Uncubed
           

LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode

 

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 Obama called TechHire.

The goal of TechHire – OpenCode is to increase the diversity and scale of tech talent pipelines for employers by providing industry-informed training to young adults (17 – 29 years old) who are otherwise under-represented within the tech industry.

Graduates of TechHire – OpenCode now work as engineers and analysts at Google, Viacom, Infosys, Intersection, BounceX, Adobe, Capgemini, and more.

 


 

Meet the Candidates

 

Alan Carrasco – Full Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My greatest achievement was being first in my family to complete a Bachelor’s degree. I had minimal financial support from my family and had to work a full-time job while pursuing my Computer Engineering degree. This taught me to prioritize my time, build great habits and stay focused on my goals. I’m proud of this accomplishment and I feel that what I learned is going to give me a big advantage in my career now.”

Strongest with:

  • Web development skills such as: Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Git, Visual Studio, Code Text Editor & NetBeans IDE. Also technical skills such as: Spring Boot, JDBC Templet, Spring Boot with Thymeleaf, GitHub, Test-Driven Development, Bootstrap Framework, MVC Framework.

Also knows:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Dependency Injection, MVC design, Git/GitHub, jQuery, Spring Security

Open to relocation?

  • Within 50 miles of NYC, Dallas TX, Charlotte NC

About Alan:

  • “My most significant professional accomplishment so far is being part of a team who won Customer Cup award in American Airlines. The award recognizes five stations for their performance in serving customers at the airport across six touch points including gate interactions, the boarding experience, delays and delay management, onboard interactions, baggage handling and baggage resolution. Employees at winning stations earn network bragging rights and a recognition event in their honor for working hard to improve the airline’s customer service rankings.”
  • Hard-working  web developer with a flair for creating elegant solutions in the least amount of time. Experience developing full-stack web applications using Java, Spring Framework, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Passionate about software architecture and cloud computing. Regular attendee of web developer meetups and hackathons.

 


 

Shirley Layme-Sosa – Full-Stack/Front-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment so far would have to be when I received my bachelors in marketing. I was working and going to school full time. I’m the first in my family to graduate college. The journey was a challenge but I overcame it with proper planning and positive mindset!”

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, SQL

Also knows:

  • Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Thymeleaf, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Security, JDBC, REST APIs

Open to relocation?

  • NJ/NYC

About Shirley:

  • “My most significant professional accomplishment is when my supervisor at HelloFresh nominated me for best performance in our team for the first quarter of the year. It was based on my highly rated customer service surveys and exceeded quality standards where my problem solving and soft skills were recognized!”
  • “To further enhance my skill set, I signed up for a Coursera course to build responsive websites and looking into studying UX Design.”
  • I enjoy problem solving and helping others in any way that I can! I’m a former pharmacy technician who understands how medication can be costly for some patients. I loved researching copays savings programs which involved a savings of 50%-100%.
  • I love to draw, paint and explore the city in my free time. I love to challenge myself and I plan to work on personal projects using the skills I learned from the coding bootcamp!

 


 

Michael Rodriguez – Full Stack Web Dev, Digital Media

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant accomplishment so far is being at a point where I can be comfortable with constantly learning, and feeling discomfort from taking on challenges. I used to be afraid of changing my interest and abandoning ship, but now any new experience I can.”

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, JavaScript ES6, Spring, SQL

Also knows:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Applications: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Muse.

Open to relocation?

  • My home is NYC, but open to relocating anywhere in the world. Cities are preferred. Puerto Rico is my 2nd home, that would be nice.

About Michael:

  • “My most significant professional accomplishment so far is producing a full-length documentary illuminating some of the tales within my communities. As well as the hardships shared within inner-city life in NYC.”
  • Participated in a hackathon with MintBean
  • Interested to learn hardware, and open-source technologies.

