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Hi there, I’m
Mark Pavlyukovskyy

Born in the Ukraine and educated in America and the U.K., Mark has always been a tinkerer, finding creative ways to solve problems. While studying to become a biologist at Princeton University, Mark traveled to Ghana to implement a game-based public health curriculum for children.  "I thought, why am I doing research in a lab, pipetting all day long, when I could be creating something that could impact millions of kids everywhere, and give them a way to move forward themselves? "This trip inspired Mark to change his focus at The University of Oxford, towards the early prototypes of what became the Piper Computer Kit — a DIY computer that anyone can build. In 2018, Mark was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education for bringing his vision to thousands of schools and homes around the globe. Read more:

2021 - Present


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2019 - Present

Learn With Mochi

Mochi is the Award-Winning Coding Rover for Ages 3-9. Kids learn the basics of computer programming in a playful, hands-on way as they explore STEM subjects through fun storybooks. Montessori approved, LEGO Compatible. Read more:

Science work.

Mark graduated from Princeton University with a degree in molecular biology, went to graduate school at Oxford, came up with Piper, decided that the creation of products that help a large number of children was his calling with IT being the obvious future.

“I went to Oxford and worked on a doctorate about applying computer science and machine learning in biology”

Games in Ghana.

Inspired to create a more immediate impact with his molecular biology knowledge, Mark created a game-based curriculum to teach kids about infectious disease. He received a grant from Princeton University to pilot his curriculum in several schools in a small village outside of Kumasi in Ghana. An A/B test showed that game-based learning resulted in more engagement, more retention and more positive associations with learning after the game-based intervention.

“That going somewhere in person isn’t the most effective solution. So I decided to learn to program, to build something capable of helping thousands or even millions of people”
Anyone can make anything
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