We recently discovered an issue in Zen related to Dojo invitations. Email addresses were accidentally being removed from invites, resulting in users not being able to accept them.
We have now fixed this issue, however we were not able to fix currently broken invites. If you have been having issues with users accepting invites, please try sending new invites again.
We apologise for the inconvenience. If you have any other issues or suggestions on how we can improve, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Thanks @Joe-Molloy for finding that out!
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Sorry Ben, quite late response, we’ve been fairly busy this week
My understanding is that you’re a dojo-admin, and you removed on of a parent’s child from your Dojo.
If that’s the case, then you lost the right to see this child, hence when viewing the parent’s profile it “crashes” when loading the parent’s children.
If the issue is a parent with a wrongly created child, we can take care of it until we give this capacity to parents
Sweet, thanks for confirming
@Remon-Van-Gijn Thanks Remon. It’s thanks to the Communities feedback, including yours, that it was built, so I’m delighted that you like it! If you’ve any ideas for improvements we’re always open to hearing more about what can make the platform even more useful for those involved in Dojos.
There are 3 basic steps to being a mentor for an event.
If you did the steps above and it does not work then can you send me his email to email@example.com and we’ll try to debug this for you.
We realise this flow could be better and we are hoping to get better at this stuff in the next few quarters.
Hi Philip, thanks for the response.
We use colored wristbands, similar to that of karate belt colors, for leveling up as a student. They get a white belt for being there 5 times (tracked with the attendance badge) and being able to explain the “Be Cool” rule. In the past we’d also asked that they complete at least one beginner-level lesson and demo it to the entire group of kids (or to a mentor if they really really don’t want to get up in front of people)
To earn their yellow belt, they need to have their white belt of course, but also complete an intermediate level badge (since they just finished some content, it’s usually easy to get them to keep working in that same content). They also have to invite a friend to CoderDojo (even if that friend only comes once), but we go easy on this rule. We also ask that they can name 5 other kids and 5 of our mentors to show that they’re getting to know folks at the CoderDojo sessions and not just working by themselves.
From there, the blue belt, orange belt, green belt all require more badges of varying degrees of difficulty, and attendance to ensure they’ve been there a “minimum” number of times. The green belt also asks them to come up with a big project idea, the red belt is given for finishing that project, and the black belt is given for a group project idea that several students work on together.
The initial belts, though, encourage them to work through multiple avenues of learning, so they can’t do just Scratch and get a ton of wristbands, we want to see them expand into other languages, other technologies, etc… We’ve asked in the past for custom badges for things we do in our dojo like modeling something that we manufacture for them on a 3D printer, etc., but we haven’t heard any progress on that either (we’ve been asking for custom badges and other badge cleanup for over a year if I recall).
@Nicole-Lucas Sorry about this I realise it is frustrating. However the EB integration cannot distinguish between your Dojo events and your Business events since they’re all in the same account.
We’ll try to delete the dud EB events today.
I hope that helps.
Hey @KramKroc . Waitlist is definitely something we’d like to get done in the next few months. It’s something a decent number of clubs have asked for (although for many different use cases).
To give you an idea of priorities. The first was to get the basic experience smooth and not blocking people (as the basic feature set we have now is enough for most clubs once designed correctly).
We’re still on that path, we’re working on a Zen dashboard and a few other smaller tweaks to check in etc. that partially complete those basic “simple flows” that you’ll see in the next few weeks. After those (think October) we still have to decide what we’re doing. We have some large technical debt projects we have to do before the end of the year but in terms of “significant new features” that you might see waitlist is top of the list. So basically by then end of September we should be able to give a clearer idea of if we’ll be able to do it then.
@Conor-Murphy Sent it this morning. Let me know if you got it @Conor-Murphy
I’m Tommaso Garuglieri and I’m a mentor for the Coderdojo Bagno a Ripoli, and a software developer.
Very often during the Coderdojo events parents would complain about the fragmentation of the platforms that provides visibility to the various events/dojos so with another mentor from Florence we’ve decided to create an application that would allow users to find nearby Coderdojo events based on his position.
After a couple months of work, we came up with a native android application and a backend service that fetches events from various platforms (at the moment Eventbrite and the zen-platform).
As Conor Murphy already pointed out the actual backend service implementation is very unstable since it relies on specific keywords in order to run the events search on Eventbrite and on a world-wide dojo org. based scraping for the zen platform, of course this is meant to be a temporary implementation until a better method for events search provided directly from the official api.
I’d love to have some feedback/contributions about the idea and the application!
Of course both the application and the api service are open source and ads free, you can find all the links below:
Android native application:
Android application source code:
Api source code:
Thank for your attention!
@Nuala-McHale is right. I’ve been testing the integration with your token and it works The integration only trigger when an Eventbrite event is saved so you need to reclick “Save” in the Eventbrite event page and it’ll be visible in a few moment after on Zen
Regarding the image, I don’t have any issue changing the supporter image. Do you mean you don’t want to change it? If so, that’s fair, elsewhat could you post that image so I can test with it?
The reason we removed images from the description in the first place was to enforce the security through last year due to some concerns regarding the way the site was originally built. Alas we don’t have the time to rebuild everything everytime, and this is , literally, a bug : it should either be allowing images, or not at all. Like we said, we can consider letting the image being used back again as I believe it’s a more meaningful and better way to actually support “sponsors” images. cc @Conor-Murphy
Hey all. Conor the Product Manager of Zen here.
I just want to say that we published a blog post about our new booking flow for Zen! The short explanation is that it’s a big improvement for first time parents in particular, a lot prettier for everyone and also cleans up a lot in the backend that we’ve been meaning to fix for a long while!
The longer description about it and about what’s happening next in the webteam is here >> http://dojo.soy/easierbooking !
If you’ve any thoughts, questions or have any issues please tell me.
@Guillaume-Feliciano ,Thanks, Ive rerun the mail and it works now. Ill follow up on the PM.
Hi @Tom-Potts! You can change the time or other details on your Dojo page by clicking the gear/settings icon and then selecting edit Dojo. You can then change or input any changes you want to make,and hit the save button on the right after to save the changes you’ve made.
Here is a gif showing you how to change the time specifically:
@Remon-Van-Gijn Hi I’m the product manager here. To be honest I’d agree with everything you said basically!
But we won’t have time to address essentially anything with badges in the coming months. However we will be gathering feedback over the next few months like this and deciding on what to do with badging later in the year.
On the User management filter users dropdown there is a small translation bug for Dutch language for 'youth above 13 years".
It says 9in Dutch: “Jongere onder 13 jaar” Needs to be: “Jongere boven 13 jaar”.
Note: please move the the correct forum section; I could not find a translations topic that quickly.
@Jarryd-Townson Hi Jarryd, thanks for getting in touch. Our dev team need to clear out the entries manually. Can you let me know if it’s just the May 4th (Break Free from Expectations (Heather MacKenzie - USA) event you want removed?
Would it be possible to hide old or unnecessary badges for our dojo? There are some badges there for some 2016 events, etc, that aren’t applicable any longer, and there are several resources from coderdojo.com/resources that don’t even have badges. For example:
Our dojo would also like to create our own badges. We’ve introduced our own lessons around 3D design, 3D printing, and some Arduino content, we even have some students writing their own sushi cards that we’d love to assign badges for (both for the students creating the content, and for other students finishing that new content)
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