 


 

Tom Rachtawarn – Full Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “(I received a) bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration Major in Information System in Management. (I) self learn Programming, using online resources anywhere from YouTube to freecodecamp.com. (I also) participated in Mahidol University Soccer Charity Cup.”

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL

Also knows:

  • jQuery, Bootstrap, Ajax, Thymeleaf, Spring Boot, Spring JDBC, Spring MVC, Spring Security, REST architecture, Object Oriented Programming, MySQL

Open to relocation?

  • Anywhere in the U.S. or world

About Tom:

  • I have 4 years of professional working experience in management and administration in the gemology industry. From the time I was with them to when I left, the company grew 3 times its size. I was responsible for training new members and supervising them as well as managing work flow as the workload increased and the staff grew. I successfully supervised a team of 6 members and ensured that we efficiently and effectively met company requirements and needs.
  • Creative problem solving, Team player, Critical thinking
  • Aside from Web Development, I also have a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration Major in Information System in Management. Business aspects like operation and work flow are also one of my interests too.

 


 

Sangay Yolmo – HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Java

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “(I) helped raise funds for a child’s treatment who had been caught amidst the local political turmoil back home in India through our local NGO. “

Strongest with:

  • HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SQL

Also knows:

  • Netbeans, Postman, Atom are some of the tools that I’ve familiarized myself with.

Open to relocation?

  • Would prefer NYC or California.

About Sangay:

  • With the re-opening of the businesses in New York, our other retail locations had been facing shortage of manpower due to the unfortunate layoff of employees. I volunteered to be of assistance at multiple locations for days for which I was praised and thanked by my management.
  • I attend various coding workshops from time to time to keep expanding my horizons.

 


 

Iblasio Sanchez – Technical Writer, Full Stack, Testing

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment would have to been achieving a gold metal during high school for pole vaulting.”

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • JQuery, React, YARN, Spring, MySQL

Open to relocation?

  • I am open to living and working anywhere, but preferably the Greater New York City area or California.

About Iblasio:

  • My most significant professional accomplishment was creating a process from the ground up to improve waste efficiency as a part of the manufacturing process.
  • I volunteer to do food distribution for my local community in my spare time.

 


 

Jodi Pierre-Louis – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment is to have my own podcast launched on Spotify and Google Podcast called Fragmented Tech Talk.”

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Also knows:

  • Spring, Git

Open to relocation?

  • I am willing to relocate but I have a preference for NY

About Jodi:

  • My most significant professional accomplishment so far is to have guided a group of awesome students to have created their first games coded in Scratch.
  • I am constantly learning and taking Udemy courses that will teach me JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue, and Angular. I also teach the basics of programming using Scratch in my free time.

 


 

Matias Tong – Full Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment was building my first javascript game using p5.js which involved a fish feeding frenzy.”

Strongest with:

  • Java, Javascript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, R.

Also knows:

  • Spring Framework, Spring Security, MVC design, Thymeleaf, Git/GitHub, REST APIs, Bootstrap, jQuery, AJAX, ArcGIS, QGIS

Open to relocation?

  • Preferably in NYC or Long Island

About Matias:

  • My most significant professional accomplishment was when I was working as a GIS technician for the Nature Conservancy where I spent many months preparing a technical report.The goal was to empower locals on a remote island to better manage and protect their sensitive marine habitat. I was excited when I had the opportunity to travel to the island and met the people in the coalition. After presenting the findings, it was inspiring seeing how motivated everyone was towards preserving their natural resources.
  • I enjoy nature and traveling very much. My hobbies include going fishing, hiking, rockhounding, and camping. I love the great outdoors!
  • I am always willing to learn new technologies and programming languages because I believe the more you know, the cooler things you can make. Currently, I‘m self-learning the MERN stack and Python.

 


 

Afsana Miji – Full-Stack/Back-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “My most significant accomplishment professionally is when I took on insurance underwriting and sales. I began the job with different responsibilities but when the company needed me to take on more responsibility in a crisis I rose to the challenge. There was no room for doubt or hesitation. It became second nature and I really molded myself to what the company needed at the time. My supervisors took notice and permanently raised my position. It was a surprising but a rewarding turn of events.”

