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The Company

Empire Code was founded in 2016 as a coding education center. We have expanded since within the tech industry and now comprise of Empire Code Education for computer science training, Empire Code Launchpad for software development, and Empire Code Loves Back our social enterprise. Empire Code Education is a Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) approved private school, with teachers holding MOE approvals and Microsoft Minecraft education certifications to teach in local and private schools.

Vision: Empire Code advocates inclusivity in our tech era. We believe that everyone can learn to code.

Mission: To align ourselves with global plans to equip our future thought leaders with crucial skills as coding has become one of the most valuable job skills across industries.

Values: Empire Code runs a stringent hiring and training program. Our team members are in-line with our culture through our core values: trustworthy, patient, communicative, adaptable, professional, and willing to share ideas.

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Our People

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Felicia

Co-Founder, Head of Education

Felicia is one of the leading experts in computer science education for beginners and has been invited to speak about her commercial and philanthropic work in education across ASEAN, Hong Kong and Japan. Felicia is inspired by her mother, Madam Swee, who was a Singapore Ministry of Education mathematics, design & technology teacher for 40 years. Madam Swee now sits on the board of Empire Code Education as consultant. Felicia heads up the education team, where she promotes early childhood education and the upskilling of adults. Learning should be for everyone she believes, regardless of age.

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Jasmine

Co-Founder, Head of Sales & Software Development

Jasmine has 12 years of experience in the financial industry from London to Singapore, with her previous role as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in sales. Prior to this, Jasmine started her career at Singapore Technologies Aerospace, having earned a 2nd class upper honours degree in aeronautical & aerospace engineering from the University of Glasgow. With her sales and engineering experience, Jasmine heads up the digital marketing and software development team. Her main focus is on building customised solutions and content management systems for government bodies, corporates and philanthropies.

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Eric

Partner, Head of Loves Back & Group Operations

Eric has strong expertise in the tech sector, having spent 7 years with tech startup Betfair Group in London, now listed on the London stock exchange. Eric’s industry experience includes technology infrastructure, product integration and bespoke web development for SMEs. Born in Sweden of Hong Kong descent, Eric’s career has taken him from Gothenburg to London, Bangkok, and JP Morgan in Singapore. Eric believes that digitalisation is key for ASEAN economically, and is a strong advocate in upskilling the people in the region with digital literacy and digitalisation skills.

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Aaron

Gaming Curriculum Expert, Microsoft Certified Trainer

Aaron takes pride in creating computer science and game development curriculum for Empire Code, Microsoft and schools in ASEAN. To add, he enjoys educating students and teachers, and has been a lead trainer for the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office, Microsoft’s trainers across the Asia Pacific and major philanthropies in ASEAN. An American citizen of Taiwanese descent, Aaron spent most of his childhood in Bali and the Maldives, before he graduated from the University of Maryland.

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Jen Mie

Partner, Head of Design

Jen has over 2 decades of expertise in interactive and graphic design. Her experience comes from working for top software development companies in London and Perth, which has allowed her to work with many leading brands in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally. An Australian citizen, Jen graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia with a Bachelors degree in Design, majoring in Multimedia. Jen heads up the graphic design team which works on information architecture, UX/UI design and digital marketing campaign design.

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Shi Kai

Partner, Chief Technology Officer

As a Singapore government scholar of the highest distinction, first class honors and masters degree holder in Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University and Northwestern University, it is hard to believe that Shi Kai was once afraid to pick up coding as a child. A full stack developer with a powerful skill-set in scenario analysis, Shi Kai takes the helm as CTO in Launchpad. An absolute genius with an aim to demystify that programming is scary, Shi Kai believes that computer science should be made easy to learn, especially for kids.

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Amber

Center Manager, Senior Trainer

Amber’s career began as a teacher with the Early Childhood Development Agency of Singapore and currently holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Prior to joining Empire Code, Amber was an early childhood educator to children as young as a month old to 6 years old for several years. Amber believes in nurturing the next generation by providing them with the necessary skills and right foundation for long term growth. As an enthusiastic educator, Amber makes learning fun for all children. “Learning to code is not difficult when children are having fun!”, is Amber’s favourite quote.

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Tri

Country Head Indonesia

Tri is a government scholar with a Mathematics bachelors degree and master’s degree in Education & Community Development from the University of Toronto in Canada. As a team manager, Tri teaches his team to help students think outside the box, and be successful in their learning journey inside and outside of the classroom. As a senior trainer, Tri supports the teaching of Empire Code’s computer science, mathematics and science program, and curriculum development of our digital skills program. With his fluency in Bahasa, Tri also supports our expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia through digital marketing and virtual events.

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Joe

Software Developer, Team Lead

Joe’s journey with Empire Code started as early as an industry attachment whilst at university. Now with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, Joe takes the role of Software Developer and Team Leader with Launchpad. During his leisure time, Joe watches videos on AlgoExpert and competitive algorithm shows by Google and Facebook. Problem solving and having the ability to train his team, allows him to have a sense of accomplishment. It is indeed a privilege if you have Joe as your manager, he’ll patiently guide you along for you to achieve your goals.

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Stephanie

Senior Trainer

Stephenie started her journey as Empire Code’s very first block-programming trainer in 2016. Stephenie’s career began in Investment Banking, where she worked in Malaysia, Singapore and London for a decade. As a passionate educator, Stephenie homeschools her children. Stephenie’s biggest belief in education is to ensure that all learning is kept fun and interactive.

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Kitty

Loves Back Manager, Senior Trainer

Kitty holds postgraduate certifications in special educational needs and counselling. She joins us from the philanthropy Brahm centre and had spent several years teaching children at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. Kitty learnt JavaScript a decade ago and discovered a passion in imparting the knowledge of computer science to children. Kitty attended Ashbourne 6th Form College in London and graduated with a double major from the University of Buckingham in the U.K.

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Deric

Junior Software Developer

A graduate from Asia Pacific University, Malaysia with a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Deric joins Empire Code as a Junior Software Developer. Deric is trained in Java, Android app development, JavaScript frameworks React & Vue, and the Unity game engine. While in college, Deric was a basketball player and a private piano tutor. A coder with many other talents for sure!

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Kenneth

Trainer

With a diploma from London Teacher Training College, a degree from National University of Ireland and a diploma in business enterprise technology from Nanyang Polytechnic, Kenneth joins us as trainer. His passion is in teaching with a philosophy that each child is unique, therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace.

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Ying Ying

Trainer

A graduate from the National University of Singapore with experience in the education industry with MINDS school, Ying Ying hopes to unlock every child’s tech creativity through fun and play. In her spare time, Ying Ying volunteers as a pre-school facilitator, and is involved in food sensory workshops for children.

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Joshua

Digital Marketing

Now a digital marketing copywriter, Joshua started his journey at Empire Code in various other roles – frontend web design and curriculum development. Joshua has a Diploma with merit in Marketing from Temasek Polytechnic and received an APB scholarship at Singapore Management University. Joshua’s passion for writing came from his love of listening to audiobooks as a child, a habit he picked up as his vision deteriorated due to congenital glaucoma. During his spare time, Joshua inspires the blind community through public speaking. Singapore’s Channel News Asia loves him!

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Ernest

Software Project Consultant, Trainer

Ernest has 8 years of experience in the software development industry as a frontend developer and project director. His experience in web app interactivity functionalities is vast, with projects for BreadTalk, HBO, Vivocity, Millenia Walk, Suntec, Singapore Tourism Board, OCBC and many more. Ernest holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.