Project CoderDojo

Posted: October 12, 2012 in Research

We have finally arrived at a project that all team members are excited to undertake.  We had a great brainstorming session where we came up with over twenty ideas and with a process of elimination we managed to bring it down to four projects as follows:

The Santa Website

The Murder Mystery Short-story

CoderDojo

Credit Card (sorry this one is top secret)

And the winner was CODERDOJO by Niall O’Sullivan.

This selection was challenging and took some time to arrive at the ideal project. We are all committed to this and can’t wait to get started on on planning and production.

What Is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.

At a CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers. Dojos organise tours of technology companies, bring in guest speakers to talk about their career and what they do, and organise events. In addition to learning to code, members meet like minded people, show off what they’ve been working on and so on. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, kick ass experience. CoderDojo also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software, and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally.

CoderDojo has just one rule: “Above All: Be Cool“, bullying, lying, wasting people’s time and so on is uncool.

More info to follow.

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