Strongest with:

  • “Java is where my passion lies. As I move forward, I am excited to learn more stacks and dip my toes in a multitude of languages but the language I feel my best in when I am writing in Java.”

Also knows:

  • “I am proficient in SQL and Database Infrastructures, Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, Spring Framework and Spring Boot, Spring MVC and Security, JDBC Template as well as Thymeleaf.”

Open to relocation?

  • “NYC is my home but I would not mind moving to another state or even a country for a job opportunity. Always ready for an adventure.”

About Afsana:

  • “I love seeing how the puzzle pieces fit together and make a working machine and I love adding things to the puzzle and seeing it all come together.”
  • “I am constantly learning something new. New skill sets shouldn’t just be for the work place but should enrich your life.”
  • “I read literature and non-fiction and absorb countless years of information and wisdom and I love to develop new habits such as gardening and yoga. It not only adds fun into my life but also adds value which imparts on others around me.”
  • “My daily meditation practice is the most significant non-professional accomplishment I have ever achieved. It has allowed me to develop the peace of mind and the ability to see clearly so I could be the best version of myself in every aspect of my life. There are other practices I could definitely point out like my habit of making reading a priority, waking up early every day, my vegetarianism or the growth I’ve seen in my personal relationships-especially with my parents for the past few years.”

 


 

Shavana Davis – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Holds a B.A. in Communication Studies, Honors: Dean’s List
  • Prior experience in education and editorial fields

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Also knows:

  • Spring, jQuery, Java, thymeleaf, AJAX, Object-Oriented Programming and more

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About Shavana:

  • “I am a member of Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society and I’m a curious coder and builder, always looking for the next challenge.”
  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment would be graduating from college. I was the second person in my family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. My older sister was first.”
  • “My most significant professional accomplishment would be joining tech hire open code boot-camp to get a web development certificate so that I can grow my professional career.”

 


 

Arbel Medina – Full-Stack Software Developer

LinkedIn


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.”
  • “As a sales representative, I did more sales then anyone else on my team at State Farm.”
  • “I studied Java the most with CRUD methodologies on 3 different projects in software guild.”

Strongest with:

  • Java

Also knows:

  • IDE Netbeans and Visual Studio code.

Open to relocation?

  • “I am open to working and living anywhere in the world.”

About Stephen:

  • “I participate in CodeSmith’s weekly meetups when they are available, like JavaScript the Hard parts, and HTML, CSS.”
  • “I am the first in my family to Graduate College, first in my family to join the military (United States Marine Corp) and the only aspiring web developer in my family.”

 


 

Mike Cantos – Full-Stack Developer with IT Experience

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Prior experience at USPS and Meals on Wheels

Strongest with:

  • JavaScript, MySQL, and Java

Also knows:

  • NetBeans, Atom, Microsoft Visual C++ and Postman.

Open to relocation?

  • I would prefer to work in NYC if possible but if the job is excellent and provides a lot of benefits I would not mind working out of state.

About Mike:

  • “I’m a hard-working person. I’m currently reading more about different coding languages in order to understand the uniqueness between them. I look up projects from different coders to figure out how they code. It helps me learn how to structure my code to be more understandable and concise.”
  • “I repair computers that are having systematic issues be internal or external. Many members of my community members come to me for help with technical issues.”
  • “I’m the only person in my whole family to be a technician, as well as being an avid soccer player.”

 


 

Trisha Tolentino – Full-Stack/Front-End Engineer & Product Designer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Tech Blog


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “I worked for Turntable Lab as the Customer Service Lead for the eCommerce division in Brooklyn for 4 years. During my time there, our eCommerce division exploded in growth, with sales doubling almost every year thanks to new operational policies that I helped implement. We soon became responsible for about 80% of company revenue, and to this day are still the biggest seller using the Shopify platform as well as Amazon Seller Central.”

