Manit Gopal - Round 1, 2018 Champion

Teaching coding to kids

Inspired by his IT specialist father Nitin, Manit Gopal is keen to ensure his peers have the digital skills needed for the future. At only 13, he was helping other children start their digital journeys by teaching them how to code in weekly workshops at The Exchange community centre in Kelvin Grove.

Manit has a diverse range of interests including science, technology, creative arts, music and video blogging. He enjoys time online, developing his own YouTube channel to post video reviews.

Combining his interests in coding and Lego, Manit is a member of the Lego Robotics Club at Aspley State High School where he is learning how to program robots to compete in regional and national competitions. In 2017 Manit was part of the team that represented the Lego Robotics Club at the FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition held at the Queensland University of Technology. The competition gives students three months to build and program a robot and develop scientific and engineering solutions to solve a real-world challenge. Manit’s team was one of only four selected to compete in the national competition in Sydney.

As a Community Digital Champion, Manit will inspire children to learn how to code through his weekly workshops. His Coding for Kids sessions teach participants how to use the Scratch program, a free visual programming language designed for children aged 8 to 16 to learn how to code and create their own interactive stories, games and animations.

Through his free coding workshops and online YouTube presence, Manit hopes to motivate other youth to get involved in technology. With strong mentorship from his father, Nitin and Manit work together to deliver classes in a fun and friendly environment for the community.


Manit is nominated by: Communify Qld

Teaching coding to kids

Inspired by his IT specialist father Nitin, Manit Gopal is keen to ensure his peers have the digital skills needed for the future. At only 13, he was helping other children start their digital journeys by teaching them how to code in weekly workshops at The Exchange community centre in Kelvin Grove.

Manit has a diverse range of interests including science, technology, creative arts, music and video blogging. He enjoys time online, developing his own YouTube channel to post video reviews.

Combining his interests in coding and Lego, Manit is a member of the Lego Robotics Club at Aspley State High School where he is learning how to program robots to compete in regional and national competitions. In 2017 Manit was part of the team that represented the Lego Robotics Club at the FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition held at the Queensland University of Technology. The competition gives students three months to build and program a robot and develop scientific and engineering solutions to solve a real-world challenge. Manit’s team was one of only four selected to compete in the national competition in Sydney.

As a Community Digital Champion, Manit will inspire children to learn how to code through his weekly workshops. His Coding for Kids sessions teach participants how to use the Scratch program, a free visual programming language designed for children aged 8 to 16 to learn how to code and create their own interactive stories, games and animations.

Through his free coding workshops and online YouTube presence, Manit hopes to motivate other youth to get involved in technology. With strong mentorship from his father, Nitin and Manit work together to deliver classes in a fun and friendly environment for the community.


Manit is nominated by: Communify Qld