Meet The Team

akiko-hagio

Akiko Hagio Dulaney

Engineering Fellow

Alana Aragon

Alana Aragon

Program Coordinator

Alex Hordiienko

Alex Hordiienko

Engineering Fellow

Alex Zai

Alex Zai

Technical Advisor

alexander-infante

Alexander Infante

Hiring Support Engineer

ALLANA ORDONEZ

Allana Ordonez

Engineering Fellow

Allison-Jacobs

Allison Jacobs

CS Prep Instructor

Allison Pratt

Allison Pratt

Software Engineering Curriculum Developer

Anisha Bhat

Anisha Bhat

Admissions Coordinator

Annie Zadikoff

Annie Zadikoff

Engineering Outcomes Program Manager

Ashley Huang

Ashley Huang

Event & Content Senior Coordinator

Ashley Pean - PTRI Fellow-1

Ashley Pean

Engineering Fellow

Brandon Murphy

Brandon Murphy

Alumni Support Engineer

Brent Speight - LA Fellow-1

Brent Speight

Engineering Fellow

Brian-Hong

Brian Hong

Non-Immersive Program Mentor

Caitlin Chan

Caitlin Chan

Engineering Instructor

Camera Kendall

Camera Kendall

Online Instructor

Cassandra Soco

Cassandra Soco

Outcomes Coordinator

Catherine Cheng

Catherine Cheng

Machine Learning Instructor

CATHERINE LARCHEVEQUE

Catherine Larcheveque

Engineering Fellow

Chad Troutwine

Chad Troutwine

Co-founder & Chairman

New - Caitlin Combe - Event Coordinator-1

Caitlin Combe

Event Coordinator

chai-lee

Chai Lee

Engineering Mentor

Chelsea De La Grana

Chelsea De La Grana

Director of People & Compliance

Dannielle-Griffin

Dannielle Griffin

Programs Coordinator

daryl-foster

Daryl Foster

JavaScript for Beginners Instructor

Demi Orphanos

Demi Orphanos

Admissions Manager

Eleanor Vasquez Kelly

Eleanor Vasquez Kelly

Operations & Community Coordinator

Elizabeth Israel

Elizabeth Israel

Admissions Coordinator

Emma Czech - LA Fellow-1

Emma Czech

Engineering Fellow

Eric Kirsten

Eric Kirsten

Senior Advisor

Eric Molofsky

Eric Molofsky

People Operations Manager

Esma Sahraoui

Esma Sahraoui

Engineering Mentor

Gregory Palasciano

Gregory Palasciano

CS Prep Instructor

Grisha Levine-Rozenvayn

Grisha Levine-Rozenvayn

Engineering Fellow

Haley Godtfredsen

Haley Godtfredsen

Director of Platforms & Product

Helen-Regula

Helen Regula

CS Prep Instructor

Jamaica Bryant

Jamaica Bryant

Director of Community & Partnerships

jason-de-vera

Jason De Vera

Engineering Fellow

Jillian Brinberg

Jillian Brinberg

Programs Coordinator

Jinsung Park

Jinsung Park

Online Instructor

Julian Santos

Julian Santos

Video & Digital Intern

Junie Hou

Junie Hou

Engineering Fellow

Katrina Villanueva

Katrina Villanueva

Engineering Mentor

Kelvin Wang

Kelvin Wang

Machine Learning Instructor

KEN LITTON

Ken Litton

Engineering Fellow

Kevin Berlanga

Kevin Berlanga

Engineering Fellow

kim-spicer

Kim Spicer

Online Instructor

Kyle Combs

Kyle Combs

Senior Software Engineer & Lead Instructor

kyung-lee

Kyung Lee

Engineering Fellow

Laura Forden

Laura Forden

Admissions and Programs Coordinator

Logan-Thies

Logan Thies

Engineering Fellow

Luis Croussett

Luis Croussett

Alumni Support Engineer

Marissa-MJ-Lafontant

Marissa MJ Lafontant

JavaScript for Beginners Instructor

Mark Liu

Mark Liu

Engineering Fellow

Matt Peters

Matt Peters

Online Instructor

Matt Severyn

Matt Severyn

Lead Technical Mentor

May Li - LA Fellow-1

May Li

Engineering Fellow

Michael Colley

Michael Colley

Engineering Fellow

Michael O'Halloran

Michael O'Halloran

Lead Engineering Instructor

Mircea Ilie

Mircea Ilie

Chief of Staff

Monica Kim

Monica Kim

Community Manager

Nancy Kousholt

Nancy Kousholt

Engineering Instructor

Natalie Umanzor

Natalie Umanzor

Alumni Support Engineer

nisa-lintakoon

Nisa Lintakoon

Engineering Fellow

Phillip Troutman

Phillip Troutman

Chief Academic Officer

Pramod Jacob

Pramod Jacob

Senior Software Engineer

Razana-Nisathar

Razana Nisathar

Engineering Fellow

rebecca-schell

Rebecca Schell

Engineering Fellow

Reid Klarsfeld

Reid Klarsfeld

Lead Engineering Instructor

Ryan McDaniel

Ryan McDaniel

Engineering Instructor

Ryan Trontz

Ryan Trontz

Online Instruction Advisor

Sam Filip - PTRI Fellow

Sam Filip

Engineering Fellow

Sara Powers

Sara Powers

Lead Engineering Instructor

Shanda McCune

Shanda McCune

Director of Programs

Shayna Eshmoili

Shayna Eshmoili

Project Coordinator

Sophie Nye

Sophie Nye

Online Instructor

Tamar Martirosyan

Tamar Martirosyan

Senior Content & Branding Manager

Taylor Leigh Harper

Taylor Leigh Harper

Program Coordinator

tiffany-graves

Tiffany Graves

Engineering Mentor

Tom Harper

Tom Harper

Engineering Lead

Victoria Armada

Victoria Armada

Senior Programs Manager

Wayne Wilcox

Wayne Wilcox

CS Prep Instructor

Wesley-Jia - Machine-Learning-Instructor

Wesley Jia

Machine Learning Instructor

Will Sentance

Will Sentance

Co-founder & CEO

yugin-kang

Yujin Kang

Hiring Support Engineer

Advisory Board

The Codesmith Advisory Board

Codesmith's Software Engineering Immersive programs are most successful when they push students to encounter the same technical challenges faced by some of the most significant companies in the country including Google, LinkedIn and Uber. The Codesmith Advisory Board members provide this ongoing insight and mentorship to ensure our coding bootcamp residents face these challenges and are always pushed to work on groundbreaking technology.

Board members also join us as speakers and for intimate dinner discussions at Codesmith.

Advisory Board Members

Steven Foote

Steven Foote

Senior Software Engineer at Linkedin

Shray Bansal

Shray Bansal

Lead Software Engineer at VideoAmp

