StudentRND

Learning to code allows students to change the world. We get them to take the first step.

Many organizations increase access to computer science education, but most students still don't want to learn to code, particularly the students who need it most. In fact, even when low-income schools start CS classes, only around 8% of students take interest.

StudentRND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which solves this problem. We run events which appeal to students with little or no programing interest and, by the end of each event, show them that coding is both fun and impactful — both individually, and on the world as a whole. After attending, we support students through our large community, and through partnerships with other events.

We see dramatic improvements in students after attending our event. 80% of students with no prior interest in computer science continue programming after an event, 74% attend community tech events, and nearly a half go on to major in CS.

We're data-driven, delivering measurable results.

We track our impact obsessively as we work to create a better world.

Diversity

  • 43,5743% girls
  • 38,6238% low-income
  • 28,7228% ethnic minorities

Reach

  • 10,000+ students attended
  • 38 cities nationwide
  • 78% of US students in service areas

Outcomes

  • 80,2080% continue coding
  • 74,2674% later attend tech events
  • 47,5347% major in a computer-related field

Our impact is nation-wide.

72% of US high school students are within 2 hours driving distance of StudentRND programs.

  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Corvallis
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Salt Lake City
  • Phoenix
  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Loveland
  • Austin
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Kansas City
  • Omaha
  • Minneapolis
  • Des Moines
  • Iowa City
  • Chicago
  • St. Louis
  • Nashville
  • Dayton
  • Atlanta
  • Detroit
  • Columbia
  • Boston
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pittsburgh
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington DC
  • Orlando
  • Miami
  • Boca Raton

Our programs are run by a world-class team.

Our team brings years of experience in education, non-profits, and the technology.

  • Tyler Menezes Executive Director

    In addition to his experience at the head of a Y Combinator-backed tech startup, Tyler brings several years of experience teaching CS in high schools.

  • Zaq Wiedmann Board of Directors

    In addition to working to develop much of the early curriculum and pedagogy of CodeDay, Zaq has been one of the organization's earliest volunteers. He works as an Engineer at Tune.

  • Bob Crimmins Board of Directors

    Bob is a seasoned entrepreneur in the Seattle area, an advisor to UP Global/Startup Weekend and a mentor at Techstars with a background in engineering and software development.

  • Ana Pooley Board of Directors

    Ana Pooley is a CodeDay alum, a student at Macalester College studying Computer Science, Mathematics, and Political Science, and a recipient of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award.

  • Edward Jiang Advisor

    The original founder of StudentRND, Edward served as its Executive Director until early 2014. He's currently a Developer Evangelist at Stormpath, and previously led Business Development for PadMapper.

  • Sanil Chawla Regional Manager
  • Vivian Shen Regional Manager
  • Momo Zhang Regional Manager
  • Adele Miller Regional Manager
  • Leah Chung Regional Manager
  • Victor Lourng Regional Manager
  • Rohan Misra Regional Manager
  • James Gan Regional Manager
  • Winston Rogers Regional Manager
  • Luke Igel Co-Regional Manager
  • William Walcher Co-Regional Manager
  • Mark Reiter Senior Code Evangelist
  • Tom Paulus Senior Code Evangelist
  • Carson Woods Senior Code Evangelist
  • Amelia Bertozzi-Villa Senior Code Evangelist
  • Bryan Rivera Senior Code Evangelist
  • TJ Horner Intern
  • James Click Intern