CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.
CoderDojo organizes tours at technoloy companies, invites guest speakers to talk about their career en organizes events, so calles "Dojo's".
At Dojos, young people between 5 and 18 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers. In addition to learning to code, members meet like minded people, show off what they’ve been working on and so on. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, kick ass experience. CoderDojo also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software, and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally. CoderDojo has just one rule: “Above All: Be Cool“, bullying, lying, wasting people’s time and so on is uncool.
CoderDojo Belgium was started by Martine Tempels (Telenet), Datanews ICT Woman of the Year 2012 and with support of Telenet, Flow Pilots en idealabs.
Digital Girl of the Year 2013, Lune Victoria van Ewijk, Belgium.
Lune develops her own games and interactive movies, designs robots and dreams of becoming an engineer. At nine years of age, she is already a true digital visionary and already has a track-record of getting girls her age excited about digital endeavour. http://www.lunevanewijk.com/
How to start a Dojo