How do I change the Time on the left? It currently says 7pm-8pm. I have no idea where this got set or how to change it!
I’m the champion of CoderDojo Nafpaktos and I would like to make some changes. I want to change the name to CoderDojo Patra and register a new location. Do I have the permission and if yes what do I have to do to make the changes? I understand that I’ll have to change the info on the CoderDojo platform but there are other issues such as the e-mail address that you gave me. Please help me on that. Thank you!
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!
@Vincent-Crimmins Hi Vincent, we just released the video from Coolest Projects if you want to share that with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKvR3FkzZRo
That’s actually a good idea! They might even have some spare hardware to work on when it comes to going more physical, or a 3D printer (apparently you can do some PCB with it, not saying that’s its efficent or what, but … )
The only thing that it won’t replace is the education side. I know that my local hackerspace runs classes, but it’s more targeted towards adult. See if you can “forge” a simple project with them and if it works out !
I also need to know how I can delete a Dojo that I currently run by 2019.
That’s actually awesome, it’s using the console as a display. Very smart to avoid the GUI libs that make take some time to setup/learn
I stumbled upon an old Kata page (who hasn’t? ) which had a link to these Sushi Cards created by Richard Hayler for CoderDojo Ham.
They have now been added to the Raspberry Pi Path, and you can download the whole set as a single PDF here.
The nice, double-sided cards show you how to do lots of exciting things including:
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!
For anyone who would like to download the full set of PDFs as a single file you can do so here!
There is also a handy cheat sheet that you can print out to keep close by as a quick reference – I know I can never remember quite the right way to define, for example, a loop because it varies among different programming languages!
This came to us through a11yhacks/CoderDojo London a while back, a nice exercise that highlights various things you can do to make your website more accessible!
See how you fare with the challenge! Are there any resources that you’ve tried in your Dojo in relation to accessibility? Let us know below
Hi @Zita-D, I was at MegaDojo Limerick and they had a 3D printer on show there. @Barry-Kennedy might be able to help out with putting you in touch with those who were involved at the event with the 3D printer, who might know others located closer to you that are affordable.
I seen this site as well where you can whittle down the location to closer to you. One is based in Waterford (S3D Print and Design) but I don’t see prices. Maybe if you ring them and tell them that it’s for your volunteer-led, free coding club for children they’d be able to give ye a discount.
@Turloch-O’Tierney My son hated the ‘give him lots of text to work through’/look up javadoc
I should encourage him to write a ‘what I learnt’ crib sheet.
Regular expressions i.e. String.replaceAll command might be a good 'lesson2’
http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/JavaRegularExpressions/article.html is top of the ‘google search’ for regexp
(or even more generally the String class (not just replaceAll) might be a good lesson2).
Only two days left until Coolest Projects International!
Over the last few days we’ve sent out emails to all project participants, supervisors and owners.
If you haven’t received yours yet, check your spam folder (and whitelist them so you get future emails). You can also see them below:
General Info: http://dojo.soy/Info_CP
Photo Consent: http://dojo.soy/Photo_CP
These are a few of our favorite challenges from CoderDojo RTP.
Scratch - Tucker’s Coin Toss Challenge - if a kid comes into the dojo and says they already know Scratch - I like to give them this challenge. It’ll really separates those who understand Scratch to apply it, and those who just follow tutorials or play around. For kids who have done a number of sushi cards and other step-by-step Scratch projects, this is a good “test” before moving to Python.
M&M Python Challenge - one of my Dojo Dad’s challenged his son to do this one (both their names start with M, hence “M&M” - it’s the inverse of the Beginner Sushi cards. In this one, the computer has to guess the number that the player is thinking of. It’s a favorite - and M&Ms can be provided to those who complete it.
Python Guessing Game Extensions - a few short challenges to give a kid after they’ve complete the Python Beginner guessing game challenge.
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This looks class! This type of unplugged activity in itself is nothing new but I love that somebody has gone and put together a complete pack that’s ready to go, all you have to do is print it.
Done very little Python programming but it is so similar to C (syntax etc) that it won’t be difficult to pick up.
It was a new approach to try starting with functions, as they’re often seen as an advanced concept. However, a number of introductory coding courses do use them successfully, so I still think the concept isn’t inherently beyond a beginner.
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