Welcome to CoderDojo Southern Minnesota.

Free coding workshops for youth. Our Dojo sessions welcome anyone 8 - 16 years old and cover everything from basic HTML & CSS, to JavaScript, game development and web programming. Most sessions require no prior knowledge!

There will be no CoderDojo in December. We hope to be back in mid-January or early February.

Help us make CoderDojo SoMN better: we want to take time to reflect on the impact that CoderDojo has had, what works, what should be improved, etc. Please help us by filling the survey below.

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Come design and build amazing things.

We speak the language of the future.

CoderDojo is...

Coderdojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. Since CoderDojo is open source all Dojos are different and completely autonomous!

Who can sign up?

Southern Minnesota CoderDojo welcomes all kids ages 8 to 16 and will work proactively to eliminate barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for kids to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!


Why should your child learn to code? Programming prepares kids for more than math - and it's more fun. There is perhaps no skill as important as learning to program. So if your kids aren't learning to program, now's the time to start.

Some of the stuff we do.

Let your creativity soar...Get help creating a website, computer game, or even an app for your mobile device. Expect a fun and yet challenging environment.


Create stories, games, and animations. Share with others around the world.

Web Development

HTML5 is one of the hot web technologies and is widely gaining acceptance across mobile and web.

MIT App Inventor

Develop applications for Android phones with a web browser and a phone or emulator.

Minecraft and Python

This class will take you through some of the basics of programming Minecraft Pi Edition using the Python

Kids Ruby

Have fun and make games, or hack your homework using Ruby! Just tell your parents or teachers you're learning Ruby programming... ;)

Unity Game Engine

Unity is a game development ecosystem used to create interactive 3D and 2D content.

Want to mentor? Get in touch!

If you are passionate about coding and teaching children, join us. Everyone is welcome, regardless of technical ability. We hare prepared a document to answer the most common questions.
To join and attend our next meeting please sign up below.

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