Brian Shows His Projects To His Class!
Meet Brian, a 4th grader from California! In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball in a league – he even aspires to become an athlete in the future.
We noticed that he’s been creating lots of awesome projects in Tynker lately, so we chatted with Brian to learn more about him and why he loves to code!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an athlete!
What’s your favorite subject in school? Math – I just like it!
How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured? Excited!
How did you get introduced to Tynker? My teacher showed me.
How did you learn how to use Tynker? We figured it out by ourselves! I played [a different coding platform] before, so I already knew a little bit about it.
How do you get inspiration for your projects? I just think of one! I also make projects about my favorite hobbies and games.
Why do you like to code? I like playing my own games and improving them!
What is your favorite project you’ve made so far? I like all of them!
What do you do with a project when you’re done with it? I share it with my class and I ask for likes.
What’s your favorite feature in Tynker? I like everything!
How do you think learning coding now might help you in the future? I also kind of want to be a software engineer so maybe it could help me with that.
Do you think other kids should try coding? Yes, because it can help them learn coding and coding is something that everyone has to learn!
Brian’s father Brian Sr. works as a software engineer, so he thinks “it’s really good for him to start young.” He noted that when his son plays video games, “he’ll try to make a similar game with coding to achieve that.”
Brian Sr. left us with a great insight into how he thinks about coding for kids. “It can be a good tool to express their skills and creativity!” he said. “Before they used to play with toys, now they can do coding and make something of it. I think it’s really good – it gives them tools to express their unique mindset.”
We’re so glad that coding has become a cool hobby for Brian, and hope he keeps creating his amazing projects! Thanks for chatting with us, Brian and Brian Sr. We look forward to seeing what Brian makes next!