Learn How Kyer Gets Struck With Inspiration!
Meet ten-year-old Kyer, a future game developer from Winnipeg! He loves drawing (art is his favorite subject in school), badminton, and swimming.
Kyer is adventurous in and out of Tynker – he’s even been on a zip-line 60 feet in the air in Mall of America! He’s been coding with Tynker for two years and has created a lot of fantastic projects, so we caught up with him to find out what he loves about Tynker and why he likes to code!
How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured? Surprised – I almost never check my old projects!
How did you get introduced to Tynker? It looked interesting!
How did you learn how to use Tynker when you were first starting out? I took lessons at Sylvan! I used the courses my teacher gave me.
How do you get inspiration for your projects? I’m usually on something completely different, and then I get inspiration all of a sudden, like a loose untied balloon whizzing around!
Why do you like to code? I like coding because it’s fun and it’s worth it!
What is your favorite project you’ve made so far? My favorite project is the Bossfight game, because it’s complex.
“Bossfight” Check out more of Kyer’s projects here!
Is there anything you’re planning to make next or currently working on? I’m still deciding.
What do you do with a project when you’re done with it? I check for bugs and do final touches before publishing!
What’s your favorite feature in Tynker? My favorite feature is the block coding – it makes things easier and I don’t need to type!
How do you think learning coding now may help you in the future? As technology improves, I think it’s vital to learn about it!
What advice would you give for kids starting out with Tynker? Try stuff out!
Kyer’s father Odilon thinks it’s great that Kyer is learning to code! In his mind, “coding is important for kids because they will learn critical thinking and they can improve also their creativity.”
Odilon supports Kyer’s coding by “giving him some question or challenges with which to write the code.” Odilon told us that Kyer’s coding journey is self-motivated – “I don’t force Kyer to attend the lesson. As long as he enjoys it I support him all the way! It’s creativity and goal oriented.”
Thanks for chatting with us, Kyer and Odilon! We can’t wait to see what you create next, Kyer – happy coding!