Started by a former teacher and group of parents of young children, who have a very personal drive to create a place for where children are exposed to a rich world of cultural learning; creating and publishing their own work, in a safe, wholesome online space.
Your continued support, your child’s ecstatic emails about how much they love learning in the virtual world we have created, is our driving force and reason for working so hard to carry on creating this safe virtual playground of learning and fun.
Please take a read what our children say about us, and our work, here at SecretBuilders:
Umair Khan, CEO
Our dad started SecretBuilders in 2007 and it is so cool - we talk about new ideas for SecretBuilders ALL the time. He has always loved math (really!) and was a math teacher when he was only 17! Then he went to MIT to do more Math and some engineering but also literature and creative writing. Then he worked for Intel and helped design microprocessors. Then he left to start software companies like Clickmarks and Folio3 and Verisium. But he loves SecretBuilders best of all. Even more than he loves Cricket. He got the idea for SecretBuilders like 10 years ago when he thought: wouldn't it be great to be like Alice and go down the rabbit hole into Wonderland? We are glad he finally decided to make it happen. But he never listens to us when we ask for 100,000,000 Silver coins (Shills).
Sahlik, Samar, and Amara
Vladimir Soskov, CTO
My dad is very, very smart and can write really long computer programs very quickly. He studied in Sofia which is the capital of Bulgaria. Then at wordwalla he made software that helped people write emails and chat in any language. Then he made software at Clickmarks that helped people get websites on phones. Now he makes software that lets people become secret builders and take care of pet baby dragons which are my favorite part. But I want him to put pet sharks and other man eating pets! He has written all the software that makes SecretBuilders run even though other people help him but he says its mostly only him. He is also very good at Judo and Mommy says he used to be a very fast runner in his college days. He is slower now. But not in writing software.
Fawad Qadri, VP Product Development
Our dad loves computer games and video games which is great because when
we grow up he will have to let us play them too. He is always on secretbuilders.com seeing how people like it. He did computer science in
college and then worked in computer systems for many years at
Clickmarks. Then he began to design web software and was the one who
designed out SecretBuilders. Others like Stefan's dad then take his
design and make it into code. But our dad listens to what kids are
saying and designs it into SecretBuilders. I like the Tum-Tum board on
SecretBuilders but we want to have a toy train in our homes there.
Ayaat & Nayil
Bob Brattesani, VP Creative Design
Our dad makes amazing, cool drawings for a living. Yes, that's his actual work. He even has a cool art studio at home. He made all the lands you see in Secretbuilders even though he says lots of people made them but we think it was really mostly him. He made Star Wars toys at Galoob and then at Wild Planet he came up with Verticon which won Toy of the year. He also worked on fun projects for Avantgo, Razorback, and Leapfrog. We really love the tree house he made in SecretBuilders but he needs to make a lot more pets. And he needs to give us a lot more time on the computer so we can, you know, help build SecretBuilders.
Logan and Isabella
Georgi Marinoff, Chief Architect
My dad went to Sofia University with Stefan's Dad, Uncle Vladi. They
were the best students there - at least that is what Uncle Vladi says.
Now they work together at SecretBuilders. Before this my dad worked in
game development for many years at Haemimont Games and before that at
Telekontrol OOD. At SecretBuilders, My dad does all the complex software
stuff and manages all the people in the office in Bulgaria. He works
very hard to make lots of kids happy, sometimes all night. My mom thinks
he works too much. But then there are a lot of kids to be made happy.
Ian Young, Product Manager
Our dad is a wicked cool biker, writer, videogamer, and animal lover who fosters rescued dogs. He has made lots of amazing games for kids. He worked at Europress which is a big education software company in England, at Vivendi Games, at GluMobile, and also at Infogrames. He made the game version of Terminator III and The Dark Knight and also lots of cool racing games including “Looney Tunes Racing”. The nine coolest things he has ever done are parachuting out of airplanes 9 times. He knows Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, (just like Neo in The Matrix)! Mum says he is the second best thing ever to come of out of England after the “beetles”(??), but we think he is the best ever and better than any beetle.