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Students attending Make School are poised to be Silicon Valley's next generation of leaders and thinkers.

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Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo is currently a student at Make School with a focus in Full Stack IOS development. From a young age he developed an interest in computers and video games. He eventually went on to take a Computer Science course in a local community college, setting a foundation for...

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Andre Williams Ii

Andre Williams is a goal-oriented individual that learns with a greater goal than his own success in mind. He spends a lot of his time seeking new insights in the realm of machine learning and reading self help books to improve himself as an individual. Andre always looks...

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Mo Drame

Mohammed is a Computer Software Engineering student with a focus on iOS and Backend Web. He enjoys writing beautiful and generic code.

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Stephanie Cherubin

With some prior coding experience, Stephanie Cherubin decided to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Computer Science at Make School. She is self motivated and an avid learner and is always looking to expand her skill set. Stephanie takes great pleasure in helping peo...

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Erica Naglik

Erica is a proud female in Computer Science with a passion for coding, hoping to one day change the world with the technology she creates. Erica is interested in frontend web development with a side passion of combining art and technology. She's excited about the opportun...

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Ruhsane Sawut

Rushani is a self-driven, motivated, and hardworking student. She is Uyghur (a minority ethnic group) and born in China. She came to the United States alone when she was 15 years old with no prior English knowledge and managed to graduate from high school with a 4.0 GPA, ...

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Aleia Knight

A heavy bookworm in youth, Aleia cultivated a love for reading and learning and grew to become passionate about math and science. Wanting to be an Inventor, she studied Robotics at University and is working towards another in Data Science. In her free time, she works to b...

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Wesley Espinoza

Erick Wesley Espinoza was born in Managua, Nicaragua. He is a very hard working individual that is very open-minded and is always down to tackle any problem presented to him. Erick is a very fast learner that loves to learn and that can adapt to any work environment. He w...

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Aucoeur Ngo

Aucoeur Ngo is a junior full-stack developer currently studying at Make School. Prior to Make School, Aucoeur was an IT professional and managed the Caltech Library's TechLab, where the spirit of innovation within and surrounding technology propelled her to finally pursu...

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Jose Arellanes Aldaco

Out of the array of problems the world seeks to solve, my own is sought after the social media industry. Big Tech compromises user privacy and promotes revenue for user data. I enjoy working on my solution to this, day after day along with working with a team to create a ...

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Henry Bowe, Jr.

Henry Lee Bowe Jr. is a junior web developer whose favorite hobbies include reading comics, both foreign and American, making music, playing video games and playing sports. Henry has been playing basketball since he was four years old; he also began running track in high ...

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Abhishek Kulkarni

Abhishek is a software developer studying at Make School. Before transferring to Make School, he studied computer science at Purdue School of Science in Indianapolis. Abhishek practices first principles thinking in almost every decision he makes and that is also reflected...

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Ramon Geronimo

Ramon Geronimo is an oriented application developer for iOS platforms and Full Stack web applications with various years of experience in iOS and more than 6 years of experience developing in the web. He is constantly striving to learn new technologies and looking to bett...

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Constantino Constantino

Born in Ontario, Canada I moved to the US at 9 years old and have been here since! My interest in computers started at around 11, picking up the C# and Perl books my dad had laying around the house. Realizing they were a bit too complex for me, I taught myself web design ...

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Ariane Evans

While studying computer science and aspiring to become a project manager in tech, Ariane still maintains an artistic side through her hobbies of theatre and voice. Having gone to art school for a year, she truly understands the power of creativity when paired with technol...

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Nyein Chan Aung

Raised in Oakland, California as a Burmese Immigrant Nyein Chan was encouraged to explore various fields with programming as his main focus. This led him to become a software developer with a focus on security and teaching. In hopes to pursue his dreams of creating a brig...

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Alanna Noguchi

Alanna was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She is an aspiring data scientist. In 2017, she graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Child Development. She loves playing sports, her favorite being basketball.

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Youssef Sawiris

Youssef is passionate about uplifting his community and helping others achieve their leadership potential through faith-related endeavors. Part of the way he serves his community today is by challenging the status quo of mediocrity and holding his community and himself to...

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Gary Frederick

Gary will always consider himself a student or at least someone who is constantly learning because of the volatile computer science industry. New techniques, methodologies, languages, and vulnerabilities form constantly. Being adaptive while having a passion for technica...

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Liya T Ilahun

Liya has always enjoyed solving problems and had a passion for math since her early school years. That was part of the reason why she was drawn to software engineering. She began programming in her first year of college at Augustana University. She was introduced to codi...

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Jeric Hunter

Jeric is a friendly, outgoing person who is heavily interested in playing video games and working out with his friends. He is also a very big fan of working with teams and likes to lead the way when the situation demands it.

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Rediet Gesesse

Rediet is a Full-Stack Developer and a Student Ambassador at Make School based in San Fransico, CA. She loves math and computing which led her to pursue software engineering as a profession. Algorithmic problems, back-end, and front-end development are the core of her pro...

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Key Murray

Keoni is a software engineer with a focus on backend system who is a student at Make school. His interest in programming began when he was in 9th grade when he took his first CS class. Ever since then he hasn't stop coding. Throughout Keoni programming journey he has gai...

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Dahveyea Cowan

Currently a student at Make School college as a Junior software engineer. Investing in Cyber Security, Computer Science, and Computer Hardware to be a great aspect of the tech industry.

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Padyn Riddell

Padyn Riddell, a Bay Area native and Backend developer, loves to innovate and learn. She is proficient in Python, HTML, and CSS. Padyn enjoys learning and isn't afraid to dive into a new challenge, whether it be a type of data structure or a new programming language. Her ...

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Erik Batista

Erik likes to work on the front-end with Swift and UIKit. He is excited to create clean user interfaces and engaging user experiences. He values personal growth and loves working in a fun, positive, and professional environment. In his free time, he likes to exercise beca...

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William Bogans

He is a native of Savannah, Georgia and traveled 2,754 miles to San Francisco to follow his dreams of becoming a Software Engineer. William has a desire to not only consume content of the web but, produce it as well. He realized his vision of becoming a Software Engineer ...

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Jackson Ho

Jackson is learning iOS development at Make School and he is passionate about creating products and solutions that would benefit to society. He decided to come to Make School so he could experience the tech industry ecosystem more thoroughly than a traditional college whi...

