Unfortunately nobody replied to my post so assuming that no other ESA member country participant is willing to partner with my son this time.
@Caoimhe-Ebbs Hi Caoimhe,
thanks for getting in touch! That sounds very exciting!
Dojos are a great place to learn coding skills and to meet other young people with similar interests so it would make it easier to find others who would be interested in working together to create the project together.
They are also a great way to ask other young people to try out your project and get feedback so you can make it even better!
Dojos also have Mentors who will be able to support you if you have any questions, which can be a big help when you are getting started.
Check them the Beginner level resources here and additional resources here.
This years DojoCon was our most hands on yet and with over 50 workshops, talks and sessions for attendees, it did not disappoint!
Dojo members travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK to learn new skills to bring back with them to their local areas as well as meeting Community members from near and far to share their CoderDojo experiences.
Massive well done to Rob and Chris in Warrington for organising and hosting such a great event and all those who helped out with preparations in the build up to the event and over the weekend.
Are you passionate about educational technology and supporting those who are or want to get involved in Dojos around the world?
We are hiring a Community Support and Experience Assistant!
This position is a great entry-level opportunity for someone passionate about customer experience and community support who is seeking to get hands-on experience in a fast-paced organisation. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic, and who wants to provide support to and help promote the growth of a global community.
@Rosa-Langhammer awesome! Thank you. I’ll write a note to that account and connect some of the main people to see what we can do.
@KramKroc Hey Mark, Yea I have your details and I have them ready to go in the post to you today
Confirmed the fix works. Cheers!
My Dojo has a lot of interaction during the demos, and kids helping other kids, but for the most part the kids work on individual projects. One of the things I really like about my Dot&Dash (thanks CoderDojo:-) is that 2 kids partner up and create something together.
I’d love to have a few coding project ideas that can be done together. Does anyone have suggestions that have worked well in your dojos?
We are just setting up ticketing using the Zen platform - I was wondering if there is any plan to add a way for us to issue our Ninjas with a barcode / QR code so we could use a smarphone or webcam to scan in our attendees. Or can anyone advise on best software / app we could use for this and would it be possible to integrate third party software with the Zen platform.
.#Re: What are dojos using for attendance tracking?
Hi @Pete-OShea you mentioned that eligibility form before so I’ve clicked the link and read the wall of text before filling in http://www.office.com/teachers and using the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address to see what happens.
For anyone at the Foundation’s Content workshop at DojoCon 2017 on Saturday, we welcome any feedback you might have afterwards, or indeed if you have any additional ideas or thoughts!
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@ale-rimoldi yea I totally get what you mean. It was more on the point that it mightn’t make sense integrating with it when it has that policy, while children over 13 can book into Dojos via the platform, the same way as they can have a Facebook account for example. It was more that integrating with something which doesn’t offer protections for under 18s mightn’t be a good idea.
But yea the point about the optional message seems fair. And I think most Dojos that share their events do that via the notes section anyway. I’m not a developer so I’ve no idea what kind of workaround that would involve to have an optional bar on a Dojos profile page.
Any other Dojos have any thoughts on this?
Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on 20 September, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was hosted by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation.
Watch and listen to the call in it’s entirety here
On the open call, we focused on the below discussion points;
Giustina, the Foundation’s Executive Director discussed updates to the CoderDojo Charter and asked for the communities input. Translation of the charter was discussed.
Our first guest Dave Honess from the Astro Pi project explained how to get your ninjas code in space by participating in two types of missions. He took questions from community members on the call regarding translations and how to get in touch regarding queries.
Ciara from the content team highlighted community curated content that she has discovered and encouraged other CoderDojo members who have created learning resources at their Dojo to share them with the wider community.
Philip told us about the upcoming Content Hackathon in November and how people can sign up to get involved.
Ross highlighted our upcoming Community Conference DojoCon, which is open to all those involved in CoderDojo. This years event is the most hands on yet with practical workshops in everything from robotics to animation to 3D printing!
He also noted how people can apply to give a lightening talk about an area of interest that would be useful for other Dojo volunteers here.
The call was then opened up for community insights and questions: We discussed regional differences in Dojo frequencies. We discussed how to keep advancing Ninjas engaged.
We found out how non-ESA community members can get involved in Astro Pi.
Radu asked about how best to support children who happen to be refugees in a Dojo setting, particularly given language barriers. Rosa shared her experiences from volunteering at a Dojo session in Serbia and more!
Thanks for joining us and if there is anyone you would like to hear from or any topic you want to discuss on our next Community call feel free to get in touch here and let us know!
All our sites are back up and running after a much quicker maintenance than expected.
Thanks for your patience.
Sounds like you are looking for the CoderDojo Charter which we have another forum post in relation to the most recent iteration of.
You can find these changes here: https://forums.coderdojo.com/topic/469/coderdojo-charter-community-call/3
@KramKroc that’s great. Will play around with it to see if I can get it to work. The network we have at dojo is shakey at best. … but worth a look. thanks!
My pleasure! - if they do end up purchasing a domain name in the future- they could still choose to set it up with their github pages if they like https://help.github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/
Yes, it does. I’ve always gone through the main raspberrypi.org, Education, Resources link (https://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/) which doesn’t organize it like this.
A new Coder Dojo coming up at Westerhailes in Edinburgh.I have venue and i need a mentor to run the program, because i don’t have the technical knowledge to run it myself.
I look forward to hearing anyone that might be interested.
You can reach me on +447792012713 or email@example.com
hahaha, no problem! That’s my english, always creating funny scenarios!
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