Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TJ
Dojos are relaxed and fun programming clubs for young people. Providing an opportunity to get creative and try new things. We are happy to welcome one as part of our digital lounge initiative.
Local Mentor Si Hammond brings his Dojo to Upper Norwood Library Hub from Sydenham Community Library. It is open to young people aged 7 to 17 (although under 12s must be accompanied by an adult).
No experience necessary BUT booking essential
- A laptop if you have one. This frees up spares for those that don’t have one.
- A parent! (Very important). If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay with you during the session.
What we do:
Scratch is a great way to start learning with drag-and-drop graphical blocks that just click together like LEGO. There are a variety of simple step-by-step projects to make animations, games and get familiar with how they work.
Python is a text-based programming language for building more complex programs — including many ‘real-world’ applications. However, it’s still simple to get into and can be run in the browser via sites like https://trinket.io/python
HTML and CSS are the instructions for how a web page is structured and how it looks. Build a webpage and then share it online!
At the CoderDojo, we use a number of online resources that allow you to save your work so that you can continue working on it at home or next time at the CoderDojo.
If you are using Scratch, sign up for a Scratch account here: https://scratch.mit.edu/
If you are using HTML or Python, we use a website called Trinket and you can sign up so you can save your trinkets here: https://trinket.io/sign-up
Remember to bring your Scratch and/or Trinket username and password when you come to the CoderDojo