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Jessica Trinh

Jessica is a Software Engineer who specializes in iOS development. With a passion to learn and grow, she explores Game Development, AR/VR, and new programming languages in her free time (currently, it's C++ and C#). When she's not coding, you can find her exploring new fo...

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Samuel Folledo

Samuel Folledo, the future Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. owner who strives to be the next improved version of Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak in the tech world, primarily in software development. Since printing his first "Hello World" during his first semester in Hudson County Co...

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Shane Austrie

Shane was previously a CS major at Georgia Tech. He's worked at United Parcel Service, PayPal, and Yelp as a Software Engineer Intern. Shane is currently a Software Engineer Intern at Reddit with a sole focus on machine learning. Even though Shane specializes in Machine ...

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Uyen Nguyen

Uyen spent the first 15 years of her life in Vietnam, after which she moved to California and finished high school there. From an early age she has always been deeply interested in Mathematics. The simple pleasure of finding solutions is her reward. Attending Google Compu...

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Audi Blades

Audi is a junior at Make School coming all the way from Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Applied Computer Science. When Audi isn't coding he enjoys playing tennis and completing DIY projects.

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Briant Elliot

Elliot is currently a Software Engineer and a member of the Student Council at Make School based in San Francisco, CA. Detail oriented and highly adaptable professional with experience developing, testing and deploying software. Comprehensive experience in software testin...

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Betsy Bailey

Betsy began coding in January of 2018 and has been hooked ever since. She’s spent most of her time building web applications in JavaScript utilizing Node.js, Express, Bootstrap, and React as frameworks. Since arriving at Make School, Betsy has begun learning about data st...

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Ryan Smith

Born in Florida, Ryan moved to Tennessee for his parents work as a young child. Ryan joined the military at age 17 and shipped out to basic in June of 2011 he became a Medic in the army in December. From there he worked in the 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood ...

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Tori Murray

Computers transformed young Victoria from a book-lover to a book-writer, and writing books quickly became writing code -- just, over the course of, like, fifteen years. Her metamorphosis from dreamer to doer was a slow one; especially when, for most of her life, art scho...

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Nya Gatkuoth

After graduating from a highly competitive Google-funded software engineering fellowship Nyapal Gatkuoth decided to continue her education at Make School. Currently in her senior year studying applied computer science with a focus on front-end web development. She is a li...

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Marianna Campbell

Marianna Campbell was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Great Lakes Cyber Academy (High School) in 2018 as a Dual Enrolled student while obtaining a Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) from Schoolcraft College. In the summer of 2017, Marianna was te...

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Salvador Becerra

Hello, my name is Salvador Becerra and I am a Computer Science Major attending Make School in SF. I will be graduating in December 2020. I am proficient in Python and Javascript with 2 years of experience. I am passionate about using analytics and programming to develop t...

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Luke Harrison

A full-stack web developer, a student of life, and an artist, who view's technology as a way of monitoring the world’s progress and as a means of giving back to underserved communities. Seeking to employ creative, thought provoking solutions to areas of community developm...

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Douglas Miner

John has a natural propensity towards technology and logic which makes him a perfect candidate for software engineering and machine learning. John has always preferred to take on tasks that challenge him and will jump at the opportunity to work on a project that is intere...

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Chris Barnes

Christopher helps others stay accountable in turn keeping himself more accountable. He is the middle of 5 siblings and has traveled to 34 of the 50 states. His inspiration for computers started when members of his family developed symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia, aro...

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Ben Simpson

With a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Information Technology from Arizona State University, Ben loves applying his previous knowledge with new applications with Swift and Python languages. He is eager to apply critical thinking and outside the box thinking to get the MVP of...

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Farhan Begg

Full Stack Developer who loves technology and learning. Farhan's favorite hobbies are playing basketball and watching movies. He wants to be the best at anything he does. He is passionate about Fitness, Sports and Health. He hopes one day he can make a positive impact and...

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Phillip Rones

Charismatic, quick-witted, humble, and insanely curious are just a few remarks made by people meeting Ian for the first time. He is extremely patient with subjects and topics that he is generally curious with, meaning a great deal of his own personal time is spent reading...

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Sebastian Abarca

He is Sebastian Abarca, 22 years old, computer science student and soon computer science engineer. He is a very passionate person and more when it comes to his work because he loves what he does. He is also a very ambitious and driven person, constantly setting goals for ...

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Alex Barksdale

Alex is a full-stack engineer specialized in front-end development with an interest in various technologies. He found his passion for software development when he developed a small organization with his friends to create game-servers. Outside of programming, he is a gamer...

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Mark Kim

Growing up, Mark had the opportunity to live abroad and immerse himself in several different cultures. In addition to experiencing countries, as a result of frequently moving, he was able to learn to keep an open mind and quickly adapt to new environments. Thanks to this,...

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Christian Galkowski

Born in Princeton, NJ, Christian enjoys a wide range of activities, from walking to coding, gaming and exploring fine cuisine. Christian became interested in coding at a young age, but only recently started developing his coding skills, through classes by Colt Steele and...

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Cao Mai

Cao earned his bachelor’s in biology from Webster University but did not find his work fulfilling and decided to enter Make School for a second bachelor’s in applied computer science with a planned graduation date of May 2021. He now immensely enjoys what he is learning a...

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Ike Holzmann

Worked at Radio Plus, Inc., Record Entertainment, Inc., and Hometown Tickets, LLC out of Fond du Lac, WI. Experience in Web Development, DMX Programming, DJing, Audio Engineering, Video Broadcasting, Customer Support, Videography, Music Production.

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Ali Shalabi

Ali Shalabi is a full-stack web developer who specializes in Node.js/Express.js and custom CSS. Born and raised in San Francisco, he tries to build software that solves real world problems. Ali loves to build projects that relate to his personality, which include: a pastr...

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Ikey Benzaken

Ikey started his programming journey when he wanted to build an iPhone game at the age of 13 years old. After learning Java through codecademy, he knew programming was for him. It wasn't until 2015 when he got the chance to study Swift at Make School's summer academy in N...

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Tim Kaing

Growing up, Tim always had a yearning curiosity for technology. Whether it be programming Lego Mindstorms robots to tweaking Tumblr themes, he always found time to work on personal projects. During his short time at Arizona State University, Tim would become very involved...

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Vincenzo Marcella

Vincenzo is an aspiring software engineer that has been programming ever since he was 15. As a kid, He was always of the curious and adventurous type which eventually lead him to begin his journey of computer programming. With Vincenzo being an avid lover of learning, pro...

