Anika is a sophomore at Monta Vista High who is passionate about spreading coding and the basic principles of coding to everyone. She fervently believes that behind the fancy syntax of coding there lies fundamental concepts that anyone and everyone can understand (and these concepts can be encoded in a board game or any other fun game that makes it easy for kids to grasp). Anika created all the illustrations for the CodingFarmers and Treasure Hunt board games using a mix of open stock images and Adobe Illustrator drawings. She continues to improve the game illustrations in her free time. Anika is also an avid water polo player and plays for her school and club team. She also teaches kids coding through MathAndCoding.
Anika also takes active part in Kickstarter campaigns and in marketing of the board games to schools and libraries.
Nikhil is a senior at Monta Vista High. He combined his two passions into one by designing these coding board games. Nikhil and Anika got inspiration for the codingFarmers game while teaching young students Java in their MathAndCoding classes. They noticed first hand how complicated and overwhelming the syntax of structural programming languages could be for young students. They started teaching these languages in a fun way by introducing games/puzzles that would require students (either individually or in a team setting) to decipher pieces of structural code to win. CodingFarmers board game idea evolved from these fun Java explorations in MathAndCoding workshops. Treasure Hunt and Coding is Good games followed after that.