Would you like your kids to learn some programming?
And make their own games, instead of just playing them?

Are your kids between 7 and 14? Then they are welcome to come and try out some programming at CoderDojo Waterloo, which takes place at the Scandinavian School of Brussels one Sunday morning a month. Kids of all abilities are welcome, but they need to register. At this dojo we speak English and French, plus a couple of other languages.

About CoderDojo
CoderDojo Waterloo - April 2015

CoderDojo is a volunteer-led community group for young people learning to code and create their own computer based games, interactive art, stories, animations…

At the CoderDojo we will help your kids learn to create in Scratch, a programming language developed at MIT especially for children. The CoderDojo coaches gives some tips and tricks to get the kids started and help-out when someone gets stuck.

Check out some of the projects the kids worked on in December 2014!

The dojo starts at 10.00 and we have a short break to fill up some energy. We kindly ask all parents to bring some snacks (fruits, cakes, drinks) that can be shared by the group .

The last half-hour is dedicated to "show-and-tell", where those kids who wish present their work to the group. Parents are of course welcome to admire everyone's achievements!

Why learn programming?

CDJ Waterloo playing with Makey-Makey
Learning to create in code is first and foremost lots of fun! We also believe it is important for children to understand what is going on behind the screen especially since our world is getting more and more connected. Why only share and like when you can learn how to shape the digital world?

If you (as a parent) are a beginner to coding - read this blog post by the CoderDojo Foundation's CEO, Mary Moloney.

Help out and share your super-powers

The organizers of CoderDojo Waterloo are a group of volunteers who think it is important that kids learn some coding. Join us if you are a parent who wants to get your kids involved, a coder who would like to help kids learn, or perhaps you're a parent who codes and wants to do both. We also need help with less technical tasks - perhaps you can bring a cake for our break? Or help us find sponsors? We need your help!