Tickets for August 6th
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Our plans to host a Sunday dojo on the Eastside fell through. We’ve been hearing about libraries starting their own Dojos on the Eastside, but none have reached out to us, so we’re starting to reach out to them to see if we can help them build their dojos.
That brings us to…
Western Washington Needs More Dojos
A dojo doesn’t need to be huge, meet weekly, or meet on Saturday mornings. It doesn’t have to have loaner equipment or offer a wide variety of options. It just needs to be free to attend.
A lot of dojos meet once a month or so, only have room for 20-30 kids, and everyone does the same project. If you can round up 3-4 technical people who can mentor, CoderDojo offers a bunch of lessons and projects on its site. You and your volunteers can partner with a library (or house of worship, or store, or school, or maker space), pick a monthly project, and hold a meetup at the time that works best for you.
The Seattle metropolitan area hosts over 2,000,000 residents. There are hundreds of thousands of children between 8-18 who could use some help in becoming more savvy about not just using tech, but understanding how it works. Seattle has enough tech-skilled people and enough kids to support 60-100 dojos easily.
If you want to start a dojo here in Seattle or in any of the surrounding areas, go to the Coderdojo site and read more about what it takes to get started. If you need some advice or some promo to help you get launched, mail Greg and he’ll be glad to chat.