Fremont CoderDojo is fun place to learn to code games, websites, and apps for young people between age 7 and 17. We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, at 7:00PM. This season we are learning skills in Scratch, HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. No experience necessary. Come to get inspired and share your creativity with others.


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A Free Ticket is required for entry. Register on EventBright. Each events tickets will be released about 2 weeks prior. We plan to hold most of our events on Thursdays, about twice a month. Please use the name of the young person when registering. You will need to make separate registrations for each young person attending. Those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adults do not need tickets, but must be accompanied by a child.


We need your assistance. CoderDojo is free, but not a free ride. Sign up for a job at the next session:


Bring (or borrow) your own laptop. Please contact us if you are unable to acquire your own laptop.

Registration and Finding Your Seat

The event starts at 7:00PM. I recommend arriving 10 to 15 minutes early to give yourself time to locate the Activities Building, register, and get set up on wifi. Remember, you will need to bring your own (or borrowed) laptop to use. Parents will complete registration by signing in minors. They will need to sign agreement to a waiver and child protection policy. Parents/guardians of children under the age of 13 will be required to stay for the duration of the club. Parents of those 13 and over will provide emergency contact information. We have a section of tables for parents to hang out at and a separate section of tables for young people.


One of the first things you will want to do is get connected to the internet. Look for the network called ‘coderdojo’. The password is ‘codeme2014’.


There will usually be a short presentation covering a few key ideas in a new language or library we are learning together. We will be learning some basics to get you started creating your own games, apps and websites with tools like Scratch, HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Python.

Young Coder Presentations

Before everything wraps up at 8:30PM, we want to give a few young people the opportunity to present their own coding projects to the group. If you have something you’d like to share, let one of our mentors know and we will try to fit you in.


See you there!


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Resources We Use

Scratch A visual, block-based programming language for kids Online Code Editor for HTML5/CSS/JavaScript
CodeCademy Step by step online coding classes in several languages
Studio Sketchpad Online Code Editor for the graphical Processing language Large collection of Processing Tutorials Free Web Hosting with a built-in text editor
Html Cheat Sheet Reference Look up different types of elements to stucture your web-page.
CSS Cheat Sheet Reference CSS selectors and properties to style your web-page.