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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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David Ciaffoni

From a young age David has always been interested in technology and how it can improve our lives. Through his design philosophy of simplicity and elegance David has shipped a number of apps and websites that have made a positive impact on others. While at Make School David hopes to continue to improve himself and his abilities so his products can make an even greater impact.

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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 the Students

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

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Aakash Sudhakar

Aakash Sudhakar is a full-stack web developer, data science enthusiast, and former biotechnologist dedicated to creating products that augment the human experience. Across the years, Aakash has worked with grassroots social innovation startups, experimental nanotechnolo...

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Alirie Gray

Alirie discovered her taste for problem-solving as a physics major in college, and found that computer science was a perfect source of tantalizing puzzles. Since finding her love of building websites, she’s developed an addiction to the rush of initializing a new reposito...

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Andrew Tsukuda

Andrew inherited his strong passion for programming from his father, who was a developer in the punched card era. Since he was in middle school, he has been intensely interested in smartphones. He began by rooting his and his friends' android phones. In high school he mov...

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Ansel Bridgewater

I am currently learning all the trades of a full stack web developer. I am currently creating web applications in Javascript with the Node.js framework. I am also improving my computer science fundamentals in Python. Although my current focus is studying web development, ...

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Anthony Box

Anthony Box is a aspiring full stack web developer. He has been programming for three years and worked with All-Star code and Girls who code. He thrives by tackling new problems and solving algorithms. He has experience with Python, Node Js and HTML and breaking computers...

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Avery Durrant

Avery is a hungry software engineer with several years of programming experience. He's looking to join a team to accelerate his learning and work side by side with great engineers. He loves working with and is proficient in Python, Javascript, Java, Sql, Node and Flask on...

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Briant Elliot

Elliot is currently a Junior Web Developer and a member of the Student Council at Make School based in San Francisco, CA. He is a creative and ambitious software developer. He approaches any work environment as an opportunity to utilize his experience with a variety of We...

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Chris Mauldin

Chris is an athlete that has recently made a career switch to iOS Development. He played college basketball at D2 School called Bloomfield College. From his basketball years, he was able to build the foundational characteristics that are imperative to success: perseveranc...

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Christopher Taylor

Christopher is a Software Engineer and currently a first-year student at Make School experienced in common deep learning and basic computer vision techniques, who has the ability to dive into various domains in order to get the job done. He is mostly self-taught. Learned...

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Donovan Adams

Skilled in Full-stack development with Javascript and Python, as well as experience in the data pipeline engineering process. I've done jobs from building out a data pipline from collecting raw data up to models and neural networks; all the way to building a backend for a...

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Duncan Mac Donald

Duncan is an iOS developer from Santa Rosa, California. With a knack for hardware, Duncan spends a lot of his time tinkering with his 3D printer and building his own electric longboard. Shortly after graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 2015, Duncan began taking Comp...

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Egon Fiedler

Egon's path has always been defined by the search for knowledge. He strives to become the best version of himself by challenging himself to make his products software efficient, readable, and scalable. One of his motivations is to ascend ever increasing heights--his next ...

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Elmer Astudillo

Being mostly self-taught Elmer has always been passionate for technology. While pursuing a career in business he noticed it wasn't the right path so he left college and started teaching him self iOS Development. He would go on to work at Sharp Labs where he helped build a...

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Erik Perez

Erik wrote his first line of code during his Freshman year of high school and since then he has devoted his free time to learning to develop mobile applications. He was introduced to Make School by attending our Summer Academy in Chicago Illinois. After finishing the aca...

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Ferdinand Cruz

Ferdinand Cruz perhaps our most diligent, consistent, and proactive student - he typically finishes work and additional challenges prior to class, and is sought out by other students for tutoring or course assistance. His eye for detail and work ethic makes him an excelle...

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Fernando Arocho

Fernando is a mostly self-taught software developer and a part-time freelancer programmer. He's been known to rarely take the "traditional" route in most aspects of his life and leaving a traditional university so he could be in the Product College is proof of that lifest...

