The role CoderDojo is a global movement of free coding clubs for young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Clubs (Dojos) running all over the world give young people the opportunity to learn to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, enabling 45000 young people to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation (CHQ 20812), which is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation family.
Coolest Projects is one of CoderDojo’s flagship initiatives. The event takes place annually at the Royal Dublin Society and sees young people from the global CoderDojo community come together to share their projects.
Established in 2012 by a core group of CoderDojo volunteers and industry professionals, its primary purpose is to recognise and reward creativity within the CoderDojo community. Within just six years, this unique initiative has grown from a small occasion with fewer than 100 people taking part into an international event with thousands of attendees. Last year, more than 10000 community members from all over the world came to Coolest Projects to witness projects built by more than 750 young people.
We are now looking for an experienced Events Manager to oversee the organisation, execution, and delivery of Coolest Projects as we seek to scale it globally. You will also be responsible for the organisation and execution of other key CoderDojo events. This will involve working with the wider community, supporting events from a distance, and acting as the primary point of contact for volunteer teams.
In addition, you will work closely with both the CoderDojo Foundation community team and with colleagues from the Raspberry Pi Foundation to organise, support, and attend events of high value and impact to the CoderDojo community. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and an impressive track record of organising and executing events.
The CoderDojo Foundation’s staff is a team of ten people based in Dublin. Our offices are in Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space in the city centre, where we also run a Dojo for local young people twice a month. We are passionate about education and technology. We are also known for playing card games over lunch. If you are looking to have a real-world impact as part of a growing global movement, then this is the organisation and the role for you. Find more information about our team here.
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