Episode 204: How Will AI Affect Learning to Code?

Meet the Expert:  Peter Kuperman, CEO and Founder of Hatch Coding

Peter KupermanPeter began coding at the age of twelve. Now, as a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in finance and technology, Peter founded and lead Hatch Coding, a company that teaches kids how to code. He has a dual degree in finance and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, and he uses his skills and knowledge to create a multi-year progressive curriculum that covers over 600 projects, from beginner to advanced levels. Peter’s  mission is to empower the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers with the skills and mindset they need to succeed in the digital world.

At Hatch Coding, Peter oversees the strategic direction, operations, and growth of the company, which has reached thousands of students across Canada and beyond. Hatch has a talented and dedicated instructors, mentors, and developers who deliver high-quality online and in-person coding programs. Hatch has established partnerships with schools, libraries, and community organizations to promote coding education and digital literacy among children and youth.


From the cars we drive to the clothes we wear, there is no doubt that technology is influencing our future. Hatch Coding started in 2014 as a school to teach children the art of computer programming. Spurred on by the belief that children who are given real tools can build real things, our goal remains to turn bright minds on by teaching skills to create.

With thousands of projects and themes, children get to code the projects and games that truly interest them. And when kids work on projects they love, the amount they learn is limitless.


CHALLENGE:  See if you can write the script to create an app using AI. 

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Code This book




Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You
by Jennifer Szymanski






Book List:

Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers 
by Jean Daigneau (Author)

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark (Author), Katy Wu (Illustrator)

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark (Author), Katy Wu (Illustrator)


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