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Sean Glancy

Sean Glancy is from San Diego, California. He has been interested in coding since he was about 8 years old, which was when he first tried video games. Since then, he has been learning all about different applications of software engieering. He is especially interested ...

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Ryan Nguyen

Ryan Nguyen started his journey in computer science by attending hack-a-thons and grew a strong passion for developing real-world applications. He has worked as an engineer with YC funded companies and built many projects on his own as well as with teams during his time a...

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Stephen Ouyang

Stephen was always into computer games. Then he took his first CS class in college and fell in love with the idea of being able to type some magic words into a black box and making something cool pop out on the screen. His fascination turned into a passion, and he current...

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Fritz Heider Ii

Fritz Heider is currently a Student of Makeschool located in downtown San Francisco pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. He is also a proficient iOS software engineer working on projects for the Iphone as well as Online Web Development. Fritz in his free time ...

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Jake Shams

Jake's journey began at the age of ten with a Rubik's Cube. As a particularly "active" child Jake learned to channel and hone his seemingly unlimited energy into this cube. At a fairly young age it became clear that everything could be simplified, everything could be subj...

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Kash Sudhakar

Aakash Sudhakar is a full-stack Python developer, data-driven problem solver, and amateur biotechnologist dedicated to creating products that augment the human condition. 😁 Across the years, Aakash has worked with grassroots social innovation startups ↑, experimental nan...

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Nolan Kovacik

Nolan's professional interests include frontend web development, backend web development, and data science. As a graduate from Make School, he large swaths of various hands-on projects that he has completed.

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Timofey Makhlay Kapitsa

Timofey always goes out of his way to meet new people, hear new ideas and share one another's stories. Timofey loves to work in groups, travel and listen. Timofey is a goal oriented person and hardly ever gets sidetracked. He's always ready and willing to listen to people...

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Nathan Pillai

Nathan is a Machine Learning Engineer with experience in both Data Science and Back End Web Development. He has a passion for efficient solutions; if a solution exists, he will find a way to make it better. Before MakeSchool, Nathan was pursuing interests in finance, econ...

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Jake Tran

Jake Tran is an aspiring Full Stack Web Developer in San Francisco. Currently studying to work as a professional in the field of Computer and technology. Adept in technology such as Nodejs, Express, SQL, React, Python and much more. He enjoys working with challenging fron...

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Kento Murata

Kento Murata has resided in Torrance, California his entire childhood, going to school and playing video games during his free time. Towards the end of his Junior year at West Torrance High School, Kento flew to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the National Academy of Futu...

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Justin Sitter

Justin grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Pasadena City College with an associate degree in computer science. He spent several years as a professional photographer and moved to San Francisco to study at Make School's Product College to learn Python and JavaScript s...

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Maximo Hinojosa

At an early age Maximo has been fascinated about technology and curious how machines are programmed to do amazing things. After high school, Maximo was informed about product college preview weekend by his mentor. At first he was unsure about attending Make School's produ...

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Dylan Finn

Dylan started as a self-taught programmer in high school and kept going until he could start teaching others. He is now a student at Make School with the same passion for building and teaching.

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Jon Kopp

Jonathan Kopp is a software engineer and currently a senior at Make School. He is a fast paced learner and can easily adapt to any environment. Jonathan started his journey into the world of software development when he was 12 years old. He founded La Jolla High School’s ...

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Jaeson Booker

Jaeson has studied Business Administration and attended a coding bootcamp prior to coming to Make School. He has a huge interest in entrepreneurship and cutting-edge technologies. He is currently strongly focused on Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) and Virtual R...

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Raymond Wu

Currently looking for an internship or full time position as a machine learning engineer. Specialties include many practical applications and deployments of computer vision and natural language processing (NLP) solutions. At the moment teaching himself instance segmentati...

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Zurich Okoren

Zurich is an aspiring Back-End Web Developer, who was introduced to programming at Make School. Prior to Make School he had the habit of meandering through different subjects from Physics and Economics to History and English. Programming was the first subject that has mad...

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Ki Vorndran

Drake has been dabbling in code since he was 8 years old. He started with python and branched out from there. He is currently enrolled in Make School studying to be a Full Stack Engineer, working with technology such as React.js and Node.js.

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Zain Raza

Early in life, Zain gained perspective on the struggles of others through his Pakistani heritage. From education to healthcare and beyond, Zain intends to contribute to society through technology that positively impacts the issues of the day. Over the course of four year...

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Genji Tapia

A Storyteller will use whatever media is available to them. Paper, Film, or even Programming. But the path for programming isn't one that can be used alone. Genji has developed not only a variety of skills in various forms of media, but as a group leader so that he can ta...

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Drew Mc Gowan

Michael is a software engineer specializing in back end web development, computer science practices, and programming on the Ethereum blockchain. He has experience with Python, JavaScript, C++, and Solidity and has used multiple frameworks including, but not limited to, N...

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Makhmud Islamov

As a Make School student Makhmud is merging his natural passions and talents such as entrepreneurship, product and software development as well as leadership. Makhmud's skills in Agile and TDD Development, JavaScript on the back-end, Python 3 as a data science tool a...

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Jamie Mc Crory

Jamie hails from Virginia and enjoys 3D modeling and animation. He's excited to combine what he learns at Make School with his liberal arts degree and current interests!

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Andrey Novichkov

Andrey is an avid learner, a hard worker and is fascinated by technology and computer science. On a typical day you will find Andrey coding, working on a startup, learning new technologies and occasionally playing the piano! In his free time, he travels, takes pictures,...

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Sukhrob Golibboev

Sukhrob has always been passionate about problem solving and technologies. Before discovering the software side of the technology he studied at school specialized exact sciences Mathematics and Physics. He showed a great work ethic and high academic performance at the pl...

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Thomas Lee

Thomas has professional experience with the following competencies: Python, Go, C++, Bazel, Javascript

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Ben Lafferty

Ben is an aspiring software engineer with a broad interest in backend & systems technologies. Ben has always had an interest in computers, including building multiple of his own. This led to him getting into software development, which he has been hooked on for the past f...

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Nicolai Safai

Nicolai is currently studying Applied CS at Make School with a focus on full stack web development. Before that, Nicolai was the Head of Product at Make School, where he led the design and development of Make School's digital presence and tools, including their marketin...

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Gabriel Lee

Gabriel was born in San Francisco however spent the 2nd half of his life abroad in Asia. After graduating from Shanghai American School with an IB Diploma is now attending college in the U.S. to be a part of the tech industry. Outside of coding, however, Gabriel likes to...

