On the one hand, the company that contributed to making the technology a lot more massive than it was before, and on the other a global network that is based on a strong community of developers, especially at the beginning. In short, the marriage between Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo was one of those you could expect and able to produce children of a certain type. Collaboration, indeed, the true one between the two, aims to bring the coding themes to boys from 7 to 17 years old, the main reference audience of the developer movement born in 2011 in Ireland. The novelty is that CoderDojo is growing a lot even from us: in April he arrived in Italy with an event in Milan and is not said that he can not come back soon to our country with another series of encounters.
As mentioned, together Raspberry and CoderDojo can do great things. The first will put the hardware, the second the training know-how and the enthusiastic community boasting around the world. “We can make interesting projects together – said Philip Colligan, CEO of the Foundation – we have the opportunity to go even further, joining our forces.” The plans are clear: increase the number of voluntary CoderDojers to at least 5,000 by 2020 (now we’re just over 1,000). According to Raspberry, collaboration with the movement will not cause a Pi monopoly within the classes. Each CoderDojo can decide on the tools to use, as done so far. It is clear, however, that once under the same hat, initiatives aimed at involving the various mini PC iterations are set to grow, though without a clear exclusivity.