It has been six years since CoderDojo Belgium kicked off. How time flies when you are having fun! With more than 130 Dojo’s across the country and over 1400 youngsters diving into coding every month, there’s no denial anymore: CODING IS COOL!
It’s a man’s world! This is particularly true if you are talking about the digital world. While women are steadily finding their way in STEM-related jobs, IT remains a field that is dominated by men. Less than 15% of Belgium’s IT corps is made up of women.
CoderDojo Belgium is a non-profit movement that organizes free coding workshops (called Dojo’s) in Belgium for kids aged 7 to 18 years. Dojo's are fully set-up and organized by volunteers. The organization was established in 2013 and is currently active in 100 locations in Belgium.
“I made a little game on my tablet”, explains Zinnia (10 years old) while firing up her tablet. “If my picture appears on the screen, I should tab it as fast as I can to collect points.” She starts tapping the pictures popping up on her screen. Suddenly a different picture appears.
The last Dojo of the school year at Waregem, ended Saturday June 17th with a VPW Scratch match. During this practical test each team of two kids or parents carry out assignments in Scratch, such as ‘design a house’, in order to pilot the robot along a track.
Due to the great success of last year, CoderDojo and employees of De Lift Education CoderDojo organized two new editions of the Pop-Up Dojo 4 ASS on Wednesday May 17 & 31! Since 3 years, De Lift offers customized education for young people with Autism and a heart for computer science.