What is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo is a global movement about providing free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming. The Strabane chapter was founded to bring this movement to Strabane and the surrounding area, inspire other chapters, and partner with other organizations to better introduce kids to coding.

CoderDojo Strabane welcomes all interested kids ages 8 to 16 and will work pro-actively to eliminate gender and socio economic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!

Still have questions? Please see the answers to our frequently asked questions or contact us

Next Session - Saturday 22nd April

The next session will be held in Strabane library on Saturday 22nd April from 10am to 12 noon. The FREE tickets will be released on Sunday 9th Mar at 12 noon.

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Technologies that we use

Start coding the easy way with Scratch

Scratch is a fun, easy-to-use language that you can use to make games and animations. It’s a great way for new coders to learn many techniques of programming as they modify a huge variety of online games or create their own. Scratch is a visual language; instead of typing in syntax, you drag and link together icons that let you build images, move them around in various ways and respond to user input.

Build worlds in Minecraft with Python

Use Python, a general purpose programming language, to mod the popular Minecraft game. Best for coders 10+ or younger with some experience in programming (like Scratch!)

Websites, apps, and games with HTML5

Web – Explore everything from the fundamentals of the web to advanced javascript-based games. As the primary way to communicate and share ideas in the digital age, the web group will help you build a solid understanding of how the visible web is made. Exploring how a page is laid out in HTML, CSS and Javascript, this group will allow you to build an entire micro-website right on your computer, so you can publish it later and share with friends. For those looking to tinker with existing code and get expert support, you can also peel off and work in the CodePen editor to see instant results. As we wrap up the day, we take a look “behind the curtains” at your favorite sites to demonstrate exactly how these same principles and techniques are used in your everyday life. This is also an excellent place for teens interested in mobile and desktop app development, as the web is easily ported to most native platforms. Best for ages 11+ or experienced younger coders.

Past Sessions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Venue

Strabane Library

CoderDojo Strabane is hosted at the Strabane Library thanks to our partnership with LibrariesNI.

Our events take place in the Civic conference room upstairs . Please look for signage as you enter the building or ask a member of the library staff for directions.

 

Getting There

You can also try punching in this address into your phone or GPS:

1 Railway Road
Strabane
County Tyrone
BT82 8EF

Parking

There are two good parking options for CoderDojo Strabane:

  1. John Wesley Street [street view]
  2. Dock Street [street view]

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Our Partners

We are grateful to our partners who support us:

Strabane Librar
Strabane Neighb
North West Volu
Digital Circle