Strongest with:

  • JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP

Also knows:

  • jQuery, Bootstrap, Thymeleaf, Spring Boot, Ajax, Rest APIs

Open to relocation?

  • NYC metro area preferred, but open to relocation for the right opportunity.

About Trisha:

  • “I was a Classical Archaeology major in college, where I studied ancient Latin and Greek. Surprisingly enough, knowing these has helped tremendously with learning modern programming languages.”
  • “Aside from Web Development, I’ve also earned certificates in Product Management and Agile Design Thinking from the University of Virginia via Coursera.”
  • “I took a course in introductory JavaScript at Fullstack Academy. Previous to that, I also completed Phase I of Project Code at the New York Public Library sponsored by Codecademy, where I learned the basics of HTML and CSS.”

 


 

Stephen Espinal – Full-Stack Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Has 10 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Worked in Business Development at BMW for 3 years

Strongest with:

  • Java, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Dependency Injection, MVC design, Git/Github, jQuery, Apache Tomcat, Spring Security

Open to relocation?

  • No (NYC or Long Island)

About Stephen:

  • “My most significant personal accomplishment is being the first member of my family to graduate.”

 


 

Corey Carr – Front-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Prior sales, customer support, and managerial experience at Best Buy, Citi Field, and Planet Fitness

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS

Also knows:

  • MySQL, ThymeLeaf, Spring Frameworks, Netbeans, Git, REST, jQuery, Maven, Bootstrap

Open to relocation?

  • No (New York City & surrounding areas)

About Corey:

  • Learning React.js in his free time
  • Regional finalist in a popular video game tournament

 


 

Dovlet Bayryyev – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Holds a B.A. in Economics, minored in Math and Computer Information Systems
  • Completing his M.S. in Finance (May 2020)

Strongest with:

  • Java, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Also knows:

  • Spring Framework, Apache Maven, JDBC, Bootstrap, jQuery, p5.js, AJAX, REST, Thymeleaf, Git

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About Dovlet:

  • Recipient of a “Grow with Google” Developer Scholarship
  • Member of Baruch College’s men’s varsity soccer team and VP of Marketing for the school’s Investment Club
  • Tutors underserved high school students to improve their class grades and test scores

 


 

Hector Lliguichuzhca – Full-Stack Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • In 2017 & 2018, Hector was a Tech Intern with NYC’s Department of Education

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++

Also knows:

  • Version Control (Git/GitHub), MySQL, REST APIs, AJAX, jQuery, Bootstrap, Netbeans IDE, Tomcat, JDBC, Spring Dependency Injection, Spring Security, MVC design pattern, Apache Maven, MySQL workbench, relational database design

Open to relocation?

  • No (NYC only, but open to remote work and work-related travel)

About Hector:

  • “I am the first in my family to graduate!”
  • “I volunteered to create a website for a public school that did not have one. Through this process, I taught myself web development and further enhanced my interest in programming.”

 


 

Jhoan Rios – Full-Stack Web Developer

LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Tech Blog


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Worked in the hospitality industry at top NYC restuarants since 2008

Strongest with:

  • Java, Spring Boot, REST APIs, SQL

Also knows:

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Spring MVC, RESTful APIs, JDBC templates, MySQL, AJAX, JSON, Relational Databases

Open to relocation?

  • No (NYC only)

About Jhoan:

  • Certified as a Professional Futures Trader and Professional Options Trader through OTA
  • Regularly attends the Codecademy NYC meetup

 


 

John Kontolios – Full-Stack Web Developer

Personal Website | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science
  • Previously worked at Capital One and TD Bank

Strongest with:

  • HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, MySQL

Also knows:

  • jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass/Less, Spring, React, Angular

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About John:

  • “I co-organize a meetup for full-stack web development in Manhattan.”
  • “At Capital One, I opened 128 new accounts within 18 months, with sales reaching over $500,000.”

