A Multimedia And Information Technology Group


Our mission is to produce more knowledge workers for the future. We're doing this by providing a personalized and adaptive education system that works both online and in the classroom. Our system enables students of all ages to learn based on their interests and capabilities and offers tons of flexibility while still being comprehensive. Our current courses cover the areas of software engineering, entrepreneurship, digital art and STEM subjects.

Our company has achieved a number of milestones within its relatively young existence. Since being founded in 2014, KidoCode has taught more than 3,500 kids and teens from the ages of 5 to 25 about coding, math, and digital art.

KidoCode facts


PyCademy
2012
MDEC Partnership
2012
Founded KidoCode
2014
Founders
Unclecode and Maysam
Incorporation
December 8, 2014
Headquarters
Solaris
Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Founders, Unclecode and Maysam, met at University of Malayain 2008. In 2009, they started to build a piece of research management software for academic research and scientific publications called AcaPaper. That was just the beginning of an idea that has now has turned into a successful movement to provide an online adaptive learning system for math and computer science.

UncleCode is a graduate from the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET). He's also a graduate from the University of Tehran, where he got his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He's worked with many software companies as a developer, team leader, and was also a lecturer in different educational institutes and universities. He was a Microsoft trainer and worked remotely with Google on a number of projects. He is a passionate self-learner who's addicted to problem solving! His areas of expertise include Natural Language Processing (NLP), graph theory and social network analysis.

Maysam is a molecular biologist and bioinformatician who is aiming to combine the current trend of research in biology labs with programming and automation. Starting with the AcaPaper project together with Unclecode, they then started the conceptualization of KidoCode with the goal of educating kids and teens with computational thinking as well as equip them with computer programing skills which became one of the most important priorities in facing the future.

In 2013, Unclecode and Maysam formed an R&D company focusing on big data, bioinformatics, and Python programming language. At that time, most of the universities in Malaysia were using Java, C++, and C# for their students, while a world of open source contents are shifting on languages such as Python and changes as big data! They begin to launch dozens of conferences and workshops all around Malaysia for bachelor students to university lecturers to deliver and promote Python programming language and Big Data technologies such as MongoDB to researchers, developers, biologists, and many more. Within 3 years, more than 2,500 participants joined in PyCademy workshops all around Malaysia.

Being the pioneer of advanced Python programming in Malaysia, PyCademy and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) started providing educational contents for Malaysia lecturers under the Train The Trainer (TTT) program since 2013. That was the kickstart for PyCademy! We started to provide 2 to 3 workshops every month over different universities all around Malaysia such as UPM, UM, UITM, UNI KL (Johor Bahru), UNIMAS (Sarawak) and USM as well as at MDEC department for topics such as Big Data, Python, Data Analysis, and Cloud Computing. We have trained more than 500 lecturers so far.

Being the pioneer of advanced Python programming in Malaysia, PyCademy and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) started providing educational contents for Malaysia lecturers under the Train The Trainer (TTT) program since 2013. That was the kickstart for PyCademy! We started to provide 2 to 3 workshops every month over different universities all around Malaysia such as UPM, UM, UITM, UNI KL (Johor Bahru), UNIMAS (Sarawak) and USM as well as at MDEC department for topics such as Big Data, Python, Data Analysis, and Cloud Computing. We have trained more than 500 lecturers so far.

On December 2014, the same time that Code.org started their journey on Computer Science Education Week, our founders found the niche of their journey and that is now what we know as KidoCode! After many years of education experience with university students and adults, it was the time to focus on the main part which are the kids and teens. Knowledge economy provides facilities and now we have successful companies like Google who has employees with average age around 26. This means a knowledge worker can start to provide services for the society and the world as young as age 16! In 2016, China and US produced $24 billion revenue from game development and majority of these companies are formed by people from ages 16 to 29.

