Welcome to Frankston's Coder Dojo launch!
CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to thirteen can visit a dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
As this is the first Frankston Coder Dojo we will be running a 'getting to know you' session so we can program future events based on your ability and what you're interested in achieving in this first term of Coder Dojo.
Places are strictly limited to 12 children and you must bring your own laptop (not a tablet) or come with a friend or sibling and be prepared to share!
What are we aiming to cover in this session?
Intro to Coder Dojo
Getting to know you - how much experience do you have with computers and programming?
What do you hope to learn or get out of Coder Dojo? For example you might want to make a game, a website or program a robot.
Intro to Scratch
Is there an age limit for Frankston Coder Dojo?
You must be between the ages of seven and 13 and an adult must accompany you if you are under 12.
Do I need to be a member of the library to join?
Yes, you need to be a member of Frankston Libraries to access the library's WIFI.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring your own laptop and make sure it's charged. Please bring a copy of your ticket with you. Please don't bring food or drink. iPads or tablets will not be suitable for this first session as we will be using Scratch.
How often will Coder Dojos run?
This is the first Coder Dojo in Frankston and we're not sure how popular it will be. For this reason Frankston Coder Dojo will run every second Sunday during the school term until we have a better idea of numbers, skill level and volunteers.
Why do you only have space for 12 children?
We need to consider the ratio of technical volunteers to children. If we have more volunteers we may be able to increase numbers in the future. We also need to consider the size and capacity of the venue particularly as parents need to accompany their children.
Do I need to come to all sessions in the term?
Ideally we would like participants to commit to the whole term so they can work on a project from start to finish and get the most out of the Coder Dojo. But if you feel Coder Dojo is not for you, that's OK too.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact Kirsten, the Frankston Coder Dojo Champion, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find out more about Coder Dojo?