Ryan's worked with web technologies since the debut of the scrolling marquee and animated GIF. Studying at NYU's Courtant Institute, he moved from coding for Fortune 500s to building products with startups. Along the way, he became passionate on showing people from all walks of life what technology can bring to their lives. At DBC, he works towards this with teachers each and every day.
Originally from Ukraine, has lived in the United States since 2012 and worked as a system administrator. She is a self-taught developer and believes that her experiences can help students learn more effectively. She has a strong interest in math and especially loves Algorithms. She has lived in Seattle and New York and loves hiking, exploring the United States’ National Parks, and improving her German.
Debbie grew up in Brooklyn, NY. For college, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music as a Violin Performance major. After graduating, she realized she loved the analysis and collaboration the violin required, but not the performing. It was then that she discovered coding. So Debbie attended Dev Bootcamp as a 2015 NYC Rock Dove (our chant was "the other white meat") and it was the best decision she ever made. Debbie has worked at a non profit called New Music USA as their Junior Software Engineer, at DBC NYC as a mentor and as a violin teacher.
Phil studied theatre/acting with a focus on improvisation, then moved into the non-profit sector, focusing on administrative and IT issues for a NYS assemblymember, then for his local church. After obtaining an M.Div. he became a pastor. Realizing he did not enjoy leading an organization but would rather focus on technical work, he switched careers to software development. For the past eight months he has been a teaching assistant at DBC NY, which has been rewarding and fun. As an instructor at DBC NY, he enjoys combining his technical skills with teaching and guiding fellow career changers into this exciting field.
An educator, engineer and developer Pan Wangperwong came to teaching at DBC out of “a need to give back.” Pan majored in Computer Science at the University of Southern California, where he also found he had a knack for cultivating and fostering communities. He also studied at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, he has worked at startups, educational institutions, Microsoft, Cisco, and NASA. Aside from working in education and technology, you can find Pan biking, cooking, and bringing people together. During college, he was a resident advisor where he established communities and mentored students. He is very excited to continue doing this at Dev Bootcamp.
Sarah is the on-site Counselor and facilitator of the Engineering Empathy curriculum. She has been with DBC-NYC since its inception in 2014. Sarah’s life’s work has focused on progressive and holistic education and wellness. With a degree in Multicultural Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Sarah has counseled and taught in settings from farms to prisons to corporate offices and has been trained in anti-racism and LGBT SafeZone, yoga and meditation, and strength-based interpersonal psychotherapy. Sarah also works in private practice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and enjoys biking around the city, getting into nature and bodies of water as often as possible, and taking laughter very seriously.
Nicole is an experienced human resources professional with a specialization in career planning, coaching, and training alongside performance management. Nicole is a true mentor and thrives best when she's inspiring others. In Nicole's previous role as Head of HR, she created new policies, procedures and implemented best practices, whilst creating and maintaining an awesome workplace culture! Nicole volunteers her time as a mentor in the Society for Human Resource Management NYC motivating the next wave of HR talent. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Purdue University and her first job was in the Indiana Legislature. Outside of her career, Nicole enjoys playing video games as much as possible, traveling with her husband, barre fitness class and will forever be on the quest for the perfect veggie burger.
Dan is an experienced engineer and leader who loves building product value. He holds a B.B.A from Copenhagen Business School. He understands that great, substantial products are made with the user in mind. Dan enjoys to empower others to success. Some of the companies that have benefited from Dan's engineering are: Goldman Sachs, United Nations, New York Mercantile Exchange, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to teaching at Dev Bootcamp he runs his own consulting firm, Sabroe Jensen LLC.
Eleanor Callott Whitney is the Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp's NYC campus and nonfiction writer. She has also worked at Shapeways, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rubin Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. She is the author of Grow, a practical field guide for starting a creative business. A strong advocate of creative community building, she has also published zines and played in DIY bands for over 15 years. She holds Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Studies and a Masters in Public Administration.
Melissa is the Program Manager and Wellness Coordinator at Dev Bootcamp NYC with wellness experience at the community, corporate and individual level. Through this multi-perspective view, she has developed an approach to wellness that strives for more than just being physical fit or eating right, but that aims for creating a long-term and sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Sunny built a men’s fashions socks e-commerce company called Zoraab, served as an apprentice for various Rails developers and most notably he, along with his sister, started his own dev and design shop called The Fresh. His firm, The Fresh, has worked with a variety of clients ranging from new start ups to large publicly traded company and provided a wide array of development and design services from building full-stack web applications to providing UX/UI design advisory services. A graduate of DBC San Francisco in 2013, he now back at DBC to continue doing what he loves to do, which is teaching!
Dev Bootcamp is in candidacy to operate as a non-degree granting school under the jurisdiction of the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
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