Bryce Tynkers to Inspire Other Makers
Bryce is 8 years old and he lives in Overland Park, Kansas. We loved his Minecraft-themed Tynker projects, so we asked him to talk to us about why he codes and how he learned to code.
What are your hobbies? Video games. I play Minecraft, Pokemon, and Roblox.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Physicist. I love Bill Nye the Science Guy.
How did you get introduced to coding? I saw Tynker for the first time on the computer when my dad introduced me to coding. Then I got pretty into it, and I got Tynker on my iPad.
How did you learn to code? I sometimes do the tutorials, and sometimes just mess around with the code.
Do you ever look at the Tynker community projects? Yes, a lot of times. It’s nice seeing other people’s things and a lot of times they’re really fun to mess around with.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve made? The one that’s got 14,000 views! My Minecraft project.
What would you like to be able to make in Tynker? A Pokemon game. I don’t know how to make that yet, but I want to.
Why do you like to code? It’s really fun to just mess around, and I really want to learn how to make things that will introduce other people to code also. I’d like to make my own version of Tynker or make tutorials inside of Tynker.
Do you think other kids should try coding? Yeah, it’s actually really fun.
What advice would you give to someone who’s new to coding? Just mess around with the code, and then you’ll get used to it, and then you’ll be great!
Bryce’s mother Melinda says she’s really impressed with what Bryce has been able to teach himself to do with Tynker: “I think it’s pretty awesome that Bryce is learning to code.” When Bryce showed her his projects, she loved that “he can just add different things, make his own drawings, and then add code in” to make games and stories.