 


 

Mikhael Gonzalez – Full Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Tech Blog


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • Completed certificate courses in Java (iD Tech) and iOS (Make School)

Strongest with:

  • Java

Also knows:

  • Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Thymeleaf, Maven

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About Mikhael:

  • Attended hackathons at Rochester Institute of Technology and Ryerson University
  • “I enjoy snowboarding with a strong passion. Starting out, I picked up the sport quickly but nonetheless couldn’t go on trails past intermediate level. For 3 years, I worked on my fundamentals and skills to be a better boarder. My most significant personal accomplishment is that after hard work I am now able to go to any mountain and can go on advanced trails such as black diamond.”

 


 

Alex Cepeda – Full-Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 5 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Hunter College in 2014 with a BA in Computer Science

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Also knows:

  • C++, Netbeans IDE, Visual Studio Code

Open to relocation?

  • No (currently only NYC)

About Alex:

  • “I ran the New York City Challenge Race with minimal training.”
  • “I am currently working on a personal project: an application that will serve as a tournament organizer and manager for gaming events. The end goal for this project is to convert it to a mobile application.”
  • “I worked with John Jay College to organize a book event with Richard Branson.”

 


 

Angela Chang – Full-Stack Web Developer / Front-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 5 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Binghamton University in 2018 with a BS in Computer Engineering

Strongest with:

  • Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Also knows:

  • Ruby, Unity, Angular, RESTful web applications & services, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Agile & Scrum methodologies

Open to relocation?

  • Yes (Los Angeles, CA preferred)

About Angela:

  • “My team placed 3rd in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship in Pittsburgh. We blueprinted an app that would track exercise machines at the Pete Gym, which is usually inundated by students and faculty. We followed the business model canvas, outlining the app which would help compile and analyze data such as optimal times, but also create alerts to account for walking or public transportation distance. This project is what introduced me to entrepreneurship and coming up with new ideas and creative solutions to problems.”
  • “My target industry is Virtual and Augmented Reality with a primary focus on Media and Entertainment.”
  • “I enjoy long-distance running, and I especially like to run in thunderstorms because it’s thrilling and unpredictable.”

 


 

Anna Uspenskaya – Front-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 9 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Kostanay State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics

Strongest with:

  • SQL, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • Bootstrap, jQuery, Spring

Open to relocation?

  • No (currently only NYC)

About Anna:

  • “The most significant non-professional accomplishment for me was giving birth to my first child while attending and graduating a full-stack web development program. It was a big challenge for me, but I was able to overcome it.”
  • “My most significant professional accomplishments so far have been pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, completing my CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCNA certifications, and building my first web application.”
  • “I’m currently working on my personal website, and I’m planning to write a blog about coding so that I can help people who recently started their coding journeys like me.”

 


 

Christy Troplia – Full-Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 12 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Monroe Community College in 2013 with an AAS in Health Science

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, CSS/HTML, SQL

Also knows:

  • NetBeans, Version Control (Bitbucket, GitHub), JUnit testing

Open to relocation?

  • No (currently only NYC)

About Christy:

  • “The most significant accomplishment in my life has been creating a non-profit organization in honor of my mother, which was able to raise over $4,000 for a family in need after an unexpected diagnosis of cancer put them in a financial crisis.”
  • “My most significant professional accomplishment would be my consistent month-to-month ranking for the highest sales on my team. I have also received multiple recognitions for my dedication and passion in customer service.”
  • “I am currently enrolled in courses on Udemy and Codecademy to learn C++ and improve my Java and JavaScript expertise.”

 


 

Jason Chan – Full-Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 7 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Baruch College in 2015 with a BBA in Computer Information Systems

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • jQuery, MySQL, Postman, Bootstrap, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Security

Open to relocation?

