CoderDojo Brisbane Term 4: Registrations opening soon!

The first three terms of the 2016 CoderDojo program have been fantastic, with well over 1000 ninjas learning to code and explore technology. The CoderDojo team are busy planning the final term of the year and we are hoping to make it the best yet!

Full location and session details for Term 4 can be found here.

We are excited to announce that we will be running two Advanced sessions this term at The Grange and Carindale. We welcome any ninjas who satisfy the following requirements to register for the advanced sessions:

• At least one semester of CoderDojo or school subject equivalent
• A basic understanding of coding concepts (if/else loops etc)
• An interest in writing code other than Scratch

As with all CoderDojo sessions, the content covered will depend on the skills and experience of the mentors, however, ninjas participating in the advanced sessions can expect to learn about concepts such as:

• Scripting languages like Python and Lua
• Web Development with HTML, Javascript or CSS
• 3D animation in Unity

* Note: session times are subject to mentor availability. Any changes to session availability will be updated prior to the registration date on Monday 26 September. Parents should check this page in the days leading up to the registration date to confirm your preferred session is still available.

Registrations for Term 4 of CoderDojo will open at 10am on Monday 26 September via the Join a CoderDojo page. There will be no pre-registration, with all places open at the same time and allocated on a first in, first served basis. Due to the popularity of the program, all CoderDojo places are usually taken very soon after registrations open each term. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure their preferred session time.

Please read over the CoderDojo session information here prior to registering in the Term 4 program.

As places in the CoderDojo program are popular, we ask for your commitment for the duration of the term. If you know your ninja is going to miss a session, please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au. If two or more consecutive sessions are missed, your place in the program may be reallocated.

Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest information for the CoderDojo Brisbane program by subscribing to the CoderDojo website and following CoderDojo Brisbane on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you and your ninja at the final CoderDojo term of 2016!

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CoderDojo school holiday workshop with 3D Printing and Tinkercad!

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CoderDojo Brisbane is excited to announce our next school holiday workshop, led by Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz. Marek is a professor at the Queensland University of Technology and the PwC Chair in Digital Economy and brings to the CoderDojo program a wealth of knowledge on digital technologies and innovation.

The workshop will see eager young ninjas explore 3D printing and Tinkercad, an easy, browser-based 3D modelling and design tool. Please make sure you have set up a free Tinkercad account prior to the workshop.

Registrations for this event will open at Wednesday 14 September at 10am on the CoderDojo events page. Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. Due to popularity of school holiday workshops, it is anticipated that all places will be taken soon after registrations open. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure a place.

As with all CoderDojo sessions, ninjas will be required to bring their own laptop and wear their CoderDojo t-shirt. If you are new to the program or need a different t-shirt size, there will be a place to request this on the registration form. Parents must remain in the library for the duration of the session.

There will be a professional photographer and possibly a film crew capturing moments from the day and all ninjas will need a parent/guardian to complete a Talent Release Form on the day. If you do not want your child to be photographed, please advise the CoderDojo mentors when you arrive at the library.

We hope to see your ninja at this exciting workshop and look forward to exploring 3D printing and modelling!

Date: Saturday 24 September
Time: 10am-midday
Location: Wynnum Library, 145 Florence St, Wynnum

Please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au if you have any questions regarding this workshop and registrations.

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CoderDojo Brisbane Term 3 registrations: Grange and Holland Park

We are excited to announce that Term 3 of the CoderDojo program will be going ahead at both the Grange and Holland Park locations! Available sessions below:

Holland Park Library
Term dates: Saturday 30 July – Saturday 3 September
Session time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Grange Library
Term dates: Saturday 23 July – Saturday 20 August
Session times: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Ninja registrations for Holland Park and Grange locations will open via the Join a CoderDojo page at 10am on Monday 18 July.

Please note, places are very limited at both these locations and will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. Due to the popularity of the program, all CoderDojo places are usually taken very soon after registrations open each term. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure their preferred session.

Please read over the CoderDojo session information here prior to registering in the Term 3 program.

As places in the CoderDojo program are popular, we ask for your commitment for the duration of the term. If you know your ninja is going to miss a session, please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au. If two or more consecutive sessions are missed, your place in the program may be reallocated.

Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest information for the CoderDojo Brisbane program by subscribing to the CoderDojo website and following CoderDojo Brisbane on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you and your ninja at a CoderDojo location in Term 3!

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CoderDojo Brisbane Term 3: Registrations opening soon!

Term 2 of the CoderDojo Brisbane program may have only just wrapped up, but the CoderDojo team is already busily working on Term 3.

CoderDojo Brisbane continues to grow, with hundreds of eager ninjas enrolled each term to learn about coding programs and technology. To accommodate this growth, we are excited to announce our eighth CoderDojo location opening in Term 3 at Wynnum Library.

Wynnum will be running one session this term, 10am-midday from Saturday 23 July-Saturday 27 August. We already have a number of experienced CoderDojo mentors ready to take the lead at Wynnum and coach a new cohort of ninjas!

Full location and session details for Term 3 can be found here.

