Walker (Michael) comes to DBC with an MBA from U of Michigan and years of experience in senior marketing and technology roles in large organizations like EA, Mattel, and Kraft Foods. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2010, he has focused on entrepreneurial opportunities, serving as CMO for BN Robotics and COO at a small mobile app company. Becoming a software developer was a lifelong desire and, after several fundraising meetings, it became clear to that developing this new super power now would be invaluable. So, he decided to enroll in DBC as a full time student and graduated in 2015. Shortly thereafter, DBC tapped him to become Campus Director for the San Francisco campus where he oversees all aspects of the program in the Bay Area. Beyond his love for coding, Walker is a passionate Father, Uncle, Cyclist and Poker player.
Ken was born in Denver and moved to Walnut Creek when he was 10 years old. He got his degree in Music Education at the University of the Pacific. After working as a musician on a cruise ship immediately after college, Ken began his teaching career in Foster City as a middle school teacher as well as a high school marching band teacher. In 7 years of teaching, Ken taught in Foster City, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Oakland, and Redwood City, as well as St. Mary's College in Moraga, where he was the sports band director. (Go Gaels!) In 2013, Ken decided to attend Dev Bootcamp. After graduation he worked for Teachers' Curriculum Institute (teachtci.com) as a Full- Stack Developer and as the sole developer on the DevOps team, working on their subscription site.
After eight years in the printing industry, Hunter put it all on the line to study at Dev Bootcamp. He is now an experienced full stack developer and started teaching with us in November 2014. Our motto at Dev Bootcamp is 'Make beautiful and meaningful things'. Hunter often says that for him, those things are our students. He wants to be at the forefront of 21st century education, and believes Dev Bootcamp is leading the way. Hunter is also at the forefront of unusual tech – he commutes to work up and down a mountain on an electric unicycle and in 2010 he converted a 1974 VW Bus to all electric drive.
Sarah achieved her Computer Science education the old fashioned way, completing both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford. She always had a strong desire to teach programming and enjoyed her work as a Teaching Assistant during grad school, but decided to start her career by getting some industry experience, working at Facebook, Google, and Udacity as a software engineer. In search of in-person instruction opportunities, Sarah started teaching and grading for Stanford, Hackgright, and Girls Who Code’s summer program before finding her new home at Dev Bootcamp.
Shambhavi graduated in 2009 with a master's degree in Electronics and Communication from DDU, India. After graduation, she worked at DDU as an Assistant Professor for 3 years. During that time frame, she was involved in teaching various programming courses such as C, C++, and Digital Image Processing. She also mentored BS students in their final year software development projects. Shambhavi completed Dev Bootcamp’s 19-week immersive web development training program to better her development skillset. Because of her previous technical experience and teaching skills, Shambhavi was accepted as a member of the Dev Bootcamp Mentor team upon graduation and, later on, as a full-time instructor.
Kamrin (also known as Kam) joined Dev Bootcamp in 2015 to grow the employer partner network across the Bay Area. Before Dev Bootcamp, she worked at Sama, a San Francisco based non-profit offering digital work and 21st century job training to poor people in the U.S., Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. She was the first Community Manager at AngelHack, the world's largest hackathon competition, where she represented the company across Asia and the Middle East. In 2012, she lived in Hyderabad, India as an IDEX Fellow in Social Enterprise, testing the viability of low cost tablet technologies in schools in slums. She is passionate about working at the intersection of technology, community, and social impact. Kam is the co-founder of TEDxUCIrvine and loves travel, reading, dogs, running, entrepreneurship, and a good game of soccer.
As a former high school college access counselor and graduate tutor for Division I student-athletes, Sar's strength has been developing intellectually curious students to bring about creative solutions to difficult problems. To complement her practical knowledge of youth development, curriculum planning, and alternative learning, Sar came to California in 2014 to gain theoretical insight into unique learning models by pursuing an M.A. degree in Education at UC Berkeley. Sar is passionate about applying this combination of theory and practice at DBC by developing empathetic students who are looking to make a significant impact in the tech industry. Outside of work, Sar enjoys solving crossword puzzles, hand lettering, and hiking with her dog, Clementine.
Anthony's background revolves around social impact investing, employee engagement and community development outreach. Prior to joining Dev Bootcamp, Anthony was focused on providing non-profits, minority & women owned enterprises and charter schools with capital to grow their businesses through direct investments and partnerships with strategic 3rd parties. He loves embracing his inner geek and making things that excite him. Anthony is most interested in answering the question, "How might we all make our work more fulfilling?" Anthony earned a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from Rutgers University. In his spare time, he likes to cook and enjoy amazing food, listen to 90's hip-hop, lift heavy weights, and explore nature.
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