We're parents, educators, and computer scientists.
Our mission is to create a programming environment that lets kids explore powerful ideas while making real software.
Join us and empower your children to create.
Jocelyn was a teacher at the Dalton School in NYC, and has been working with constructivist, experiential project-based learning since her undergraduate days. She wished she had known what engineering was as a kid; she started this company so other kids would. She grew up in Honolulu and likes surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving; pretty much anything that involves the ocean. She used to front a rock band and nothing can get between her and Chop’t.
Samantha fell in love with programming during her senior year at Columbia. Since then, she's been on a mission to introduce every kid to this amazing skill. She's been influenced by the likes of John Holt and Ivan Illich and cares deeply about empowering kids to learn on their own. She hails from the proud city of Detroit and can probably beat you barefoot in a marathon.
Liza has spent the last five years making computer science accessible and exciting. As the second employee at Girls Who Code, she grew the organization from a pilot into a national movement. At Hopscotch, she ensures that every kid finds a way to connect with coding. Liza is an Obama ’12 alum, and previously worked in education in Latin America. She’s an avid ocean-goer and knows where to eat on any corner in NYC.
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 when he was 11. Rodrigo believes the Internet can help us understand the world better and wants to make Hopscotch a tool for infinite creative expression.
Parents, teachers, and kids
— Paul, ICT Teacher
— Winning Monkey, Hopscotcher
— TheJanik4, family
— Michelle, mom