Where do you conduct courses?

School courses are conducted in schools, and public courses are held at partners’ venus, e.g. IDA Labs, Silicon Straits CO.LAB, Scholars’ Village.

Why are some courses not available in some difficulty levels?

Not all courses are suitable for all difficulty levels. Please let us know if you would like to request for a version of any course that is more suitable for you or your students.

How can I find out about new courses?

You can receive updates by Liking our Facebook page, following our Twitter feed, or subscribing to our mailing list using the form on the front page.

Do you have any quotes on why people should learn to code?

Boy, do we ever.

  • “All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school — my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Facebook
  • “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” — Stephen Hawking, Physicist
  • “If I can learn to program, many out there can probably do it too. If we give our children the right tools, it will blow our minds as to what they can do.” — Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister, Smart Nation Office
  • “Programming is highly creative: Studying it can help to develop problem-solving abilities, as well as equip students for a world transformed by technology.” — Adding Coding to the Curriculum, The New York Times, 23 May 2014

I see references to courses conducted by Tinkertanker, and something called Get Hacking. Do you just like registering domains or something?

Tinkertanker is Tinkercademy’s parent company. It was founded by the same three guys, and we used to run courses in schools under the Tinkertanker name. We also cut our teeth developing apps for clients and for ourselves, but we’ve since decided to move the education arm of Tinkertanker into its own brand.

Get Hacking is our online store for electronics kits, toys, components, and other nifty things that beep and light up. We’re the official distributor for littleBits, and we also carry Arduino kits, Google Cardboard, Robot Turtles, and more. We also list our public Tinkercademy courses.

And yes, we register way too many domains.

Did you use any material on this website that requires attribution?

Yes, we did! What a conveniently-asked question.

  • Icons for our iPhone courses were created by Linh Pham Thi Dieu (free for commercial use with link to author).
  • Icons for our Arduino courses were created by Victor Bolivar (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0).
  • All other icons were self-made, or obtained under free licenses.