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Beck Haywood

After Beck's interest spiked for computer science, thanks to high school robotics his journey was afoot. Over this past year Beck has developed a concrete understanding of data structures, control flow, OOP, and Big O notation. Beck's favorite class being computer science...

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Jerome Schmidt

Jerome is a full time student at Make School (YC12) with concentrations in data science and backend development in the Product College. Jerome actively involved on campus as a student administrator for Make School staff, the co-founder of the campus’ Robotics Club, and en...

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David Evans

David is an up-and-coming backend engineer with a passion for helping people. He's been programming as a hobby since freshman year of high school, though didn't get serious about it until entering Make School. Now he's always looking to expand his skillset and improve him...

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Tanner York

Tanner is a data scientist that's always looking to improve himself and help others. Tanner found his passion for computer science when he participated in a cohort for IOS Swift development where he went above and beyond to make all of his projects the best performing and...

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Kevin Meyers

As an individual contributor tasked with handling the entire data science process, I believe I am uniquely capable of helping you at every step. From breaking down and understanding problems, to post modeling productionization. I am skilled in exploratory analysis and da...

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Diyar Kudrat

Diyar Kudrat is a full-stack software engineer who is passionate about helping people with their everyday lives. Diyar loves building projects that relate to his hobbies and passions. He loves to workout, cook, eat amazing diverse foods, routing for Bay Area sports teams,...

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Meet our Alumni

Alumni of Make School represent the brightest young developers around the world. With the expertise they gained at Make School, they’ve gone on to work at tech giants like Google, Snapchat, Oracle, and Yahoo!, as well as a slew of interesting startups.

Class of 2017

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Fanisa Mlangeni

Fanisa is passionate about tackling the accessibility of resources problem in developing countries and desires to inspire people to innovate and create products that will have a positive impact. Her goal is to build products, fix problems and help others. She is particularly interested in EdTech and values great leadership. She has a penchant for music, sports and discovering new things. She strives to grow and be a better version of her past self and always sees room for progress. Prior to Make School, Fanisa graduated high school in South Africa.

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Buka Cakrawala

Growing up in Indonesia, Buka always knew he wanted to be an artist. He first started to learn programming at the age of nine. When Buka came to Make School’s Summer Academy, he arrived with several web-development projects under his belt. During the summer, he fell in love with the Swift language and created a 2D iOS game to help his four-year-old sister to learn her colors. He has a strong passion for back end development, mainly in iOS, and Buka is currently working with his team to create a tool for people learning to think critically.

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Kadeem Palacios

I was born and raised in the Bay Area as a first generation Afro-Latino. I wrote my first line of code sophomore year of high school in a program called SMASH Academy. That first exposure led to two years at UC Santa Cruz as a Computer Science Major. During some time off, Make School was recommended to me, and I attended the 2016 Summer Academy. Since then, I've shipped my first app to the app store, got second place in a hackathon, and third place at a Startup Weekend.

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Ross Justin

Ross is a maker and technology enthusiast who is always thirsty for knowledge. His professional experience includes shipping a product that is now used by thousands. The product he developed is a system for controlling outdoor lighting (timing, schedules, various features) via iOS and Android apps over Bluetooth, including embedded firmware and circuit board design.

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Eric Wong

Eric’s journey towards software engineering began in January 2016 after attending the annual ATT Developer Summit. Treasuring his experience at the Developer Summit, Eric began writing his first lines of code in spring 2016. Since then, his passion and dedication towards software engineering has caused him to hone his skills in iOS development. While he is still growing in his technical ability, Eric holds a vision for the future and a keen sense for product development. In addition to his technical pursuits, Eric loves playing soccer, loves philosophy and is loved by Christ.

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Gian Franco Vitola

Gian Franco's interest in computers started early in life - he asked for a computer as a birthday present when he was 4 years old, at a time when even his parents didn't own one. That interest only grew stronger when he played his first video game, an event which eventually led him to experiment with software development and pursue knowledge within various topics of computer science. His hobbies are playing video games, playing electric guitar, watching movies/TV series, and singing like a rockstar when nobody's paying attention.

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Fiona Carty

From a young age, Fiona has been an avid lover of science and design. When she went through Girls Who Code at Google in 2015, she found that Computer Science is a balance between the two subjects. In high school, she taught programming to her female peers and organized hackathons. Currently, she operates as the Lead Organizer for Make Hacks. Fiona builds products that help her grasp Human Centered Design and User Interaction.

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Alex Peña

Towards the end of High School, Alex realized that he was passionate about Software Engineering, Space, and Education. It was then that he started the first Computer Science club at his school. Upon graduating, he was offered a position to teach AP Computer Science through TEALS, a Microsoft Philanthropy. Helping other people through what Alex creates has always been something he has cared about. Alex wants to change the way people think about education, help make earth become a multi-planetary species by means of engineering and research, and bring ideas that people can benefit from, to life.

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Alex Reilly

Alex’s first brush with coding was in 6th grade when he discovered he could make friends laugh by writing scripts that made his computer say funny things. He liked making people happy and learned he could do that through coding. After winning second prize at a hackathon during the summer, Alex has been working with his Make School peers on Aux Music. In his free time Alex enjoys reading, cooking, and learning to play guitar.

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Winnie Wen

Winnie was born and raised in Suriname, a country in South America. She moved to the United States in 2010 and graduated from Mission high school, San Francisco in 2012. Winnie then majored in Dutch studies and minored in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, graduating in May 2016. Winnie has a passion for languages, both computer languages as well as spoken languages. Passionate about the Natural Language Processing field, Winnie wishes to someday build an app or work in this field to help people overcome language barriers.

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Bob De Kort

Since the day Bob learned to create the snake game in Excel, he had wanted to learn how to code. Not satisfied with traditional education, he stumbled upon Make School - and the discovery quickly turned his life around. He attended the 2016 Summer Academy in Singapore and later came to San Francisco to learn the very thing that kept him interested in school. Now with two apps on the Appstore, Bob wants to dive deeper into the Swift programming language and develop products for all Apple’s products. Besides building apps, Bob loves learning about space and its unlimited possibilities, contemplating about the meaning of life, and thinking about new ideas that could help the world accomplish day-to-day tasks.

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Alexander Dejeu

Alex strives to create impact and is a charismatic doer. He has been tinkering with technology for as long as he can remember and he comes to Make School with several established iOS apps. The common theme in Alex’s work is his combination of simple meaningful design with deliberate implementation of technology to solve real world problems mostly in the education area. Beyond programming, playing soccer, hiking, and exploring balances his dynamic life. In the future Alex hopes to work at an established company on a dedicated team impacting the way people learn around the world.

