CoderDojo Carlton (Term 1, 2018)

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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 7-17 year olds where they can learn to create with technology with help from volunteer mentors.

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

Contact: carltoncoderdojo@gmail




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

TERM 1 DATES: February 1st - March 29th (Bookings open: January 14th)
1. Thursday 1 February, 4.30pm to 6pm.
2. Thursday 15 February, 4.30pm to 6pm.
3. Thursday 1 March, 4.30pm to 6pm.
4. Thursday 15 March, 4.30pm to 6pm.
5. Thursday 29 March, 4.30pm to 6pm.


  • This ticket registers you for EVERY SESSION in TERM 1.

  • Participants (Ninjas) must be 7-17 years of age.

  • 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 either the Training or Art Room NOT both.

  • Most of all, Be Cool XD

(For more information, see the FAQ below)

Coderdojo Carlton runs in two rooms:

Art Room (bring your laptop) - What's offered in the Training Room plus mBots, LittleBits, RasberryPi, Arduinos, 3D printers ... . If you don't have your own laptop/device, we have 8 Ipads with pre-installed software for coding activities available for use.Photograph of the Art Room

Training Room - No laptop required.

Photograph of the Training Room


What is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged 7-17 can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, create 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 sessions in two rooms?

The Training Room has 15 desktop computers available for use whereas you need to bring your own laptop for the Art Room.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you are booking a session in the Art Room and want to use a computer, please let us know as we only have 2 computers and 8 iPads available in that room. You don't need to bring anything for a session in the Training Room.

Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required only curiousity :)

Why will my registration be removed if I miss two sessions?

Participants sometimes register for our Dojo and never attend or only attend one session. Unfortuantely, their registration takes away the opportunity for another ninja to attend our popular Dojo. We understand unexpected things happen (someone falls sick, the car won't start, your unicorn won't fly :) ) but in order to stop this issue, we implemented a policy where registrations are cancelled if participants miss two session within a term without giving us adequate notice of their absence. If your registration is removed, you can still re-register for following terms. If you know in advance that you will miss a session, just let us know :)

Special thanks to our amazing supporters:

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For other CoderDojos running around Melbourne please check the following page

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