In 2014, our founders made a research on what is happening in countries like Estonia, UK, Canada, and USA and they found out that many movements to make computer science and computational thinking as a form of a compulsory course from age 7 have been implemented while nothing significant is happening in Asia. It was then they felt the warnings of something which we will later call the Cyber Extinction! To avoid it, they started to form the KidoCode community to train Asian kids and teens with mathematics mixed with programming. The second phase of the training will act as their accelerator and incubator to have dozens of young Asian entrepreneurs before 2020. It was a great start for KidoCode.

Our founders started to meet different people to ask for help and support in this meaningful journey. Finally, a group of respectful, passionate, and successful businessmen and women shook their hands with us and understood the necessity of this movement for the future of Asia. They joined and invested in KidoCode and our journey started officially in March 2015 with zero students, a big hope, and ambitious plan!

After conducting a fundraising, we started to work with schools and provided training using the traditional way of face-to-face teaching as a field study and to challenge our new training approaches in math and computer science combined with training. We had more than 100 students at that time coming from different age groups to see the feedback and responses. We are very happy that the result is more than what we expected. Then it was the time to jump into our pre-online education system! A teacher-less smart system where trainers will coach students instead of teaching. A system that provides personalized, individual learning path for every students based on his/her skills and learning pace. Our system was designed, tested, and launched to work for over 150 students.

The beginning happened in a simple coffee shop in Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, and then we moved to an apartment. We then acquired an 800 sqf office in Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, after which we had a bigger one in Bangsar. We had another office in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), and finally in 2015, we moved to our current location in Soho KL, Mont Kiara Solaris. It became our first home while we knew that this will not be the final home. :) We then started our B2C. A great journey with thousands of adventures!

We have few goals in 2016: First, building a successful business which we achieved in less than a year by having a good positive net income. Second, to get more than 500 students which we achieved just before finishing 2016!

We simply did it! We finished 2016 by crossing 550 students from ages 5 to 18 who knew how to code in Python, more than 1,000 parents in our network, and we received more fundraising (1M MYR) for expanding the company making the company value more than 8M MYR! Viola! We did it! Not only in economic capital but we have been able to form a great and invaluable capital in the form of social capital!

By 2017, we are going to launch our online education system with dozens of gadgets, mobile applications, and video courses focusing on mathematics and computer science which will be available for the whole world! We will provide content materials more than what an average person would need to get a degree. In that phase we are hiring more talents in R&D, media, development, and trainers to come up with interesting contents relying in the outstanding power of KPortal to provide our adaptive learning system for the whole world. Our next ambitious plan is to become the top name in online education system for kids and teens in next 2 years in a global scale. We are also planning to become a global accelerator and incubator for all kids and teens in the world who are aiming to make a change for the future!

We are forming a group of super geek and talented people in science and technology from our current students and engineers to form our R&D group who will develop amazing apps and software's in different areas such as FinTech, Medicine, Technology, and AI. They will focus in providing solutions for complex computational problems to produce better algorithms in computer science.

Our Culture


The people at KidoCode have made it what it is today. A place, where no one feels like they're working, but where everyone is striving towards the same goal. Our people are intelligent, determined, come from all walks of life, speak dozens of languages and truly reflect the community we're trying to build. Beyond the fun we have at work, our team spends time working out at the gym, going out for drinks on fridays and watching movies. Lots of movies. Seriously.

Company Director


The Directors of KidoValar have been leading the company from day one. Both of them (Uncelcode and Maysam) are on a mission to revolutionize education with a new system that's based on computational thinking and self learning. They're constantly finding new ways to take KidoValar to the next level and bring the next chapter of learning to students everywhere.

Unclecode

Founder, CEO

His passion is creating more with less. A true leader, innovator and programmer!

Maysam

Co-founder, COO

A molecular biologist and bioinformatician with a flare for technology and education

Research & Development


Research & Development Department of KidoCode is in forefront to create and bring new technologies for young minds.

Arash

Head of R&D

Mojgan

Education Director

Ehsan

Data Scientist


Maryam

Data Scientist

Han

Data Scientist

Tabitha

content developer & personal assistant

Marketing & Business Development


Marketing and Business Development department ensure that the KidoCode voice and mantra is heard across the region. We spend most of our day talking strategy and building up new and exciting areas of the business.

