CodyCoder are a Stockholm based startup who want to help parents teach their children to code, convinced that programming will be an even more essential skill going forward. The team were recently accepted into STING’s FastForward program and are sitting at SUP46.
“We owe it to our children to be able to teach them to understand code in a world where almost everything that they interact with on a daily basis will have some foundation in programming and technology,” commented co-founder Rosalyn Knapp.
The product itself is an interact e-book that teaches children the basics of HTML, with an aim to spark enough interest so that children follow up and continue to develop an interest in programming. “We want to dispel the myth that it’s difficult to learn to program. This is basic knowledge that our children are going to need in the future”, says Lovisa Levin.
If the company wants to really get closer to their vision of helping more children learn to code – they’re going to of course need to either build a more in-depth course structure or take another approach, given that an e-book is probably “too small” to achieve that goal. It is a great vision to pursue though, so I look forward to following the team during 2014.