CoderDojo Carlton at Kathleen Syme Library (TERM 4)

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Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

Carlton, VIC 3053


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CoderDojo Carlton is a club for young people aged 7-17 where they can learn coding with help from volunteers.

If you’re interested in learning to code, developing websites, apps, programs, games or exploring technology in an informal, safe, and creative environment, this club is for you!

Fortnightly Thursdays during school terms from 4.30pm to 6pm.

1. Thursday 12 October, 4.30pm to 6pm.
2. Thursday 26 October, 4.30pm to 6pm.
3. Thursday 9 November, 4.30pm to 6pm.
4. Thursday 23 November, 4.30pm to 6pm.
5. Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm to 6pm.


  • This ticket registers you for EVERY SESSION in TERM 4.

  • Parents/Guardians must accompany all Ninjas to and from the Dojo session and must remain within the library premises for the duration of the Dojo session. If a ninja is 13 and under, they must be accompanied by a parent during the session.

  • CoderDojo Carlton is a club not a classroom. The focus is on self-led learning with our volunteer mentors offering assistance.

  • Please be aware, if you miss TWO DOJO sessions without giving us adequate notice, your term booking will be removed to give another eager Ninja an opportunity to attend.

  • Please book your child into only one of the rooms (both sessions will run at the same time).

  • Most of all, Be Cool XD

(For more information, see the FAQ below)

Coderdojo Carlton session runs in two rooms (please only book into one room):
Art Room (bring your laptop)
Photograph of the Art Room

Training Room

Photograph of the Training Room

Please note Mbots, LittleBits, RasberryPi, Arduinos, 3D printers available only in the Art Room! Please book into the Art Room session if you would like to use any of these.



What is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. For more information, check out:

Do I need to come with a parent?

If you are 13 and under, you must be accompanied by a parent during the session.

What is going to be covered in a typical dojo session?

In our Dojo sessions we usually start with scratch and progress into more advanced topics such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python. You will have as well a chance to play with some of our hardware such as mBots, Rassberry Pis, Arduinos. Please indicate your area of interest and one of our experienced volunteers might be able to guide you.

Why are there session in two rooms?

One session is held in a room with 15 desktop computers whereas the other session is held in the Art Room where there is no equipment provided. You do need to bring your laptop if you are attending the session in the Art Room. We offer two sessions as we would like more ninjas to participate in our coding club.

Do I need to bring anything?

You do need to bring a laptop if you are attending a session in the Art Room.

Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required only curiousity :)

Why do we now have term bookings? Why will my registration be removed if I miss two sessions?

This policy change is due to an issue where participants have registered for our Dojo but have then not attended. There has also been no attempt to contact our Dojo to let us know which also means a space has been taken from another eager Ninja. We understand unexpected things happen (someone falls sick, the car won't start, your unicorn will not fly :) ) but in order to stop this issue, we are implementing the policy in which your registration for this term will be removed if you miss two session without giving us adequate notice. If you are removed, you will still be able to re-register for the following terms. If you know in advance that you will miss a session, just let us know :)

Special thanks to our amazing supporter:

If the time is not suitable for you please check out other events run at the library by the Melbourne Library Technology Team

Melbourne Library Technology Team offers a range of workshops and technology based learning services located accross the Melbourne Library Service. To find out more about the services please head to

or contact the team at or 03 9658 9379 for more information.

For other CoderDojos running around Melbourne please check the following page

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