Featured Maker: Charlotte Wants To Be a Video Game Designer!

Last Updated: October 8, 2021 11:48 am
Featured Maker: Charlotte Wants To Be a Video Game Designer!

Meet our newest Featured Maker, 3rd grader Charlotte from California! She likes arts and crafts and wants to be a video game designer when she grows up. Charlotte spoke with us about her experience coding with Tynker:

How did you get introduced to Tynker?

Once school started, they downloaded it on the school iPad. So then I started playing. That was really cool. And I think I’ve been playing for, like, since September.

Have your coding skills improved since you started using Tynker?

A lot! It’s been kind of like remixing other projects and getting all this information.

How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured?

I was really excited

What’s your favorite project you’ve made so far?

Donut Sim! I really like it. I didn’t get to publish it at first because I kind of quit on it but then went back and added two cool features. There’s like, even a loading button. I have worked hard on my order!

How do you get inspiration for your projects?

From like some simulator games!

Why do you like to code?

I just think it’s fun!

Do you have a favorite code block?

Animation block!

What do you do with a project when you’re done with it?

Just publish it immediately!

What’s the best thing about Tynker?

You can see other projects that other people make!

Do you think learning to code has prepared you for the future?

It will help me if I want to become a game designer!

Do you think other kids should try coding?

Yeah, you don’t really have to do it for their career, they can do it for fun!

What advice would you give to kids starting out with Tynker?

What I like to do is remix projects and try to look at the code and use the code on one of your projects. And the second helpful thing is you can put all the knowledge that you already know, and then you can keep on building up and just do your own thing.

What’s your favorite subject in school?

I like writing. What I like about writing is, well, I just like to write!

Bonus: What’s a fun fact about you?

I love doing arts and crafts!

Parent Questions

Charlotte’s dad, Billy, spoke with us about his daughter learning to code with Tynker:

I think it’s great that she’s learning to code. I feel like every generation they’re getting more digital literate, you know, so it’s almost a necessity. And I’ve seen some of the projects that she’s created and think it’s great because it shows logic with programming but also creativity with both art and science.

What benefits do you think coding has for her?

You have to be creative and think of all these things and it just stimulates that side of the brain.

Do you feel that she’s better prepared for the future?

I think Tynker and stuff like, you know, programming has opened up more opportunities as the digital age continues to evolve.

Thank you!

We want to thank Charlotte and her dad for taking the time to speak with us about coding with Tynker. We can’t wait to see what Charlotte creates next – HAPPY CODING!


About Tynker

Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 60 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.