Portraits of Zach Sims co-founder CEO of free online coding school Codecademy promoting code education literacy to children New York City
Portraits of Zach Sims co-founder CEO of free online coding school Codecademy promoting code education literacy to children New York City

I photographed portraits in New York City of Zach Sims, co-founder and CEO of free online coding school Codecademy. Codecademy promotes code education and literacy to children and adults around the world.

From the story by Chris Kompanek:

The web pioneer who is teaching 25m people how to program

The co-founder of Codecademy on why the UK is ahead of the US in encouraging children to code Zach Sims lives between Midtown and the Upper East Side in an area with a quiet vestige of old New York charm where local independent shops, tailors and cobblers look much as they did half a century ago.

The 24-year-old co-founder of Codecademy, a free online tutorial that is teaching millions how to code, says he is probably the youngest person in the area by 20 years or so. Not that it bothers him: before he moved into this 1950s one-bedroom flat about three years ago, he had been sleeping in his start-up’s office along with his co-founder Ryan Bubinski, 25.