Introducing Akshith! His interest in game creation sparked a journey into coding. Currently enrolled in an impressive thirteenth course at CodeWizardsHQ, Akshith is steadily mastering the skills needed to succeed in his goal of becoming a game developer. His dedication shines through in both classroom engagement and coding projects, where he consistently exceeds expectations and readily assists fellow classmates. Such exemplary commitment has rightfully earned him a nomination for the Student Spotlight.

Akshith’s Coding Journey

Twelve-year-old Akshith recalls the inspiration for his curiosity about learning to code. It all started when he was four years old.

“I watched a lot of shows when I was a kid and saw people doing all this cool coding stuff. Then I was playing games, and I realized these games were made by someone. So I went more into depth after that and realized they were made by coding. Then I found out all my favorite games are made with code, and then I thought, ‘Oh, wait! I want to make cool games,’ so that’s what I did.”

Akshith competing in chess

Akshith’s father, an engineer, wanted his son to have an opportunity to explore coding.

“We know the modern world is going toward coding and robotics, so we thought we should give him an opportunity to get into that coding area and understand whether it’s good or bad for him, and then he can make his own selection for his future.”

Favorite Projects and Skills

His dad relates that Akshith can’t wait to show him his finished projects, and they enjoy playing some of the games he created at CodeWizards together. His current class is the Wizard Level II Middle School Capstone Course. Capstone courses challenge students to be more creative in exploring the concepts they’ve learned in each Wizard Level. In this course, Akshith is demonstrating his proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery by creating a series of complex projects.

Akshith hiking

Akshith’s favorite skills to learn involve the details of projects, such as small functions. He likes knowing the details behind how things work with coding. He has a difficult time picking a favorite language.

“I would say I like CSS and HTML, but I like Python too. I feel like Python is really simple but kind of complicated at the same time. CSS lets you style it your own way, and HTML is the thing that you style.”

Akshith is looking forward to learning more advanced programming and wants to someday create his own games. He sees a coding career in his future. With twelve classes behind him, Akshith has a long list of memorable projects. He cites a few of his favorites: a rocket game coded in Scratch, a Python quiz project, and two websites from his current class, an ice cream shop, and a wildlife sanctuary. 

Practicing archery

Hobbies and Downtime

Outside of coding, Akshith is a busy student. His favorite subjects in school are math and science. He is a proud member of the National Junior Honor Society. He is the team leader for the percussion section of the band and participates in the chess club. Akshith is also part of an Indian cultural drum team. The drums are known as chendas, a musical instrument from Kerala, India. The team participates in various fundraising events. He also enjoys reading and archery in his spare time.

CodeWizardsHQ is fortunate to have Akshith as part of our coding family. His dedication to coding and motivation to go the extra mile enhance everyone’s class experience. His instructor, Anaiti agrees.

Akshith is beyond an exceptional student. He’s a prime example of a true Code Wizard! He always comes prepared to class with not only homework done but bonus rounds as well. He always knows the answer and is ready to help his classmates. When we are debugging everyone’s code, he’s not afraid to jump in and spot potential solutions! He’s a tiny software engineer in the making, always asking questions and yearning to learn more while still caring to help others like a true teammate. I’m so proud to have him as my student!

Anaiti Arauz, CodeWizardsHQ Instructor

Akshith’s Standout Projects