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September 14, 2017
Pioneering CoderDojo at Accenture from the Heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks
By: Clara O'Connor

It’s been a pretty crazy journey for CoderDojo at Accenture over the past year and a half.

In 2016, Accenture set up our first dojo for a group of energetic ninjas for the very first time, with a team of enthusiastic mentors from The Dock.

Since then, the movement has spread; Accenture now have 13 dojos in different locations, with 172 volunteers mentoring over 400 ninjas across the world, from Dublin all the way to Brazil.

Here’s a little insight into our dojo at The Dock.

 

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What’s CoderDojo all about?

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, community-based programming clubs for young people.

At our Dojo, we offer a number of topics for kids to get involved in, like Scratch, Lightbot and Robotics.

Our Ninjas learn how to code, develop websites, create apps, games and so much more in a fun, social and collaborative environment.

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At The Dock dojo, we aim to have an environment that’s fun, friendly and informal.

The kids come along after school and meet with our mentors, breaking into groups based on the topic they are most interested in.

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After an hour or so we wrap up by bringing everyone back together and have a bit of a show and tell.

How to get involved

If you’re considering becoming a mentor, or enrolling your child in a Dojo, I can’t even begin to recommend it enough.

You get the opportunity to learn about a number of topics, and everyone is so welcoming.

You get to meet new people, and really grow as a person.

The possibilities really are endless. And its free! You really have nothing to lose from joining up and giving it a go! Find out more here.

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