Kathryn Parsons

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


Kathryn co-founded Decoded in January 2011. A company on a mission to demystify the digital dark arts, making technology education amazing and empowering anyone with an understanding of the languages behind the screen. Decoded's face-to-face and digital learning experiences span code, data, cyber security, the internet of things and beyond. Most famous for teaching anyone "Code in a Day", Decoded pioneered a global zeitgeist around code education and the urgent need for professional digital literacy and leadership. Offices in NYC, London and Sydney, Decoded have to date taught in over 40 cities across the world and are expanding. Kathryn is a champion for code on the curriculum, women in technology and business. blog.decoded.co decoded.com Grazia Magazine’s Top 10 Brit Power List 2015 Evening Standard Top 1000 2014 & 2015 Sunday Times Britain's Top 30 Female Power List 2014 Marie Claire Awards - Top Tech Pioneer 2014 Greater London Tech City Ambassador 2014 The Guardian's Top Ten Women in Tech 2014 Winner Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2013 Management Today 35 Under 35 2013 Top 5 Most Innovative Businesses in the UK - Telegraph 2013 Women of the Future Award for Technology 2013 RED Hot Magazine's Women's Awards - Winner UK Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year & Digital Business of the Year Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30

Work history


Co-founder & Co-ceo


Jul 2011



The Scarlett Mark

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010


Channel Planner


Jan 2004 - Jan 2007



Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

University of Cambridge

Aug 2000 - Jun 2003