About Anna: Anna first started coding at age of 10, with her best friend from school. She quickly discovered her passion in coding, and participated in the annual AppJamming Summit, a regional app competition. She received the Best Presentation Award at the app competition, and subsequently was shortlisted to present her app at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AppInventor Summit in 2017.
Her First Code: Her proudest creation so far is a game app for her Grade 6 graduation exhibition, to express her passion in Gender Equality. The app quizzes users on tricky questions on gender bias, and brings out the awareness of subconscious bias.
First Code Creator Student. TEDx Speaker. 13 Years Old (Coding Languages: App Inventor, Python)
Quote from Euan: "Coding is actually a lot more fun than I thought it was. I like being able to interact with computers and learning how they work."
His First Code: His first piece of code was a Mother’s Day card programmed with Scratch, that greeted his mom Happy Mother’s Day.
Quote from Sarah: "I started learning to code mainly because my dad wants what's best for my future because he thinks that if I can code and speak Chinese to an extent, that it will help me get into college or jobs. I also wanted to learn to code because it's meant to be the language of the future, and I would like to be able to use it."
Her First Code: Her first app was an android app that "meows" when you tap it. “When I created that app, my favorite part was personalizing it/ the front end -- which still is my favorite part.”, she says.
About Celeste: Celeste started learning to code with App Inventor, where she learned how to make her first mobile apps and games. She then quickly progressed into learning Python in the Python introductory coding course, a syntax-based programming language and made graphical representations and patterns based on PyTurtle. Celeste continued to self learn how to code, and was admitted to a selective 3-week summer program called Stanford Engineering Camps for High School students.
Quote from Celeste: "I was never really introduced to programming until it was briefly mentioned in one of my IT classes at school. I had always been a fan of computers and finding out that I could write code was so exciting. That is when I began learning code."
Her First Code: She made a fun game “RoachKill” in which the user needs to stop the cockroaches from eating the bentobox.