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About Us

Sam Meddin

Staff

 
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SAM MEDDIN

Founder/Instructor

I am a 10th grader at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. In addition to enjoying the academics offered at B-CC, I'm also an active member of the following clubs/teams: debate, extemp, model UN, astronomy, and robotics. As president of B-CC's robotics team, I am looking forward to leading the team as we compete at the local, state, and national level when we are able to compete next year. In my free time, I enjoy coding, communicating with friends, gaming, and volunteering. 

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JOSEPH AUERBACH

Scratch Instructor

I am a sophomore at BCC high school in Bethesda. At school, I enjoy my science and computer classes and playing in the school band. I love working with kids, and I help teach a class of second graders Hebrew in my free time. Outside of school, I like to hang out with my friends, play baseball, and play with my dogs.

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RACHEL FIELDS

Scratch Instructor

I am a 10th grader at Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia.  My favorite subjects include math, physics, and computer science. Outside of classes, I participate in MUN, Science Olympiad, NHS, and a coding club. In my free time I swim, participate in hackathons, organize math competitions, code, and do 3D design. My eventual goal is to become an astrophysicist at NASA!

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DYLAN HOFFMAN

Scratch Instructor

Hi, I’m a 10th grader at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. I have always enjoyed working with kids and am looking forward to getting to meet all of you soon! For the past few years, I have been a tutor at the Somerset Elementary School Math Club where I help out those in 2nd and 3rd grade improve their math skills. I'm also an avid baseball fan and play on a BCC Select team and am an assistant coach for a local middle school team. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going for bike rides, playing baseball and other sports, and, of course, gaming!

OLIVIA ROARK

Python Instructor

I’m a Senior at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. During my time at B-CC, I've loved being a part of the cross country and track teams, the debate team, and Youth for Equity. I also enjoy tutoring and volunteering at the KID Museum, an educational makerspace with an emphasis on coding. In my free time, I play guitar, read, and go on walks with my dog.

Our Approach

Based in the DC metro area, Capital Coding Academy offers small group lessons for elementary and middle school students to learn to code. Whether your budding computer scientist is brand new to coding, looking to transition from Scratch to Python, or even enhance Python skills they've already developed, we are here to help. Our goal is not only for students to learn, but for them to have fun. We find this approach keeps students engaged and wanting to learn more so they can develop projects of increasing complexity that are as much fun to play as they are to code. We accept students of all skill levels, even those for whom using a computer is a new experience!

Lessons are offered in approximately 50 minute intervals and delivered using Zoom. Each session is fully interactive with a goal of being both fun and educational.