Samantha John (SEAS ’09) took her first computer science class and started to love programming during her senior year. She launched Hopscotch, an app that teaches kids how to code by building games, in 2013 and turned her passion for programming into a profitable business.
Computer science alumni share their experiences since graduating from Columbia and discuss emerging technologies, interview tips, finding meaningful work, and career trajectories in this weekly series.
Ryan Bubinski (CC ’11) founded the Application Development Initiative (ADI) while at Columbia. After graduation, he and Zach Sims started Codecademy to teach coding and programming in an engaging, effective way.