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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 fro...

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Jamie Rezendes

James can be described as a simple man, with a intense drive for success. He has a passion for solving problems, especially those where he can utilize his creative side. James is a big advocate for freedom, and believes that the user should have as much control as possibl...

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Jeff Chiu

Jeff grew up in the Bay Area, surrounded by the burgeoning technology scene, and started out programming in high school. Jeff has 10 years of experience working on development. Jeff writes clean, consistent code. His work including publishing broaden.io to help students ...

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Johnathan Chen

I enjoy turning complex problems into simple, beautiful and intuitive interface designs. 🖥️ When I'm not coding or pushing pixels, you'll find me in the gym shooting 🏀 or watching 😂 videos. I have a 🐶 named Buddy. Sashimi is my favorite kind of 🍣. I chew 3 pieces of gum...

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Juan Hurtado

Full stack web developer passionate about JavaScript and working on exciting projects. I work with JavaScript, Python and have shipped apps using JavaScript, React, Node.js, MongoDB, Express.js, Python and Flask.

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Justin Sitter

Studied computer science while working for Saint Anthony's Alumni Association in Santa Barbara. Moved to San Francisco to expand my knowledge and to create awesome projects.

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Kaichi Momose

Kaichi studied mechanical engineering and control engineering before he came to Make School. He is integrating his mechanical engineering skills and software engineering skills. He is specifically interested in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is...

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Kendra Moore

I arrived at Make School after living in Austin, TX for four years. I enjoy reading long-form articles and programming in my free time.

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Laurel Machak

I'm a web developer, specifically interested in front end web development. I really appreciate and enjoy creating modular and clean code that I can re-use across multiple projects. At the moment, I'm very interested in the upcoming usefulness of SVG's on the web right now.

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Melody Yang

Melody loves solving social problems. She aims at shipping products that add values to people's life with intuitive design. Personalizing user experiences and mimicking human behaviors with machine are fascinating to her. Thus, she's very passionate about artificial intel...

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Mondale Felix

Mondale is a passionate IOS Developer. He previously held a career in web development where he exercised neat technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, MEAN Stack, and Bootstrap. Now as an IOS Developer, he is continuing his life learning and challenging hi...

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Phyllis Wong

Top of class Frontend Developer looking for internship or full-time Web Developer role. Phyllis is consistently a leader in class. She PMed two group projects and sets a positive tone and culture for the rest of the class. Having studied Graphic Design at SFSU, she will...

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Rohan Mishra

10% luck: Born in NJ. Dad == programmer. Organized > ~100 edu focused CS events. -+-+- 20% skill: Primarily work with Go, JS, and Python. Learning blockchain development and concepts. -+-+- 15% concentrated power of will: not a day goes by w/o learning something new -+-+-...

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Sam Galizia

Sam has a wide array of interests in technology, but his main passions lie in software and game development. He has a B.S. in Software Design and Development and enjoys developing iOS apps and web applications. Sam owns a game design company with two of his close friends,...

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Tia King

Her first introduction to computer science was during her time at SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors) Academy at Stanford University when she was 13. The first program she used was MATLAB (*shivers*) but she fell in love with coding nonetheless. She has participated an...

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Tony Cioara

Tony Cioara is a full stack iOS developer with experience in designing, building, and shipping multiple products. He has worked on teams of up to 5 people and has experience in Swift (UIKit and SpriteKit), Ruby on Rails, and Python. His most popular product is BoxRun, wit...

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Uchenna Aguocha

Uchenna Aguocha is a mobile developer at Product College. Before arriving to San Francisco, Uchenna was studying architectural engineering at Tennessee State University. He came across programming during his sophomore year in college, and his drive to become a programmer ...

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Willie Johnson

Throughout his career, Willie has been exposed to both game and mobile development. While attending Make School, he has grown and continues to grow professionally and technically due to his interest and willingness to exceed expectations.