  • Yes (New York City, New Jersey, San Francisco, Chicago)

About Jason:

  • “I’ve completed Tough Mudder’s 12-mile run with obstacles.”
  • “To further enhance my skill set, I am taking courses with Udemy and Codecademy, as well as working on individual web app projects.”
  • “I’ve participated in Google Code Jam and hackathons.”

 


 

Kevin Yeung – Full-Stack Java Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 5 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Stony Brook University in 2014 with a BA in Political Science (Concentration: Law/Public Policy)

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL

Also knows:

  • Spring MVC, AJAX, JSON, jQuery, Jira, Maven, Bootstrap, Apache Tomcat

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About Kevin:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment so far was increasing my flat bench press weight by 75 pounds in a period of 7 months to reach my target of 315lbs! I gave myself 1 year to reach this goal, but after I consistently spent 5-6 days per week at the gym, I accomplished my personal goal in far less time.”
  • “Completing a grueling 9-month Java apprenticeship is probably one of my proudest professional accomplishments. It was extremely scary to fully commit to something that I was so unfamiliar with. However, there has been nothing else that has felt as rewarding.”
  • “I love coding because it is a never-ending adventure of learning. After Software Guild, I signed up for Udemy courses to learn Python and brush up on my Javascript.”

 


 

Sean King – Full-Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • 5 years of full-time, professional experience
  • Graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 with a BA in American Studies

Strongest with:

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Java, jQuery, JSON, AJAX, MySQL, SQL

Also knows:

  • Spring Boot Framework, Postman, Maven, JIRA, Bitbucket, Crucible, p5.js

Open to relocation?

  • Yes

About Sean:

  • “My most significant non-professional accomplishment was joining a boxing gym at 23 and learning how to fight competitively. I did not participate in sports as a child, so to be able to compete in one of the most physically demanding sports showed me that anything is possible if I put in the effort and time.”
  • “My most significant professional accomplishment was entering the foreclosure world as a novice, then helping countless individuals and families save their homes over my two-year tenure as a foreclosure paralegal.”
  • “I have been attending Hacker Hours meetups weekly since the program began. I am also building my badge collection on HackerRank and contributing to my GitHub regularly.”

 


 

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

 


 

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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 (NYC & surrounding areas), 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

 


 

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Marica Molder – Full-Stack Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, MySQL, Apache Maven, Linux Command Line, Spring Core, Spring Framework, JSPs, HTML/SCSS

Also knows:

  • Spring Forms, Bootstrap, Spring Security, JDBC, JSTL, jQuery, REST APIs, CLI, Apache Tomcat, Netbeans IDE, Aspect-Oriented Programming, Version Control (Git), Bitbucket, JIRA, Crucible, BASH, PuTTY, Spring Dependency Injections, Visual Studio

Little-known facts:

  • “A few years ago, I completed a 75km (46mi) bike ride that crossed three islands, with routes going uphill, through narrow streets, and across super long bridges.”
  • “I teach students how to program in HTML, JavaScript, and Scratch.”

Open to relocation? No (NYC & surrounding areas)

 


 

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Nateyana Blake – Full-Stack Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

Strongest with:

  • Java, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS

Also knows:

  • Spring Framework, Apache Tomcat, jQuery, Bootstrap, Netbeans IDE, Version Control (Git/GitHub), Bitbucket, MySQL Workbench

Little-known facts:

  • “I have a pretty extensive collection of books and vinyl records.”
  • “I feel a strong sense of accomplishment having completed the Open Code program. There was so much that I didn’t know or understand when I initially began teaching myself to code, and now I can create a full web application from start to finish.”

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

Vishnu Dawah – Full-Stack Game Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website

Strongest with:

  • C#, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Also knows:

  • Unity, MongoDB, MySQL Workbench, React, Redux, Express, Node, Netbeans, Visual Studio Code, REST, AJAX

Little-known facts:

  • Tutors students interested in computer programming
  • “Whenever the power would go out in my family’s house, I’d make up board games or modify the ones we had so my siblings and I wouldn’t be bored. Now, I want to make video games for everyone to enjoy.”

