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CoderDojo: Creating Coding Communities, Presented by Robyn King, Fogarty Foundation

Monday, 09 May 2016

There are growing calls from industry for STEM skills and 21stC social and emotional skills yet our current educational models are not keeping up with these changing desires of the workforce.

The Fogarty Foundation supports CoderDojo WA, a network of free community coding clubs, that presents a new solution to the challenge of activing young programmers and equipping them with the skills needed for a knowledge nation. The CoderDojo model works by empowering the Ninjas, Mentors and Champions involved, creating a space where young and old alike are able to help each other with creative digital projects that improve their coding skills in supportive spaces. We believe that Dojo’s are the classroom of the future and hope that our support for CoderDojo extends across the education system, connecting teachers, students, community and industry to secure WA’s future as an innovation leader.

About the Speaker:

Andy Robyn brings several years of corporate legal experience and extensive involvement in community initiatives to her role as Executive Officer of the Fogarty Foundation. Robyn has completed an Arts/Law degree and the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, as part of UWA’s MBA Program at the Centre for Social Impact. This has provided Robyn with valuable insight and experience for her role at the Foundation by exposing her to current best practice and research in how to make an impactful contribution to complex issues in our society, particularly in relation to education, innovation and community building.