What is Coder Dojo Brisbane?
CoderDojo Brisbane is proud to be the first CoderDojo running in Australia and is a Brisbane Marketing initiative of the Digital Brisbane Strategy.
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led, a global movement of free coding clubs for young kids founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao in 2011. As of January 2015, there are now over 550+ verified Dojos in 55 countries and growing every day.
A Dojo is a local, independent, volunteer-led programming club that is a part of the global CoderDojo community. While each Dojo shares the ethos of CoderDojo there is no typical Dojo and the activities run vary from club to club however they all show young people how to code and develop software, as well as themselves, and explore technology by working with others and presenting their work.
All Dojos are inherently different and are influenced by volunteer mentors who facilitate them. Our Dojos do not resemble a classroom environment, it is a space facilitated by mentors who encourage young people to explore and create technology. Attendees, otherwise known as Ninjas are strongly encouraged to work with one another through peer mentoring and self-led learning.
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, sociable, kick-ass experience.
CoderDojo Brisbane currently has six locations in operation around Brisbane; Sunnybank Hills Library, Carindale Library, Brisbane Square Library, Wynnum Library, Kenmore Library, and Chermside Library.
CoderDojo Brisbane is continuing to grow in 2019.