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Brian Hans

Brian has come to Make School with several hackathon awards and published apps under his belt, all before finishing high school. He has already impressed us with how much he can accomplish in such a short time. His first iOS app was built in just under 2 months and allows listeners around the world to sync their music sessions. Currently, he is working with a team of other Make School students to redesign music discovery on iOS. Brian is looking to push the boundaries of mobile development and create products that will change the lives of millions.

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Carlos Diez

Carlos, aged 21, hails from Mexico. His career goal is to create his own startup, but he feels that he first needs to acquire the skills required to work at a successful tech company and work at one for some time. He loves gaming and is really interested in the eSports scene, enjoying tournaments of almost any game. He does not plan on becoming a game developer but nonetheless admires the work they do and, as his next project, is interested in building a platform for game developers that will make it easy for developers to playtest and receive feedback.

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Chandan Brown

Chandan grew up in Flint, Michigan, and from the beginning he loved playing video games. By the age of 9, he was convinced that he should be making the games he played. So he started writing stories for potential games, drawing characters and environments, and creating music. Chandan started coding at 13 and his love for video games soon expanded to a love for computers in general. He hopes to create great experiences for users everywhere and make his love for computers, games, art, writing, and music, contagious for new generations.

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Jake Zeal

Jake is an insatiably curious and passionate software engineer. He focuses on iOS because of its reliance on excellent code architecture, attention to detail, and continuous innovation of Swift. When not writing code, he is brainstorming new, creative ideas, reading up on new programming paradigms and studying everything from psychology to philosophy. Jake looks forward to a future of solving challenging iOS problems, providing enormous value to the world around him in his every day interactions, and living out his enthusiasm - working with awesome people.

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Juan Pablo Fernandez

Jay started programming on his TI-83 Plus during his Junior year in high school, creating functions that pretty much solved every problem in his math class. This however did not have a happy ending. During his final math exam he was asked to clear the RAM of his calculator, leading to a low grade on the subject. Undeterred, he still pursued his passion for programming, leading him to iOS Development at the Make School Summer Academy and the publishing of 2 apps to the app store in the span of 3 months. One of his projects is an app that compares the price for various ride-sharing services, making it easier to choose the cheapest option.

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Kenny Batista

Kenny creates software to connect people. This past summer he wanted to find a way to enhance how people communicated via text. He built a keyboard for iOS that allows users to send animated emojis, instead of sending static ones. Kenny strives to find new ways for people to communicate and stay in touch.

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Kojin Oshiba

Kojin is an artificial intelligence enthusiast who has work experience in natural language processing and data engineering. Before Make School, he attended Harvard College for two years, where he double majored in computer science and statistics. Kojin’s career interest is in education technology. His passion in education comes from spending 18 years of his life in Tokyo, where he experienced a totally different education system from the US. After coming to the US for college, he founded a nonprofit to help Japanese students study abroad. While continuing his studies in AI, he is eager to apply his knowledge to the field of education, especially on improving personalized learning and one-on-one communication.

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Lorenzo Caoile

Lorenzo previously enjoyed a successful career as a hairdresser, but was inspired to pursue his passion for video games and made the choice to become a Game Designer. While scouring the internet for resources to help him achieve his dream, he stumbled upon MakeGamesWithUs and knew he had found an educational model that resonated with his approach to learning. Now known as Make School, Lorenzo has been exposed to many different areas of software development from Front End Web to Mobile Development. With his eye for design, he aims to add gamification and style to every project. Lorenzo loves how games and technology bring people together and hopes to create experiences that people will never forget.

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Luca Hagel

Luca grew up in Hattingen, a small town in western Germany. He knew that he wanted to be a professional developer ever since he got his hands on "Visual C++ 2008" by André Willms from his local Library and started learning the language. Recently his focus has been on helping fellow developers, either in the form of writing tools, passing on knowledge and automating daily chores. When he's not coding, Luca loves to see the more remote locations this world has to offer and enjoy the peace.

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Madhur Malhotra

Madhur is a product engineer and designer from New Delhi. An early-obsession with video games sparked his long-standing infatuation with computer science. A fascination with storytelling drives his passion to create. An exquisite sense of design guides him to make delightful products that captivate and engage his audience. A thirst for learning motivates him to seek inspiring mentorship in thought-provoking environments. A natural leader, Madhur cares deeply about building inclusive communities throughout his endeavors. Corny puns, whimsical outfits, and a profound love for sports and hip-hop describe his sprightly presence. With a budding interest in technology and a bias for action, Madhur aims to positively impact others.

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Marquavious Draggon

Marquavious's interest in tech goes way back to the age of five. Being mostly self-taught and unsatisfied with the traditional model of education, he left college and enrolled in Make School. While making solid, conventional apps is his main goal, he also enjoys seeing new places, meeting new people and making deep connections with them.

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Anastasios Lambrou

The only thing permanent in this world is change, and Tassos wants to be a primary driver of it for the better. After receiving his BA in Economics from San Francisco State University he founded pullPixel Media, a marketing consultancy firm that specialized in web and print design solutions. With a vision for social entrepreneurship and a drive for excellence, Tassos hopes to bring real solutions to complex problems through his work at Make School and beyond.

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Nicholas Swift

Nicholas picked up his first programming book during high school, and it’s been a whirlwind of code since then. From self built C++ game engines to Python web scrapers, his love for technology has pushed him to constantly build and launch products. Despite his last name, Nicholas’s first encounter with the Swift programming language was at Make School’s Summer Academy! We’ve been amazed at what he’s accomplished since then - shipping many polished apps to the App Store, including the iOS app for Course Board (a course management system for Make School). Nicholas is currently working with a team of Make School students on Aux, an app that will revolutionize the way we listen to music.

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Samuel Lee

Prior to joining Make School, Sam had been working toward degrees in both Math and Computer Science. Though college is now something behind him, he actively continues these interests in a new setting. Within engineering, Sam works hard everyday to be the best developer he can be, pushing his boundaries in every technology he gets his hands on. Within math, Sam acts as a tutor and mentor across a variety of courses and ages to push his students to be the best learners that they can be. Through his time at Make School, Sam hopes to learn skills that will allow him to bring technology to an audience of people untouched by its influence.

