About Us

The Tyee Programming Competition Club was founded in September 2019 after the observation that Tyee Middle School students joined a local programming competition with no preparation and struggled during the competition.

Our vision is to help students learn how to compete in programming competitions.

Our goal is to help students to be proficient in computer programming and computer science through preparing for and participating in various local and online programming competitions.

We are partnered with the Newport High School Programming Club. Many of the student coaches and staff are from the Newport Programming Club.

Tyee Programming Competition Club Staff

All of the staff and coaches are volunteers. They serve an important part in the club and are integral to the success of the members.

Jason Huh

Chair

Jason Huh is a staff software engineer at Google. He is a father of two teenagers. He has five years of coaching experience in various areas including track/cross country, math competition and programming competition.

Alex Niu

Head Organizer

Alex is a senior at Newport High School and serves as the president of the Newport Programming Club. He has several years of teaching and programming experience, and has succeeded in programming competitions such as the USACO contest. Alex has taught programming at organizations such as Mission InspirEd. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and participating in programming competitions.

Sophie Sajnani

Head of Technology

Sophie is the CEO and founder of Taschen Bags. She also founded Bellevue Bites to support the local restaurants and community during the COVID-19 pandemic as seen on national TV. She enjoys competing in hackathons and using computer science to solve social issues. Sophie is a junior at Newport High School.

Ryan Zhang

Head of Technology

Ryan is a senior at Newport High School. He began programming (in Java) in the summer of 7th grade, and he is silver rank in the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO). He is CTO of the Newport Programming Club.


Terence Sinn

Head Student Coach

Terence is a senior at Newport High School. In his couple years of experience, he has gathered a diverse understanding of programming, from digging deep with assembly language to writing high level scripts with Python. Having tutored in subjects such as physics and calculus, he hopes to make complex topics easy, fun, and interactive to engage with. Beyond his passion for inspiring exploration into the wide programming world, Terence's pastimes include electronics and chess.


Benji Huh

Sr. Student Coach

Benji is a sophomore at Interlake High School. He began coding with Python in elementary school and has multiple years of teaching and coding experience. He is currently learning Java and participates in multiple coding clubs and competitions. In his free time he enjoys playing with his computer, running with family, and learning about technology.


Daniel Rhee

Sr. Student Coach

Daniel is a sophomore at Interlake High School. He began programming in 6th grade with Python and learned Java in 8th grade. In his free time he learns web development and practices coding problems.


Allen Wu

Jr. Student Coach

Allen is a freshman at Newport High School. He began coding with Python in fifth grade and learned Java the summer before 7th grade, where he started basic competitive programming. He has been a member of Tyee Programming Competition Club since 7th grade, and has actively participated in competitive programming starting in around March 2021 (where he started to use C++). As a coach, he hopes to help others and himself learn. In his free time, Allen plays piano, tennis, basketball, practices for competition math (yay!) and competitive programming, and helps out in clubs.



Ryan Chen

Jr. Student Coach

Ryan is a freshman at Newport High School. He began coding in 6th grade and knows Python, Java, and Javascript. He joined the club in 8th grade, and now hopes to improve and expand the club as a coach. In his free time, he enjoys playing the clarinet, learning about tech, playing video games, and studying cybersecurity.



Ethan Do

Jr. Student Coach

Ethan is a freshman at Newport High School. He has been programming in Python in 3rd grade and C++ in 7th grade. In his free time, he likes to play badminton, do math and programming, and play video games.



Duong Tran

Jr. Student Coach

Duong is a freshman at Newport High School. He began coding with Java in 5th grade but has also learned Python since then. As a coach, he hopes to help others grow as a programmer, including himself. In his free time, Duong plays cello and video games, practices for programming competitions, and is a machine learning enthusiast.

Lewis Huh

Jr. Student Coach

Lewis is a freshman at Interlake High School. He started Python in 6th grade, and programming competitions in 7th. Proficient in C++ and Python, he is now focusing on Java after his long hiatus of inactivity. In his free time, he enjoys running, programming, playing the oboe, studying, and spending time with friends.