A Silicon Valley-based company that teaches coding and other computer skills to children is opening a franchise in East Amherst.
TheCoderSchool is opening its first area location at 6035 Transit Road, where the Amherst Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Saturday.
The local franchisees are Sanchayita and Umesh Shah, who are originally from India. Umesh Shah has worked in technology consulting and the Shahs were interested in bringing theCoderSchool here because they believe more students could be helped by learning computer programming.
Students can sign up for after-school sessions as well as day camps offered when school is out of session.
TheCoderSchool was founded in 2014. It's aimed at children ages 7 to 18 and uses different platforms to teach a variety of coding languages.