Building OSS communities with kids in Japan - Yohei Yasukawa - FOSSASIA Summit 2017

Published on: Sunday, 9 April 2017

Speaker(s): Yohei Yasukawa (Tokyo)

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people that started from late 2011. And I started CoderDojo in Japan with my friends in OpenSource Cafe in early 2012. It was a very small start and to be honest I wasn't sure if it will grow and scale; however, the fact is that there are now 70+ communities (dojos) in Japan, 1150+ dojos in the world. This means, in Japan, that EVERY week kids can talk and learn about programming face-to-face with people in opensource communities, regardless of where they live (not everywhere for now, but almost).According to the statistics of CoderDojo, currently in Asia, this big growth only happens in Japan. But I think this kind of opensource community will be a great fit for other countries in Asia. So in this talk, as a co-founder and representative director of CoderDojo Japan, I would like to share the knowledges and experiences on how we evolve, what problems we met, and why I'm so encouraged to share them in Asia.# ReferencesKids are coding it for themselves, Nikkei Asian Review Japan - The 1st Conference for CoderDojo communities in Japan

(Type: Talk | Track: Internet, Society & Politics | Room: Einstein (Floor 2))

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