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Trevin Wisaksana

Trevin was born, like most babies, back in February 28 in the year 1998. His passion lies in creating new things, innovating, and inventing. He was taught to be creative ever since he was a child - drawing has been one of the most common things he did and his family even created a gallery of his drawings on his bedroom walls. But this represents only a fraction of Trevin’s creative journey. Today, the monumental moments of this journey have been etched into the 3D concepts that he’s designed, the business plans for a lot exciting projects, and the disaster relief drone project he is currently part of.

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William Wold

William may have grown up on a farm in Virginia, but that didn’t stop him from learning to code at a young age. When he was 16, he got serious about it and learned C++. Since then, he has built a real time computer vision system, a 3D fluid dynamics simulation and much more. He loves figuring out logic puzzles and sees programming as the most useful application of that skill. When learning something, he’s never truly satisfied until he understands how it really works. His non technical pastimes include ultimate frisbee and making stuff out of popsicle sticks. His latest project is developing a new programming language, called Pinecone.

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Jose Gutierrez

Jose first experienced programming in an introductory Java course at North Carolina State University in 2013. He recognized the beauty in coding and its possibilities. Not long after, he was already considering it an art form by harmonizing functionality and readability with simplicity in the lines. Jose is interested in creating products with a straightforward intent. He spends his time focusing on personal growth, including coding mastery, learning, playing soccer, and asking why things work the way they do. His current vision is to build a platform for soccer fanatics, where they have access to the most comprehensive list of statistics in professional soccer.

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Maribel Montejano

Studying science has always been a passion for Maribel, which led her to graduate with degrees in Chemistry and Biology. While working in the industry, she often found herself gravitating towards researching and implementing new technologies. After noticing this trend, she decided to explore computer science. A curiosity for coding opened up when she wrote her first automation script, and she was ready to pursue a career in computer programming. Along the way, Maribel has also been a volunteer for several organizations, and has assisted as a mentor for other students. She is excited to embark on a career where she is able to serve others and also continue to flourish in her fondness for coding.

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Thanasi Stratigakis

Thanasi taught himself to program at 14 and quickly began developing apps that have gone on to win numerous hackathons, app competitions, and awards. He recently won the Congressional App Challenge, where he was invited to present his app to an array of congressmen and representatives from the tech industry. Even more recently, Thanasi won a scholarship to Apple’s WWDC, where he had the opportunity to meet many of Apple’s engineers and executives like Tim Cook. Thanasi also inspires others to pursue computer science. He tutored his upperclassmen in AP Computer Science and even started a club where he taught programming in high school. Thanasi is currently working on Aux, an app that changes the way we listen to music.

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Nabil Khaja

A scientist turned engineer, Nabil is deeply fascinated with human behaviour and leveraging technology to optimize it for social good. During undergrad, if he wasn’t thinking about experiments to try in the lab, he was engrossed in pedagogical pursuits — teaching psychology, designing curriculum, or attending conferences about either. As he approached the end of undergrad, he found himself pushed further into software-driven solutions, be it for crunching brain data, teaching, or just good old fun. Inspired by software's capacity to drive change, and a fierce desire to build solutions, Nabil packed his bags in Canada and moved to Make School in Silicon Valley where he started building technical skills, and apps, at a ferocious pace.

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Class of 2016

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Abenezer Mamo

Abe’s love for technology began in a remote village in Ethiopia where he was born. He took apart the radio his mother had, the only technology for miles on end, to turn it into a fan. At the age of 14, he got his first computer. His first company was started not long thereafter. He has since started and grown several startups, become an avid software engineer, and developed a keen interest in project management. Abe combines his skills as a developer with operational expertise not often found in CS students.

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Adrian Wisaksana

Adrian created a fitness app where the health of a virtual pet depends on your exercise. Everything we’ve seen Adrian create since he joined Make School has reached a level of polish above and beyond what you’d expect from a single developer. He has a great product sense and is incredibly dedicated to becoming a stronger engineer - he’s blown us away with his technical understanding and work ethic. The products he builds speak for themselves.

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Connor Maher

Before Make School, Connor worked in the Air Force and started his own irrigation hardware company. Connor’s growth trajectory as a software engineer at Make School has been phenomenal. His impressively polished sports highlights app is a testament to how quickly his abilities have matured. He is particularly interested FinTech and technologies that are revolutionizing infrastructure and low-tech industries.

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Daniel Hoang

Daniel has professional iOS experience and several apps under his belt. He is passionate about the dynamics of tournament and competitive games, so he built an app to help tournament organizers create brackets and track competitor progress. Daniel transferred to Make School after a year at Santa Clara University and is looking for opportunities at larger companies with a culture of mentorship and collaboration.

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Dennis Aleynikov

Dennis came to Make School with over a year of professional experience as a full stack engineer and a winning Hackathon record. He lives for the excitement people feel when they interact with what he has created. To balance his love for creating products people love, Dennis took a deep dive into cross-platform mobile development, doing extensive research on the state of the art. Today, he is presenting an analysis and comparison of three different frameworks. He is looking for both product focused and research oriented opportunities.

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Eliel Gordon

Eliel came to Make School to learn how to build professional-grade software and has excelled in doing so. His universal app connects individuals to the mentors they need. It is gorgeous, polished, and technically impressive under the hood. He has also been working part time as an iOS developer while studying. He is excited by the health and fitness space.

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Frantisek "Fero" Hetes

Interested in self-development, Fero has deep knowledge of speed reading, memory techniques, sleep hacking, and life hacking in general. He strives to be the best Fero that Fero can be and this attitude is reflected in his work and recent experimentation with his development setup. He’s excited by products that help users better themselves and built a tracking tool to quantify exactly how and how much we adhere to our personal goals.

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Hunter Larco

Hunter learns by building a better way to teach. This semester he tackled computer architecture and built a full simulated processor in Javascript designed as a teaching tool. He has also created a beautiful voxel engine purely in CSS. Before Make School, Hunter was running a successful software consultancy (while in high school - don’t tell his clients!). Hunter blasts through weeks of curriculum in days and is looking for opportunities where his thirst for learning and building can be supported by more senior mentorship.

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Ignat Remizov

Ignat’s new passion is Improv, so he built an app to practice. He loves diving deep into technologies - during the last few months as he became acquainted with iOS development he accumulated encyclopedic and often obscure knowledge on Swift, Objective-C, UIKit, and various other topics. He enjoys breaking and fixing complex systems by understanding how they work from the lowest of low levels all the way to the very top. He is particularly fond of working on technology to build communities and connect people.

