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 dialogue, 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
  • Valentin Briukhanov
    Lead Game Designer
  • Liz Coluni
    Senior Inside Sales Manager
  • Claire Armstrong
    Operations Manager
  • Chelsea Johnson
    Director of Operations
  • Bill Wang
    General Manager, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Shan Liu
    Head of Marketing, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Run Chen
    Head of Operations, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Yuqiang Tong
    Head of Innovation, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Zhiran Chen
    Head of Curriculum, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Steven Adkins
    Account Executive
  • Charlotte Cheng
    Lead Curriculum Developer
  • Chris Kaimmer
    Business Development Manager
  • Brehan Maul
    VP, Marketing
  • Saurabh Patel
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Sarah Whatley
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Gabrielle Vanhoesen
    Customer Success Manager
  • Adam LaSalle
    Customer Success Manager
  • Destri Carlson
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Ami Dave-Patel
    Associate Online Instructor Manager
  • Dave Sage
    Account Executive
  • Tom Zarosinski
    Sales Development Representative
  • Kerry Richmond
    Account Executive
  • Will Hosking
    Sales Development Representative
  • Alex Fravel
    Sales Development Representative
  • Noah Williams
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Ron Causey
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Rob Arevalo
    Account Executive

...and our open-source community

Over 600 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 650 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.

20,000,000+
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...

Press & Contact

Need more information? Get in touch with us at

[email protected]
Game Screenshots

CodeCombat Inc.

2261 Market Street #4388

San Francisco, California 94114

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