CoderDojo Anvil

Largest, FREE coding organization in Indiana serving the Greater Lafayette and West Lafayette communities.

Coderdojo anvil is made possible by our generous sponsorS

Our Mission

We are inspiring the next generation of coders, tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs by believing in the importance of early and consistent exposure to STEM fields.  

CoderDojo Anvil is revolutionizing mainstream views of coding and changing stereotypes by allowing children to start at such a young age. They will gain new skills, make new friends and become part of our growing community.

We are a volunteer-run coding club for young people ages 7-17 where they learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and get exposure to STEM fields.

Our sessions may include either a formal lesson from our curriculum, a partner organization sharing their particular expertise, or interacting with the newest gadgets and toys to understand how they work.

How do I get involved?

In order for you child to participate at our sessions, you must sign a liability form (Please click here.) Afterward you will receive information about our next session! 

Students are no longer required to bring laptops to sessions and those under the age of 11 must have a parent accompany them.

All sessions are held at the Anvil located at Purdue University, where we encourage learning and development in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

Photos

We post updates and pictures of our sessions on our social media pages. Please like and follow our Facebook and Twitter to keep updated!

Our Team

Co-founders Farah & Doonyah Alucozai

Our Team

In 2015, Farah and Doonyah Alucozai co-founded CoderDojo Anvil. Doonyah Alucozai, a freshman in High School at the time had an interest in coding and STEM sparked by various clubs and events at Purdue University. Her desire to learn more sent her on a journey to find a consistent group where she could develop her skills. Much to her dismay, many coding camps, clubs and specialized workshops cost money, operated over a short amount of time and did not build upon past exposure.

Rather than losing hope, she honed her knowledge online and worked with her sister to empower and open up opportunities for other young people in the community. They were able to establish the first CoderDojo in their area and have taken that initial idea and scaled it into the largest Indiana coding club, offering free and consistent exposure to coding and STEM. 

Beyond their immediate community, the sisters are also focused on growing coding initiatives across the state and supporting existing ones that share their mission. None of their success would have been possible without the generous support of volunteers, parents, organizations and of course the children!

If you are interested in getting in touch with the sisters, you can reach out to their organization through the contact page below. 

Press & Media

Members of the media are invited to contact us by email below!

Kids and Parents Invited to CoderDojo Anvil Kickoff
CoderDojo Kickoff Rings in Three Years of Success
CoderDojo Heroes: Doonyah and Farah Alucozai
Sisters team up to make coding available to the community
Students partner with the Anvil on free coding club for youth
Farah & Doonyah Alucozai - young, women entrepreneurs
CoderDojo Anvil celebrating anniversary with open house
Kids wanna code? There’s a new club for that.

Get in touch

Location

 320 North St, 
West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or press inquiries please feel free to email us below, or message us on Facebook!

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