codeSpark Academy


codeSpark is the world’s most innovative system for teaching young kids about computer science.  The world is digital but schools are still analog. 9 out of 10 schools do not teach computer science. We’re developing a self-directed iPad game and learning platform for kids aged 5-8 to learn the ABC’s of computer science.

codeSpark is a startup that I co-founded along with Grant Hosford, based in Pasadena, CA. As Chief Product Officer, I lead product design and development with a small team of talented game developers. For more information and to sign up for email updates visit our website at We are backed by great investors such as Bill Gross from Idealab and Mitch Kapor from Kapor capital.

Our first product is a game called The Foos available free on mobile and web. We are an official Hour of Code partner.


Meet “The Foos” – a lovable cast of characters to program, interact with, and learn from.


Awards and Recognition

  • #1 iPad kids App in 32 countries. #1 Education App in 16 countries.
  • Best Learning App for Tablet – Kidscreen Awards 2016
  • Best App or Product for Younger Children – KAPi Awards 2016
  • Academics’ Choice Award Winner – Brain Toy 2015
  • Tech With Kids Best Pick Award for Exceptional Design
  • Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner 2015
  • 2015 Serious Play Awards Silver Medal
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award
  • Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice 2014 – Excellence in Design
  • LEGO Pioneer Redefining Play and Re-imagining Learning
  • Verizon Apps for Class Winner