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Sheri Allain

Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 Best Of Winner – Toronto4Kids.com
  • 2019 Tease Tea Founders Fund Finalist
  • 2018 Best STEM Programs for Kids – Toronto4Kids.com
  • 2018 Best Places In Toronto To Learn How To Code – NOW
  • “Techie Kids” – Vice Canada
  • ‘Innovative Women” – Randstad

Sheri Allain (Mom & Chief Lizard)

“Everybody…should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs

I introduced my daughters to coding at a very young age (4, 7) as I was increasingly reading how important it was to build math skills, problem-solving, grit and self-confidence. It’s also a future career opportunity for well-paying, high-demand jobs!

Their early introduction to coding was a nice start, but I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. Few coding schools had ‘girl-friendly’ curriculum with non-violent games or programs for younger children, or their programs were extremely pricey and required giving up valuable weekend time to travel there and back.

Fortunately, I come from a family of teachers and entrepreneurs, so I’m passionate about learning and unafraid to build something from scratch. I created Codezilla with my daughters and their friends in mind. Our mission is simple: ‘Safe, Educational Fun’:

  • Teacher-endorsed curriculum taught by passionate and police-checked university students, at neighborhood schools, daycares and camps across Toronto
  • Kid-friendly software and screen-free STEM toys, so kids learning real coding terms and early computational thinking (i.e. logically breaking a complex problem into smaller steps)
  • STEM programs for kindergarteners and girls, such as our innovative Doll Makers, Toy Makers and our best-selling Slime & Circuits

Three years later, it’s rewarding to know that thousands of children are enjoying our STEM and coding programs originally inspired by my daughters. It’s super tech-rific to have parents, teachers and principals repeatedly welcoming us into their school!

Teacher-endorsed. Mom-run. Kid-focused.

Looking to introduce coding to your kids online? Look no further! Codezilla provides engaging online coding classes and remote learning for kids.

Coding and STEM / STEAM Instructors

Reem

I’m a third year Machine Learning Specialist at U of T. I’m passionate about programming, reading, and art, where I get to feed my creative side. The world of computer science has always sparked my interest and it’s a privilege to share it with young learners too!

Robert

Studied Wireless Networking at George Brown. Enjoy Coding, solving problems, making games with students, and watching Hockey!

Ben

I am a high school student who is interested in coding and tech.

Nicholas

University student with a passion for comic arts, game design and metal.

Hameez

Computer Science student in University with 3 years of experience. I’m a big Hockey fan!

Oliver

High school student who is passionate about coding, video games, and cats!

Steph

Recent UofT Computer Science graduate, I love making games and drawing comics!

Sophia

I am a student at UoFT who is studying computer science. On the side, I like to draw and play games.

Chrissie

A university student in Psy and Env, learned some basic basic coding skill ;) BIGBIG LOVE with dolphins and whales. Bad at games but love them :D

Sebastian

I am a college student currently studying programming and GBC. I have been passionate about programming since I can remember, as well as with cooking and music. I love cats, DJing in my free time, and cooking when I feel overwhelmed or stressed. I also love graphic design and video editing <3

Katerina

I graduated from Western a few years ago and I’m currently working full-time. Love coding and building various projects on the side :) I enjoy the outdoors, arts and baking.

Yimo

Hi ! I am a new graduate from York University – IT program. I like coding, designing and keep learning new stuff. I am a sport person, I play badminton, swimming, basketball and K-pop dance, and salsa. (I am a big fan of FRIENDS!)

Board of Advisors

Chiara Cautillo

Chiara Cautillo

Former Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Diana Truong

Diana Truong

Teacher and Education Manager for Peekapak. She is Education Specialist at Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning and Prodigy Math.

Karen Menezes

Karen Menezes

Special Educator and Mental Health Professional.

Nick Song

Special Education teacher and Technology integrator.

Shai Mandel

A professional chef, teacher and founder and CEO of the fast-growing 7-figure business, Rooks to Cooks.

Stephanie Allain

Owner and CEO of Lubeco Bedding, the Caribbean’s leading multi-million dollar manufacturer of premium bedding and owns and operates an award-winning B&B and wedding venue, La Haut Resort, ranked “Excellence” by TripAdvisor.

Donald Pham

Seasoned Full-Stack Software Engineer with a passion for continual learning and creation of innovative and impactful Products and Services at various Tech Start-Ups in Toronto.

Amanda Clarke

Former camp supervisor, provincially certified skating coach and copy editor of distant lands.