About the Coder Dojo sessions:
The next block of Coder Dojo sessions will commence on Saturday 14th September at 14:30 in Presentation College Bray. Sessions are 2 hours long. The last session in this block will be on 19th October. There will be 6 sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The sessions are dependent on adequate volunteer numbers and are subject to change.
Tickets are free and will be released on a first come first served basis. Because demand usually exceeds the available places, the only way to ensure that your child gets a place is to Volunteer. See the Volunteer section of our website www.coderdojobray.com to learn how.
CoderDojo Bray is a coding club where the students (aged 7-17) work with each other and a group of technical mentors to learn more about building websites, developing computer games and writing code. This block of sessions will have several parallel but related streams:
write games and animations using Scratch
create mobile apps using AppInventor
create websites using HTML/CSS
IoT: introduction to electronics, programming the BBC Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards
Advanced Coding for experienced students
Never 2 Old 2 Code: This is a stream for parents, grandparents or guardians of students attending the Dojo to learn how to code.
Please check our website www.coderdojobray.com for more details on these streams.
We have a small tuck shop where we sell a drink and a snack at break time at 3.30pm for a nominal fee (usually €1). You're also welcome to bring along your own snack if you prefer. We also sell coffee, tea and buiscuits for the adults. Any small proceeds from these sales go towards Dojo running costs.
Important: Parents MUST stay in the college during the dojo sessions. Under the terms of our insurance, only students participating in the dojo are covered so we cannot accept younger children accompanying parents during the session. Parents/accompanying adults can bring along a laptop too and learn a little about coding in a separate room. No need to sign up - just come along and let a mentor know.
What to prepare before the Sessions
1. Each student must bring along a laptop (not an iPad) that is wifi-enabled. You must have the necessary admin rights (password) to the laptop to allow software to be installed and network access to be configured.
2. Create a folder on the computer called CoderDojo, where your children can save all of their work.
3. Please download and install the following software on the computer:
Google Chrome ( https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
if you choose the Scratch stream, install Scratch 3: https://scratch.mit.edu/download
download the Sushi cards and any additional resources from the relevant stream's page (see https://www.coderdojobray.com/p/coding-streams.html
if you choose the Never 2 Old 2 Code you must also register a child to a different stream. This is a stream aimed at parents, grandparents or guardians of students attending the Dojo. All that is required is a laptop and the two hours spent whilst your child is coding. The current options available are Scratch and HTML/CSS
Supporters & Future events:
CoderDojo Bray is free of charge because of the time and effort donated free by all of our volunteers and mentors, financial donations from our supporters and provision of a venue by Presentation College Bray. CoderDojo Bray would not happen without this generous continued support. If you would like to make a donation, provide equipment, or help out in any way, please contact us in the Dojo or at YnJheSB8IGNvZGVyZG9qbyAhIGNvbQ==
. Any funds or equipment donated will be used solely to support the running of CoderDojo Bray.
To stay informed of future events, please make sure you’ve registered on our mailing list.
|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| Scratch || Free |
| AppInventor || Free |
| HTML || Free |
| IoT || Free |
| Advanced Coding || Free |
| Never 2 Old 2 Code (for parents / guardians) || Free |