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  • Keith Groves
    Keith Groves

    Head Teacher

    @ The LEAGUE


    superpower:
    slowly modifying neural connections

    when I'm not coding I'm:
    letting my eyes rest

    why I teach:
    to stop bad code

    favorite robot:
    Bender

    favorite thing to teach:
    design patterns

    weirdest thing I thing I do at work:
    sing frozen songs

  • Jackie Arseneau
    Jackie Arseneau

    Lead Teacher

    @ The LEAGUE


    superpower:
    I can use my English accent to make anything sound impressive.

    when I'm not coding, I'm:
    Running, dancing, or knitting something.

    what is my strength:
    My strength is always being respectful and humble. Also, I am willing to learn and not afraid to make mistakes.

    why I teach:
    I love to learn and to use what I have learned to help others.

    favorite robot:
    My roomba that cleans my house for me!

    favorite thing to teach:
    Anything that turns a problem into a solution

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    I do some dance moves

    most unusual talent:
    I can dance an Irish jig

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn

    Lead Teacher

    @ The LEAGUE


    superpower:
    The power to put love in people's hearts. Just kidding. I can totally punch through walls.

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Drawing goofy pictures.

    why I teach:
    Batman says educating is fighting crime at it's source.

    favorite robot:
    R. Daneel Olivaw

    favorite thing to teach:
    Turning your hat backwards before an armwrestling match will guarantee a win.

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Give armwrestling advice.

    most unusual talent:
    I can sing the Mary Tyler Moore theme song.

  • Patrick Abbott
    Patrick Abbott

    Volunteer Teacher

    Software Engineer


    superpower:
    Technomancy. Definitely technomancy

    when I'm not coding, I'm:
    Hiking, gaming, doggies.

    why I teach:
    Passionate about STEM.

    favorite robot:
    Data

    favorite thing to teach:
    Data visualization?

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    That's classified

    most unusual talent:
    Tell time-travelling pirate tales

  • Wendy Avis
    Wendy Avis

    Volunteer Teacher

    Embedded Software Engineer


    superpower:
    I can read the minds of students!

    when I'm not coding, I'm:
    ...thinking about coding. Nah, but you'll find me making crafts or hiking.

    why I teach:
    I want more kids to be exposed to coding in a fun way, and watch their smiles when they accomplish something!

    favorite robot:
    C-3PO

    favorite thing to teach:
    Repetition will eventually make things look easy!!

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Take my shoes off to get comfy.

    most unusual talent:
    Make my cat go into a trance.

  • Mark Baratti
    Mark Baratti

    Volunteer Teacher


  • Rob Burkhead
    Rob Burkhead

    Software Engineer


    superpower:
    Faking it until I make it

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Travel, Tennis, rock climbing

    why I teach:
    To spread the programming addiction

    favorite robot:
    R2-D2

    favorite thing to teach:
    loops

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    make ice cream with ln2

    most unusual talent:
    I can ski backwards

  • Stephen Cerruti
    Stephen Cerruti

    Volunteer Teacher

    Math Teacher @ E3 Civic High


    superpower:
    Ability to forget large numbers of things quickly

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Building citizenship and character in youth by teaching outdoor skills

    why I teach:
    For selfish reasons, I need trained software developers to help me get more stuff done at work

    favorite robot:
    Marvin the Paranoid Android

    favorite thing to teach:
    fire starting

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    also fire starting

    most unusual talent:
    starting fires

  • June Clarke
    June Clarke


    superpower:
    ability to turn almost anything into a game

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    talking about coding

    why I teach:
    it's the only time anyone listens to me

    favorite robot:
    Gir from Invader Zim

    favorite thing to teach:
    good method naming

    most unusual talent:
    I'm the best person to be stuck in an elevator with

  • Erik Colban
    Erik Colban

    Volunteer Teacher

    Principal Systems Engineer


    superpower:
    Traded'em all in for gold coins, magic scrolls and other cool things that I eventually lost.

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    biking, relaxing with a good cup of coffee

    why I teach:
    To see that expression in someone's face when they get it. It's priceless.

    favorite robot:
    VicsWagen

    favorite thing to teach:
    algorithms

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    work

    most unusual talent:
    Seems to have taken the same way as my super powers

  • Phil Cruz
    Phil Cruz

    Volunteer Teacher


    when I'm not coding I'm:
    Playing Xbox, training martial arts

    why I teach:
    It's fun to help kids explore and discover the joy of programming.

    favorite robot:
    Terminator

    favorite thing to teach:
    robotics

  • Sumona Dipti
    Sumona Dipti

    Volunteer Teacher

    Engineer


    superpower:
    I never give up even when I faced Hurricane Katrina.

    when I'm not coding I'm:
    I steal books like the girl in 'Book Thief' novel/movie.

    why I teach:
    Because education keeps our mind engaged in a positive way.

    favorite robot:
    R2D2

    favorite thing to teach:
    How to find one's location from GPS ephemeris and almanac data.

