All CoderDojo Denver sessions will begin at 2pm and run to 4pm on Saturdays. Please arrive on time for announcements and special sessions!
- April 20, 2019 -- EASTER WEEKEND, CoderDojo NOT meeting
- April 27, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
- May 4, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
- May 11, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
- May 18, 2019, 2pm - 4pm -- FINAL SESSION, see you in the fall!!
Our "dojo" address is at the Turing School of Software & Design, located at 1331 17th St, Lower Level (Basement), Denver CO 80202. Turing offers training for adults to learn software development as a career choice. Turing has committed to hosting CoderDojo Denver for 2019 and we greatly appreciate their support!
There are several parking garages and spaces at 18th/Market for parents/guardians who drive to CoderDojo. Turing is also located three blocks from Union Station for anyone travelling by public transit. We recommend using Parking Panda to pre-pay for parking in the garage at 18th/Market next to the Guaranty Bank building where Turing is located.
What is CoderDojo
CoderDojo is a community driven global network of FREE and inclusive technology clubs and classes for kids. CoderDojo began in Ireland in 2012 with a vision that knowledge and curriculum will be shared and makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable and awesome experience.
Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world. Kids are encouraged to find their own project ideas to solve a problem in the world around them, and then explore how coding can help to overcome those problems.
Our goal is to promote technology as a fun and educational activity that can solve problems and provide a path to a good career. Our classes help kids with problem solving, teamwork, collaboration, engineering skills, and self confidence.
We meet weekly on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm, except on major holidays. We try to follow the Denver Public School calendar as much as possible for taking breaks at the end of December and in the spring.
We are NOT a typical classroom
While we do occasionally have an instructor-led class, most CoderDojo sessions are self-directed and self-paced by the individual student according to their own learning goals. We encourage the students to work together and help one another but it is entirely self-selected.