Seasoned Coder Hayley Says Coding Gets Easier With Experience!
Eight-year-old Hayley is in 3rd grade. When she’s not coding, she’s reading! Hayley and her sister Caitlin, who also uses Tynker, live in Vancouver, BC. We love her projects, and chatted with her to learn more about why she loves to code!
How did you get introduced to Tynker? My technology teacher showed us Tynker last year. I liked it, so I got it on the iPad and started doing it there.
Do you look at the Tynker community projects? Yes. I like looking at other people’s projects because sometimes if I’m stuck on something I can use those for help.
What’s your favorite feature in Tynker? I like making the code for things, because sometimes you have to do some problem solving and I like that.
What do you do with a project when you’re done with it? I either publish it or show it to my friends at school.
What is your favorite thing you’ve made? Once I made a game where you can draw different shapes. I made it because we learned how to do that in school. I’m pretty proud of that one.
Why do you like to code? I like to code because it’s fun, and if you know how to do it, it’s easy too.
Do you think other kids should try coding? Yes. They might like it because I think it’s fun.
What advice would you give for kids starting out with Tynker? If they can’t make something and they think it’s too hard, they should still try it.
We also chatted with Hayley’s sister, Caitlin, and their mom Michelle. Michelle told us she loves Tynker’s approach to coding: “I didn’t even know that coding could be so easy and enjoyable. It’s always just frustrating and a giant headache doing it the old way.”
We hope coding continues to be easy and enjoyable for your daughters! Thanks for talking to us, Michelle, Caitlin, and Hayley. We’re looking forward to checking out your future projects, Hayley! Keep Tynkering!