CoderDojo is a global community of free coding clubs for young people aged seven to 17. As members of the European Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, our passion for inspiring the next generation of technology leaders means we’re helping CoderDojo scale across Europe.
In 2015, Liberty Global staff helped us extend our partnership even further. CoderDojo Belgium worked with businesses, NGOs and local schools to organize a successful MegaDojo event for 10 to 14 year olds, attended by over 1,100 kids. More than 40 Telenet employees volunteered to support the event, helping young people learn basic coding techniques.
We also trained over 200 of our employees in the Netherlands to lead coding sessions at another MegaDojo in February 2016. Hosted by our Dutch operation, Ziggo, the event saw our new mentors assisting in excess of 1,000 young people with coding assignments.
At our Liberty Global Tech Summit Appathon, we invited five of the brightest minds, all winners of the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards, to demonstrate their projects alongside 100 professional developers.
Conor Begley is a perfect example of why Liberty Global has worked with the CoderDojo Foundation since 2013. Conor’s winning entry at the Tech Summit Appathon was Quick Com, a communication aid that could have real impact on how Disabled people interact with digital devices.