To get everyone age 4-104 excited about coding in a really fun way!
- Samaira, Founder
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Denise Kalm, BCC Writer, Editor, Marketer, Career and IT Speaker, Career Coach
Samaira spoke at Impact 2016, the youngest person to ever speak at CMG's annual conference. And yet, she rivaled some of our best speakers with her poise, her presentation skills and her enthusiasm. Speaking to our Women in Technology luncheon, she not only blew us away with her amazing business. She impressed us with her maturity and power. I can't wait to see what she does next. If you need a speaker for your forum, be prepared to be inspired. What she is doing with her 'game' is revolutionary and will lead to more women considering an IT career. Great work! Thank you.less
November 18, 2016, Denise was with another company when working with Samaira at CoderBunnyz.com
Patricia Dugan Community Manager at Walmart Labs
I am writing a recommendation for the most powerful and charming, Ms. Samaira. She is a bright, creative and a strong leader in technology. I worked with her and her CoderBunnyz brand on a Meetup called: "CoderBunnyz - Teaching coding fundamentals with a fun board game," which was very well received by both parents and children. Samaira is a skilled presenter, and very diligent about ensuring everyone in the audience is engaged and understanding of the concepts being taught. I look forward to seeing what she does in the future.
January 1, 2017, Patricia was with another company when working with Samaira at CoderBunnyz.com
WOW! What an incredible game! As Samaira's principal at Millikin School, I have been watching her for some time and marveling at her creativity and ingenuity. CoderBunnyz board game is a great example of Samaira's ability to combine her intellect and creativity in a fun way that also results in entrepreneurship with future applications in the work world. Great job, Samaira! I'm so proud of you! - Dr. Melba Rhodes-Stanford, Principal, Millikin School, 2000- May' 2015
This looks like a phenomenal idea.The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. I'm very impressed with the creativity she has shown by incorporating real life places like school, park, carnival, zoo which kids love to go. When people learn to code in this game, they learn important strategies for solving problems and creativity. - Ashutosh (Ashu) Garg, CTO & CoFounder BloomReach
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Dave Cortese!
Hello, World!! I am Samaira, I go to Elementary School in Silicon Valley, California. I love to play board games. I am going to tell you the story about how I got the idea of Coderbunnyz, that helps young kids learn programming concepts in a fun way. This is early summer of 2015. I still remember that weekend when I played several board games with my parents but when they got tired, I went to the laptop to do some coding. Immediately in my mind I thought today was a fun day, I did two of my favorite things, board game, and coding. How fun would it be to have a board game which has coding concepts in it? This is where the journey started. I blended my favorite animal bunny and comes to the name of the game… CoderBunnyz! Being young, I needed help from my parents to make the concept a reality. The Internet is just amazing, you could get in touch with people halfway around the world. Some amazing graphic designers from Iowa, Ohio and New Zealand helped bring life to my ideas and rough sketches.And here I am with the prototype of my first coding game!Besides being a founder at coderbunnyz.com, I am a song writer, a singer, a swimmer, an ice skater and an origami enthusiast. In addition to song covers, I am starting to write and sing my own songs. My debut self-wrote motivational song “Don’t Give up!” is now available and the other one “We are the Coderbunnyz” is in the final stages of being touched up with background music and will be available soon. Oh... and Yes, I love to dance on Hollywood songs too!!
S.T.E.M. Workshops - 1400+ Kids CoderBunnyz conducts workshops at various tech-events, corporations and city libraries across SF/Silicon valley and has taught over 1400 kids, including multiple workshops at Google HQ!If you would like to schedule a "Hour of Code with CoderBunnyz" group workshop or an event Contact
Today’s CoderBunnyz STEM workshop at Santa Clara Library was THE BEST! I can’t believe the energy in the room! It was so awesome! Normally, there would be one parent at each table helping the kids with the game. Today, ALL of the parents wanted to be involved! There were 15 parents playing with 20 kids! It was amazing! I was observing one table and everyone cheered for a little boy who figured out his next move (I think he was about 5 years old). The whole table cheered for him! I told one of the moms that it was so great that everyone was cheering for him, and she said, “Well, we’re into the game as much as they are!” It makes for such a meaningful experience when parents are connecting with their children, encouraging them, and learning with them. Everyone wins with this program. Here is an 8 year old, presenting like an adult but bringing that youthful enthusiasm to the program. It’s such a treat to see her shine. Parents are always engaged by her, and the kids feel like she’s another classmate. She provides a great atmosphere for learning. Looking forward to the next program! - Erin Ulrich, Library Program Co-ordinator Youth and Extension Services, City of Santa Clara, #SuperBowl50 City
What a fun and educational program! We had our first CoderBunnyz event at the Mountain View Library last Saturday. The full house of kids had fun playing the game and many of the parents jumped right in to help. At this age, Samaira is the most impressive young girl! She conducted the game play training all by herself and walked around to each group several times to answer questions and offer guidance. At the end, players were invited to record the algorithm of their play. There was a way to do it simply (for the younger kids) and to write it out for the older ones. The game teaches the beginning skills of coding including vocabulary, offers levels of play so repeat players can advance. Samaira was inspiring as she showed everyone that even a very young coding enthusiast can make her dream a reality with very supportive parents a key ingredient in the recipe. - Karin Bricker, Library Manager Youth and Outreach Services, City of Mountain View Public Library
I’ve learned about Samaira’s CoderBunnyz from Santa Clara library and was totally impressed by such a big achievement of such a young girl! Since we’re organizing the annual math festival at my daughter’s elementary school in January I thought it will be an inspiring experience for the kids to have a young speaker for the first time in the history of the festival. I’ve contacted her family by email and they graciously accepted our invitation! Samaira talked to a full house of elementary kids and parents, and answered so many curious questions without any hesitation, she was a true inspiration for so many kids! I hope she enjoyed our festival too and wish her more playful coding adventures! -Sinziana Berevoescu, Panda Math Festival,Stocklmeir Elementary School, Sunnyvale