FAQ Safety Harbor CoderDojo

Parents

There are no requirements for attending a CoderDojo class other than bringing yourself and a desire to learn. Every Dojo teaches a basic introduction to making a webpage as a starting point to learning how to code. From there, children begin to learn how to code in more advanced languages by learning from each other and from the mentors.
Approximately 7–17 years old.
It’s recommended that they have used a computer and browsed the internet before but no real computer skills are needed. The point is to introduce kids to programming and inspire them to explore technology on their own.
Our CoderDojo develops content to suit the students and mentors in attendance. CoderDojo recommends HTML as a good starting point to demonstrate to kids that they can actually create content. This will encourage progression into more complex programming with functions/loops/variables etc.
Mentors include parents, teachers and programmers from the industry who are enthusiastic about helping kids to develop their coding skills.
Yes! We highly encourage parents to stay with their children throughout the process. This allows everyone to learn something new and amazing!
Parents are supposed to bring a laptop for their child’s use at our Dojo. We understand that this might not be possible. If you need help acquiring one please click here to contact us

Mentors

No. All a mentor needs are problem solving skills, the ability to google, and a passion for technology.
No, kids will be directed to websites to learn from. Mentors will provide assistance, problem solving, and encourage collaboration between kids.
No. Each child will have their own laptop.
You’re not required to attend every session, though we’d love to have you!
Of course! Let us know if you want them to be in your group and we’ll make arrangements.