoed and discussed on the call (Time in the outline is Dublin/London time):
To join the community call go to: https://join.me/team.coderdojo.org on August 8th at the specified time
On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app (https://join.me/app) and enter meeting code:
Join as an audio conference:
Dial a phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.
International numbers available here: (https://join.me/intphone/353000353/0)
By computer via internet:
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required.
5:30pm London/Dublin Time
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.
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
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