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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.
October Coding Competition
Create a story with code, and you could win new Raspberry Pi computing equipment.
Theme In the future, robots will…
Prizes 2 Major Prizes = $150 worth of Raspberry Pi equipment
Who Young people interested in coding, 17 years and under
When Closing date is Friday Nov 27th.
Duration 1 – 5 minutes (max)
Criteria Originality, imagination and interactivity.
Type Anything! (e.g. Scratch, Unity, Game Maker)
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
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