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    I crack mobile phones and then fix them.

  • Cameron Fulton
    Cameron Fulton

    Volunteer Teacher

    Software Engineer


    superpower:
    The ability to fix any git repo with less then 3 commands.

    when I'm not coding, I'm:
    um... thinking about coding. And breathing!

    why I teach:
    I'm a self taught programmer out of highschool and wish I had something awesome like this when I was young.

    favorite robot:
    Marvin, or the door from Hitchhiker Guide.

    favorite thing to teach:
    Functional style programming! (And crocheting).

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Use Vim.

    most unusual talent:
    I can name any meme from the 90's forward.

  • Trevor Giles
    Trevor Giles

    Volunteer Teacher

    Software Developer


    superpower:
    Breaking down complex ideas into bite-size pieces.

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Playing beach volleyball.

    why I teach:
    To learn.

    favorite robot:
    Data

    favorite thing to teach:
    The background of ideas.

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Turn off all communication.

    most unusual talent:
    Doing a jumping toe touch.

  • Meghan Kline-Tuls
    Meghan Kline-Tuls

    Volunteer Teacher


  • Jack Leow
    Jack Leow

    Volunteer Teacher


  • Carl Manaster
    Carl Manaster

    Volunteer Teacher


  • Robert Nance
    Robert Nance

    Volunteer Teacher

    Sr Software Engineer @ Qualcomm


  • Hai-Son Nguyen
    Hai-Son Nguyen

    Volunteer Teacher

    Senior Software Engineer


    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Huh?, I don't know what you mean...

    why I teach:
    Learning facinates me; seeing kids learn energizes me!

    favorite robot:
    K-9 from Dr. Who

    favorite thing to teach:
    debugging

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    I collect adapters in case anyone needs to make a connection

    most unusual talent:
    Stumbling upon bugs in any application I try out...

  • Meg Sharkey
    Meg Sharkey

    Volunteer Teacher


    superpower:
    concentration

    when I'm not coding, I'm:
    seeing live music

    why I teach:
    to inspire girls to become engineers

    favorite robot:
    BB-8

  • Tina Szutu
    Tina Szutu

    Volunteer Teacher

    Software Developer


  • Jarin Udom
    Jarin Udom

    Volunteer Teacher


    superpower:
    Can take a nap at any time

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Reading, goofing around with electronics, reading more, trying to play all the games in my Steam library

    why I teach:
    Making things is super fun, and also I am hoping to get a shout out at one of these kids' Nobel prize speeches someday

    favorite robot:
    Veritech fighter from Robotech

    favorite thing to teach:
    Simplifying problems and making your code beautiful

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    I put Post-It notes all over my monitor and desk so I don't forget to do things

    most unusual talent:
    I have a card trick that I have done like 1,000 times and none of my friends have figured it out yet 🙂

  • Michiyo Wellington-Oguri
    Michiyo Wellington-Oguri

    Volunteer Teacher


    superpower:
    Eating cookies.

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Eating cookies.

    favorite robot:
    R2-D2

    favorite thing to teach:
    Descriptive variable naming.

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Code on a treadmill. Get my coworkers' attention with stuffed animals. Eat cookies.

  • Trey White
    Trey White

    Volunteer Teacher


    superpower:
    Findinq typos.

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Watching wildlife with my family.

    why I teach:
    So other people can get fun jobs like mine.

    favorite robot:
    Boaty McBoatface

    favorite thing to teach:
    Something I just learned.

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Search for mutant two-headed bird-of-paradise flowers in the parking lot.

    most unusual talent:
    An uncontrollable urge to touch cactus spines.

  • Vic Wintriss
    Vic Wintriss

    Executive Director

    @ The LEAGUE


    superpower:
    Love kids

    when I'm not coding I'm :
    Playing bluegrass

    why I teach:
    To change kids' lives.

    favorite robot:
    VicsWagon

    favorite thing to teach:
    Machine Code

    weirdest thing I do at work:
    Clean compusively

    most unusual talent:
    Salsa dancing

  • Jerry Zhao
    Jerry Zhao

    Volunteer Teacher


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