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!

Beginner SQL (Structured Query Language)

This week we learned SQL by using SQL Fiddle to create a simple database (of two tables) and then writing simple queries against the da...


2019-2020 Schedule Released

The 2019-2020 Southwest Coder Dojo calendar has been released.  The Dojo meets on Saturdays at 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the Walker Library. Tic...


Next Dojo: April 20

The next Coder Dojo will be held on Saturday, April 20th.  Please join us at the Walker Library for an afternoon of learning and cod...


Building the Game

Over the last two sessions, we built out the game functionality by programming two important parts of the game: Returning a random word ...


Planning the Game

This session, we spent time on an often overlooked part of programming: the planning stage. Specifically, we did the following: We made ...