If you want to learn to program, you need to write (a lot of) code.

At CodeCombat, our job is to make sure you're doing that with a smile on your face.

Our mission: make programming accessible to every student on Earth.

Programming is magic. It's the ability to create things from pure imagination. We started CodeCombat to give learners the feeling of wizardly power at their fingertips by using typed code.

As it turns out, that enables them to learn faster too. WAY faster. It's like having a conversation instead of reading a manual. We want to bring that conversation to every school and to every student, because everyone should have the chance to learn the magic of programming.

Meet the CodeCombat team

We value open and respectful dialog, where the best idea wins. Our decisions are grounded in customer research and our process is focused on delivering tangible results for them. Everyone is hands-on, from our CEO to our GitHub contributors, because we value growth and learning in our team.

  • Nick Winter
    Cofounder, CEO
  • Matt Lott
    Cofounder, CTO
  • Michael 'Maka' Gradin
    Customer Advocate
  • Robin Yang
    Senior Product Manager
  • Nolan Kelly
    Sales Manager
  • Lisa Wu
    Business Development Manager
  • Sean McNulty
    Territory Manager
  • Liz Coluni
    Territory Manager
  • Jane Park
    Customer Success Manager
  • David Chase
    Marketing Lead
  • Shubhangi Gupta
    Software Engineer
  • Rob Arevalo
    Partnership Manager
  • Lawrence Kotovets
    Partnership Manager
  • Vicki Lang
    Director of Education
  • Chethana Sastry
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Stephanie Rockett
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Andrew Jakubowicz
    Software Engineer
  • Brian Freyermuth
    Lead Game Designer
  • Bobby Lockhart
    Game Designer

...and our open-source community

Over 500 contributors have helped build CodeCombat, with more joining every week!

CodeCombat is acommunity project,with hundreds of players volunteering to create levels, contribute to our code to add features, fix bugs, playtest, and even translate the game into 50 languages so far. Employees, contributors and the site gain by sharing ideas and pooling effort, as does the open source community in general. The site is built on numerous open source projects, and we are open sourced to give back to the community and provide code-curious players a familiar project to explore and experiment with. Anyone can join the CodeCombat community! Check out ourcontribute pagefor more info.

Over 450 contributors have lent their support and time to this project.

Our story so far

Since 2013, CodeCombat has grown from a mere set of sketches to a living, thriving game.

total players

have started their programming journey through CodeCombat

We’ve been translated into over 50 languages — our players hail from

190+ countries

Together, they have written
1 billion lines of code and counting

across many different programming languages

Though we've come a long way...
Nick's very first sketch depicting a programming game in action.

we still have much to do before we complete our quest, so...

Come work with us and help write CodeCombat history!

Employee Benefits
  • 10-year option exercise window
  • Medical (gold), dental, vision, commuter, 401K
  • Maternity leave: 12 weeks paid, next 6 @ 55% salary
  • Paternity leave: 12 weeks paid
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Professional development and continuing education support – free books and games!
  • Sit-stand desks for all
China General Manager
Beijing • Full-time

Lead CodeCombat’s expansion into China and build CodeCombat’s Chinese team from Beijing.

If you are an entrepreneurial leader passionate about the future of education in China, let’s work together to bring the best game-based coding education platform to the largest education market on the planet.

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Curriculum Developer
San Francisco • Full-time

Create computer science instructional content for middle and high school students and teachers.

If you know how to teach, how to write, and how to code, then join a fast-paced, highly collaborative team of creative professionals on a mission to make a difference for kids.

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Senior Visual/UI Designer
San Francisco • Full-time

Design user interfaces, develop style guides, and create clear, beautiful designs across the educational and game sides of the CodeCombat product using your expertise and knowledge of typography, iconography, color, and space. Help design in-game artistic direction.

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Press & Contact

Need more information? Get in touch with us at

[email protected]
Game Screenshots

CodeCombat Inc.

301 Howard Street

Suite No. 830

San Francisco, California 94105

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