Coder Dojo


Coder Dojo provides a dynamic forum for developing computer coding skills that lay the foundation for web, app, and game design. These skills engender a deeper understanding of information technology and create more informed and savvy information users. In a technology driven world, the Calgary Public Library will provide a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for children and youth to become more familiar and expert with computer and web applications.


Program Goals

Coder Dojos are designed to:

  • To build digital literacy skills
  • To instill confidence using technology
  • To develop computer programming skills
  • To build peer to peer coaching skills


Length of the program

  • Approximately 2 hours weekly for 8 weeks as a pilot


Volunteer Qualification

  • Beginner coding knowledge.
  • Ability to work positively in a child centered program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Skills to mentor and help develop coding skills
  • Coaching experience an asset, to motivate and guide participants in project management.


Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session.
  • Be part of a team that creates a positive, fun, and enriching environment for participants.
  • Provide positive helpful feedback to program participants.
  • Be respectful of children, other volunteers, and staff.
  • Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one session.
  • Contact library staff if you are unable to attend a scheduled session.


Contact Person from Volunteer Resources

Lisa O’Blenis, Volunteer Resources Specialist

Phone: 403-260-2632 E-mail: Lisa.O’