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Yves Songolo

Yves Songolo is a passionate and skilled software engineer with an entrepreneurial mindset. His passion for computer software started in middle school and only grew over the years, culminating in his arrival to the United States in April of 2013.  After attending ESL (E...

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Sky Xu

Sky is a software engineer specialized in Full Stack Mobile Development based in San Francisco. She has a background in Finance and Web development. Building innovative digital products is her true passion. She loves to crafting elegant solution for complicated problem wh...

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Sunny Ouyang

Sunny Ouyang is a full stack iOS developer who loves to create functional and beautiful apps. Prior to programming, he was a biology major at UCSB but has since left school to pursue his passion in technology. He has experience in Flask, Python, Swift, creating RESTful AP...

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Casey Spencer

Casey personifies the phrase "Jack of all trades" and has been referred to as a modern-day Renaissance man. Since teaching himself how to build drones in 2011, he's tried to learn from as many varied schools of thought as possible. His personal projects have ranged from m...

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Michael Loubier

Michael is a game and VR software developer who was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana. Originally self-taught in C++, Arduino, HTML/CSS/JS, Cordova, smart homes, and networking, Michael found his home at Make School in 2016. His...

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Dennis Aleynikov

I come from russia with love, but lately I've been uploading tech youtube videos and hacking away at web apps on my phone. I'm super into learning different languages and know quite a few programming ones too. Some of my best projects involve: Live language translation, s...

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Corey Harrilal

As a software engineer who studied at MIT, Corey's goal is to use technology to improve how society utilizes the tools of education and science for social progress. From founding a not-for-profit in the education sector to helping engineer software that allows anyone to ...

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Tassos Lambrou

I have a background in full stack web and iOS development, working on many projects including PARKR and Broaden.io. Technical Skills: Languages - JavaScript, Swift, Python, Ruby, PHP Frontend - React.js, Redux, React-Native, Handlebars.js, Bootstrap, Ionic Backend - Expr...

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Bob De Kort

I'm a driven software developer from Antwerp, Belgium currently based in San Francisco, looking to make an impact in this amazing world. I'm mainly focused on iOS development but I am always ready to learn new technologies and frameworks. I am looking to work at a growin...

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Matthew Harrilal

A tinkerer since his early age, Matthew has always been fascinated with creating products that yield beneficial results to targeted communities. Over the course of Make School, Matthew has been expanding his skillset in iOS development and since become a full stack develo...

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Akhtar Zaman

I Want to use the power of technology to help those who are in need. Passionate about using technology to spread the power of education to kids in Bangladesh so they can help each other and use their knowledge to develop the country of Bangladesh.

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Anisha Jain

Anisha is a aspiring Full Stack Web Developer, with a strong background in Data Structures and Algorithms. She loves to create design solutions by using an empathetic and human-centered design approach. She loves working with and is proficient in JavaScript, CSS, Python, ...

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Antoine Nauleau

I'm a software engineer with fairly broad knowledge of the computer science, cyber security, and blockchain fields as a whole.

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Anwar Azeez

I have weaved my way through managerial experience in the industrial trades, to asset protection in retail, and finally to community college to mold my lifelong passion for technology into a career. It was the latter stint that propelled me to pursue my studies at Make Sc...

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Asim Zaidi

Awesomeness.

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Betsy Bailey

I began coding in January of 2018 and have been hooked ever since! I've spent most of my time with Javascript and am currently learning iOS development with Swift and have been enjoying it immensely. I also have plans to study data science while at Make School and am exci...

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Blessed Joshua Geronimo

I'm a future Full Stack iOS Developer based in San Francisco. Well versed in Swift, UIKit, Core Data, Networking, Web APIs, CocoaPods, UI & UX design. I am currently looking for internships to grow my knowledge as a mobile developer.

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Brisaida Trujillo

I'm a first generation college student! Attended College Of Marin for 2 years. explored Business, medical, and the law field. Very grateful that I'm at Make School learning more about myself and being able to find what I love to do now.

