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Enabling the next generation of coders
CoderDojo WA is a Western Australian network of CoderDojo, a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based computer programming clubs for young people.
The network was initiated by the Fogarty Foundation in 2013, to help young people be creative, solve problems and collaborate whilst building a range of digital projects. It is a network of free, fun and social computer programming clubs (Dojos), that motivate young people aged 7-17 (Ninjas) to be creators, and not just consumers of technology.
Dojos are run in schools, libraries, universities, businesses and community centres. What all Dojos share, is a uniquely informal and unstructured social learning environment that unleashes the creativity and initiative of young people as self-directed learners.
Through CoderDojo WA, the Fogarty Foundation is building the capability of individuals, groups and organisations, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and networks to start and run their own CoderDojo coding clubs.
We want all young Australians to have access to fun and inspiring learning opportunities that help them improve their digital literacy skills.
Get coding with CoderDojo WA
CoderDojo WA is for anyone that wants to start a local dojo, volunteer at a dojo or attend a dojo. The beauty of the concept is that you don’t need to know how to code to join – there are free and open source resources online and CoderDojo WA provides ideas and support. When you join our community you will have access to:
- A network of WA volunteers who can help you start, run and Mentor at a Dojo
- Free training sessions for mentors and champions
- An online community of over 1000 CoderDojo WA members.
- First release tickets to our free celebrations throughout the year
- Details of learning and employment opportunities in coding and computer science
- Links to coding related competitions and opportunities for young Australians
- Relevant news in the local Perth tech community
Thank you to everyone who submitted their stories for our ‘What’s Next’ coding competition and a huge congratulations to the winners!
It was excellent to see all the interesting stories about what Ninja’s see as the future now that we are coming out of isolation. The imagination and coding skills used to create the digital stories is exactly what CoderDojo is all about. Being able to create with code is a future skill that will be in-demand in the coming years.
You can view the WINNING entries below…
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