Twice a month, the University of West Florida Innovation Institute is hosting a CoderDojo programming class for kids ages 7-17 to engage in a fun learning experience where they will learn how to code, develop apps, websites, games and more.
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led movement that establishes free, non-profit coding clubs and sessions for elementary, middle and high school students. To date, there are over 440 clubs in 43 countries and counting. Pensacola’s dojo is the first in northern Florida with other clubs in Tampa and Miami. The UWF Innovation Institute, with the support of its community partners, including AppRiver, Beck Properties, Silver Bullet and GBSI, hosted the first “CoderDojo Pensacola” on Thursday, June 19, with 15 student “ninjas” ages 6-15 participating.