CoderDojo is a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone can visit a Dojo where they can mentor, volunteer, learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
CoderDojo believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early in life, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.
Research has shown that a gender gap exists across the STEAM (science, technology, education arts and math) industry. This means that enough women & girls are taking part in opportunities to change, shape and improve the technology that we use every day.
To bridge this gap the CoderDojo Foundation recently launched the CoderDojo Girls initiative. Their aim is to increase the percentage of girls attending Dojo’s from 29% to 40% over the next 3 years. The organisers hope that an increase in Dojo attendance will lead to an increase in the amount of young women & girls choosing subjects and careers in the industry down the line.
In celebration of Girls in ICT Day on April 27th, the Docklands Dojo hosting a once off Girl-centric event, boys are most welcome too.
This is a free event. Attendees will get a chance to create a piece of programmed LED wearable technology that they can take home & show off!
● Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
● Venue: Docklands Dojo, DogPatch Labs, The CHQ Building, Dublin 1
● Time: 5:45pm arrival – 7:15pm close
This event is open to all and free to attend, more information including the schedule of the day & tickets can be found by clicking here.