CoderDojo is a non profit global movement founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao started in 2011 (see here for the complete story https://coderdojo.com/about/ ). The aim of the movement is to encourage creativity in young people (from 7 to 17 years old) teaching them how to code, develop apps, programs, games and explore technology.
In the session we will explain not only what CoderDojo means and how it is possible to teach coding to young people having fun, but we’ll also tell the story of CoderDojo Matera ( http://www.coderdojomatera.it/ ), from its birth (the first CoderDojo was held @unMonastery) to the Big CoderDojo of the 4th of October. It’s a story of success and failure, but first of all it’s a story of people that are trying to change something starting from the bottom.
In the session we’ll discuss not only what we have done, but also about what could be the next steps in the project.
If you want to have a flavor of what we are talking about watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxd9SlmWrqM
Date: 2014-10-24 13:30:00 - 2014-10-24 13:30:00, Europe/Rome Time.