A CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led and community-based coding and digital making meetups for youth. Students visiting a Dojo can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, program a robot, create media or simply explore technology in a less-structured, creative and social environment.
In July 2011, the first CoderDojo was launched at the National Software Centre in Cork, Ireland. The inaugural sessions were immensely popular, with people traveling from as far away as Dublin on a regular basis to attend. Due to making the Dojo format open source, a global phenomenon started with thousands of dedicated champions and mentors setting up Dojos across the world. Today there are more than 2,100 Dojos in 93 countries, with new Dojos starting almost every day. Visit coderdojo.com for more information.