*Note: session times are subject to mentor availability. Any changes to session availability will be updated prior to the registration date on Wednesday 6 July. Parents should check this page in the days leading up to the registration date to confirm your preferred session is still available.

Registrations for Term 3 of CoderDojo will open at 10am on Wednesday 6 July via the Join a CoderDojo page. There will be no pre-registration, with all places open at the same time and allocated on a first in, first served basis. Due to the popularity of the program, all CoderDojo places are usually taken very soon after registrations open each term. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure their preferred session time.

Please read over the CoderDojo session information here prior to registering in the Term 3 program.

As places in the CoderDojo program are popular, we ask for your commitment for the duration of the term. If you know your ninja is going to miss a session, please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au. If two or more consecutive sessions are missed, your place in the program may be reallocated.

Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest information for the CoderDojo Brisbane program by subscribing to the CoderDojo website and following CoderDojo Brisbane on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you and your ninja at a CoderDojo location in Term 3.

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CoderDojo School Holiday Workshop with Fiftysix

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CoderDojo Brisbane is excited to announce a special school holiday workshop with local startup Fiftysix.

Fiftysix has developed a “build it yourself” tablet and coding kit which will be introduced into all CoderDojo locations in Term 3. We invite you to join the Fiftysix team and CoderDojo mentors for an exciting workshop where ninjas will have the opportunity to create and innovate using the new technology. You can find out more about Fiftysix here.

Registrations for this event will open at Monday 20 June at 10am on the CoderDojo website. Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. Registrations are open to all kids aged 7- 17 years old, there is no prerequisite to have participated in CoderDojo before. Due to popularity of school holiday workshops, it is anticipated that all places will be taken very soon after registrations open. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure a place.

All materials for this workshop will be provided by the Fiftysix team, so no need to bring anything. However, ninjas must wear their CoderDojo t-shirt. As with all CoderDojo sessions, parents must remain in the library for the duration of the session.

There will be a professional photographer possibly a film crew capturing moments from the day and all ninjas will need a parent/ guardian to complete a Talent Release Form on arrival. If you do not want your child to be photographed, please advise the CoderDojo mentors when you arrive at the library.

We hope to see your ninja at this exciting workshop and look forward to exploring the tablets and coding kits with the Fiftysix team!

Date: Saturday 2 July
Time: 10am-midday
Location: The End Room, Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane CBD

Please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au if you have any questions regarding this workshop and registrations.

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CoderDojo term 2: Registrations opening soon!

Planning for term two of CoderDojo Brisbane is well under way. We are excited to host CoderDojo at seven locations in term two, with nine session times in total. For the full list of locations and session times, check out Join a CoderDojo.

As many parents and guardians of our young ninjas know, CoderDojo is a very popular program, with all places filling quickly each term. As a result, we always have a long waitlist and, with this in mind, have created a new process for term two registrations.

Registrations will open at 10am next Tuesday, 5 April for any children who DID NOT participate in the term one program. CoderDojo aims to expose as many kids as possible to coding and technology, and this process allows those who weren’t able to get into term one to participate in term two.

Registrations received from anyone who did participate in the term one program will unfortunately be ruled out.

But any remaining places will be opened up for a second round of registrations on Tuesday, April 12 at 10am.

As places in the CoderDojo program are popular, we ask for your commitment for the duration of the term. If you know your ninja is going to miss a session, please email coderdojo@brisbanemarketing.com.au. If two or more consecutive sessions are missed, your place in the program may be reallocated.

One last reminder that ninja registrations will open on the Join a CoderDojo page on Tuesday, April 5 at 10am.

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CoderDojo at The University of Queensland

CoderDojo Brisbane is excited to present two school holiday workshops in partnership with the University of Queensland. The sessions will take place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March at UQ, and will run for 3 hours each morning.

These sessions are suitable for beginners. No experience is required however they are designed for high school kids only, 13- 17 years old. Each session will feature different activities and topics, outlined below.

Tuesday 29 March

The focus on the Tuesday bootcamp will be Scratch programming and physical computing using MakeyMakey invention kits. Students will learn how to program with Scratch and to create an interactive poster by fitting it with wires and programing a MakeyMakey to control the interactions. This workshop is for beginners, so no prior experience is required.

Wednesday 30 March

The Wednesday bootcamp will feature a robotics session. Students will be challenged and required to program their robots through an obstacle course to find a hidden treasure. No prior experience is needed. Mentors in this session will also have capacity to work with students who are more advanced and would like to use Robot C.

When: Tuesday 29 or Wednesday 30 March
Time: 9am- 12pm
Location: The University of Queensland, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 216
Age: 13- 17 years old

All students are required to bring their own laptop and will need to log on to the UQ Wifi (instructions will be provided on the day). All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will be required to complete a consent form however, it would be appreciated if all parents remained outside (within the vicinity of the building) during the session due to space available within the room. If your child has any special needs and requires a parents to remain at all times, please let us know in advance.

Registrations for this event will open at 10am on Friday 18 March via the ‘Join a CoderDojo’ page of the CoderDojo Brisbane website. Places are limited and will be served on a first in, best dressed basis.

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