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Carlos Alba

I was born to a working-class family in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoyed a childhood filled with supportive teachers, a hardworking set of parents and a love of technology. My fascination with technology started at a young age with the Gameboy Advance and Pokemon Fi...

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Cherish Kim

I'm a programmer in training with high hopes for what I will build as my knowledge grows. I am just starting out, so I can't say that I've loved the world of tech since childhood. However, like most children, my younger self had an active imagination and wished magic was ...

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Colleen Ni

I'm a developing software programmer and data scientist at Make School Product college. I have had a passion for coding ever since building my first website called "Friendship Harbor" at the age of 13. Although my background is a bit untraditional, ultimately I want to ma...

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Connor Cahill

Currently attending Make School as Full Stack Web student, aspiring to build software that makes the world a better place. I also have a passion for digital marketing, running my own marketing agency while concurrently attending high school and running paid ads alongsid...

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Dacio Romero

I was raised in Michigan, but born in the Bay Area. I started programming in my freshman year of high school for my FIRST Robotics Competition team. From there I started taking Codecademy courses and HackerRank challenges for Java, Javascript, HTML, and Python. I later e...

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Daniel Zhu

A passionate creator since his youth, Daniel has always enjoyed making things. His programming career started when he realized that the Legos he loved building could be programmed to do his bidding. Although his days programming Lego Mindstorms have long since ended, Dani...

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Drake Vorndran

I love algorithms. I love building them, I love looking at them, I love stress testing them. They are by far my favorite thing in all of computers. Among my favorite algorithms is sorting algorithms. Any kind of sorting algorithms. Fast ones, slow ones, unique ones, broke...

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Ebonne Cabarrus

Ebonne discovered her passion for tech, design, and programming languages while experimenting with Javascript and HTML through CodeAcademy and other online resources. Always hungry for more knowledge, Ebonne decided to completely immerse herself in Front End Web Developme...

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Edwin Cloud

I have been making software on and off for over 10 years. I have participated in projects such as building a CMS connected to a MMO emulator backend, File Manipulation in C#, dynamic single page applications, mobile apps, and even some basic games. I have experience in th...

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Eric Botcher

Army veteran with an MBA specializing in using technology to find sustainable solutions to business problems. Business Analyst, and web devloper with a specialized MBA and over 15 years of combined experience in leadership, business analytics, strategic planning, web deve...

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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. Interested in iOS Development with a side passion of combining art and technology.

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Erick 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 can adapt to any work environment.

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Erik Batista

I am currently a student at Make School advancing in Swift and Python. In my free time, I like to go to hackathons and go hiking!

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Faith Chikwekwe

Understanding people is a huge part of making good, effective tech tools. Having worked in sales and as a teacher, much of my life has been dedicated to helping others and meeting their needs. I graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and ...

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Fodé Diop

I'm currently studying iOS engineering with a specialization in Machine Learning at Make School. My goal is to help create a linguistics industry on the African continent, by creating novel mobile Speech to Text application as well as affordable and accurate Translation s...

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Jacob Haff

From New York, Jacob is an aspiring web developer who is excited to build useful and beautiful products. He is one of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet and he's also great with people. He's worked as the Technology and Operations manager at a nonprofit STEM...

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Jaeson Booker

I have studied Business Administration at Wilmington University, attending a coding bootcamp called Coding Dojo in San Jose, and am now pursuing a Bachelor's of Applied Computer Science at Make School - Product College in San Francisco! I wish to amp up my skills as a dev...

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Jamar Gibbs

A former marketing strategist (and behavioral economics enthusiast) that enjoys coding in Swift and more recently Solidity on the Ethereum network. I Began with web development (Html, Css, and Javascript) but eventually moved into mobile(Objective-C and Swift) in 2016.

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Jamie Mc Crory

Jamie is a student enrolled in the iOS Mobile Development track at Make School. He has an English degree from Virginia Tech. In college he discovered an interest in 3D modeling and animation. He looks forward to combining his interests to produce digital experiences!

