What if creating software was so easy even kids could do it?

Writing, photography and video have been democratized by the internet. But what about software itself? Programming is a potent form of creative expression, imagine if anyone could do it.

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Jocelyn
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Jocelyn used to be a teacher at Dalton, and has been working with constructivist, project-based learning since her undergraduate days. She wished she had studied engineering and is making this product to compensate. She grew up in Honolulu and likes surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving; pretty much anything that involves oceanic immersion. She used to front a rock band and nothing can get between her and Chop’t.
While an engineer at Pivotal Labs in New York City, Samantha taught multiple programming classes to beginners. She taught herself programming after graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Applied Mathematics. She hails from the proud city of Detroit and can probably beat you barefoot in a marathon.
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Sam
Liza
Liza
Liza loves to help people do things they love. At Hopscotch, she helps new people learn about the app, current Hopscotchers learn new tricks, and encourages the community to grow stronger every day. Liza helped girls nationwide learn to love programming at Girls Who Code and, previously, played with monkeys while working on education partnerships in Costa Rica. She’s really good at eating.
Before becoming an engineer at Hopscotch, Thomas taught 8th grade English in Greenville, Mississippi and Newark, New Jersey. He studied Philosophy at Princeton University and was first exposed to coding through PLOrk, Princeton’s laptop orchestra. When he isn’t figuring out new ways to make Bear move around the screen, he enjoys playing music, cooking and fencing.
Thomas
Thomas
Meg
Meg
By day, Meg keeps the Hopscotch office running smoothly. In her free time, she geeks out on long distance running, street art, and cheese. Before Hopscotch, Meg was a cross country coach, a tutor, and an archivist at the Metropolitan Opera. No matter the task at hand, she loves helping people realize their own power.
Mexican designer, bedroom musician, GIF maker. Originally educated as an architect, he started playing around with websites and computers by changing files’ extensions and opening them on a text editor. Rodrigo believes the Internet can make us smarter and wants to make Hopscotch a tool for infinite creative expression.
Rodrigo
Rodrigo
Nina
Nina
As an engineer at Hopscotch, Nina hopes to help make it an even more high-powered (and fun!) engine for expression and exploration, bit by bit. She first encountered programming in fifth grade through Logo, a 🐢 drawing language developed way back in the 60s. After graduating from Columbia University with degrees in Anthropology and East Asian Studies, she dove into building her first iPhone game in Objective-C. Besides coding, Nina loves cuddling her cat and dog, cycling, and reading SF&F.
Christian got into programming for the thrill of making software that makes people happy, and he hopes to help everyone experience that feeling with Hopscotch. As product manager, he brings a wealth of experience in game design, creative platforms and community building. When not figuring out how to improve Hopscotch, you can find him writing music, making games and spending time with his two adorable children.
Christian
Christian
Emily
Emily
Emily is a video game designer and budding code educator based in Northern California. She has just returned from an eight-year stay in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and won a Scottish BAFTA for her first game. Emily loves knitting, dancing, cats, and puzzles. You can find her games in the community under Dr. Em.
Joce headshot
Jocelyn
Jocelyn used to be a teacher at Dalton, and has been working with constructivist, project-based learning since her undergraduate days. She wished she had studied engineering and is making this product to compensate. She grew up in Honolulu and likes surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving; pretty much anything that involves oceanic immersion. She used to front a rock band and nothing can get between her and Chop’t.
Sam headshot
Sam
While an engineer at Pivotal Labs in New York City, Samantha taught multiple programming classes to beginners. She taught herself programming after graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Applied Mathematics. She hails from the proud city of Detroit and can probably beat you barefoot in a marathon.
Liza
Liza
Liza loves to help people do things they love. At Hopscotch, she helps new people learn about the app, current Hopscotchers learn new tricks, and encourages the community to grow stronger every day. Liza helped girls nationwide learn to love programming at Girls Who Code and, previously, played with monkeys while working on education partnerships in Costa Rica. She’s really good at eating.
Thomas
Thomas
Before becoming an engineer at Hopscotch, Thomas taught 8th grade English in Greenville, Mississippi and Newark, New Jersey. He studied Philosophy at Princeton University and was first exposed to coding through PLOrk, Princeton’s laptop orchestra. When he isn’t figuring out new ways to make Bear move around the screen, he enjoys playing music, cooking and fencing.
Meg
Meg
By day, Meg keeps the Hopscotch office running smoothly. In her free time, she geeks out on long distance running, street art, and cheese. Before Hopscotch, Meg was a cross country coach, a tutor, and an archivist at the Metropolitan Opera. No matter the task at hand, she loves helping people realize their own power.
Rodrigo
Rodrigo
Mexican designer, bedroom musician, GIF maker. Originally educated as an architect, he started playing around with websites and computers by changing files’ extensions and opening them on a text editor. Rodrigo believes the Internet can make us smarter and wants to make Hopscotch a tool for infinite creative expression.
Nina
Nina
As an engineer at Hopscotch, Nina hopes to help make it an even more high-powered (and fun!) engine for expression and exploration, bit by bit. She first encountered programming in fifth grade through Logo, a 🐢 drawing language developed way back in the 60s. After graduating from Columbia University with degrees in Anthropology and East Asian Studies, she dove into building her first iPhone game in Objective-C. Besides coding, Nina loves cuddling her cat and dog, cycling, and reading SF&F.
Christian
Christian
Christian got into programming for the thrill of making software that makes people happy, and he hopes to help everyone experience that feeling with Hopscotch. As product manager, he brings a wealth of experience in game design, creative platforms and community building. When not figuring out how to improve Hopscotch, you can find him writing music, making games and spending time with his two adorable children.
Emily
Emily
Emily is a video game designer and budding code educator based in Northern California. She has just returned from an eight-year stay in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and won a Scottish BAFTA for her first game. Emily loves knitting, dancing, cats, and puzzles. You can find her games in the community under Dr. Em.
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