About Us

Our Mission

Code Park Houston provides high quality Computer Science education for all underserved students in the Greater Houston Area.

Our Vision

We spark curiosity, nurture problem solving, and unleash creativity to inspire the next generation of diverse and passionate learners.

Our Programs

Invent to Learn

By equipping learners with project-based maker skills in addition to programming knowledge, students take ownership of their deep learning process. 

Ready for the Future

We close the gap in technology education for emerging job markets such as Data Science and Virtual Reality. In this innovation-driven program, we work with students and educators to develop and evaluate curricula. 

Coding in the Arts

Students become creators of technology rather than consumers through self-expression with music, art, and writing enabled by programming knowledge and technology. 

The Ripple Effect

We multiply our impact by training technology educators with professional development workshops to deliver our innovative programs. 

We connect after-school programs with skilled volunteers in the form of Coding Clubs for learning spaces.


Our Founders

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Wanjun

Wanjun is a community-minded educator who uses hands-on technology experiences to engage learners. 

She's been developing and teaching LEGO robotics, 3D-Printing, 3D CAD and Raspberry Pi workshops to K-12 students for six years.

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Neeraj

Neeraj is enthusiastic about creating an environment for interactive learning.

Neeraj is a dynamic teacher who encourages his students to experiment with new ideas. He has 12 years of experience in teaching about computers and science.

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Amanda

Amanda empowers and inspires people to get creative with coding and making.

For the past four years, she’s spread her enthusiasm for technology to Houstonians K-12 and beyond through Coding in Minecraft, Drawing with JavaScript, Rails Girls, and many other workshops.


Code of Conduct

The Code Park Houston community is made of members from with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you're working with members of the community, we encourage you to follow these guidelines which help steer our interactions and strive to keep every Code Park a positive, successful, and growing community.

A member of the Code Park Houston community is:

Open

Members of the community are open to collaboration. We're receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts. We're accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.

Considerate

Members of the community are considerate of their peers -- other learners. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community. We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.

Respectful

Members of the community are respectful. We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Code Park community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.

Overall, we're good to each other. We contribute to this community not because we have to, but because we want to. If we remember that, these guidelines will come naturally.

 


Our Partners