What we're about

"After years of studying coding, I wasn’t getting anywhere. I was stuck."

"Stuck working a job I hated.

Stuck unable to solve simple problems or know how to start a small project."

I get it. I used to be just like you.

When I first learned coding, I was put on AP (academic probation) and nearly kicked out of my major. I was last in my class. There was no way I could put my GPA on my resume.

But now, if I want a job, I am 100% remote. I work 9 months of the year and take the rest off to travel to different countries.

All this was possible because I learned how to hack the system.

Years of being a consultant taught me how to adapt to any environment like a chameleon. I learned how to learn coding.

Watching Udemy courses is not enough to get you there.

You need a system. That is what we teach here.


Who am I:

I’m AJ Chan. I worked in the industry as a software consultant for over 15 years.

I currently teach at both Popcorn Robot, a coding mentorship school, and UCLA. At UCLA, I am one of their highest rated instructors. I also serve in the Computer Information Technology Advisory Committee for Rio Hondo College.

Upcoming events (2)

Python 301 for Beginners (Series 3 of 3) - Free

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I want to learn how to code, but where do I start?

Everyone agrees coding is the future and Python is the most sought after language in the industry. You can automate tasks, create websites, or even create games.

But a lot of people don't know where to start. That's why we created this class just for you. This is what I would teach you if you were a beginner in UCLA.

This is the 3rd of a series of 3 classes that will cover the basics. By the end of the series, you will have a basic grounding on coding.



  1. A laptop or Chromebook.
  2. Create a Gmail account, if you do not have one.
  3. Create a Replit account.
  4. No coding experience needed.


A Cyberpunk Dystopia Halloween Night (Students only)

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Three months ago, Popcorn Robot's top students were commissioned to work on a secret project. Led by Fig's top software developer, the project pushed their abilities to the limit.

The project is nearing completion and will be ready to showcase at Popcorn Robot's Annual Halloween Night.

This year's theme is Cyberpunk.

Watch a short preview into what will premiere at the party!

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Python 201 for Beginners (Series 2 of 3) - Free

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