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Jacob Lichtstrahl

Jacob’s love for programming evolved from his close relationship with puzzles. Over the course of this semester, Jacob focused on hardware projects and wrote everything from an iOS app to custom Photon firmware for an IOT piggybank he created. He is excited to build web applications to power IOT devices in the coming semester and work with a company in the IOT and hardware space.

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Mike Kane

Mike has been a professional standup comic, high school CS teacher, and wrestling coach. His app helps high school teachers track documents students generate during the school year and allows them to easily file reports with their state. He cares deeply about education and helped Make School build a new AP Computer Science curriculum parallel to building his app. Today, he’s building the products teachers need, in the future he hopes to leverage machine learning and big data to help fix education.

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Jeroen Ransijn

DJ and developer Jay has pulled off a technical feat with his audio visualizer, allowing on-the-fly authoring of OpenGL shaders that are rendered within his app. Jay is passionate about the intersection of music and technology - his Soundcloud and Github will both impress you. Jeroen’s was a professional developer before joining Make School and his products achieve a high standard of polish and beauty.

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Jimmy Yue

Jimmy brings two apps and a custom iOS library with him to Demo Night. He has strong professional experience from technical and design contract work before and during Make School. He is an accomplished musician and passionate about pure math. Jimmy is most interested in joining an experienced team with a strong track record of producing well maintained production code for complex applications.

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Joshua Archer

Josh thinks deeply about the dynamics of technology enabled social interactions and the user experiences behind them. His social app enables a fundamentally new type of interaction on mobile - ask him about his design process! He has a feeling AI will fundamentally change the way we socialize and can’t wait to learn more about the latest in the field. We have a feeling the social applications Josh will work on in the coming years will be used by millions.

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Kavin Subramanyam

Kavin created a beautifully simple way to connect with people at events and learned about how devices connect in the process. When he’s not coding, he’s studying up on theoretical CS, math, and preparing for competitions. He is excited about companies that are advancing science and helping educate the world.

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Kazuhiro Komoto

Kazu joined Make School from a successful career in management consulting which gave him exposure to a wide variety of industries. He is particularly interested in robot-human interaction and has worked on a machine-human interaction project with Nissan. His app detects when people doze off while driving and helps keep them awake. His unique background allows him to bring strategic and engineering expertise to the table.

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Kevin CaldwellNAME

Kevin impressed us by the number of technologies he learned to build his product - a security camera controlled by an iOS app. Before Make School Kevin worked at a 3D printing company and he is most interested in IOT devices with companion mobile applications. He is excited to build web applications to power IOT networks in the coming semester and work with a company in the IOT space.

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Leslie Kim

With a marketing degree and engineering internship under her belt, Leslie is passionate about joining a small startup in the education or health and fitness space. Her app is built for venues and performing artists, helping them plan shows and book talent. She has lived in Savannah, NYC, LA, Seoul, DC, and now SF in the past few years, recently sold pieces from her first painting series, and has a budding interest in computer graphics.

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Unathi Chonco

A natural leader, Unathi cares deeply about bringing resources and opportunity to the developing world. He built an app with Tyler that brings accurate transit directions to developing countries. Prior to Make School, Unathi was a freelance Android developer with a startup in the UK. He excels when his ability to inspire and create are both put to use and is looking for a company making positive impact on the world.

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Kyung Heui "Ryan" Kim

Ryan is preparing to file for an O-1 visa, a visa category popular among foreign entrepreneurs. His app helps founders prepare their petition, guide them through the process of filling out all required forms and help them to consult with an attorney. The app generates the entire petition to be sent to the government, saving users thousands in legal fees. In the future, Ryan hopes to bring technology to medicine.

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Tyler Hoffman

Tyler has grown both as a software engineer and as a designer while at Make School. He built an app with Unathi that brings accurate transit directions to developing countries. Tyler enjoys competitive programming and rocking out on the bass. He looks forward to applying both his design and engineering skills during his upcoming internship.

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Class of 2015

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Lynne Okada

Lynne previously attended UCSC. She’s performed at Carnegie Hall and marched in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. She planned to work as a game developer and designer after Make School.

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Phillip Ou

Phillip previously attended MIT, loves fixing cars with his dad, and made an app with Sam that will revolutionize the way you read and share news. Since finishing the Gap Year, Phil interned at drchrono and Snapchat before continuing his studies at MIT.

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Masa Bando

Masa chose to attend Make School instead of MIT after graduating high school and was our first student to receive an offer to be the CTO of a startup. During his time at Make School, he worked with Luke on an app to answer the age old question - where should we go to eat?

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Ivy Xing

Ivy previously attended Bowdoin where she was a mathematics and computer science double major. She did research on how much patients trust their doctors by analyzing data from Twitter. She aspires to be a software engineer and founder.

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Harlan Kellaway

While at Make School, Harlan interned for a mobile agency - and was hired shortly into the internship. Since Make School, Harlan has been working full-time as an iOS Engineer at Prolific Interactive, bringing apps to life for brands like Hollister, SoulCycle, and more.

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Jordan Arnesen

A UC Berkeley graduate, Jordan has held a Top Secret clearance, traveled to Jordan, made a game about bat echolocation, and biked from SF to LA. Jordan may well be the most interesting person in Make School.

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Luke Solomon

An RIT graduate, Luke goes rock climbing, longboarding, and plays soccer - all while his code compiles. During the Gap Year, he worked with Donny and Phil on an app to help you understand context behind trending hashtags on twitter.

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Sam Drozdov

Sam previously attended the University of Maryland. He holds a pole vaulting record from high school and started an awesome music blog called laidbackbeets.com. He's an incredibly productive developer, having shipped three apps in 8 weeks during the Summer Academy in 2014.

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Andrew Brandt

An eagle scout who first started coding on Lego Mindstorms, Andrew was a pharmacy technician, is now a software developer, and built a new kind of pharmacy that can be accessed entirely through a mobile app!

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Donny Kuang

Donny previously attended Cal Poly. He’s Make School’s League of Light Champion and built an app to help journalists effectively catalog their interviews. He planned to join an early-stage.

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Morgan Chen

Morgan is Make School's rock climbing champ and, believe it or not, will beat you at Melee while playing Yoshi. Yoshi! At Make School, Morgan worked with Sam and Andrew on an app to share and upvote trending music.

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Meet our Faculty

Faculty at Make School hold vast industry-wide experience and put student learning and outcomes first. They use their expertise to provide a depth of practical and theoretical knowledge with tailored individual attention. Faculty-student relationships generally go far beyond Make School - instructors often become mentors and offer lifelong career support.

