About BSD

“We are on a mission to make the learning and understanding of code and design accessible and at the forefront of education globally.”

Build Something Different
As future tech entrepreneurs, it’s important that our students build a strong foundation in both Code and Design. In the real world, code does not exist by itself; we must consider form and function. We encourage our students to blend design thinking and technical skills to build something different.

We provide workshops, courses, and long-form programs to people of all skill levels who want to learn code, design, or digital marketing in a practical, hands-on community.

BSD gives people the command of technology to impact their world

 

BSD Code and Design Academy was founded by a group of professionals in Hong Kong who share a common belief of competency led learning. BSD brings affordable, accessible and applicable technology education to the forefront of education for youth throughout Asia and the USA.

Qualified Instructors

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and industries, spanning advertising, publishing, design, F & B, retail, insurance, finance, and digital marketing

Making tech easy

We focus on making technology an enabler for youth by immersing them in real code from day one.

Global Experience

We’re an international company with presence in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Philadelphia, with localized course offerings in each location

The BSD Team

PHILADELPHIA

General Manager

Gabrielle Iorio

Experience in marketing, branding, sales, events and visual design. Founded start up CMS company.

Head of Learning Experience

Mike Dixon

Enthusiastic developer with a designer’s sensibility. Master’s degree in Digital Media from Drexel University.

Director of Education Strategy

Scott Peterman

Social entrepreneur, with 10+ year’s experience developing and growing a number of educational programs in the public sector.

Director of Sales

Bryan McCorkle

Award-winning sales leader with a long track record of sales success and performance excellence.

Office Administrator

Gabriel Perez-Lopez

Business student at Drexel. Interested in learning more about the intersection between tech and business.

Course Instructor

Angel Wu

Front-end designer and developer, with a passion for robotics. Pursuing a BS degree in Interactive Digital Media at Drexel University.

Course Instructor

Tyler Swietanski

Aspiring game programmer and designer. Currently pursuing a BS in Game Art & Production from Drexel University.

HONG KONG

CEO & Co-Founder

Chris Geary

Experienced entrepreneur with 10 years experience. Started and developed 6 companies, Founding Curator of WEF Global Shaper Program in HK

CTO & Co-Founder

Nickey Khemchandani

10 years experienced polyglot developer and digital marketer, heading up all things digital and tech in BSD

Co-Founder & Director

Naveen Khugputh

An experienced private equity Investment Director, Naveen has in-depth experience in high growth global operations in both emerging and developed markets

UX & Curriculum Director

Mo Qureshi

5 years experience in founding and building EdTech products and services. Works at the intersection of learning, design and technology.

CURRICULUM MANAGER

Eva Yeung

Educator who specializes in professional development implementation of digital and 21st-century educational strategies

Marketing Manager

Xyra Sace

Aims to bring technology and gaming into education. Experienced in content creation, digital design and photography

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Cheriese Chan

Previously worked in Hospitality and Private Equity sectors. Not just a dog lover but also a passionate volunteer in philanthropic projects

FINANCE MANAGER

Jenny Kam

Experienced in business support role for corporates. A proud mother of a lovely son, and a huge fan of online shopping!

INSTRUCTOR

Sam Elmi

Experienced in working with refugees at multiple organizations. Passionate about involving refugees in tech to transform their lives

INSTRUCTOR

Danny Shek

Previously worked at an ESF School. Also a digital design and film editing enthusiast interested in teaching advancements in technology

Instructor

Gabo Tse

Former student of BSD, now full time web developer, passionate about developing her skills in tech and martial arts

Instructor

Karan Vaswani

A computer science engineer, passionate about making people feel more comfortable using technology. Also, a huge cricket fan

BANGKOK

Development Team Lead

Neil McMillan

Highly experienced software engineer with a background in medical imaging, VFX crowd animation and video games.

DEVELOPER

Waris Rojmankong

An experienced software engineer who specializes in both front-end and back-end development, passionate to learn new technologies.

OFFICE MANAGER

Panisa Witisawadpoosit

An excellent customer service and an expert events organizer committed to raising awareness through code & design.

FRONT END DEVELOPER

Ivan Sumlikin

A front-end developer that makes the things sit in the right places.

WEB DEVELOPER

Pongsit Kittisoranun

Recently graduated web developer. Experienced in front-end web development, eager to learn new things.

LEAD DEVOPS ENGINEER

Sombat Wongsrisupphakul

A cloud computing specialist expert in infrastructure, network, software quality and in software development.

WEB DEVELOPER

Thanarat Jaroenying

Experienced SAP software and software engineer, passionate about technology and diving.

WEB DEVELOPER

Warid Phetprasit

Software Engineer that’s eager to apply Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the real world.

FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPER

Worathep Kamsang

Software engineer, previously worked at DST and aCommerce.