Woodside is proud to have commenced a three-year community partnership with the Fogarty Foundation to support CoderDojo WA.
Around 50 students took place in the five Woodside CoderDojo sessions that took place in July and August.
CoderDojo is a global network of coding clubs (or "Dojos") that bring young people ("ninjas") from ages seven to seventeen together with volunteers ("champions", who organise the Dojo, and "mentors", who help out in the Dojo sessions).
CoderDojo's are free and social open-learning environments to learn and practise computer programming. They were first founded in Ireland in 2011 to address a looming worldwide shortage of computer programmers. Participants in the Dojos learn coding, improve digital literacy skills and work on individual projects with assistance from mentors outside the traditional classroom environment.
Woodside Graduate Process Engineer, Joshua Goyder recently shared his story on teaching coding skills through the recent Woodside CoderDojo sessions. To read Joshua's story, click here.
The Fogarty Foundation is a WA based organisation that aims to advance social change through educational initiatives. CoderDojo WA is one of the three major programs they initiate. To find out more about CoderDojo WA, or to start up your own Dojo, please visit the Fogarty Foundation website.
L-R: Tom Ridsdill-Smith (VP Science, Woodside), Anne Fogarty (Executive Chairperson, Fogarty Foundation) and Alan Brien (CEO, Scitech) at the launch of Woodside's first CoderDojo.
Woodside mentors working with their "ninjas".