Zach Sims is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Codecademy, the leading online education company closing the skills gap by teaching programming. In the two years since its founding, Codecademy has reached millions of users in every country in the world and worked with organizations like The White House, Google, and more. Codecademy’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Index Ventures, Richard Branson, Yuri Milner, and more. Mr Sims is also a Venture Partner at Bowery Capital. Prior to Codecademy, he worked with GroupMe (acq. by Skype) and drop.io (acq. by Facebook) before dropping out of Columbia University. Mr Sims has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos and has appeared on The Colbert Report. He was named to Inc. Magazine and Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 lists, was selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and was voted as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.