Hansel Lynn (Founder/Franchising)
Hansel spent much of his early career in the high tech corporate world in and out of Silicon Valley, and struck out on his own in 2011. From running his own rock music school for kids as a franchisee to developing Bay Area real estate, Hansel dabbled in a few things before founding theCoderSchool in 2014. He’s fluent in Cantonese (can fake it with Mandarin), is a published co-author (with Wayne) of two children’s coding books, and is an avid endurance athlete, having run the Western States 100 miler, and is currently an active Ironman triathlete. Hansel currently lives in Palo Alto with his uber-supportive wife Lisa and three awesome kids. Hansel is responsible for company strategy, branding, and franchising, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne Teng (Co-Owner/Operations)
Wayne graduated from WashU in St. Louis (same as Hansel so it must be the best university in the world) with an EE degree and also has a masters in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. He has a vast amount of software experience in both large companies such as Oracle, TRW Space & Defense, and Cambridge Technology Partners as well as many smaller start-ups ranging from 2-200 employees. He played varsity tennis at WashU and still enjoys it as well as other sports such as golf and basketball, but rarely gets to play. Wayne currently lives in San Mateo with his wife Winnie and two daughters, Ella and Emma. Wayne is responsible for operations and curriculum, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Our Franchise Owners
We pride ourselves in partnering with passionately awesome franchise owners who can make magic happen in their own community. Opening a Coder School not only rewards the sharp entrepreneur, but will help get kids in your community ready for the future. Ready to check us out? Head to our franchising page!
Haha, yeah, kind of! For theCoderSchool’s 6th Birthday in August of 2020, we reached out to the man from the band Sugar Ray through cameo.com to wish ourselves Happy Birthday. Sounds a little conceited to ask someone to wish you a Happy Birthday, we know. But when you see the video, you’ll see it was all worth the reputation hit to our egos!
Gotta say though, Mark is the MAN and came through with a great video. Now if I can only stop singing that dang song! Every morning there’s a halo hangin’ from the corner of my girlfriend’s four-post bed…