Coding has been portrayed in the past as something exclusively for computer experts, as something very difficult and advanced. However we believe that anyone can learn the basics to code, and teaching children to code at earlier ages can allow them to become familiar with many concepts. Teaching kids to code is not about programming itself. It’s about promoting creativity, curiosity, teaching persistence, and giving young people a sense of how they can create technology. We want to put this power into the hands and hearts of every child attending our Koder sessions.
Our seasoned and talented coaches have combined over 40 years of experience in computer science, engineering, education and entreprenuership. We are striving to nurture an environment that allows students to create something that interests them and encourages them to explore various ways to solve different problems.
Whether we're fighting climate change or going to space, everything is moved forward by computers, and we don't have enough people who can code. Teaching young people to code early on can help build skills and confidence and energize the classroom with learning-by-doing opportunities. I learned how to fly a hot air balloon when I was 30,000 feet up and my life was in the balance: you can learn skills at any age but why wait when we can teach everyone to code now!”
Founder, Virgin Group
An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field.”
Learning to code is the single best thing anyone can do to get the most out of the amazing future in front of us.”
Co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz