CoderDojo

coderdojologoCastlemakers is proud to host Putnam County’s first CoderDojo, “a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people.” Meetings are 1-4 pm the first Saturday of every month.

castlemakersdojoNext Club Meetings are  Saturday October 7th and November 4th from 1-4 pm at the Castlemakers Makerspace, 19 E. Franklin Street. Drop in anytime during that period.

Learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal environment. No experience is necessary, just bring an idea or we can give you some. We’ll have a few laptops & Chromebooks, or bring your own laptop!

Robot February meeting, Scratch like programming language.
Robot wandering around Castlemakers that kids programmed with a Scratch like programming language.

What happens at a CoderDojo meeting? What the kids are interested in! Create an app or game, building a website, coding or we have lessons and projects to work on.

For example Evie, who’s in 4th grade, built a text adventure game that you can play online. Michael, who is a little older, is working on his 3D game world using Blender & the Unity game engine.  There’s even been a Castlemakers CodorDojo team that won the Team Excellence trophy at  Indiana’s first CoderDojo Hackathon July 22nd in Indianapolis!

You can read more about the CoderDojo by reading this blog post and the main CoderDojo website. You can also contact us CoderDojo@castlemakers.org .