What is CoderDojo?
CoderDojo is now a global, open-source, volunteer-led movement which actually began life in Cork!
It organises free, not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people aged 7–17 all around the world. At a Dojo, young people learn to program and develop websites, apps, programs, and games, they build things with code and electronics, and much more. Members also meet like-minded people, show off what they’ve been working on, and they can take part in national and international events, such as our Coolest Projects showcase (coolestprojects.org) and BTYSTE.
CoderDojo makes learning to code a fun, sociable, and creative experience.
You can find out more at coderdojo.com.
Where are we located?
Our sessions will be taking place every Tuesday evening starting 18th September 2018, from 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Skibbereen Community School.
How to join
Attendance is free of charge, however signing up is necessary in order to guarantee your child a place. Visit our Dojo Facebook page and register your interest by clicking the message button: Skibbereen CoderDojo.
Or if you’d prefer to speak to a friendly human, please contact me: Lynzie Dunnachie 0873478127
What should I bring to the event?
All children should bring a laptop. In case you cannot provide one, we have a small number of laptops available to use on a first come, first served basis.
Am I required to attend?
Yes, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, who is required to remain on the premises for the duration of the session. You will be asked to help your child(ren) get set up and ready, though after this, our volunteer mentors will assist your children in their learning.
Should my child or I have prior coding knowledge?
No, the Dojo is open to complete beginners as well as to young people who have coded before: we have skilled mentors who will help with technical questions.