Tom Rosenblatt

Tom Rosenblatt

Director of Product at Anami Blockchain

Josh Miele

Josh Miele

Director of Research and Development at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Gavin Doughtie

Gavin Doughtie

Senior Frontend Developer at Stroz Friedberg

Chike Aguh

Chike Aguh

Partner at Inncuvate

Susan Tashiro

Susan Tashiro

Senior Software Engineer at Thrive Market

Brian Holt

Brian Holt

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft

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Business Mission Statement

Our mission is to disrupt the way software engineering is taught and to develop an exceptional network of software engineers, who are technically brilliant, collaborative, supportive, and passionate about pushing the engineering community forward.

Software Developer Program

The heart of Codesmith is the Software Engineering Immersive, a 12-week program in Los Angeles and New York City where engineers build compelling Open Source Products and develop expertise in computer science, full stack JavaScript and machine learning.

Employee growth

To develop the most exceptional group of software engineers - technically brilliant, incredible collaborators, passionate about building, and supportive of their community.

Creating generating of engineers

The impact can be extraordinary - a generation of engineers working at the world's best companies who are ready to build great products. We need people to help create this generation of engineers and push the programs we offer to new heights.

Venice beach

Our West Coast headquarters, based in Snap’s former LA space in Venice, is a quick 2 minute walk from the beach, and is located right in the middle of LA's 'Silicon Beach' next to Abbot Kinney.

Empire State Building

Our East Coast headquarters is based NYC's bustling Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan which is known for its trendy shops, galleries, and amazing food. We're a block away from the subway and just a short ride from Manhattan's greatest attractions.

Incredible Team

We're building a team of exceptional people, who hold their engineering opinions strongly, but who ultimately put the product (and thus our users) above everything else. We receive 7 applications for every admitted student, but we have just 2 team members working on outreach. How? Incredible people who totally own what they're doing, who understand where Codesmith is going and have the ability to invent and execute on great ideas.

Excellent Work

We're looking for candidates who have pushed something to an extraordinary level, something that required drive and ingenuity - it might be your academic success, sports, a company, an organization.We also want to see that you're driven and ambitious, but put the deeper mission first and are great fun to hang out with.

Work Benefits

Working for Codesmith not only builds professionalism, it also comes with fun benefits. These include a competitve salary, health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, education stipend, relocation assistance, and a fully stocked kitchen.

Working together

We also love to have fun! This includes team retreats every 7 weeks, team lunches and drinks, dog friendly offices, and the opportunity to work out of our LA or NY headquarters.

Team Culture

The Codesmith community is a key part of what attracts students and team members to our coding bootcamp! We set the example for Codesmith students of what it means to work hard, support each other, and have fun while we’re at it. Collaboration, diligence, and reggaeton are what we are all about!

Codesmith team retreat
Los Angeles Venice Beach Sign
Engineers coding in the NYC office
Codesmith team happy hour
Dog friendly working space
Team nerf war
Codesmith team at lunch
Staff working together
Codesmith team playing volleyball

Codesmith in the News

forbes

"Codesmith is a living laboratory for students to develop software applications that improve Venstar's thermostats."

The New York Times

"Codesmith is really more about teaching computer science and programming sufficient to get someone a mid/senior position."

Newsweek

"Codesmith’s software engineering programs lead the industry in job placement and median starting salary."

Conduct science

"It’s no wonder then that the median starting salaries for Codesmith graduates are significantly higher than most other bootcamp programs."

CK Logo

“[The instructors] allow you to struggle and hit mental blocks. They do, however, teach you the necessary skills & help you cultivate a certain mindset so you can approach & solve any technical problem.”

hosting advice

"Attending Codesmith completely changed my life. I have changed careers to something I enjoy and that is very challenging and rewarding."

Los Angeles Times

"[Codesmith] helps thousands of people learn the basics through free sessions online and in person."

Bootcamp

"Codesmith online has a top-notch curriculum, and the school offers flexible schedules for remote learners."

CK Logo

“One of the few coding schools that place a strong emphasis on improving the technical & nontechnical competencies essential for, not just entry, but mid & senior-level software engineering roles.”

Bootcamp

"[Codesmith’s] career support and cutting-edge curriculum gives its students a valuable head start in their new profession."

Open Roles at Codesmith

At Codesmith, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as an educational company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.