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

Zeinah Issah – Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website

Strongest with:

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Git, MySQL

Also knows:

  • Bootstrap, React, Typescript.js, Spring

Little-known facts:

  • “I am the first in my family to graduate college. I also believe I inspired many of my younger cousins and my sisters to enroll in college and consider life outside of NYC.”
  • “I am a mentor to a few girls who are in college at this time. I also volunteer as a reading specialist, where I read to preschool children and help teach them reading, writing and phonics.”

Open to relocation? Yes

 


 

Altafur Rahman

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Altafur Rahman – Full Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

 

I am a full stack web developer with the ambition to create technology that can help shape society in an impactful way. My inspiration to delve into the world of technology and software development started with the creation of a website based on my hobby of gaming. By being able to teach myself how to create something from start to finish with no prior background, I was hooked and driven to learn more about software development so that I can bring my ideas to life.

After finishing my training in full stack web development with The Software Guild boot-camp, I have not only developed the technical skills to be able to create web applications using a wide range of technologies, but I have also gained valuable skills in team collaboration using agile and scrum methodologies, which are crucial in the modern tech industry. Furthermore, I believe my background in finance will greatly complement and accompany the skills that I have gained in web development and technology, which will serve to diversify my knowledge and skillset and allow me to be more versatile so I can venture into a broad range of opportunities.

The ideal workplace that I am targeting is an ecosystem where I can utilize and hone my skills as a professional developer while being able to make a difference through my contributions. I strive on the impulse of challenging myself, and I greatly believe life is a never ending adventure of learning, which epitomizes the tech industry.

 


 

Asher DeMadet

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Asher DeMadet – Full Stack Developer

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

 

I am a New York-based fullstack developer who combines a background in psychology with a dedication to accessible online spaces. I use my experience building Java web applications to create environments that may otherwise be unavailable. My frontend skills capture a user’s attention, while I also use a scientific understanding of human motivation to keep a user engaged. Additionally, my key backend skills develop the engineering processes necessary for user experience. It is my passion to create communities that foster positive connections, and my abilities as a fullstack developer allow me to bring that passion to life.

 

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Brandon Mathura

Brandon Mathura – Web Developer

LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

My name is Brandon Mathura and I’ve been developing for a little over 3 years. While I mostly specialize on the front end, I know a fair amount of backend work. I work well with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and I’m pushing myself to become better with Java, MySQL, and Ruby.

 

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Danny Lantigua

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Danny Lantigua – Back-End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Bitbucket | Email

 

I am a software developer who focuses on BackEnd development for Web Applications in Java. What I look for as a professional is to deliver software solutions to the public as I believe Technology can change lives and make processes more productive.

I enjoy being in a quiet environment for coding, being surrounded by people I can rely on and have fun with, and I’m flexible to code individually or paired programming. I like to learn new things and do other activities on my free time. There are a few details that make it more enjoyable like having coffee and occasionally playing some music for myself. For me to code means being in the right path.

 

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Jesse Azubuike

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Jesse Azubuike – Full Stack Java Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub

 

A solution-oriented software developer, driven by the desire to learn rapidly and vigorously apply that knowledge towards whatever challenge lies ahead. Always assessing the best course of action needed, while actively looking for insight from peers to forge the most optimal path forward. Eager to thrive in team-based environments in any capacity required, whether that entails taking the lead or taking direction. Let’s build solutions to tomorrow’s problems.

Languages: HTML5, CSS3, Java, Javascript, C#, SQL, XML
Frameworks: jQuery, Bootstrap, Spring (Dependency Injection, AOP, Security), asp.NET
Management: Microsoft Office Suite, Agile Methodologies, Spring MVC, GIT, JIRA

 


 

Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross – Full Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | My Tech Journey | Email

 

My current skill stack includes Spring MVC Applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, SQL, AJAX, JSON, AJAX, jQuery, and working with API’s.

