About BSD

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 core curricula, professional, institutional and popular, throughout Asia.


Qualified Instructors

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

Making tech easy

We focus on making technology an enabler for youth, working professionals, entrepreneurs, corporations, and schools


We’re a global company with presence in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Philadelphia, with localised course offerings in each location



CEO & Co-Founder

Chris Geary

Experienced entrepreneur with 10 years experience. Started and developed 6 companies, Founding Curator of WEF Global Shaper Programme 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 and 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 specialises 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!


Sam Elmi

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


Danny Shek

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


Gabo Tse

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


Karan Vaswani

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

Director of Education Partnerships

Charlotte Brearly

A Cambridge graduate in Geography with Education Studies and PGCE recipient with a background working on nationwide education with the UK Government’s Department for Education, as well as in curriculum design and teaching publications.

Director of Education Partnerships

Sean Yeo

International education specialist with a background in content and product development working in curriculum communication

Lead Instructor

Xiaolei Ding

A 3D artist with a breadth of technology skills covering both the technical and the arts including 3D modeling, animation and coding.


Jun Tai Kim

An experienced freelance designer and teacher of technology and the arts fascinated by the process of taking an abstract idea nd expressing it as an interactive tool


Director of Software Development

Neil McMillan

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


Worathep Kamsang

Experienced developer specialising in full-stack applications, passionate about creating the ultimate web teaching resource. Previously worked at DST and aCommerce.

Office Manager

Panisa Witisawadpoosit

An excellent customer service and an expert events organiser 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.

QA Engineer

The Su Myat Maw

An experienced software developer with experience in desktop app development, databases and software testing now focused on quality assurance

Full Stack Web Developer

James Cockshull

A full-stack web developer with broad knowledge of web tech and six years of experience including work at a top web agency in the UK and a startup agency in Thailand focused on developing a cutting-edge e-learning platform for BSD


General Manager

Gabrielle Iorio

Highly experienced in marketing, branding, sales, events and visual digital design. Founder of the start up known as CMS company.

Lead Instructor

Mike Dixon

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

Director of Education Strategy

Scott Peterman

A social entrepreneur and Philadelphia native with 10+ year’s experience developing a number of educational programs in the public sector

Director of Sales

Bryan McCorkle

An award-winning sales leader with a long track record of sales and performance success experienced in all facets of inside sales, outside sales and training


Nick Filauro

Nick is an instructor from the Philadelphia area with passions for teaching, technology, and music