We are an international STEAM curriculum supplier to schools worldwide.

Coding First operates in China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Armenia and Dubai and serves over 3500 students worldwide. Founded in March 2017 with the main goal of providing computer and coding literacy courses to students over 5 years of age, the company established itself as the leading coding and STEAM curriculum supplier to schools. We believe that students can only learn well when they are happy. A fun, challenging and interactive online curriculum is the only way to achieve that.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make computer literacy and coding education available to schools worldwide at affordable rates. Every child deserves to learn how to code and this will provide a competitive advantage to students in a future where artificial intelligence, automation and robotics may put traditional jobs at risk.

Meet The Founders
Serge Hovnanian
Serge Hovnanian is an Engineer, an Economist and a Chess Champion.
With 14 years of international experience in China, Canada and Malaysia, Serge took over several high-level projects in Mainland China while working with a French multinational company, Veolia. Serge's expertise in the fields of finance, business and engineering turned him into a successful entrepreneur. His deep knowledge and familiarity with the Chinese language, culture and business makes him unique in his field.

On the other hand, Serge’s reputation in the international world chess Arena is impressive. He is 4 times national chess champion and participated in international championships regularly over 20 years, including world championships and Olympics. Serge believes that having a good programming mindset is an essential ingredient for any profession. His love and passion for programming and robotics are tremendous
Dr. Houry Keoshkerian
Dr. Houry Keoshkerian has a PhD in Particle Physics from Grenoble University and an MBA from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). She worked at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Geneva), lectured physics courses in France and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester, the University of Toronto and the University of Grenoble.

Dr Houry currently holds the position of co-founder and CEO of two companies in China and Armenia. She also lectures computer programming and data analysis courses at the American University of Armenia.
Why learn with Us?
Accredited curriculum
Coding First is the leading STEAM accredited curriculum in Asia and the Gulf. Our curriculum is developed by a team of Engineers and doctorates, led by Dr. Houry Keoshkerian.
MIT and Harvard certified curriculum developers
Our team of instructors are certified by MIT University, Harvard University, Microsoft and STEM.org
Unparalleled online learning system
Our online solution for school with cloud based learning allows us to help schools and training institutions achieve the coding education students deserve and parents expect. Through our system, students can learn how to code with minimal teacher intervention while having fun and enjoying challenges.