Joining CoderDojoDL

We are fully booked at the moment, and have a very long waitlist.  Please use the form below to add your name and email address to the list.

  • Please only add parent/guardian name & email. (This is the only information we collect at this stage. For more info see our Privacy Policy) –

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Whenever we have places to offer, everyone on the waitlist will be sent an email at the same time, with places going on a first come, first served basis. We believe in having a gender balance and reserve 50% of our places for girls and 50% for boys.

This system may also be used to send updates on, for example, events where one-off CoderDojo sessions are available, the annual Coolest Projects Awards and so forth.

Tickets are bookable online via a link which is emailed when places are available.

Children aged 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult, and we apologise but we cannot accommodate their siblings due to Health and Safety considerations.

  • We run on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.20 pm in IADT, Dún Laoghaire and Sunday mornings 10:30am to 12:30pm in METNS Dún Laoghaire.
  • CoderDojo is free to attend (place must be booked in advance), and run by volunteers
  • Ages from approximately six to seventeen
  • Bring a fully charged laptop

We have One Rule at CoderDojo: “Be Cool” – read more here


Call for Mentors

At a CoderDojo session, young people learn how to write code, develop websites, apps, games and more. Dojos are setup, run by and taught by volunteers. All this is completely free to participants.

About 50 kids come to each session to learn about web technologies and programming. Topics include Scratch, Python, AppInventor, HTML/CSS, Micro:bit and Arduino/Raspberry Pi.

We are always looking for extra Mentors to join our team of volunteers, to help the kids learn and come up with new ideas.  It’s a great opportunity to get involved in a fun, creative, and worthwhile youth movement.

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Session Material

This Page contains links to the session material that we have used in the Dun Laoghaire CoderDojo across the sessions we have run to date.

In addition, resources from the wider CoderDojo community are available here.
Included: HTML, Scratch, Web Servers, XCode, Python, GIT, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, NodeJS, Joomla and Minecraft

Also:  We are starting to host material on our Github site which you can access here

In September 2019 we were contacted by the Membership Chairman of Boy Scouts of America Troop 325 in Lake Jennings, California. They have apparently been enjoying the resources on our website and wanted to share that young Chase, aged 11, made up a guide of coding lingo and terms which they thought we might find helpful. So with a big thank you to Chase, we are adding in the link to his guide below:

Chase’s really useful guide to coding lingo and terms for new coders

Lots more information available if you click below:

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