What is CoderDojo?
Let’s start at the top, with the word CoderDojo:
A Coder is a Computer Programmer
A Dojo is a gathering place for Learning.
CoderDojo is a global network of free, volunteer-led, independent, community based programming clubs for young people. These young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and get to share what they’ve been working on.
There is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning with an emphasis on openness, helping others and showing how coding is a force for change in the world. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun and sociable experience.
What is the RJS CoderDojo?
The RJS CoderDojo is our own free club where young people can learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Our first class begins on the 10th January 2015. The Dojo is led by volunteers and because it is free it is dependent on the support of the school community.
Where is the RJS CoderDojo located?
Our CoderDojo is located in the Forms 4, 5 and 6 Classrooms in Rathgar Junior School: 62-63 Grosvenor Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Information about our classes
CoderDojo is FREE for kids.
It is run completely by volunteers. If a parent would like to become a mentor please get in touch, experience is not necessary! We’d also like to encourage the children to help & work with each other.
What should I bring?
If possible we are asking children to bring their own laptop (not a tablet) so they may continue what they have learnt at home however we will have a number of laptops available.