Empower the next generation to create and code in a fun and engaging way.

Founded 2012
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • eCommerce
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    Los Altos, CA, United States

    About Us

    Tynker is the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform, enabling students of all ages to develop the coding skills to design and power animations, games, music, robots and drones, smart devices, virtual worlds like Minecraft, and more. The company’s award-winning platform helps kids engage at home, school, and on the go, while developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and programming skills to help them be successful today and tomorrow. Tynker’s highly successful coding curriculum has been used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools, 90,000 schools globally, and over 60 million kids across 150 countries. Tynker’s partners include some of the world’s most respected brands, including Apple, BBC Learning, Google, Microsoft, Mattel, PBS, Lego, NASA, and more. Tynker is accessible from any computer with an internet browser, as well as via the Tynker and Tynker Junior mobile apps, and offers both free and paid subscription options.

    Why should kids learn how to code?

    Kids today are surrounded by technology. They are experts at consuming this technology, but beyond that it is important to have the skill to understand and appreciate what goes into making it. Kids find it challenging to become active participants, or "creators," instead of passive consumers. Learning to program allows them this creativity and control over their world.

    What is Stem?

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Schools are focusing more and more on these subjects, recognizing their importance in today's high-tech economy.

    President Obama launched a campaign called "Educate to Innovate." It's a call to action for schools, businesses and nonprofits to increase and improve STEM education across the US. We're answering that call.

    What is Computational Thinking?

    Computational thinking is a problem solving process. It includes knowing how and when to use computing tools, knowing what steps you need to take to solve a problem, and logically organizing and analyzing data.

    What activities can kids do with Tynker?

    Among other things, kids can use Tynker to build games, tell stories, and create projects using what they learn in school. In this way, students reinforce learning and be creative at the same time.

    What skills will students learn with Tynker?

    Students will learn how to tell a good story, logically sequence events, and model real situations. They'll increase their technical proficiency. In addition, they'll also develop their algorithmic and design thinking abilities.

    What is the right age to start Tynkering?

    Anyone can Tynker! There's no "right" age to learn how to code. That being said, we recommend introducing Tynker to students in the 4th grade, or at a comparable level. Students should be able to read, write, and understand cause-and-effect relationships.

    Tech stack

    Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, AngularJS, PHP, C++, iOS, Android


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Company activities
    Employee discount programs
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