Melissa Halfon · Vidcode · Co-Founder & CTO

Melissa Halfon

Melissa Halfon · Vidcode · Co-Founder & CTO

In January, Melissa teamed up with artist Alexandra Diracles at a Startup Weekend competition in NYC to create a space where kids could learn to code and create art at the same time. They won the competition and founded VidCode, a web app that teaches JavaScript through creating video filters for Instagram videos. Melissa took her first coding class at the University of Michigan, where she majored in Math. She was impressed by “how little it took for me to be impressed by what I could make”. Melissa’s advice for wogrammers: “don’t let yourself be discouraged. Remember everyone who has ever learned to program gets frustrated.”