There are a number of different scenarios that may result in the establishment of a regional body. In all circumstances, the below criteria must be met so that the regionalisation process can take place.
- Regional area: in a CoderDojo context, the term ‘regional’ typically implies a country. In exceptional circumstances, a regional body may encompass an area representing or equal to a state (e.g California, USA).
- The scale of CoderDojo: to begin the regionalisation process, a group of at least 10 Dojos should contact the Foundation. At least three CoderDojo community members (champions or mentors) from different Dojos should be directly involved as leaders of the regional body.
- CoderDojo Foundation engagement: potential regional leaders should have a pre-existing relationship with the CoderDojo Foundation. They also need to be active, connected, and engaged community members.
- Community engagement: there has to be adequate support for the regional body from the majority of Dojos in the area. To ensure that the forming regional body legitimately represent their CoderDojo community, the CoderDojo Foundation will facilitate a process of seeking community feedback and involvement
- Partnership potential: regional leads should have an identified a pipeline of potential partner organisations to support them in their efforts to scale and sustain CoderDojo in the region. Potential partners could include corporations, community groups, local government networks etc.