Southwest Coder Dojo

Southwest Coder Dojo is a member of Coder Dojo International, an organization of free, volunteer-led coding clubs. We were founded to provide introductory coding experiences for youth and teens (ages 11-18). Our volunteer mentors are software developers and software industry professionals from the Twin Cities.

Register with Hennepin County Library to attend our Dojo events. Tickets are free, but seats are limited. No experience in programming required. Remember to bring your laptop!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Dojo?
It's a club where kids learn to code.

How old do you have to be to participate?
Our Dojo is for youth and teens ages 11-18.

What if my parents want to come along?
Parents can find a comfy place to wait for you at the library. Since parents are not participants, they do not need tickets.

Who are the volunteers?
Our mentors are members of the community with some coding experience. Many are parents of Southwest High School students. All adult volunteers have background checks on file.

What should I bring to a Dojo meeting?
Bring your laptop, power charger and earbuds.

What if I don’t have a laptop?
If you have a library card, you can sign up to use a library computer. Or check out this list of low cost computer and internet resources.