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Jasmine Humbert

I discovered the power of programming by trying to automate math homework with a graphing calculator in high school. I then moved on to programming robots and microcontrollers before discovering Python and web app development. With this knowledge I started working as a we...

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Jason Romulus

I am an Aruban raised in Florida. Went to the University of Florida for a degree in education. I went to a coding workshop by apple and that's when I decided I wanted to change to be a web developer. So I found a school that had good ideas. And now I am out here learning ...

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Jonathan Kopp

Jonathan Kopp is a software engineer and currently a first year student 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 Hi...

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Kaymel White

Kaymel White is an iOS Developer. Kaymel fell in love with iOS development after his time in the NC Army National Guard. He wants to build products that not only give a better quality of life but also make people have fun and laugh.

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Kendra Moore

I arrived at Make School after living in Austin, TX for four years. I enjoy reading long-form articles and programming in my free time.

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Keoni Murray

I got into software development at the age of 16. After witnessing the impact web/ mobile was having on people lives, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. My technology interests are full stack web development, distributed system, &data engineering When I'm not coding I e...

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Khallil Bailey

An aspiring backend web developer. Working on a music app that connects users with music therapists. Allowing people to have an open space to talk about their mental health, whilst finding an outlet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Kj Wilson

Make School is an engaging, rigorous environment where students are passionate and encourage each other to succeed together. The opportunity to network and collaborate with programmers and technology influencers in the San Francisco, Bay Area is hard to pass up on. Person...

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Lucia Reynoso

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I was gifted a 486 PC in my youth and immediately fell in love with the power of computing. In high school I participated in the FIRST Robotics competition as part of a team of talented and curious students, where I taught myself HTML and C...

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Makhmud Islamov

- passion - focus - sell myself here. - my portfolio should align with what I say here

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Marianna Campbell

Hi! I am Marianna Campbell. I like to smile and see other people happy. I enjoy mornings (when I wake up early enough), reading and journaling. I like drilling into different programs seeing what problem they solve and how they work. At Make School, I'm pursuing a degr...

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Matthew Phraxayavong

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Nathan Pillai

I am a web developer student who is seeking a concentration in backend development and data science. My life revolves around doing tasks efficiently, and I want to develop products that support that motive.

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Nicolai Safai

I am currently studying back-end web development at Make School. Before that, I was the Head of Product at Make School. If you go even further back, I was Make School's Head of Marketing, Head of Summer Academy, and I've spent a decent amount of time instituting some of o...

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Noah Woodward

I am a passionate software developer who was a pioneer in the Voice assistant development industry. Having worked with companies that include Amazon, and Johnson and Johnson, I have extensive experience in the development of scalable and innovative software solutions. I a...

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Nolan Kovacik

My professional interests include frontend & backend web development, data science, business, and mathematics. Once I graduate from Make School, I'm hoping to combine and apply these skillsets within my future career. Until then, I will be diligently working on becoming a...

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Nyapal Gatkuoth

I am a junior at Make School.

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Ramon Geronimo

I'm an oriented application developer and research professional with various years of experience in iOS and more than 2 years experience developing in the web. I am constantly striving to learn new technologies and look to better myself in this rapidly changing industry. ...

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Raymond Wu

I currently have aspirations to indulge in more aspects of machine learning. I've done work with various machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, Pytorch, and scikit-learn. I've taken online courses from Andrew Ng and Jeremy Howard and indulged in various playground...

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Ricardo Rodriguez

I'm currently a student at Make School Product College. I developed an interest in technology at a young age, this eventually led me to learning about Programming and Computer Science. Now I am here, ready to do what I enjoy in hopes that it will possibly bring someone el...

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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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Sarin Swift

I was born and raised in Thailand and moved out to San Francisco in the summer of 2018. I studied iOS development during summer academy at Make school and decided to continue to the product college. I'm hoping to create great products and continue to grow as a person.

