Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Location: New York, USA
Number of employees: 17
Year founded: 2011
49 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
While the Internet has revolutionized other areas of life, Codecademy believes it has barely scratched the surface of what is possible in education. Codecademy sees itself as pioneering a wholly new approach to education, based on the principles of democratization, interactivity, peer support and learning by doing.
The company aims to be at the forefront of a transition that will see learning increasingly taking place in environments that resemble online social networks more than traditional classrooms.
Learners study coding interactively, as part of a community in which they can encourage and help each other. The courses they follow are also created by members of the community: so far, over 100,000 people have created their own lessons. More than 70% of Codecademy’s millions of learners are located outside the United States, and learners have held meet-ups in over 360 cities.
While believing it is still too early to think about monetization, Codecademy is working on ideas such as bringing its approach to learning into schools and matching learners with employment opportunities.