Nauman

Head of Business Development

Ash

Marketing Manager

Rohan

Business Development Assistant


Bibi

Junior Business Development

Sales


Our sales department advises the marketing department based on its feedback with customers and focuses on customer contact to drive sales.

Vee

Sales Manager

Nini

Sales Executive

Lim

Sales Executive


Ritche

Sales Executive

Kush

Sales Executive

Finance

In the spirit of excellence, integrity, and dedication, our Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information to support the growth of KidoCode and its people

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IT


The IT department creates, installs and maintains all computer network systems within KidoCode and assists in the development of new tools for the entire organization.

Suleiman

Robot and Developer

Nasrin

Software Developer

Fadzil

Software Developer


Fatima

Software Developer

Media


Our media department cultivates and maintains an amazing brand identity by encouraging better knowledge and understanding of the organization's goals through videos, photos, articles and other content across various channels

AliReza

Head of Media

Zul

Graphic Designer

Abby

Animator


Amir

Video Editor

Nagen

Video Editor

Rao

Photographer

Customer success


At customer success we are all about building valuable customer relationships through great service and real connections.

Jay

Customer Success Assistant

Office


The Human Resources department at KidoCode handles recruitment, employee relations, payroll, benefits, and legal compliance.

Sulimah

HR Manager

Taufiq

HR Assistant

Office


The primary responsibility of our office administrators is to ensure efficient operation in all departments within the organization. We act as a link between our people and environment they operate in.

Theyaga

Office Manager

Azlan

Office Assistant

Rao

Office Assistant


Din

Office Assistant

Gajen

Office Assistant

Indran

Office Assistant

Trainer


Our trainers ensure that our students have an incredibly enriching learning experience. They keep learning sessions running smoothly and focus on motivating students with the right mindset to have them learning at their highest potential.

Muaz

Trainer

Firdaus

Trainer

Carol

Trainer


Lim

Trainer

Maleeni

Trainer

Ummu

Trainer

The KidoValar


The KidoValar is a term we use for our investors. The term Valar (angels) comes from the Lord of the Rings mythology and refers to the fourteen (fifteen including Melkor) Ainur (holy beings) who entered Arda (earth) after its creation to bring order to the world and combat the evils of Melkor! At the beginning, we tried all possibilities from meeting VCs, angel investors, government sectors, schools and tuition centers to individuals that claimed interest. We failed and failed again, stood up and stood up again until we met the KidoValar! The first angels who would help us combat evil and bring about real change in education for the future of humanity.

We're looking for real investors that believe in our idea. An idea that's changing the world through education by putting our kids needs first and is giving kids the learning opportunities they deserve. In this completely new digital economy, our kids deserve a chance to be capable, competent and relevant again. Join us on this mission to bring the future of education, to the future leaders of the world. A world that we know isn't going to be anything like the one we live in today. Join the KidoValar!

Lim Yee Mei

Every fire starts with a spark! We met Yee Mei Lim, a computer scientist and lecturer at TARUC... Read more

Lim Yee Mei

Every fire starts with a spark! We met Yee Mei Lim, a computer scientist and lecturer at TARUC, in one of our Python workshops for university lecturers. Talking about our desire to bring the computer science education to kids, she approached us and shared her passion to start this meaningful journey in Malaysia. Her efforts, passion, and generosity to share her resources to us were that very sparks to set KidoCode on fire!

Lim Yeat Yew

Yeat Yew, or as we friendly call him YY, was the very person who started supporting... Read more

Lim Yeat Yew

Yeat Yew, or as we friendly call him YY, was the very person who started supporting KidoCode financially. YY, the elder brother of Yee Mei, volunteered to support our project by his donation to TARUC. As TARUC let us down (!!!) he directly invested his funds at KidoCode far before the official paperwork are done and our verbal agreements turn to legal documents. This invaluable trust supercharged us to face the upcoming obstacles and problems.