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Sayema Islam

Sayema Islam is working to become a full-fledged Full-Stack Web developer, and maintains a passion for visual and graphic design, on top of a past history working extensively in Biochemistry and medicine. With this somewhat unconventional, yet unique mix of fields to say ...

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Sean Glancy

I am from San Diego, California. I've been interested in coding since I was about 8 years old, which was when I played video games for the first time. Since then, I've been learning as much as I can about all different types of coding. I am especially interested in gam...

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Severiano Badajoz

Severiano's love for computer science began midway through middle school and has only grown since. From a mixture of both self-teaching and classroom experience he has become an avid Java developer and familiar with Android development. Seve loves to face challenges and...

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Stephanie Cherubin

With an Associate's in Graphic Design, I decided to pursue my Bachelor's Degree in Applied Computer Science at Make School. I am self motivated and an avid learner and always looking to expand my skill set. I take great pleasure in helping people and companies make and bu...

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Stephen Ouyang

I was always into computer games. Then I took my 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. My fascination has turned into a passion, and currently I asp...

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Sukhrobjon Golibboev

Hi my name is Sukhrob, I was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Thomas Lee

I am a philosophy graduate looking to make an industry change. My goal is to try and become a 10x developer that can transition high impact roles.

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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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Victoria Murray

Computers transformed young Victoria from a book-lover to a book-writer (goodbye Composition Notebooks!), and writing books quickly became writing code -- just, over the course of, like, fifteen years. Her metamorphosis from meek dreamer to confident doer was a slow one;...

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Vincenzo Marcella

Hello, my name is Vincenzo! I am a software engineer that has been programming ever since I was 15. As a kid, I've always been of the curious and adventurous type which eventually lead me to begin my journey of computer programming. As an avid lover of learning, programmi...

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Wenzel Lowe

I am a passionate developer and designer with a love for creative, yet semantic UIs. I have been a front end developer in the past, maximizing my learning by focusing on backend concepts and technologies at Make School.

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William Bogans

I am a native of Savannah, Georgia and traveled 2,754 miles to San Francisco to follow my dreams of becoming a Software Engineer. I have a desire to not only consume content of the web but, produce it as well. I realized my vision of becoming a Software Engineer after res...

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Zurich Okoren

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

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Timofey Makhlay Kapitsa

I'm always excited to meet new people, hear their stories and their ideas. Love working in groups, travel and listening. Work hard in hopes to leave a legacy and the world in better shape than it ever was. Ready to talk to anyone willing to tell their story!

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Jackson Ho

I'm learning iOS development at Make School and I am passionate about creating products and solutions that would be beneficial to me and society. I decided to come to Make School so I could enter the industry more quickly than a traditional college and with the necessary ...

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Kandice Mc Ghee

I'm a technological alchemist, who is currently studying at Make School, learning the ins and outs of computer science and product development through building software designed to find solutions to real issues.

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Luc Boettner

I dropped out of college shortly after starting coding courses. It felt too slow for me and I learned a lot more, much quicker, by simply doing. Now however, after landing an internship in a professional work environment, and while looking out for jobs; I come to the real...

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Medi Assumani

I am a Software Engineer student at Product College where I'm learning the ins and outs of Software Development. I am currently programming in Swift, Javascript , and Python as well as working with frameworks such as Node.js, Express.js, and MongoDB. Although I am conce...

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Ryan Nguyen

Hello, my name is Ryan Nguyen. I am from El Monte, California. My programming journey started by learning basic coding online through websites like Code Academy and Team Treehouse. I am here at Make School to further develop my professional and development skills. By bran...

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Erick Sanchez

Okay, I do like walking on the beach, but I also like to run outdoors, play recreationally in sports, and play video games solo or online with new friends. I enjoy delivering helpful tools to the everyday person. Whether that would be a service to help organize productiv...

