B.B.A. Information Systems, UOW
NEC Asia Pacific
Ministry of Home Affairs
Evan started his coding journey at the age of 15, first taking Computing as a GCE O Level subject, while also being actively involved in his CCA, InfoComm Club as a committee member, imparting his skills about animation and game design to his juniors and participating in various national competitions.
This fuelled his interest in teaching coding, where he enjoys sharing knowledge and imparting new programming skills to students.
He strongly believes that coding is not just learning about technical skills, but rather learning and applying one’s knowledge and creativity to solve problems.
International Olympiad in Informatics Coach & Team Leader (2020)
Singapore National Coach for NOI (2015 – 2018)
International Olympiad in Informatics (Silver)
National Olympiad in Informatics (Gold, 2nd Position)
Guangxuan is a competitive programmer. His burning passion for competitive programming led him to represent Raffles Institution and Singapore in numerous prestigious olympiads in Computing, Physics, and Mathematics. He was also part of the team that was awarded the 1st Place at Shopee’s I’m the Best Coder Competition (2019).
Beyond achievements, Guangxuan has trained countless medalists in Olympiad in Informatics Courses (NUS). He is devoted to nurturing the next generation of competitive programmers, to keep the culture of teaching alive for many years to come.
Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering, NYP
NYP Director’s List, Outstanding Academic Performance (2014/2015)
ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems)
Having an interest in teaching since young and a diploma in electrical and computer engineering at NYP, Rachel is excited to be able to pursue her passion by teaching coding to the younger generation.
She finds it fulfilling when a child accomplishes their goal, be it solving a simple bug or creating a program. Every child has their own learning style and she always tries her best to find a suitable teaching approach. There is a heartwarming feeling when a child expresses their affection or appreciation, be it through a comforting hug or a photo.
B.Bus. Economics & Finance (Distinction), RMIT
Brandon started off his career in the banking and finance industry with DBS Asset Management (now known as Nikko Asset Management Asia) where he held various roles ranging from equity to fixed income research. He has worked in sales and trading roles extensively over the past 13 years, managing central banks, commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions throughout the Southeast Asia region.
Brandon understands the importance of coding and regularly applies his knowledge at work, where he codes in Excel with VBA, Python and also the Bloomberg-Excel application programming interface.
Apart from his passion for financial markets, he also strongly believes in empowering the next generation of coders, being a father himself.
B.A. Sociology (Hons), NUS
Methodist Girls’ School (International Baccalaureate)
President, Tiny Thinkers
Thinzar is currently an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She likes working with children and discovered her passion for teaching through her volunteer experience as a tutor to children during her school years.
As an educator at Coding Lab, Thinzar has discovered the importance of computational thinking in different areas of life, not just in coding. She believes it should be a skill learnt since young and wishes to impart computational thinking skills to children. Her passion for teaching and empowering the next generation led her to volunteer to lead Tiny Thinkers, a social cause to impact underprivileged children.
She hopes to be able to continue imparting knowledge to students as a teacher throughout her career.
B.Sc. Life Sciences, NUS & University of Dundee (Joint Degree Programme)
Head of Talent Acquisition, Tiny Thinkers
As a clinical researcher under the Duke-NUS Pre-Medical Course and Joint Degree Programme for Drug Design, Shravya’s grounding in Bioinformatics has helped her to realise the importance of coding and computational thinking in various career pathways, such as Life Sciences and Medicine.
Especially in a globalising world anticipating new technological innovations, she believes in the necessity to develop computational thinking amongst the young so that they are better prepared for the future. She is passionate about ensuring that every child, regardless of his/her financial background has access to developing computing skills, hence her involvement in Tiny Thinkers as the Head of Talent Acquisition.
She enjoys working with children and gains satisfaction when her students are able to understand and apply the concepts taught in class.
B.Comp. Computer Science (Hons), NUS
Winner, Best Game Award (2016)
Gifted Education Program, Singapore
Si Rui’s love for technology sparked as she watched her siblings play computer games back in the 90s. She knew then that she wanted to make games to bring joy to and inspire others. Fast forward 15 years, Si Rui graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, and one of her games, Gravity, had won Best Game Award in the 2016 computing faculty showcase.
Enjoying working with children of all ages and backgrounds, Si Rui has acted as a mentor to less privileged children, facilitated children’s events, provided tuition, and taught baking classes. She believes that computer literacy is of utmost importance no matter what one is eventually involved in in life. Her own background in technology has positively influenced the way she handles daily situations and business problems. She hopes that her students will have fun, learn responsible coding skills, and develop good character in her classes.
B.B.A. Business Analytics (Hons), NUS
NUS Business School Leadership Development Programme
National Junior College Student Council
Lakshmi is currently an undergraduate pursuing a Business degree at the National University of Singapore. She loves to read, write and draw, while dabbling in entrepreneurship, technology and community service. Serving as a publicity officer in several events throughout her school years, she found her strengths in marketing and communications.
Through her internship at Coding Lab in education and marketing, she realised she could integrate her strengths while working towards a social cause she cares about, and she hopes to be able to reach out to more students through Tiny Thinkers as she believes every student should learn computational thinking.
B.Eng. Computer Engineering, NUS
Software Engineer, PALO IT
Web Developer, Tocco Studios
Currently working as a Senior Software Engineer doing IT consulting, Joshua enjoys translating business ideas and incorporating high-end web technologies into core products for the company. His job involves coaching the junior developers, a role which he enjoys very much, given his passion for teaching – he previously worked as a teacher before entering college.
Joshua strongly believes that each child should be given the chance to learn to code and frequently experiences priceless moments of joy when young children understand the coding principles he has taught in class.