Tran Viet Huong

A close friend who we can bet on you is what you really need to kick-off a meaningful business... Read more

Tran Viet Huong

A close friend who we can bet on you is what you really need to kick-off a meaningful business. Huong is a very successful businesswoman in Vietnam. Together with her good friends, they packed their bags and travelled to Malaysia just in time to support KidoCode (February 2015).


Le Thi Luong

Luong, a successful businesswoman and a close friend from Vietnam, bore the biggest ... Read more

Le Thi Luong

Luong, a successful businesswoman and a close friend from Vietnam, bore the biggest contribution in investing in KidoCode. She played a very critical role in backing up KidoCode financially onwards.

Mariam Yazmin El Bacha

Mariam, the Director of Operations at MBO Cinemas and originally from Argentina... Read more

Mariam Yazmin El Bacha

Mariam, the Director of Operations at MBO Cinemas and originally from Argentina, is not only a passionate investor who were enchanted by the beauty of KidoCode's visions but acted as the elder sister for all of us at KidoCode.

Yaw Suk Chun

Suk Chun, or Vivian as we call her, is another successful businesswoman from Ipoh... Read more

Yaw Suk Chun

Suk Chun, or Vivian as we call her, is another successful businesswoman from Ipoh , Malaysia who joined KidoCode and shares her experiences of running a business in Malaysia.


Sami Kteily

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of PEB Group. Our great mentor and supporter in this journey. Read more

Sami Kteily

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of PEB Group. Our great mentor and supporter in this journey. He is a successful entrepreneur with strong accounting and finance background. Today, PEB Steel Vietnam is a market leader and a major player in the design and fabrication of steel buildings. They have 5 fabrication facilities in Vietnam, 4 offices across Vietnam, and 6 offices in ASEAN (Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia). It is an honour to have him as our financial consultant. Thank you, dear Sami.

KidoCode Locations


While most successful IT businesses started off in the garage, our beginnings were not so wealthy as to afford even our own garage! We started from a simple coffee shop in Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. After a few years of hard work, we moved to our current headquarters in Solaris Mont' Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. KidoCode currently has four units in Solaris Mont' Kiara and is going to open more branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan within the next 2-3 years.

You are always welcome at KidoCode. Visitors at our offices can always expect to find fun welcoming staff that live and breathe in an awesome culture that is unmistakeably KidoCode.

Our Products and Services


We provide a variety of services for people and businesses. Here is a glimpse of what we offer.

KPortal: Online Adaptive Education System

KPortal is a smart system supported by AI algorithms to provide a personalized and adaptive learning system. We believe that adaptive and personalized learning should replace the current education system for a number of reasons. So, that's why we designed our KPortal.

Our K-Portal's focus, is to create a system based on self-learning that's available for everyone anywhere in the world. From early ages to young adults, students will have the chance to experience a truly customized education. To do this, we built a smart education system that reduces the reliance on teachers to deliver information, and instead, has them focus on coaching our students. It's an education that's focused on practical skills rather than purely theoretical knowledge, in order to create people that can actually contribute to society effectively.

Software Development Group

We do work in many different fields like fintech, social networks, medical apps, web development, and big data. We're providing consultancy, development, support, and research services for corporations, start-up companies, and individuals. Our talented and confident students are often asked to join the development team meetings and will have many opportunities to participate in the development of real client projects.

ICT Academy

The ICT Academy is another ambitious project by KidoCode that is currently in its testing phase. The ICT Academy is aimed at providing a comprehensive full-time education for students that are serious about software development, entrepreneurship, and science. As the cost of production in the IT world decreases each day, younger students are now able to run sophisticated applications and businesses. This has pushed us to build an IT-oriented academy designed to serve kids and teens with a passion for ICT and computer science.

In the ICT academy, all main branches of science like chemistry, biology, and physics are taught and combined with programming. Students get familiar with the latest technologies in different fields of science like DNA sequencing, HPLC-MS, radio satellites, and more. This puts them in a highly advantageous position as they witness the influence of computer science within the main sciences in improving human life. Currently, the ICT Academy is running in its field test phase with 4 students, that are attending the academy 5 days per week.