We had the good fortune of connecting with Jimmy Tran and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jimmy, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
As a parent, I think the most important thing I’ve done is adapt my approach and style to fit each of my children’s needs. Each of our 3 children has different interests and each learns differently. One is more tactical, while another devours books. In order to make them successful, I have to adapt my style, tone and approach to appeal to their sensitivities.

This is very similar to how we work at Code Ninjas. We have trained our staff in Dallas, Coppell and Southlake to adapt their style to each individual child that walks in. Some of our ninjas (students) have unique personalities while others may have learning differences.

For us at Code Ninjas, none of that matters and we never compare our ninjas to one another. Each ninja is on a unique learning trajectory and our job is to ensure that they continually progress and have a good time throughout the process. I take the same outlook and approach with my own kids and just hope that I can help them individually progress to become the best version of themselves possible.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve always wanted to own a small business. When I came across the Code Ninjas concept, I was immediately intrigued. At Code Ninjas, we teach kids 4-14 how to code by having them create their own games. Kids have fun and parents see results! We are the largest and fastest growing computer coding concept in the world.

Opening a retail-facing business during COVID has been challenging but I know that if we can survive in this environment, we will thrive during “normal” times. We are already looking ahead to Summer of 2022, where we will be launching 10+ camp offerings from Lego Robotics to Minecraft to Roblox.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take him/her to our various districts.

First, Knox Henderson and the RH Rooftop. Great ambience to grab a cocktail.

Second, I would go to SMU (my alma mater) and we might go window shopping at Highland Park Village. I can’t afford anything there but as a real estate guy, I love that center!

Third, I would go to Uptown (near McKinney and Olive) and then walk to Klyde Warren park, a jewel in our city.

Fourth, I would continue on to Deep Ellum and catch a live band on a weeknight.

Last, no visit to Dallas would be complete without a stop to Bishop Arts, home to some excellent coffee shops.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to extend a Shoutout to all of our dedicated staff and employees at our 3 Code Ninjas locations.

The past 2 years have been tough with Covid and it’s uncertainties but our staff has forged ahead and continued to deliver great experiences to our customers. We truly couldn’t do it without our Senseis, Assistant Center Directors and Center Directors. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to Code Ninjas!

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