Do you have a passion for computer coding and keen to pass on some of your knowledge to Brisbane kids?
Sign up now to be a volunteer mentor for the CoderDojo Brisbane. CoderDojo, a world-wide non-profit movement helping young people learn computer coding skills, is coming to Brisbane, thanks to the city’s Digital Brisbane strategy.
The CoderDojo movement promotes computer coding skills with young people. It began in Ireland three years ago and is now being held around the world. At a CoderDojo, young people are guided in learning how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more.
Brisbane’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing, is igniting the CoderDojo Brisbane program, which will launch in July.
Volunteer mentors are integral to the success of each CoderDojo session (also called Dojos). All it takes is a few hours of your time over a few Saturdays.
Mentors and teachers should ideally possess:
• The willingness to deliver content passionately and interactively
• A desire to encourage kids to take an interest in coding
• An ability to think on your feet kids ask some very interesting and challenging questions
The mentors’ role is to:
• Guide and assist participants through problem solving
• Let us know of any suitable and interesting guest speakers
• Provide feedback and input into format and content
• Enlist fellow volunteer mentors.
We also encourage you to forward to others you think may be interested.