About the Founder

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Navin Varsani created the Ninja Code Academy to offer software coding, computational and hardware design to everyone; not just the select few.


Navin loves to leverage technology providing novel ways to create fun and exciting projects that drive interactive learning without fear in a dynamic “try it and see” approach.


His interest in electronics and software systems started at the age of nine when he made his first radio powered with no batteries and just four components! The strongest signal was Radio 4 which is not very exciting when you are nine, but nevertheless extremely cool!


That intrigue fueled his curiosity and led to a global career spanning a broad depth of roles within: military/aerospace, mobile, broadcast/TV and cyber-security to mention a few. Navin held executive positions in many areas of technical microchip, systems and software design. Commercially, he has run applications engineering teams and business development operations with UK, European and Silicon Valley start-ups.


An electronics and computing pioneer, along with his natural extremely enthusiastic approach to learning, Navin is able to extend his broad “real world” technical and commercial knowledge to all students of the Ninja Code Academy… His moral is that EVERYONE has fun and he especially enjoys grading the “joke of the session”


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Uma Varsani worked as an accountant in the City followed by a long tenure at Oracle as a Training Consultant for their Financial software and ERP suites. She then took a career break for 15 years to be a full time mother.


A Computing and business graduate, she has always had an interest in tech and firmly believes a good knowledge of software code development and use, allows you to do your job… Whatever it is… better!


Uma has a keen interest in education and has privately tutored both her own and other children for 11+.


She has been PTA chair, is involved in local charity support and a respected member of the community.


Uma and Navin’s own children are of ‘Generation Z’ and so completely understand a parents life and the importance of preparing them for their digital futures!