The Coding Shophouse was set up by Douglas Khoo, an investor and serial entrepreneur who founded Qunar.com, which Baidu acquired a major stake (306mi USD) in 2011. Aiming to grow Penang’s tech ecosystem further, he decided to start The Coding Shophouse in Georgetown, Penang, hoping to create a training house to arm deserving youths with enough knowledge to run their own startup or join other startups.

The Coding Shophouse offer courses in multiple programming languages from HTML to RubyOnRails. Founded in 2014, the first batch of graduates consists of 15 students and the course runs for 3 months.