Seattle CoderDojo welcomes all children aged 8-18, regardless of experience. There is never a charge to the child or their parents to attend.

If if a child has never programmed, we’ll help them get started.

If they’re advanced, we’ll find them a mentor who can help them push their skills farther… or engage them as student mentors to help other students advance… or both.

Kids are encouraged to explore and be creative with code and coding tools.

The CoderDojo Charter is simple:

  • We commit to inspiring and supporting young people to learn how to create technology
  • We commit to always uphold the best interests of the young people attending our Dojo and ensuring best-practices are followed
  • We commit to the highest possible standards of child protection in our jurisdiction
  • We commit to not charging children attending nor their parents
  • We commit to encourage parent participation within our Dojo
  • We commit to sharing our knowledge for free (libre and open)
  • We commit to share our knowledge within our Dojo and to other Dojos
  • We commit to take care and uphold the good name of the global CoderDojo community
  • We commit to encouraging collaboration, peer to peer mentoring and project work between the attendees
  • We commit to welcoming volunteers and children regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion or ability.

The international CoderDojo movement, founded in 2011 by Irish teen James Whelton, has grown to over 1600 Dojos in 85 countries. Seattle CoderDojo is a proud, independent member of that movement.