Meet our newest Featured Maker, 17-year-old Anson from Malaysia! He likes to make digital art on his tablet and when he graduates he wants to be a game programmer. Awesome! Anson recently spoke with us about his experience coding with Tynker.
How long have you been coding with Tynker?
Since 2018. Tynker did teach me that coding can be a bit fun.
What’s your favorite subject in school?
I think I’m going to go with sports. We all play basketball, soccer, and running.
How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured?
Well, I feel proud.
What’s your favorite project you’ve made so far?
I’d say Chicken Warrior.
Why do you like to code?
Because in the future I’ve always wanted to make my own games and sometimes make anime and cartoons of different series. And be famous, yeah.
What do you do with a project when you’re done with it?
Show it when it’s fixed. Show it to the public in the Tynker [community].
What’s the best thing about Tynker?
One thing with Tynker is the fact that after I make a project, I feel proud because I have finally done it, and it will look good using my creativity.
Has learning to code prepared you for the future?
I think it’s just a gateway for the future.
Do you think other kids should try coding?
Yes, because coding can be fun.
What advice would you give to kids starting out with Tynker?
I’d say, show your creativity, kids. Try your best for your coding.
Anson’s mother, Marianne, spoke with us about her son learning to code with Tynker:
I love it very much. It makes me so proud.
I do feel proud when my mom feels proud.
I feel like coding has helped him to settle down because he was a hyperactive kid, very short attention span. So coding is the only thing that he can sit and do for two, three, four hours.
Do you think coding has benefits for Anson?
It gives him ambition. He knows what he wants to do when he grows up. Now he knows he wants to be a programmer. He loves digital art as well.
Do you feel he’s better prepared for the future?
Yes, he is. Definitely, he is.
That’s great. I’m so glad. Those are all the questions I have. You guys were fantastic.
We want to thank Anson and his mother for taking the time to speak with us about coding with Tynker. We can’t wait to see what he creates next – HAPPY CODING!