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January 30, 2017 | By

LogMeIn and CoderDojo Team Up For Kids!

It may be the middle of winter, but this past Saturday kids and their families came out in full force to attend the first Charles River CoderDojo session of 2017. The event, hosted at LogMeIn’s HQ in Boston, and sponsored by Mission Possible, LogMeIn’s Community Outreach Program, teaches web development languages such as Javascript, CSS and MIT Media Lab’s free programming language, Scratch to kids ages 7-17.

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Saturday’s 2017 kick off session was extra special as it was also sponsored by LogMeIn’s online collaboration product join.me and one of our favorite communication tools, Slack! What’s the connection there you may be asking? Well, the CoderDojo Foundation, based in Dublin, uses the join.me and Slack integration for real-time collaboration with volunteers across multiple countries, as well as simple and efficient external communication with their board of directors. CoderDojo has just nine employees, but through technology they can enable thousands of volunteers to impact tens of thousands of kids, all around the world!

join.me & Slack came out BIG for Saturday’s session providing cool swag like water bottles, backpacks, cozy Slack socks (we’re calling them Slocks?…) and stickers for the nearly 40 children that attended. Matt Kaplan, LogMeIn’s Chief Product Officer, welcomed the group to the event and then Amir Shevat, Slack’s Head of Developer Relations, sent a special video message from their offices in San Francisco, about dreaming big and working hard. Smiles were ear to ear as the children coded away on their laptops, creating fun games that they proudly shared with the group at the end. We are thrilled to be part of CoderDojo’s global movement of young coders and look forward to the rest of the 2017 winter sessions.LMI Coderdojo

To learn more about how CoderDojo uses join.me and Slack check out the below video. 

If you are interested in having your kids attend one of our upcoming CoderDojo winter sessions visit: https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/776


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