In order to provide primary and secondary school students, the opportunity for learning programming and other IT skills, Bit Alliance organized free programming schools and CoderDojo IT clubs in cooperation with partners.
CoderDojo is a movement established in Ireland that has created a global network of developers based on the volunteer work of mentors and other staff. CoderDojo community believes that understanding of programming languages is becoming increasingly important in the contemporary world, that it is better and easier to learn these skills in early adolescence and that everyone has the opportunity to learn these skills. Over the course of the year, more than 38,000 children have been attending CoderDojo workshops in more than 60 countries around the world. Within the CoderDojo school, attendees can learn to code, create a website, an application or a game, and introduce technology in an informal and creative environment.
Bit Alliance shares the vision of CoderDojo movement and has organized CoderDojo free programming school at 16 locations in 11 cities of B&H (Sarajevo, Sokolac, Travnik, Banja Luka, Gračanica, Tuzla, Maglaj, Zenica, Mostar, Konjic, Istočno Sarajevo). Up to now, more than 700 elementary and high school students from Bosnia and Herzegovina attended a free coding program. The school is organized in partnership with partner organizations on the basis of voluntary mentoring which enables children and young people to master the programming languages.
Our goal is to organize a free programming school CoderDojo in other cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the forthcoming period, and we invite all organizations and IT professionals who consider the CoderDojo project useful for improving the IT community in BiH to contact us at [email protected]