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Josecarlos Azua

Full Stack Web Developer with a background in digital marketing, and working knowledge of cyber security tools, to include NMap, VPN, CCNA, Networks, Security+, CompTIA and Kali Linux. Dedicated team player with excellent problem-solving skills, leadership traits, and abi...

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Aakash Sudhakar

Aakash Sudhakar is a full-stack web developer, data science enthusiast, and former biotechnologist dedicated to creating products that augment the human experience. Across the years, Aakash has worked with grassroots social innovation startups, experimental nanotechnolo...

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Ansel Bridgewater

I am currently learning all the trades of a full stack web developer. I am currently creating web applications in Javascript with the Node.js framework. I am also improving my computer science fundamentals in Python. Although my current focus is studying web development, ...

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Briant Elliot

Elliot is currently a Junior Web Developer and a member of the Student Council at Make School based in San Francisco, CA. He is a creative and ambitious software developer. He approaches any work environment as an opportunity to utilize his experience with a variety of We...

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Donovan Adams

Skilled in Full-stack development with Javascript and Python, as well as experience in the data pipeline engineering process. I've done jobs from building out a data pipline from collecting raw data up to models and neural networks; all the way to building a backend for a...

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Duncan Mac Donald

Duncan is an iOS developer from Santa Rosa, California. With a knack for hardware, Duncan spends a lot of his time tinkering with his 3D printer and building his own electric longboard. Shortly after graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 2015, Duncan began taking Comp...

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Egon Fiedler

Egon's path has always been defined by the search for knowledge. He strives to become the best version of himself by challenging himself to make his products software efficient, readable, and scalable. One of his motivations is to ascend ever increasing heights--his next ...

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Erik Perez

Erik wrote his first line of code during his Freshman year of high school and since then he has devoted his free time to learning to develop mobile applications. He was introduced to Make School by attending our Summer Academy in Chicago Illinois. After finishing the aca...

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Ferdinand Cruz

Ferdinand Cruz perhaps our most diligent, consistent, and proactive student - he typically finishes work and additional challenges prior to class, and is sought out by other students for tutoring or course assistance. His eye for detail and work ethic makes him an excelle...

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Jamie Rezendes

James can be described as a simple man, with a intense drive for success. He has a passion for solving problems, especially those where he can utilize his creative side. James is a big advocate for freedom, and believes that the user should have as much control as possibl...

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Justin Sitter

Studied computer science while working for Saint Anthony's Alumni Association in Santa Barbara. Moved to San Francisco to expand my knowledge and to create awesome projects.

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Matthew Harrilal

A tinkerer since his early age, Matthew has always been fascinated with creating products that yield beneficial results to targeted communities. Over the course of Make School, Matthew has been expanding his skillset in iOS development and since become a full stack develo...

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Phyllis Wong

Top of class Frontend Developer looking for internship or full-time Web Developer role. Phyllis is consistently a leader in class. She PMed two group projects and sets a positive tone and culture for the rest of the class. Having studied Graphic Design at SFSU, she will...

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Sam Galizia

Sam has a wide array of interests in technology, but his main passions lie in software and game development. He has a B.S. in Software Design and Development and enjoys developing iOS apps and web applications. Sam owns a game design company with two of his close friends,...

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Tia King

Her first introduction to computer science was during her time at SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors) Academy at Stanford University when she was 13. The first program she used was MATLAB (*shivers*) but she fell in love with coding nonetheless. She has participated an...

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Tony Cioara

Tony Cioara is a full stack iOS developer with experience in designing, building, and shipping multiple products. He has worked on teams of up to 5 people and has experience in Swift (UIKit and SpriteKit), Ruby on Rails, and Python. His most popular product is BoxRun, wit...

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Willie Johnson

Throughout his career, Willie has been exposed to both game and mobile development. While attending Make School, he has grown and continues to grow professionally and technically due to his interest and willingness to exceed expectations.

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Yves Songolo

Yves Songolo is a passionate and skilled software engineer with an entrepreneurial mindset. His passion for computer software started in middle school and only grew over the years, culminating in his arrival to the United States in April of 2013.  After attending ESL (E...

