CoderDojo is an volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs for young people.
Since CoderDojo is an open source movement, each Dojo is different and completely autonomous! Dojos are set up, run by and led by volunteers. At a Dojo, young people between 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and much more. 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 and awesome 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.
At Cheadle, the content of each meeting is different as we try and vary the content. This is also dependent on which mentors are helping out.
During the session, we have clusters of tables for each area of topics, e.g. Raspberry Pi, Scratch, HTML, etc. We like people to take an interest in all the different area and welcome them to try out different thing.
Cheadle CoderDojo runs 3rd Saturday of the month during term time. We start at 10:30am and finish at 2:30pm.
Although we’re happy for people to drop in and leave at any time during the session, to get the best out of a session please try to give yourself as much time as you can.