Teaching 60k Students To Unlock Their Creativity Using Coding | A Conversation With Tyler Menezes | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
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“There’s a place in tech for everyone.” Tyler Menezes, Executive Director of CodeDay, is changing the narrative of CS education -- simply by getting students excited to learn and create.
Tyler describes his spark with building cool things using tech after stumbling across a programming book for slot machines. Since then, Tyler has been helping thousands of other students find that moment -- “seeing your ideas come to life”.
After dropping out of university to found a tech startup in Silicon Valley and going through the startup accelerator Y Combinator, Tyler joined CodeDay, a nonprofit providing opportunities for under-served students to explore a future in tech. They have helped nearly 60,000 students in 50 cities around the world to create their own projects in tech.
In this episode, we talk:
- Tech education
- Learning on one’s own terms
- Creative thinking + Tyler’s own favorite projects
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