Westborough – “Can you teach kids to make video games?”
A mom asked me that 15 years ago and Funutation (Fun and Education) was founded,” said Ted Jordan, founder and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) program manager with Funutation.
“I was always a tinkerer. At five I tore apart a phone to see how it worked (at great angst to my parents). At seven I used a measuring cup to verify how much rain fell. I compared it with the news weather,” he added. “At 12 I wrote my first game on a Texas Instruments programmable calculator. A tic-tac-toe game that would never lose.”
Parents know that kids have great potential and Funutation directs that energy into the world of coding.
“I enjoy this service because I’m changing lives,” Jordan said. “Many of our kids are attending college now in technology and coding careers.”
“Also our Tech Leaders are use their teaching experience to further their careers. Some work at Microsoft, Apple, and other tech firms,” he added. “Others have stayed on the academic track completing their PhDs in technology fields.”
Funutation started with Summer Tech Camps, and now offers semester programs for kids ages 4 – 17 at its 30 Lyman St, Studio 55, Westborough location.
“Our programs build confidence and independence into kids. They feel empowered coding a robot to turn before it hits a wall,” he said.
“And parents protect their valuables from tinkering kids like I was,” he joked.
For more information visit www.funutation.com.