What is CoderDojo?
“A Dojo provides a unique, informal, and collaborative environment for our youth to learn to code for free and interact with tech professionals. It benefits the kids, the mentors, and the parents, and it ensures that there is a safe, fun place for young people to be exposed to coding and tech skills, whether they choose to specialise in it or not. It is a wonderful service to the community and our youth, so I would highly encourage anyone to set up one of their own.”
Garima Singh, Dojo champion, Round Rock, Texas, USA
The story of CoderDojoThe movement was founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao. James was an 18-year-old coder who was running a coding club in his school, and Bill was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who saw the positive impact James was having and wanted to grow his project. Working together, they founded CoderDojo and ran the first Dojo on 23 July 2011 in Co. Cork, Ireland. This Dojo is still running, and it’s actually the one Ina is attending today! Now, ten years later, CoderDojo’s open-source model has helped the movement spread around the world: there are more than 2000 Dojos spread across 110 countries, and people start new Dojos every day! In what way has learning in a group been beneficial to you in the past? What skills has it helped you develop?
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