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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CoderDojo 2016- Term 1 registrations opening soon!

Hi everyone,

We are currently working on the 2016 CoderDojo program and are excited to bring to you two new locations in Term 1, 2016 as well as additional sessions at the Carindale, Chermside and Brisbane Square locations.

Registrations for Term 1 will open next Wednesday, 13 January at 10.30am via the CoderDojo website. Registrations for everyone wishing to be involved will open at this time – there will be no pre-registration as per previous terms. For further details on the registration process, please check the website: www.coderdojobrisbane.com.au/join-a-coderdojo/.

Participants must bring their own laptop and charger to each session, along with a snack and/or lunch. Parents must also remain in the library for the duration of the session.

Sunnybank Hills Library

Date: Saturday 30 January – Saturday 5 March
Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Carindale Library

Date: Saturday 13 February – Saturday 19 March
Time: 10am – midday

Brisbane Square Library

Date: Saturday 30 January – Saturday 5 March
Time: 10am – midday OR 12.30 – 2.30pm

Kenmore Library

Date: Saturday 6 February – Saturday 12 March
Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Chermside Library

Date: Saturday 13 February – Saturday 19 March
Time: 10am – midday OR 12.30 – 2.30pm

Grange Library

Date: Saturday 30 January – Saturday 5 March
Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Holland Park Library

Date: Saturday 6 February – Saturday 12 March
Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registrations are essential (even if you have participated before), so please ensure you are online at the abovementioned times to avoid disappointment.

Do you have experience with coding? We are looking for volunteer mentors at all seven CoderDojo locations – find out more and register here: https://coderdojobrisbane.com.au/get-involved/

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Australia’s first coding program reaches 1000 enrolments

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk congratulated over 60 children and mentors as CoderDojo Brisbane celebrated a significant milestone with its 1000th enrolment.

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Cr Quirk said the digital coding program, which aims to provide the city’s youth with practical digital skills in real-world situations, had received a great response.

“Brisbane was the first city in Australia to introduce the program and since launching in July 2013, CoderDojo Brisbane has held over 180 sessions with more than 1000 children in attendance, recruited more than 300 mentors and had more than 56,000 visitors to the website,” he said.

“This is a fantastic achievement for the program, and it’s excellent to see so many young children and teenagers getting involved, wanting to learn these new skills.”

During the school holiday session, each of the children met with Franco the Nao robot, made MakeyMakey invention kits and tried out the Oculus Rift reality goggles.

To read the full story please click here.




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