Why should I get a CoderDojo email account for my Dojo?
Having a CoderDojo email account makes life safer and easier for everyone, so many Champions choose to have an @coderdojo.com email address set up. A CoderDojo email address:
- Allows the Champion and other volunteers to manage all their Dojo’s communications in one place.
- Enables multiple volunteers to access and manage the Dojo’s account.
- Is more recognisable for potential Ninjas and parents/guardians looking to get in touch.
- Is a safer channel of communication: your Dojo profile on the community platform Zen must include an email address where your Dojo can be reached, so using a CoderDojo email address means you do not need to make an email address that you might use for work or personal business visible online.
How do I get one set up?
To get an @coderdojo.com email account set up for a new Dojo, simply request one during the online application process of your Dojo: in the Dojo information section of your application, select the option on the right (see image below). Then we will create the email account for you once we have verified your Dojo.
To request a CoderDojo email account for your existing Dojo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to set it up for you.
Using other email accounts
It is important to note that you cannot use a personal email address for your Dojo. We cannot verify a Dojo application in which the Champion has given their personal email address as their Dojo email address. Using a business email account is permitted, but only if other volunteers at your Dojo have access to it. Champions can also set up a brand-new email account for their Dojo, provided the address is used for Dojo-related communications only and accessible to the other volunteers of that Dojo.