Belts and Achievements

We award wristbands for major achievements at CoderDojo Denver to reward the kids for doing great work. The CoderDojo website will award them virtual “badges” for achievements, but we want to give the kids something tangible.

We will be changing how the belts are awarded for our 2017-2018 season.

Belts are earned in order and you can not skip a color.

White Belt (2 GB USB Drive)

  • Attend 5 CoderDojo Denver sessions

Yellow Belt

  • Previously earned White Belt
  • Understand the CoderDojo code – Be Cool.
  • Get to know the names of 5 ninjas and 2 mentors. You must tell a volunteer the names.
  • Agree on a project with a mentor.
  • Finish project and present project to either the group or a mentor.
  • Invite 1 NEW Ninja friend or mentor to CoderDojo. Ninja must register and attend at least 1 Dojo.

Blue Belt

  • Previously earned Yellow Belt
  • Create a NEW project, as agreed with mentor. Project must be different from the Yellow Belt project (not another About Me website) and contain new coding concepts (new language or adding new complexity, etc). When in doubt, talk to a mentor.
  • Finish project and present project to either the group or a mentor. During presentation, you must adequately explain the coding concepts you have used in your project
  • Help mentor other Ninjas.

Orange Belt

  • Previously earned Blue Belt
  • Create a NEW project, as agreed with mentor that is more challenging than your Blue Belt project
  • Understand the coding concepts you have used in your project and be able to explain them adequately to a mentor
  • Present your project with the group and explain the coding concepts.
  • Continue to mentor other new Ninjas.

Green Belt

  • Previously earned Orange belt
  • Green belts to be awarded by mentors as a group for especially advanced projects. You must work with a mentor to agree upon this project and the advanced elements.
  • Present your project with the group and explain the coding concepts.
  • Continue to mentor other new Ninjas.

Red Belt

  • Previously earned Green belt
  • Has produced a code training video (minimum 2 minutes in length) which has been published to the CoderDojo international YouTube channel
  • Show video to the group during a CoderDojo session and explain your video
  • Continue to mentor other new Ninjas.

Black Belt

  • Previously earned red belt
  • Mentor to CoderDojo Ninjas
  • Considered a leader by an adult mentor
  • Awarded more frequently for collaborative group projects than independent projects
  • Black belts to be awarded by mentors as a group for especially advanced projects