What is CoderDojo?
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. Since CoderDojo is open source all Dojos are different and completely autonomous!
At Dojos, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers. 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 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.
Paul Scott is the Bradford CoderDojo Champion and hosted our first Dojo on Saturday 25th October 2014
The Dojo is an informal space where you bring your own laptop / device and happily code away for the duration of the session.
Many children are doing coding at school and arrive at a Dojo with software such as Scratch already installed and work through projects independently or in collaboration with other attendees.
The Bradford CoderDojo now has an external site with much of the content created by children who attend the sessions and is accessible here
Full details of the sessions including dates and registerations can be found there.