CoderDojo WA End of Year PARTY

December 13, 2021

The CoderDojo WA community had a fabulous night celebrating another great year of coding last night. Ninjas, Mentors and Champions from around WA descended upon Scitech to share their ideas and innovative projects. 

Ninjas shared stories about debugging, glitches and syntax errors, negotiating coding challenges and how they have such fun coding with their friends.  

Annie Fogarty, Executive Chairperson of the Fogarty Foundation, thanked the CoderDojo WA community for their passion and enthusiasm before welcoming CoderDojo WA’s new partnership with Curtin University. 

“Curtin University are a leading technology and future learning institute with a range of STEM programs that will grow the impact of CoderDojo WA going forward,” she said. 

“Since the Fogarty Foundation started CoderDojo in Western Australia in 2008, there have been over 150 Dojos across the state, 300+ Champions, more than 600 Mentors and over 4,000 Ninjas coding and creating.  We are thrilled to be working with Curtin University and look forward to an exciting and innovative partnership.” 

Tim Keely, Curtin’s STEM Outreach Coordinator and new Manager of CoderDojo WA said he was really looking forward to working with the Ninjas, Mentors and Champions who make the coding world so much fun.  

“Computing and digital technologies are a core part of Curtin’s DNA, so we are excited to join forces with the Fogarty Foundation to support the CoderDojo WA movement,” he said. 

“Giving you, our coding community, the opportunity to explore your interests in computing is a rich and rewarding experience. You are the future of our coding world, and we can’t wait to see your innovations of the future.” 

Professor Chris Rawson, Dean for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University also welcomed the new partnership, before sharing his enthusiasm for the future of Science and Engineering in WA. 

Thank you to the many volunteers who assisted throughout the evening. Once again, your help was invaluable and greatly appreciated by the CoderDojo WA community.  

We look forward to another innovative and fun year of coding in 2022.  

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