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
  • Catherine Weresow
    Game Designer
  • Scott Erickson
    Cofounder, Software Engineer
  • Michael 'Maka' Gradin
    Customer Advocate
  • Robin Yang
    Product Manager
  • Phoenix Eliot
    Software Engineer
  • Nolan Kelly
    Territory Manager
  • Elliot Okiwelu
    Partnership Manager
  • Lisa Wu
    School Specialist
  • Sean McNulty
    Territory Manager
  • Liz Coluni
    Territory Manager
  • David Fike
    Customer Success Manager
  • Jane Park
    Partnership Associate

...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

200+ 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!

Don't see a good fit but interested in keeping in touch? See our "Create Your Own" listing.

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

Come help us build a next generation HTML5 coding game, and drive frontend engineering excellence across the team!

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Senior Backend Engineer
San Francisco • Full-time

Come use your extensive backend experience to ensure our servers always provide the answer, and drive backend engineering excellence across the team!

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Educational Specialist
San Francisco / Remote

Use your educational expertise to help deliver amazing new learning experiences to students!

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Create Your Own

Are you passionate about CodeCombat but don't see a job listed that matches your qualifications? Write us and show how you think you can contribute to our team. We'd love to hear from you!

Send us a note at[email protected]introducing yourself and we might get in touch in the future!

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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