Kids Can Code. We Help.

We put educators first

At Kodable, we believe that teachers are the gatekeepers of learning. So we've built our product from the ground up with teacher's needs in mind. From scripted lesson plans to automated assessment tools, everything we do is designed to help educators spend less time preparing, and more time teaching. Because that's where you make the most difference.

A note from the founders

We founded Kodable with a simple goal. We wanted to make it easier for people to teach their kids about computer science. In the years that followed, we've been overwhelmed with the response we've received from teachers, parents, and kids around the world. We never dreamed that something started at a kitchen table could be used by over 50% of elementary schools in the United States and over 200 countries around the world.

Jon started programming when he was 6, and knows firsthand the incredible effects it can have on people's lives. Nothing before in history has existed that can have such a transformational effect on a child's life - regardless of race, gender, or even economic background. Our mission today is simple - we want to bring that opportunity to every child in the world.

We're just getting started.

Grechen and Jon

It's been a journey...


October 20th, 2011

SurfScore, Inc is founded in Jon’s dorm room

June 2012

Grechen goes to a baby shower and comes up with the idea for Kodable

July 2012

The first lines of code for Kodable are written

November 2012

Jon quits his job with less than $1,000 in savings to work on Kodable full-time.

November 26th, 2012

The first version of Kodable is released on iPad.

November 27th, 2012

The first working version of Kodable is released on iPad.

July 17th, 2013

Kodable is accepted into the Imagine K12 Accelerator and moves to Silicon Valley

December 2013

The first Hour of Code takes place - over 50,000 students use Kodable in a week

July 2014

Kodable finishes Imagine K12 and gets its first investment

July 8th, 2015

Over 1 million students have used Kodable

July 29th, 2015

Kodable hires its first full-time teacher to build the Kodable Curriculum

December 2015

The second Hour of Code takes place - over 150,000 students use Kodable in a week

February 2016

The first version of the Kodable Curriculum is released
Kodable reaches 2 million students

April 2016

4th and 5th grade content are released. Kodable now teaches JavaScript

August 2016

1 in 3 US Elementary Schools have now used Kodable

December 2016

The third Hour of Code takes place - over 1 million students use Kodable in a week

January 2017

The Elementary Computer Science Standards are released

February 2017

50% of US Elementary Schools have now used Kodable

June 2017

Kodable announces a partnership with Wonder Workshop to bring structured instruction to robotics

August 2017

Over 8 million students have used Kodable

December 2017

The fourth Hour of Code takes place - over 2 million students use Kodable

March 2018

Kodable runs the first annual Maze Maker Challenge. 5 winners are chosen from over 30,000 submissions

June 2018

Kodable releases the all new Kodable for Parents, seamlessly integrating at-school and at-home coding practice

September 2018

Over 15 million kids have used Kodable

December 2018

Kodable releases an all-new Bug World. Now teaches Swift as well as JavaScript.

February 2019

Over 18 million kids have used Kodable

Meet the Leadership Team