To get everyone age 4-104 excited about coding in a really fun way!
- Samaira, Founder
CoderBunnyz board game empowers girls and boys to learn code and become leaders in tech. Started in 2015 CoderBunnyz hosts workshops in libraries, schools, communities and tech events. The "Girls U Code" arm of CoderBunnyz hosts workshops for underprivileged girls and helps create a national community changing the role of girls and women in tech. "Cookies with CoderBunnyz" is an interview series with distinguished personalities whose journey help inspire the next generation entrepreneurs.
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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