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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 fro...

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Jeff Chiu

Jeff grew up in the Bay Area, surrounded by the burgeoning technology scene, and started out programming in high school. Jeff has 10 years of experience working on development. Jeff writes clean, consistent code. His work including publishing broaden.io to help students ...

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Johnathan Chen

I enjoy turning complex problems into simple, beautiful and intuitive interface designs. 🖥️ When I'm not coding or pushing pixels, you'll find me in the gym shooting 🏀 or watching 😂 videos. I have a 🐶 named Buddy. Sashimi is my favorite kind of 🍣. I chew 3 pieces of gum...

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Uchenna Aguocha

Uchenna Aguocha is a mobile developer at Product College. Before arriving to San Francisco, Uchenna was studying architectural engineering at Tennessee State University. He came across programming during his sophomore year in college, and his drive to become a programmer ...

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Sunny Ouyang

Sunny Ouyang is a full stack iOS developer who loves to create functional and beautiful apps. Prior to programming, he was a biology major at UCSB but has since left school to pursue his passion in technology. He has experience in Flask, Python, Swift, creating RESTful AP...

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Joe Rezendes

Joe started off coding by building his own personal websites to share with others, and over the years he has learned how to turn his hobby into a way to create simple solutions for small communities of people. He's taught at seven different Elementary Schools teaching st...

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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.

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Dr. Anne Spalding

Dean

Anne is here to
  • Lead the school
  • Support faculty in creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment
  • Support student learning and success
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Adam Braus

Instructional Designer

Adam Teaches
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Customer Discovery & User Testing
  • Entrepreneurship & Growth Hacking
  • Post-Capitalist Techno-Optimistic Historical Materialism
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Adriana Gonzalez

iOS Instructor

Adriana Teaches
  • Mobile development with iOS
  • Swift Programming
  • Entrepreneurship
  • User Experience Design
  • Product Development
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Alan Davis

Computer Science Instructor

Alan Teaches
  • Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis
  • Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Git & GitHub, Command Line Tools, Scrum
  • Problem Solving & Technical Interview Prep
  • Public Speaking & Pitching
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Dan Morse

Product Development Instructor

Dan Teaches
  • Customer Discovery & User Testing
  • Growth Hacking & Marketing
  • Writing, Pitching & Investment
  • Career Introspection & Internship Search
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Dani Roxberry

Web Instructor

Dani Teaches
  • Language Agnostic Server-Side Frameworks and Architectures
  • Relational and Document Databases
  • DevOps and Deployments
  • Topics and Techniques in Blockchain Development
  • Web Security
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Milad Toutounchian

Data Science Instructor

Milad Teaches
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Machine learning including, unsupervised and supervised learning
  • Deep learning and use of its popular platforms such as Tensorflow and Keras
  • Experience for putting ML into production by Flask and Docker
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Mitchell Hudson

Web and iOS Instructor

Mitchell Teaches
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Advanced Front End Web Development
  • Component-Driven Development
  • Advanced Client-Side Development
  • Visual Design
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Caroline Virani

Student Experience Coordinator

Caroline is here to
  • Be a point person for all student needs
  • Career coach and student advocate
  • Help create a fun and positive experience for students
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Jeff D'Andria

Outcomes Lead

Jeff is the point person for
  • Employers and recruiting
  • Career coaching
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn
  • Networking to decision makers
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Megan Dias

Student Experience Lead

Megan is here to
  • Be the point person for all student related needs
  • Hear your feedback: what is going well and what concerns you may have
  • Career coach, mentor, advisor
  • Ensure your experience is successful, fun, and positive

Student Projects

Kaichi Momose and Chris Mauldin’s Project Video

Phyllis Wong and Bob De Kort’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 "I withdrew from university to attend Make School, and I haven't regretted it once."
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 Fron Nashville to San Francisco and hopefully, Back Again

Student Articles

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