What’s on U18

Coder Dojo

Are you under eighteen? Do you know about programming or are keen to learn and give it a go? If so, CoderDojo might be for you!

Learn how to code – or if you already can – improve your skills. Build cool stuff – games, websites, apps and more – while meeting other people who love the same things you do. All you need to bring is a laptop and your enthusiasm to code!

CoderDojo is a worldwide network of young programmers and hackers, with over 100 dojos all over the world, from Cape Town, South Africa to Silicon Valley, California.

MadLab’s CoderDojo was launched in December 2012. It’s a monthly group that focuses on programming technologies and takes the form of practical sessions, short talks and meetings. Average attendance has been around 60 and the events have earned consistently excellent feedback from participants, particularly for its success in providing an encouraging space for young girls to get into coding.

Next Coder Dojo dates: various

Young Rewired State 2013

We’re delighted to have hosted YRS for the fourth consecutive year – we’re its biggest UK centre and have been involved since the very beginning. YRS is a hack week that aims to support young developers and coders in using public data to build apps, websites and anything else that people may use and is a great way to get teenagers involved. This year we joined forces with the BBC to provide two YRS centres in Greater Manchester.

Check out this video to see how Manchester did at YRS 2013!

Young Rewired State 2013 at Manchester Digital Laboratory from Prohyena on Vimeo.