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

Our job is to make sure you're doing that with a smile on your face.

Our mission: make computer science 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
  • Claire Armstrong
    Senior Operations Manager
  • Chelsea Johnson
    VP, Operations
  • Bill Wang
    General Manager, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Shan Liu
    Inside Sales, Europe
  • 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
    Senior Account Executive
  • Charlotte Cheng
    Director of Education
  • Brehan Maul
    VP, Sales and Marketing
  • Saurabh Patel
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Gabrielle Vanhoesen
    Senior Customer Success Manager
  • Destri Carlson
    Operations Support Specialist
  • Tom Zarosinski
    Account Executive
  • Kerry Richmond
    Senior Account Executive
  • Noah Williams
    Customer Success Manager
  • Ádám Kecskés
    Software Engineer
  • Michael Schmatz
    Principal Engineer
  • Bobby Lockhart
    Senior Game Designer
  • Julie Savona
    Operations Manager
  • Angelica Telnik
    Marketing Manager
  • Sonia Spindt
    Senior Curriculum Developer

  • Cindy Bayley
    Curriculum Developer
  • Valent Nathanael
    Game Developer

...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 and Ozaria

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

[email protected]

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