Zen Platform Discussion
We’ve just released a new integration so you can now integrate your Dojo events created on Eventbrite with their Dojo page on the CoderDojo Community Platform!
Visibility: Parents and young people who come to our website can find your Dojo and book a ticket quickly and easily.
Impact measurement: The Foundation will be able to measure and report the impact of the global community!
It’s really easy! (see how here 😀 )
Fins out everything you need to know about connecting our Dojos Eventbrite account with your Dojo so it syncs and dispalys all your future Dojo events on the CoderDojo Platform here.
This category is to discuss Zen! Whether it be a new feature, a current issue you are having or an idea you want to bounce off other community members just post in here.
The current list of Github issues can be found here >>
If you want to talk about an issue that is already in Github you can link to it in your post. Otherwise we will be able to help you find it or add a new one for you so that we avoid duplication.
We look forward to hearing your feedback.
Rosa & The CoderDojo Foundation Team
Hi - Tao verification is actually under going a review with the intention of being relaunched in the coming weeks as the current system is quite onerous on the champion and its mentors to fill. You can review the current process here: http://kata.coderdojo.com/wiki/Tao_Supporting_Documents but this entire process will be redesigned and redone and piloted my prospective champions interested in Tao such as yourself. Would be happy to have you pilot it if it interests you.
It’s a restricted change because it also modify the kind of user type that you have (being : adult or kid basically), which restrict the functionnalities you have access to (like adding a kid)
Send me a PM with the associated user and I’ll have a look on Tuesday
To second @Christian-Vermeulen : this would be a great addition. This saves double work and allows to plan ahead for both us and our ninja’s.
I think only a date of the event, and a date for ticket release would be the most important. Session-specific stuff (like subject, start- and end time, capacity, and-so-on) will in our case not be known until a few weeks before the event starts.
It would also help a lot if this event list was publicly available through an .ics or rss feed, so people can actually sync this with their personal tools. This also saves us a lot of communication stuff every dojo.
Thanks for your efforts!
Hi @Pavlo thanks for sending this, don’t know how I missed it this week .
Check out our badges page as we do have badges for soft skills and as for other badges please request any which you feel are missing.
For digital badging standards we must keep a clear criteria for them to be recognisable but I’d be interested in hearing other community members opinions on this too as we can’t input clear criteria where different Dojos are setting different criteria.
If anyone else has input on this please chime in
@KramKroc No worries Mark. So either way works in terms of time sequence of ordering:
For the ‘waiting list’ ticket: the time order of tickets booked is saved, so that the most recent tickets booked are displayed at the top (so while the date is displayed on the manage section, the time of the booking is saved for each ticket in the backend). If you want to sort to see who booked first you can click the arrow beside “Application Date” and the oldest booking will be at the top.
For “Turn on Ticket Approval”: The ordering on the platform works the same as above if you turn on ticket approval. You will additionally have an email sent to your Dojo email every time someone goes to book a ticket.
Really it just depends, if you prefer managing everything from within the platform in one go I would use the first option, and if you prefer seeing emails as individuals book in and managing it that way go for the second option.
We also now have a new mail your Dojo members feature which makes updating different members of your Dojo about important Dojo updates/events very easy. You can read more about it here.
@Nuala-Nic-Éil Thanks for the quick response I have initiated contact
CoderDojo Modena - Italy collects datas in a file Excel:
I did a very simple Web Site with a few good functionalities
on the left side:
At the moment, we can manage quite well our Events with these instruments I created.
We should make more functionalties, but I don’t get much help from the other Mentors who are too busy to grant a highter commitment.
Ninjas ask us for more Events, but it is difficult for us to arrange more than 1 event per month. it is a pitty, but we are all very busy.
By the way, during the events, we always have much fun and learn a lots of interesting and exciting things.
ABOVE ALL, BE COOL
Champion an Co-Founder
CoderDojo Modena (Italy)
@Karen-Wellington Hi Karen, I think this is a superb suggestion. In the larger cities, that have multiple groups it would definitely give potential mentors more scope for planning on taking the step. Also, in rural area,s, it could be used for setting up a time slot that does not coincide with a neighbouring group. And many more benefits I would imagine.
Hi @Karen-Wellington actually do you mean an image on the page itself, like a gallery image to show what the Dojo is like? Currently this is not possible. However, eventually we are hoping to let the feed from authorised sources to be integrated on to a profile. For example if you specify an url of the main social media channel you use for your Dojo (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram) it would create an integration of the feed and show up on your Dojo profile page once we had the source verified.
This way we wouldn’t have to waste time skimming through Dojo pages for inappropriate content as this would be done by the host sites (eg. Facebook).
The more community demand there is for this feature the higher it will be prioritised. So if this is something other Champions or community members think is important, feel free to say so below so development time can be allocated accordingly.
Also if you know nodejs please feel free to contribute on our open source platform on github and create a pull request for this or other issues.
That’s an interesting idea and it definitiely match our goals in term of protection of the youth. We’re booked in term of dev planning until May, so we’ll have time to discuss its potential implementation pro/cons until then
And please do, open a github issue !
@Zita-Daniel-Nad no problem at all Zita thanks for letting us know!
@Ross-ONeill Yes of course, pls do add me!
Sorry for delayed reply.
How do I show that someone else is now champion of my dojo in zen?
I have sent myself an invitation to join our dojo and I was wondering if it would be possible and useful to change it a wee bit.
I personally, but that could be just me, dislike the “Hi there”.
Then it is inviting people to become parents?! That sounds a tad strange, maybe invite them to join local dojo on coderdojo platform? Or something similar?
Also to confuse non techy parents less, can we have our own logo from the dojo page? Can it say join dojo online rather than new dojo?
I am in My Dojo, looking at lists of attendees I cannot see anything. Would it be possible to have a parent name visible along with displaying the badges of the attendees? I am telling all the parents to join because I thought once they do and I or another mentor award badges, then all in Dojo would be able to see the achievements.
Once I clicked on attendee name this comes up and the drop down only has 1 option - badges, the rest is gone…
Thanks for the excellent communication and hard work.
that was great.
Now i have sent myself an invitation to join our dojo and I was wondering if it would be possible and useful to change it a wee bit.
Yes, you can award badges without using the Zen ticketing platform. To add evidence, just type into the text field that appears after selecting a badge. For example, if you were awarding the 5 sessions badge, just enter something like “Attended 5 sessions at [Dojo Name]”, or if awarding the HTML Beginner, something like “Demonstrated a knowledge of X, Y and Z by building a website about [some topic]” or “Completed the HTML Beginner Sushi Card”.
The belt system does not currently have a digital equivalent and is not something currently on our roadmap. We are always reviewing our plans based on community feedback, but are a very small team, so I apologise that this isn’t something we can prioritise at the moment.
Hope this helps!
Disabled Categories are greyed out
Looks like your connection to CoderDojo Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.