About Us

CodePath.org is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit increasing diversity in tech by transforming college C.S. education for underrepresented minorities and underserved populations.

We exist to eliminate educational inequity in technical careers.

Our mission is to provide the tools and connections that software engineers need to unlock their greatest career potential.

Of the more than 6,000 students we’ve taught to date at over 50 colleges...

40%

are women or underrepresented minorities

40%

are first-generation college students

10%

of our underrepresented minority students earned internships at top tier tech companies after just one CodePath.org course.

Our Origin Story

CodePath.org started as a technical training company for senior engineers that ran training and onboarding programs for the world’s top technology companies including Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Netflix. Over 5 years, CodePath created 30+ courses and taught over 2,000 programmers. At the time, the founders’ singular focus was to create a better, faster way for engineers to learn new technologies.

Through redesigning Facebook University, the founders learned that the programming courses they developed to teach professional engineers provided the missing curriculum and support to make college students more likely to persist and succeed in C.S. education.

In 2017, the team behind CodePath.com founded CodePath.org to eliminate educational inequity in technical education starting with college C.S. education.

Get To Know Our Team

We’re delivering computer science education at scale for 40 times less cost than coding bootcamps with better job outcomes and 400% growth year over year.

And we’re just getting started.

Michael Ellison

Co-Founder & CEO


Tim Lee

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer


Nathan Esquenazi

Co-Founder & CTO


Seaon Shin

Co-Founder and Director of Growth & Operations


Charlie Hieger

Co-Founder and Director of Learning Experience


Patricia Chu

Operations Manager

Meet Our Board And Advisors

We are honored to receive intellectual, operational, and financial support from leaders in the fields of education, engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Legand Burge

Howard University


Jocelyn Goldfein

Zetta Ventures


Ashley Mayer

Glossier


Adam Pisoni

Abl Schools


Sam Schillace

Google


Steven Sinofsky

Andreessen Horowitz


Sequoia Taylor

Spry Ventures


Jules Walter

Slack


Mark Taguchi

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

We believe the best way to grow the number of underrepresented minorities in tech is to make sure they persist in college C.S. programs through graduation.

This belief is producing exceptional results.

Michael Ellison - Founder & CEO, CodePath.org