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LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode:
Cohort 5

 

LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode is a partnership between LaGuardia Community College, The Software Guild, Udacity, General Assembly, and Uncubed. It is funded by a highly selective grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, and the result of a White House initiative under President Barack Obama called TechHire.

The goal of LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode is to provide high-quality tech training to young adults (17 – 29 years old), and provide employers with the skilled tech workers they need to grow their teams.

Graduates of LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode represent an extremely talented and diverse group of candidates.

 


 

Meet Candidates from Cohort 5

 

Damian Nieves – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript (jQuery, Knockout, jQuery UI, JSON, p5.js), HTML5, CSS

Also knows:

  • WCF Services, ASP.NET MVC (Razor), SQL Server (T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS), Unit Testing/TDD, Spring, Spring Boot, NetBeans, Git, Bitbucket, Apache Tomcat, mySQL, MATLAB SolidWorks

Little-known facts:

  • Prior to Open Code, Damian attended the University of Vermont’s College of Engineering, studying Mechanical Engineering and acting as Lead Researcher for the DEEP project.
  • Performs magic in spare time

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

Daniel Duany – Back-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | My Tech Journey

Strongest with:

  • Java, Javascript, SQL, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • Spring Framework, Bitbucket, Atlassian Tools, MySQL, jQuery, Bootstrap, Apache Tomcat, and Netbeans

Little-known facts:

  • “I had a poem I wrote published in a book when I was in the 5th grade.”
  • Learning Python and Android app development on the side.

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

David Dalton – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Blog | My Tech Journey

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JSTL

Also knows:

  • Spring MVC, Apache Maven, Bootstrap, MySQL, NetBeans IDE, Data/Class Modeling, Test-driven Development, Git, Bitbucket, JIRA, Debugging, Spring JDBC

Little-known facts:

  • Most significant non-professional accomplishment so far? “The birth of my first child.”
  • “One of my most notable professional accomplishments so far was at a time where I was transferred to another location within the company which was failing. During my time there I implemented policies and rebuilt the team’s morale which ultimately led to a $200,000 increase in sales within the first year.”

Open to relocation? No (NYC & surrounding areas)

 


 

Jonathan Xikis – Designer & Full-Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Fastermind Games

Strongest with:

  • HTML, CSS, Java

Also knows:

  • Apache Maven, MySQL, Netbeans, Spring Framework, Bootstrap, Git, JIRA, Crucible, FishEye

Little-known facts:

  • Graduated from Fordham University in 2012 and started Fastermind Games. Since then, Jonathan has worked on 24 video games as a developer and designer.
  • “I released my own video game on Steam!”

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

Jun Chen – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Also knows:

  • Git, JIRA, Java Spring Framework, Salesforce, MySQL, mongoDB, Node.js

Little-known facts:

  • “I am the first in my family to graduate!”
  • “I’m a volunteer community organizer with Codebar.io! I enjoy learning about new technology through tech events/meetups and hands-on experience!”

Open to relocation? No, but open to remote work and work-related travel

 


 

Kamrun Nahar – Full-Stack Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Also knows:

  • NetBeans IDE, MySQL, Spring Framework, Bootstrap, Apache Maven, REST, AJAX

Little-known facts:

  • “I was the first in my family to attend and graduate from college.”
  • “My most significant accomplishment as a behavioral therapist was when a patient of mine finally spoke after years of being selectively mute. It was one of my most challenging and rewarding cases. But it showed me that through hard work, consistency, training, and collaboration with an awesome team, we were able to accomplish our goal.”

Open to relocation? Yes