Who We Are
Hansel and Wayne in New York for a book signing and grand opening
Like many folks, we believe that coding is our future, and all kids should
learn to code. Our approach to teaching revolves around an ongoing
relationship with experienced Code Coaches®, a mentor for each student
to guide them through the wide world of tech. Our approach to our
schools is based on a local community, family-oriented style, where
kids feel at ease with their friends and coaches, have fun, and learn
at the same time. Our approach to the business is to do what’s best
for the customer – the parents – by focusing on providing value and
We’re proudly self-funded, with organic expansion plans for the
foreseeable future. Because who wants investors pressuring us to
make money before the time is right? We’re driven by two down-to-earth,
approachable owners who have been best friends for decades. Because
who wants a hierarchy of CEO’s and COO’s trying to blow out 100 schools
at the expense of quality?
We’re parents ourselves, so we want to do you right. Have a problem
with your coach? We’ll find you a better match. Sick and can’t make
it? We’ll get you a makeup lesson. Did we screw something up? We’ll
apologize profusely and get you an appropriate refund. See more about
who we are below, and don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason!
Hansel Lynn - Founder/CEO
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
is an avid endurance athlete, having run the
Western States 100 Mile race, and
is currently an active Ironman triathlete.
Hansel currently lives in
Palo Alto with his uber-supportive wife (and business partner!) Lisa and three awesome kids.
Hansel is responsible for company strategy, branding, technology, and franchising,
and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Teng - Co-Owner/Curriculum and Support Manager
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 handles support for our
locations and software, and coordinates curriculum for the system.
He can be reached at email@example.com
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
What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off (and virtual) program for kids
learning to code - a coding school! There's after-school kung fu. There's after-school music
lessons, sports, art, tutoring, Chinese, you name it, it's out there. But coding classes for kids? We're among the first of many, and the largest in Silicon Valley with more locations on the
way around the country. The future will be ever more dependent on technology so let's get
our young generation ready. Learn to Code, Change the World®. Check out our Carrollwood, Westerville, and Folsom location or all locations.
For questions about partnerships, curriculum, schedule, camps, or other operational inquires,
please contact your nearest school.
For national franchise questions only, email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
the city/state you're writing from.
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