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.

Teach through Adventure

In today's world, kids are inundated with entertainment that grows more engaging each year. Every app, every video, every game, every advertisement is created with the goal of capturing and holding their attention. To compete in this environment, education must find ways to hold students' attention and capture their imagination.

We believe that learning computer science can be captivating. It should feel like magic. After all, programming empowers anyone to explore new ideas, to build something from pure imagination, and to interact with each other in new ways. Our goal is to inspire a connection to the creativity and imagination inherent in computer science by building educational games that are creative and imaginative.

Over the last five years, over twelve million people have learned to write Python and JavaScript using CodeCombat, making it one of the most popular coding games in history. Now, we are excited to launch Ozaria and expand on our commitment to inspire a new generation of students to learn computer science. Ozaria is an adventure game that places each learner at the center of a legendary story where they must save the world of Ozaria from impending darkness by mastering the lost magic of coding. As the narrative unfolds, a powerful student-centered learning experience is created - each student’s investment in Ozaria’s story paralleling the investment they are making in their own learning journey.

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 Bryukhanov
    Senior Gameplay Developer
  • Sean McNulty
    Inside Sales Manager
  • Liz Coluni
    Inside Sales Manager
  • Jane Park
    Product Manager
  • Rob Arevalo
    Account Executive
  • Lawrence Kotovets
    Customer Success Manager
  • Stephanie Rockett
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Andrew Jakubowicz
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Brian Freyermuth
    Senior Game Design Manager
  • Bobby Lockhart
    Game Designer
  • Claire Armstrong
    Executive Assistant / Operations Manager
  • Chelsea Johnson
    Senior Operations Manager
  • Daniela Lao
    Marketing Manager
  • Shasha Du
    Product and Visual Designer
  • Bill Wang
    General Manager, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Shan Liu
    Head of Marketing, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Run Chen
    Head of Operations, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Matias Forbord
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Ryan Bousquet
    Customer Support Specialist
  • Jonathan Timmmons
    Director of Inside Sales
  • Yuqiang Tong
    Head of Innovation, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Zhiran Chen
    Head of Curriculum, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Lance Wu
    Head of Technology, CodeCombat Greater China
  • Liz Bush
    Sales Development Representative
  • Emilia Pasquetti
    Senior Account Executive
  • Becky Haghighi
    Senior Account Executive

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 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...

Come join us and bring computer science to the world!

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!
Software Engineer
Remote • Full-time

CodeCombat is looking for a Software Engineer to join our game-based education startup. We want to hear from you!

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Lead Artist
Remote • Part-time

Help build amazing new game-based learning experiences for students around the world!

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Online Coding Instructor
Remote • Part-time/Contractor

CodeCombat is searching for coding instructors to teach CodeCombat Online Classes to our at-home learners.

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Press & Contact

Need more information? Get in touch with us at

[email protected]

or visit our press site at


CodeCombat Inc.

301 Howard Street

Suite No. 830

San Francisco, California 94105

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