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Join me and get a taste of programming, math, science and much more in a different way. Don’t accept the world given to me. Create your own!

Katrina (Qingqing) Zhou

Katrina (Qingqing) Zhou

Computer Science | Math

Co-Founder of iKids Education
Senior Software Engineer
Experienced Coding and Math Instructor
Professor at Seneca College
International Kids Coding Competition Judge
First Tech Challenge Judge

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES/INTERESTS

  • Early Education
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Software Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics

About Me

Let’s start with some engineering jokes:

“I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my cell phone. My wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my cell phone.”
“If you want to borrow $1000 from a software developer, he might give you $24 more just to make an even amount.”
“Hey, what are you up to?” - “Writing bugs!!!”

Alright, let’s move on. “Please press any key to continue…” - “Where is the ANY key?”

In the world of programming, feature development and bug fixing always come together. From more than 12 years' programming experience, I built up my strength not only in coding but also in problem-solving. Technically, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I work for General Motors as a senior software engineer. My team works on high definition map, localization and horizon building. All our code contributes to GM’s SuperCruise (hands-free driving feature). In the world of autonomous driving, there are plenty of challenges, unknown and excitment. I’m so glad and proud to be part of this talented team. Regardless if I’m working towards a solution or struggling about the next step, I always make sure to put on a smile because my job is what I like.

As a working mother, I spent lots of my time on early education. Especially in coding and math. For my kids, lots of learning start from stories, Disney kind of stories, “when I was young” kind of stories and even my programming stories. They helped me discover the power of stories and I helped them to discover their interests. It seems working really well in my family, so I started to put some math and coding concepts into stories and created “CodingMind”… I’ll save the rest of the story for my class.

Meanwhile, I actively volunteering in many events related to early education, such as being a judge at First Tech Challenge (Robotics Competition), a coding instructor at Canada Learning Code, a mentor at STEM summer camps and much more. I’m always on the road of teaching or learning. iKids Education is a great place for me to spread my love of exploring coding and math with kids.

COURSES

CodingMind Basic (1)
  • 6 Weeks
  • Programming

CodingMind Basic (1)

About the course This course is designed for beginners. In the 6-week course, students will learn …

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CodingMind Basic (2)
  • 8 Weeks
  • Programming

CodingMind Basic (2)

About the course This course is the continuation for CodingMind Basic (1), which is designed for …

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CodingMind Python (1)
  • 8 weeks
  • Programming

CodingMind Python (1)

About the course This course is designed for students who have completed CodingMind Basic but with …

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CodingMind Python (2)
  • 8 weeks
  • Programming

CodingMind Python (2)

About the course This course is designed for students who have completed Python (1) or have basic …

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Scratch Competition
  • 4 Weeks
  • Programming

Scratch Competition

About the course This course is designed for little programmers who are interested in joining a …

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