College

Adam Braus - Instructor

Adam Braus

Instructor

Adam is self-taught with 10+ years of experience. He started his journey building the tech community in Madison, WI before becoming an instructor at General Assembly. Adam believes Make School is an important part of the solution to a broken system of Higher Education. In addition to JavaScript and Python, he is fluent in or can read Spanish, German, Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and French.

Adriana Gonzalez - Instructor

Adriana Gonzalez

Instructor

Adriana has previously been an iOS developer and CTO of a startup. She’s been building projects in teams of all sizes since 2014. Adriana is at Make School because she loves contributing to a major change in higher education - making it accessible for everyone.

Alan Davis - Instructor

Alan Davis

Instructor

Alan holds a BS and MS in Computer Science focusing on AI, ML, and NLP. I left academia because I wanted to build products, but knew I'd eventually become a teacher. He worked as a software engineer at Twilio, then as an early employee at Leap Motion where he designed the real-time hand motion tracking API used by 50k+ developers. He loves seeing ideas click in students’ minds.

Anne Spalding - Dean of Engineering

Dr. Anne Spalding

Dean of Engineering

Anne holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and started her career as a CS Professor at Colorado Mesa University. After years of teaching at a traditional college, she moved to San Francisco to work as a software engineer, then help start Dev Bootcamp, and build internal technical training for software engineers. Anne is passionate about empowering students to build the software of today and change the world of tomorrow.

Dan Morse - Instructor Manager

Dan Morse

Instructor Manager

Dan is an author, award-winning entrepreneur, and growth marketer. Throughout his 10+ years of experience he has been on the lead team of a Venture Capital fund, led programming at a civic education nonprofit, started a youth urban agriculture program, and has grown a user base by 300k. Dan gets excited by students feeling able to change the world.

Dani Roxberry - Instructor

Dani Roxberry

Instructor

Dani wrote her first BASIC program at age five. Since then she has had experience as a Senior Systems Engineer, CTO with clients like IMAX and the NFL, CTO with patented software used by products like Twitch, and an instructor for UC Berkeley Extension. Her mission is to inspire others to build the innovations of the future.

Elizabeth Swander - Project Manager

Elizabeth Swander

Project Manager

Elizabeth started her career working at a project-based entrepreneurship non-profit serving K-8 students before moving on to lead student programming at UC Berkeley. She then transitioned to edtech as a Product Manager for higher ed tools at Cengage. Elizabeth is empowered to provide opportunity to the modern learner and values putting students at the center of the system.

Ian Birnam - Curriculum Developer

Ian Birnam

Curriculum Developer

Ian’s experience includes curriculum building at UC Berkeley, product building for companies like HBO and Disney, and launching products in the tech industry. Throughout college, Ian struggled to find mentorship opportunities for his practical product goals. This is the core Make School is built on, and he is driven to continue executing on this vision.

Jeffrey D'andria - Outcomes

Jeffrey D'andria

Outcomes

Jeff has experience as a tech recruiter at Microsoft, specializing in recruiting talent from colleges other than Ivy League schools. He also led the tech and startups career coaching at Stanford's Career Center, developing partnerships with employers and coaching students on their careers. Jeff is passionate about helping students land jobs that help them change their lives.

Jessamyn Dahmen - Instructor

Jessamyn Dahmen

Instructor

Jessamyn’s experience has been in teaching computer science fundamentals to people new to CS through outreach events. She has a strong interest in broadening participation in computing of underrepresented groups - focusing on healthcare, machine learning, and interface development applications. Jessamyn is passionate about making computer science more accessible.

Lisa Tran - Student Experience Coordinator

Lisa Tran

Student Experience Coordinator

Lisa earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and transitional aged youth in diverse nonprofit, community, and school settings. Her favorite thing about working at Make School is being part of a team that's changing the way students receive an education. She loves being able to work directly with students and supporting them in having a positive Make School experience.

Megan Dias - Manager, Student Experience

Megan Dias

Manager, Student Experience

Megan holds a BA in Psychology & Business Admin and an MA in Educational Admin & Leadership with an emphasis in Student Affairs. She has been published in Huffington Post & Inc on job-search best practices. She has worked in university admissions, residential life, career counseling, HR, and recruiting. Megan loves helping students to be successful.

Meredith Murphy - Instructor

Meredith Murphy

Instructor

Meredith earned her BS in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd before joining Google as a frontend software engineer. While at Google, she worked on the AdWords and Google Analytics platforms. After leaving, Meredith worked as a private tutor, and as an instructor for Girls Who Code. She enjoys helping students bring their interests and passions to the classroom.

Michelle Lessly Blackburn - Director of Academc and Student Affairs

Dr. Michelle Lessly Blackburn

Director of Academc and Student Affairs

Michelle holds a PhD in Law and Public Policy and an MA in Higher Education Admin. She has worked in higher education for 10+ years, specializing in student affairs and education policy at Abilene Christian University, Pepperdine University, and recently at MIT. She is inspired that Make School is dedicated to developing highly-skilled software engineers who can change tech.

Milad Toutounchian - Instructor

Milad Toutounchian

Instructor

Milad holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and has worked for four years in the tech industry as a Data Scientist and mentor at Data Science Career Track on Springboard. He loves to convey his expertise in Data Science to students with very practical applications and real-world problems.

Mitchell Hudson - Instructor

Mitchell Hudson

Instructor

Mitchell is self-taught and has worked freelance for various large and small companies in the Bay Area and around the world. His teaching experience has been as an adjunct and staff faculty in higher education. Mitchell believes that changing education is a great way to create positive change in the world.

Student Projects

Kaichi Momose and Chris Mauldin’s Project Video

Phyllis Wong, Bob De Kort, Elliot Briant, and Parnell Kelly’s Project Video

Alirie Gray and James Rezendes’s Project Video

Johnathen Chen’s Project Video

Student Spotlight Articles

Never Looking Back with Alirie Gray
Never Looking Back with Alirie Gray "I withdrew from university to attend Make School, and I haven't regretted it once."
Dreaming Big with Lynne Okada
Dreaming Big with Lynne Okada "Experiencing the life of a Silicon Valley engineer was very appealing to me."
From Nashville to San Francisco - Uchenna Aguocha
From Nashville to San Francisco - Uchenna Aguocha Fron Nashville to San Francisco and hopefully, Back Again

Student Articles

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