CoderDojo NOVA

CoderDojo is a movement oriented around running free, not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.

CoderDojo NOVA


At CoderDojo NOVA (“CoderNova”), young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. CoderNova is set up, run by and taught at by volunteers. We organize tours of technology companies, bring in guest speakers to talk about their career and what they do, and organize events. CoderNova makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable, and cool experience. CoderNova also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software, and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally.

Organization Details

CoderDojo NOVA Website
Thomas Debass (@debass) and Gelila Teshome (@GelilaAmare) co-founded CoderDojo Nova in 2013, driven by their desire to expose their three daughters the universal language of the future: coding.
We are a program of the 501(c)3 non-profit NVCC Educational Foundation; and we are an independent chapter, unaffiliated with any other organizations such as CoderDojo DC or CoderDojo USA.
Our coding sessions will work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it! Most sessions require no prior knowledge!