Can anyone register to join Derry CoderDojo?
Everyone is welcome to become a member of Derry CoderDojo. We recommend that kids are aged 8 and over but we sometimes take on younger children if they can read and seem able to manage the tasks. You need to register as a member on our official CoderDojo page. This allows the CoderDojo Foundation to keep track of our member count. This is available here: https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/gb/derry/derry

How do I register to attend a session?
We post all our events on our Eventbrite page: click to view Eventbrite event page
You can sign up to attend our events there. Tickets are usually released approximately one week before the session is due to take place. Once they are released, it will be announced on our social media accounts:
Alternatively, you can be notified of new sessions and other news by email by signing up to our newsletter: Newsletter Signup

How much do sessions cost?
It is free to attend our Saturday sessions but all donations towards running costs are much appreciated. Sometimes we facilitate events on behalf of other organisations and these may incur a cost. Also, we occasionally host fundraising events and appreciate the support of all our attendees at these.

Do I need to attend with my child?
Yes, due to insurance reasons all children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times for the duration of the sessions. If you do need to go somewhere you can arrange with another parent to look after your child in your absence. Mentors cannot accept responsibility for unaccompanied children.

My child has special needs, can they still attend?
Our sessions are open to everyone, regardless of their personal circumstances. We do our best to accommodate all children and have some experience in mentoring children on the autistic spectrum. However, we are acutely aware that all children are different and therefore if you have any particular suggestions of how we can help your child specifically, let us know and we will do our best. You can speak to one of the mentors or if you’d rather discuss privately you can email us at derrycoderdojo@gmail.com

Where do sessions take place?
Our sessions take place at Magee Campus of Ulster University in the computer labs (MF124/125). This is in the MF building to the left of the main car park. The door will be locked as it can’t be opened from the outside at weekends but if you wait at the entrance shown below one of our mentors will come out and let you in.

A map showing how to get to the campus is available here: https://goo.gl/maps/hFxwFYYbJes

A map of the campus is available here:https://www.ulster.ac.uk/pdf/campus-maps/Magee_Campus_Map.pdf


Is there free parking available?
You can park in the main Magee car park (see campus map) which can be accessed from the Rock Road. You will have to take a ticket from the machine on entry but there is no charge at weekends so you just need to put this into the machine on exit. There’s no need to have your ticket validated.

If you have any other queries, please forward them to derrycoderdojo@gmail.com
Please note that as we are a voluntary organisation run by mentors who either work full-time or are studying at university, you may not get an immediate response but we will reply as soon as we can.