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ABOUT

Formerly "Elmhurst Coding Camp", 630 Code started in the Summer of 2017 with 25 participants over 3 weeks. Mathnasium of Elmhurst graciously allowed us to use their location and has been an important partner to us from the beginning.

We have now taught over 150 students over 3 summers + 2 winter sessions!

We teach a variety of Computer Science and Robotics topics, but also focus on themes outside of just pure coding, such as creativity, problem-solving, and working as a team — all of which make you a better Computer Scientist!

Amelia O'Halloran
Founder and Teacher

Amelia O'Halloran is studying Computer Science at Brown University. She has taught Computer Science and Math for 6 years, including teaching coding at the French American School of Rhode Island and working as a Computer Science Head Teaching Assistant. At Brown, she helps run Computer Science workshops for students of all levels and works on software for Brown Space Engineering. Her favorite part of Computer Science is Cybersecurity!

Kamil Nocon 
Teacher

Kamil Nocon is a student at the University of Illinois studying Mechanical Engineering with an minor in Computer Science. He has tutored kids in math for over three years, including working as an instructor at Mathnasium in Elmhurst. At school, Kamil is part of a team designing an off-road race car and hopes to work in the automotive industry in the future. Outside of school, he likes to take photos and rock climb!

Lauren Sussman
Founder and Teacher

Lauren Sussman is studying Computer Science and Physics at Tulane University. She has taught a variety of STEM topics to middle schoolers in New Orleans and has been tutoring kids in math for over five years, including working at Mathnasium in Elmhurst. At Tulane, Lauren co-hosts a radio show on WTUL. She is very interested in space, klein bottles, music, art, and code!

Sam Toreja  
Teacher

Sam Toreja is a student at the University of Illinois studying Industrial Engineering and plans to pursue a concentration in Economics and Finance. At school, Sam is involved in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, and also plans to rush a professional business or engineering fraternity. Sam also has experience coaching kids in basketball, golf, and lacrosse. Sam is excited to be working with 630 Code!

Marie Grasse
Teacher

Mollie is a student at Notre Dame. At York, she took AP Computer Science and has been on a variety of STEM-related activities, such as: Math Team, Science Olympiad, and Math Club. Outside of school, she also coached youth lacrosse, and also worked at Mathnasium as a instructor. She hopes to study math in college!