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Tynker is an educational programming platform to help children learn coding skills, including game design, web design, animation and robotics. It includes courses in Minecraft Modding, Minecraft Game Design, Creative Coding, Python and CSS.
The Tynker company was founded by Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam and Kelvin Chong in 2012 in Mountain View, California, United States with funds raised from angel and institutional investors. Tynker for Schools was launched in April 2013, with Tynker for Home the year after. 60 million students, in 90,000 schools, have used Tynker.
In 2018, Tynker partnered with Mattel to produce branded coding experiences with Hot Wheels and Monster High. It also has partnerships with Apple, Google, Sylvan Learning, BBC Learning, Infosys Foundation USA, Microsoft, PBS and Lego.
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