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CodeSCTY leverages original hip hop music & youth culture to teach computational thinking & coding: like Schoolhouse Rock for coding.


Founded: 2016
Employees: 2
Quick Pitch:


CodeSCTY is an online platform that leverages hip hop & youth culture to teach computational thinking and coding - like Schoolhouse Rock for coding. Our team, along with young people, is creating a platform containing our methodology to help CS organizations engage, inspire, and retain students of color.


CEO & Co-Founder

Armando Somoza

Armando is a new media artist, technologist, social entrepreneur, and educator. He is committed to the creative application of immersive learning experiences, cultural entrepreneurship, and digital technologies as an agent of provocation and change. He holds an MFA in Emergent Digital Practice and a BA in Ethnic Studies. He is a career educator, artist, and technologist currently serving as a graduate level Adjunct Professor at NYU Steinhardt.

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Chenits Pettigrew

Chenits is an accomplished musician, arts educator, entrepreneur and creative director. Through innovative curriculum development, live performance, multimedia creation and master classes, his life’s work aims to engage collective agency to evoke sustainable change. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Pennsylvania State University and an an interdisciplinary Master’s in Music Business, Music Tech and Art as Activism from NYU.


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