What we're about
CoderDojo Ponce Springs is a free and open non-profit group founded to teach youth (ages 7-17) to code. Our sessions are located in downtown Atlanta and are open to all metro Atlanta community youth and parents/guardians.
The international Coder Dojo movement (http://coderdojo.com/) began in Ireland in 2011 and has spread rapidly around the world!
2013 Recap Video!
New! We recorded a video to share with communities who want to start their own CoderDojos. Click the collage image below to see the video. It will show you how awesome our experience has been so far and what you can expect in 2014!
Important note: you must be a parent or older than 18 to sign up on this meetup site:
This site is for parents or people over the age of 18 to help us with events and to see how many people to expect at events. If you are under the age of 18, you may not sign up on this site or RSVP for events. Instead, you must have your parent or 18+ guardian do so for you. More importantly, your parent or 18+ guardian must attend all events with you. This is in accordance with Meetup and Coder Dojo policies.
You can learn more about our dojo by reading this press release (http://www.versionone.com/about-us/press-releases/article/VersionOne-Kicks-Off-CoderDojo-to-Teach-Atlanta-Kids-How-to-Code/).
Students getting started and online learning guide
Students, there is no need to wait! Just visit our Students getting started and online learning guide (https://github.com/JogoShugh/CoderDojoPonceSprings.Events/blob/master/Students_Getting_Started.md) right now, and you can start taking free online lessons that will get you excited and ready to learn even more when you attend in person!
Here's a sneak peak at what our live events look like:
The following videos were recorded at other dojos around the world are a lot like what happens in ours:
CoderDojo Movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=8B0GbBASvHI&feature=endscreen) (2:57)
CoderDojo Mentor Ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=HntLmTymmyc) (1:29)
CoderDojo Ponce Springs is being sponsored by VersionOne (http://www.versionone.com/) and operates out of VersionOne's downtown Atlanta.
About Our Name and Logo
Few people know that there was once an actual Ponce de Leon Springs located where the old Sears building / City Hall East and future Ponce City Market building is now. A local doctor named the springs after Juan Ponce de León, asserting that they keep one young. We hope much learning and many aspirations spring forth from all youth and youthful who attend our Coder Dojo!