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Amherst, NY theCoderSchool – whose motto is “Learn to code. Change the world.” – is set to expand in New York. The school – which aims to show the next generation of kids how inspiring and exciting technology can be – will open its first Buffalo, NY location.
Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Grand Opening celebration of theCoderSchool at 6035 Transit Road in East Amherst on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m.
The new school will be owned and operated by Sanchayita and Umesh Shah. Umesh has worked as a global tech and business consultant for over 15 years, and he wanted to jump start his daughter’s education in the high demand and growing tech industry. After not finding an option that catered to that need and realizing more students could benefit from learning essential tech skills, Umesh and Sanchayita were inspired to bring theCoderSchool to the community.
“We are thrilled to introduce theCoderSchool to Buffalo,” said Umesh. “Learning how to code is extremely empowering and has the ability to help children succeed in different subjects and activities they are involved in. We want to support Buffalo students and the growing tech industry nationwide.”
The couple, originally from Kolkata, India, have embraced the Buffalo community. Both are heavily involved with Umesh serving as the President of the Indian Association of Buffalo in 2018; Sanchayita works for the International Institute of Buffalo as a translator and interpreter. By opening theCoderSchool, they hope to continue to give back in a new way. 
“We feel that theCoderSchool is a concept that the Buffalo community needs,” added Sanchayita. “There aren’t many options for students who are interested in computer coding to further their knowledge and skills. We can help these kids follow their dreams.”
“In this highly-technical age, theCoderSchool gives our local students a competitive edge,” says Baynes. “This school is key to helping our young people not only prepare but excel in the jobs of the future.”
Founded by Hansel Lynn and incubated with the help of his best friend, Wayne Teng, theCoderSchool was built with the desire to provide children aged 7 to 18 years with a welcoming environment to develop computer programming skills. theCoderSchool uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages, such as HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript and more. Every Code Coaching lesson is customized with the help of trained Code Coaches® who use a 2-on-1 approach to teaching.
“As we continue to expand our presence throughout the country, it’s critical to find the right franchise partners who are truly passionate about setting kids up with a positive, life-long relationship with technology and coding,” added Lynn. “This is why we couldn’t be more excited about welcoming Sanchayita and Umesh to theCoderSchool team. They care deeply about this mission, and we are confident they will bring our level of commitment to kids and parents in Buffalo and show the community just how fun learning to code can be.”
theCoderSchool is also a proud founding member of the International Alliance of Youth Coding Educators. The IAYCE is an alliance of global partners whose goal is to further coding education for youth around the world. 
For more information on theCoderSchool Buffalo, please visit
Grand Opening Celebration:
WHO:      theCoderSchool  
WHERE: 6035 Transit Road, East Amherst
WHEN:    Saturday, January 26, 1:00 p.m.
The Grand Opening celebration will run from 1-3 p.m. with refreshments, raffles, games and a chance to win an iPad.  You can also meet the Code Coaches, explore the school’s offerings and sign up for discounted classes.
About theCoderSchool
Founded in 2014 and franchising since 2016, theCoderSchool, a Silicon Valley-based children’s enterprise franchise, provides computer programming lessons to children ages 7 to 18. Recently identified as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s hottest brands, theCoderSchool has over 25 schools operating in eleven states and continues to expand its national footprint with several locations in development in major U.S. markets. For more information, visit

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