Congratulations to our latest Karel Black Belt – Matthew Manwill

By May 9, 2017 Blog, News No Comments

coding courses and 3D modeling for kidsAnyone who has completed the Karel course will tell you that it takes perseverance to go all the way to the end.  Matthew Manwill, a 7th grade student at Pau Wa Lu Middle School in Gardnerville, Nevada, recently earned the highest course honor: a Black Belt of Second Degree.  His computer programming teacher, Claudia Bertolone-Smith, thinks he has amazing skills – and so do we!  Let’s hear from the master coder himself:

“My name is Matthew Manwill, and 4 months ago, I started working on NCLab. Since then, I’ve completed Karel by passing challenges and helping others do the same along the way. Currently, I am working on Turtle Tina, which teaches Python by creating designs that can be 3D modeled or printed. NCLab is a educational program, and I have learned much from it. The code templates were really helpful as I worked in NCLab.  The biggest challenge was programming to make random decisions.

Hopefully, this achievement follows me into my future, because, so far, I’m set on becoming a programmer. I am very interested in working in the field of robotics.  Developing increasingly sophisticated robots will be beneficial to mankind in the future.

I would like to recommend NCLab to others as well.”

Thanks, Matthew!  We are honored to be part of your journey.