Welcome to CoderDojo Nelson

CoderDojo is a worldwide network of independent, volunteer led programming clubs for young people. CoderDojo Nelson meets at NMIT, Nelson on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm. CoderDojo Nelson is also affiliated with Code Club Aotearoa.


CoderDojo is FREE but registration is required as there are limited spaces available. This year we are doing the sign-up for the entire term instead of week to week. New people are still welcome to join after the term starts if we still have spaces available. You can email us at coderdojonelson@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if spaces are available or put you on a waiting list.

NOTE (updated 24/1/18): Term 1 of 2018 registration is now open on Eventbrite.

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Session Acivities

What are we working on this week?
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Some of the Technologies & Learning Resources we use

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Well done to everybody that submitted a game for The Arcade 2.0. ...

Scratch Competition Winners ! After much deliberation we finally have the top three games from our scratch competition: "Dots Attack 2" by 'kingrex1' - A wonderfully simple but addictive (and rather difficult game) demonstrating that games don't have to be complicated or have fancy graphics to be fun. scratch.mit.edu/projects/174551144/ "SpeedBall" by 'LDC27' - Nice Mechanics give a polished feel to this game. It's short on levels (which left us wanting more and we look forward to seeing this game develop further). scratch.mit.edu/projects/151590157/ "Asteroids Classic!" by 'KelianNZ' - Good clean graphics and game-play including thrust and hyperspace and simple sound effects make this a nice tribute to the classic game. scratch.mit.edu/projects/170822146/ The programmers above will all receive a 'Retro Arcade' pong kit. We'd also like to thank all the programmers who contributed a game this year: "Air Attack" by HarryPotterMouse100 - Reminiscent of vertical scroller games like '1942' - The game plays well with a soundtrack that matches the game nicely - it was very much a contender for our top three. Great work. scratch.mit.edu/projects/175506159/ "Escape the Room" by 'kingrex1' - A difficult but addictive game with good mechanics and again, nice clean simple graphics. This would have likely made it into our top three had kingrex1's other game not already been selected. We look forward to seeing other works by kindrex1 in the future. scratch.mit.edu/projects/166928435/ "Survivor 2" by 'loui4' - This game shows potential - There has clearly been a lot of work gone into creating it and with a bit more polishing (and perhaps reducing the maximum number of sprites on the screen) it will be great to play. scratch.mit.edu/projects/176080679/ "Luffy" by '123qwe123qwe' - It's not a game, instead something that could be built on by other people. We like that - it's what we're about; sharing skills, knowledge and ideas. scratch.mit.edu/projects/171094583/ "dead man zapdos" by 'zapdos111222333' - A good attempt at Asteroids with nice movement and cool stars. scratch.mit.edu/projects/170312209/ "doom on the broom" by 'OBi0330' - A fun, colourful game with a great title and nice sound. scratch.mit.edu/projects/159995218/ "Cheese Chase ghost mode" by 'OBi0330' - A second entry by OBi0330 showing great potential with a bit more work (and perhaps slow the bugs down a bit.... it's really hard!) scratch.mit.edu/projects/174147502/ "Space" by 'Minecraftfourme' - Another good attempt at the classic Asteroids game, and with a touch of humor. scratch.mit.edu/projects/170312796/

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