csplayground.io

Teaching Platform for Coding and Computer Science

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Solo Founder
Education
Kids
Programming
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Provide teachers interactive tools to teach coding & computer science subjects. Helping teachers to better monitor and manage students progress.

April 17, 2021 Launching

Launch csplayground.io on Product Hunt and Reddit yesterday and these are the stats after 24 hours.

Product hunt: 23 upvotes
Reddit: 58 upvotes
Visitors: 28
Signups: 11

Technically this is my second launch on Reddit. The first time I launched, the post was taken down in less 10 minutes due to self-promotion. This time I try again and the post manage to get 58 upvotes (top post).

I'm not sure how to think of the numbers. It might be just people like what I am doing but not necessarily the product or even using it. I'll just wait and see if any of the signups return to use the product.

February 1, 2021 MVP

I built a MVP with the tech-stack that I'm most familiar with - Vue.js & Firebase. I did all the coding whenever I have free time after work and during the weekend.

The MVP contains a several interactive coding courses and learning tools

Interactive courses

  • Blockly programming, JavaScript Course, and a SQL short course

Learning tools

  • Data representation of text, images, text compression

I also setup payment from the start to see if anyone is willing to pay for it as a sort of product validation. As for now, I will be focusing on SEO to get traffic and see if I could get a paying customer.

December 15, 2020 Came up with the ideas

I've been teaching coding & computer science to primary & secondary students for two years, and constantly looking for tool/platform that could provide all the learning activities in one place. I tried to look for platform that could provide following:

  • interactive coding activities
  • student progress tracking
  • computer science activities/games

Many existing platforms focus on programming alone however I am looking for interactive activities or games that teaches computer science concepts such as data representation, networking, and etc...

I decided to scratch my own back and built what I needed.

Provide teachers interactive tools to teach coding & computer science subjects. Helping teachers to better monitor and manage students progress.