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Humans of CoderDojo WA II

CoderDojo WA

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AWST)

Humans of CoderDojo WA II

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Attendee 06/06/2017 Free  
Volunteer Helper (for this event) 06/06/2017 Free  

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CoderDojo WA is a state-wide network of fun, free and social computer programming clubs (Dojos) for young people aged 7-17. 


So that we can collectively get as many young Western Australians coding as possible, the CoderDojo WA network needs diverse input from many different individuals, groups and organisations who all have something unique to offer to their communities. 

Humans of CoderDojo WA II is a celebration of the outstanding efforts and contributions of teachers, librarians, software developers, engineers, parents, students, corporate professionals, game developers and more who run and support these Dojos in businesses, schools, libraries and community centres right across Western Australia. At Humans of CoderDojo WA II, you will be able to hear a mix of stories, observations, experiences and reflections from a stellar assortment of such people. 


  • Just getting started on your CoderDojo journey? This is the perfect opportunity to come along and find out more what it's like to be involved - from people who have already been running or supporting Dojos in WA.

  • Have you already been involved with CoderDojo WA? Re-connect with the community,  meet other contributors, get some new ideas, get inspired and leave feeling re-energised.


Everyone is welcome to join us. Come and enjoy the feeling of being part of unique and highly collaborative network of excellent humans who are all working together to enable the next generation of technologists.




5.30pm to 6.00pm

Doors open. Free time to meet others in the CoderDojo WA movement.


6.00pm to 7.30pm

Hear short reflections from a wide range of CoderDojo WA Champions, contributors and supporters. Get inspired, informed and excited by the achievements accomplished and possibilities explored by educators, technologists, CoderDojo parents, Ninjas and more. 


From 7.30pm to 8pm

Free pizza!


Lightning Talks - Confirmed Speakers


Strap yourself in! An AMAZING line-up of diverse speakers will share their insights and observations on technology, careers in tech, and the Dojo experience in a series of super quick lightning talks.


Shaun Gregory, 

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Woodside Energy    



Shaun will share some of Woodside's latest innovations with big data, automation, robotics and an alliance with NASA. He will also share what Woodside looks for in terms of skills and attitudes of future employees, and will give advice for parents and Ninjas.


Michelle Sandford

TEDx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and one of MCV's Most Influential Women in Games



Michelle is one of the most enthusiastic technologists you'll ever meet. She will talk about the mindset and attributes that are needed to succeed in the world of technology.


Jonathan DurnfordDojo Champion at Midland Library 



Jonathan will talk about the approaches that the City of Midland has taken with community and technology; including the Dojo at Midland Library, a Game Jam and technology workshops.


Camille Woodthorpe

Unity Gameplay Engineer at TheBroth



 As a multi-skilled developer with 7 years of professional experience, Camille will talk about her career journey and give advice for Ninjas.


Jack Lee-KopijData Scientist Graduate and Dojo Champion at Woodside Energy



Jack will share the story of the Woodside Dojo - how it was established, improvements they have made and where it is headed in future.


Gemma LockLong-term Ninja at ECU Mt Lawley and Central Institute of Technology Dojos.



Gemma will talk about her CoderDojo journey - the Dojos she has attended, and the games that she has been developing along the way.


Melissa Pettit, School Librarian, Dojo Champion and CoderDojo Catalyst



Not only has Melissa been running school Dojos, she has also started supporting the community of new and emerging Dojos. Melissa will talk about what she has been up to in her community.


David Smillie, Software Architect and Dojo Champion at Thales Australia, Perth



David will share the story of the Dojo he started at Thales Australia, what it has been like to run the Dojo, and some of the cool things they have been able to achieve.


Ben Weber, Ninja at the AASQA Dojo



Ben is a Ninja (young participant) of a Dojo supported by the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance. Ben will talk about his experience in the Dojo and how it has helped him.


Yvonne HarrisonDeputy Principal and Dojo Champion at Singleton Primary School



Yvonne is a leader and a visionary when it comes to introducing digital technologies to young people. As a long-term tech enthusiast, Yvonne will share her approach to teaching, her experiences of running a Dojo, and her reflections on technology.


Sam SpilsburyFormer ECU Mt Lawley Dojo Champion and Associate Software Engineer at Endless Computers



Sam is extremely passionate about coding, and was one of Western Australia's very first Dojo Champions. He will share with us some of the latest projects he has been working on. If you've ever wanted to get inside the mind of a coder here's your chance! 


Jess Watson, Game Designer, Motion Capture Technician and Community Manager at Let's Make Games.



Jess will share information about the local Let's Make Games community and will describe the supports and opportunities on offer for established and emerging game developers. 


Miriam Stanborough / Jacqueline ReynoldsInnovation Manager at Iluka Resources / Dojo supporter at Nedlands Primary School 



The Dojo at Nedlands Primary school have been able to garner the support of many parents from the school community to help as volunteers and Mentors. Miriam and Jacqueline will share the journey of this Dojo and how they were able to gain such support. 


Riduanul Hasan Shahria (Rid)Former Champion at the ECU Joondalup Dojo and Graduate Business Analyst at Bankwest

 __ Rid will share his CoderDojo journey and explain how his time helping Ninjas at CoderDojo helped him develop leadership skills to help even more people.

Parking and transport


Scitech is located across the road from City West train station. You can park for free under Scitech (City West). While you are at our event, make sure that you get your parking ticket validated by a Scitech staff member so that you can get out of the gate on your departure.


Thank you Scitech


A huge thank you to Scitech for providing the venue and staff assistance; without which this event would not be possible. 


Can you help?


We will need some help from volunteers on the night itself. If you can help please select the "volunteer helper" ticket. Thank you in advance for offering your time to assist.



Have questions about Humans of CoderDojo WA II? Contact CoderDojo WA

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When & Where

Science Theatre
Scitech Discovery Centre
Cnr Railway Street & Sutherland Street
West Perth, WA 6005

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AWST)

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CoderDojo WA

CoderDojo is an open-source, volunteer-driven, global movement of free coding clubs designed for young people (or, as we like to call them, CoderDojo Ninjas!). 

CoderDojo WA was initiated by, and is run and supported by the Fogarty Foundation. The Foundation focuses on innovative programs and initiatives that advance education, are West Australian focused and have a long term impact.

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