Coder Dojo

CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people between 7 and 17. The movement is a grassroots organisation with individual clubs (called “Dojos”) acting independently. A charity called the CoderDojo Foundation operates out of Dublin and supports the various clubs by providing a central website[1] and some other support services. Supporters of CoderDojo believe it is part of the solution to addressing the global shortage[2][3] of programmers by exposing young people to ICT at a young age. The movement has seen significant growth since its founding. The CoderDojo Foundation estimates 1,250 Dojos spread across 69 countries[4], with a growth rate of several new Dojos every week.