Frequently Asked Questions

Parents

Q. What are the upcoming CoderDojo McDonough dates?
A. Our tentative dates for the remainder of 2017 are: April 23 May 21 June 11 July 16 August 20 September 17 October 15 November 19
Q. How old does my child have to be?
A. Ages 7-17 are welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the session. If you are older than 17 and want to participate, please consider [becoming a mentor!](/mentor)
Q. What does attendance cost?
A. Attending CoderDojo sessions is free thanks to our volunteers and sponsors.
Q. Where are sessions located?
A. Currently sessions are held at the [McDonough Public Library](http://www.henry.public.lib.ga.us/index.php/about-hcls/branches-map-directions), located at 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd, McDonough, GA 30253.
Q. Do I need to bring anything?
A. Yes, your child should come with a laptop.
Q. Do I have to stay with my child for the sessions?
A. If your child is younger than 13, your presence is required. All parents are welcome to stay and learn with their child.
Q. Does my child need prior knowledge to attend?
A. No. Kids can learn from the ground up.
Q. My child is looking for more advanced development resources, will they still benefit from attending?
A. Yes. Many of the mentors are experienced developers with advanced skills and understanding of more difficult concepts.

Mentors

Q. Do I need to have programming knowledge to be a mentor?
A. No. All a mentor needs are problem solving skills, the ability to google, and a passion for technology. [Click here](/mentor) for information on how to become a mentor at CoderDojo McDonough.
Q. Will I be expected to teach at sessions?
A. Not necessarily. Students will be directed to websites to learn from. Mentors will provide assistance, problem solving, and encourage collaboration between kids.
Q. Do I need to bring anything?
A. No. Each child will have their own laptop.
Q. Do I have to attend every session to be a mentor?
A. You’re not required to attend every session, though we’d love to have you!
Q. I have kids interested in coding, can I bring them along?
A. Of course! Let us know if you want them to be in your group and we’ll make arrangements.