Yuji W. '22 is known around campus as many things—a talented musician, record-breaking swimmer, and budding entrepreneur. However, the title he’s most often associated with is quite simply, a coder. A member of the Wildwood Institute for Entrepreneurship (WIE) since its inaugural year, Yuji has proved he’s the “go-to guy” for coding when a fellow entrepreneur needs help building a custom website or, for example, developing a digital version of a new game. He has also helped run the Upper School Coding Club, sharing his passion with other students who are interested in computer science. He’s a shining example of the Habits of Collaboration and Service to the Common Good.
Yuji is drawn to the functional and practical aspects of writing and executing code—he also likes to help people. During offsite Distributed Learning, when Wildwood students were spending more time on their computers for learning and entertainment, Yuji joined a session of the elementary after-school enrichment class in coding (virtually) to help some eager young students see the fun projects and possibilities they could create with coding. Who better to show real-world examples than Yuji, who is helping fellow Institute member Huckleberry F. ‘22 build a digital version of his original card game? After an overview of coding languages, Yuji talked about his journey into learning coding languages like Python and Scratch, then shared examples of games he had programmed. Before closing his presentation, Yuji thoughtfully answered questions from the youngsters before leaving plenty of time to play and create.
- Spring 2021