I am a New York City native. I love all things tech related. I envision the evolution of society through technology and love that it can be used in many ways to advance civilization and help solve social, economic, health problems and many more. I love to code. My dream job would be to help society solve these issues using programming.

When I am not coding I love spending time with friends and family, going to the park, taking photos, reading and playing video games. I am an extremely friendly and all around hard worker.

 

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Jose Sosa

Jose Sosa – Java Web Developer

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

 

I am a Java Web Developer with a background in mathematics. The problem solving aspects of math go a long way whenever I find myself coding. Back­end resonates with my inquisitive nature and desire to solve complex problems. My web development education was structured and began with a front­end approach: HTML, CSS and JavaScript led to many other areas of programming. From AJAX calls to exploring JSON and APIs. Next I transitioned into the world of Java, OOP and DDWA. Backend Java, frontend JSPs and JSTL were blended together and culminated in the use of MySQL databases.

Coding aside, I am an outgoing and charismatic individual with a passion for math, chess, and ultimate frisbee. I got into coding at the recommendation of a friend and I am eternally grateful. A better match may never be found. Developing offers me the opportunity to bring others’ visions to life and at the same time pursue my dreams and aspirations. Once we get past the poor math jokes you will find an individual with an affinity for coding and a knack for getting the job done.

 

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Kellie Porter

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Kellie Porter – Designer + Developer

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

 

Skills: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Java, Spring MVC, RESTful APIs, JDBC templates, MySQL, AJAX, JSON, Relational Databases, and Jira.

My life’s work is design and development. A good day involves long hours in front of the computer and being completely surrounded by paper and pens. From color, typography, and layout to prototyping and coding, my long time love of creativity has led to a path of innovation and collaboration. My background in Communications Design inspired my love for Visual Design, User Experience Design, and Full-Stack Development. Besides brand guides, marketing campaigns and Java web applications, I spend my time taking photographs, playing tennis, and catching up with the lastest Mixed Martial Arts news.

 

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Kenneth Melendez

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Kenneth Melendez – Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

I’m a Web Developer with a passion for technology and design. My hobbies include browsing CodePen, learning new programming languages, and reading documentation. I have experience creating full stack web applications in Java, using technologies such as Bootstrap, JQuery, Spring, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL.

 

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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams – Full Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

Skills: HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, Spring MVC, JSON, JQuery, MySQL

I am a full stack engineer who enjoys coding, writing, and drawing. Taking something from an idea that captures all the creativity, emotion and research to create something visually pleasing and dynamically incredible is the greatest feeling in the world.

 

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Mohamed Barry

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Mohamed Barry – Software Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

Each time I fire up my laptop and start coding I’m confronting a new fear or a new challenge. And the question is, “why do I code with this purpose in mind?” Well, I do it because I used to be intimidated by code. Now I eat it 8 hrs a day. I’m a Full Stack Java Developer that builds web apps. I code to confront fears. I code to challenge stereotypes. I code to empower people to believe in themselves first. I also have 6 years of experience in a client facing capacity providing solution consulting, business development and technical leadership.

 

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Richard Taveras

Richard Taveras – Full Stack Java Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

I am a Full Stack Developer and I graduated from Software Guild’s Java Bootcamp. I strive to connect the world with innovative evolving ideas. Making ideas reality was why I became a developer, with intentions to utilize my interdepartmental skills to contribute towards the amazing advances in the world. Photography is my main hobby, and always catching up on the latest tech news and reviews. My full stack experience entails Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and MySQL.

 

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Travon Campbell

Travon Campbell – Full Stack Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | My Tech Journey | Email

 

Full stack web developer with a genuine interest in teaching and music. My innate ability to spot problems from a distance, combined with my desire to see all things work flawlessly, allowed me to transition from hardware-focused IT to programming.

Front End Technologies: HTML5, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular 6, JQuery, CSS3, Sass

Back End Technologies: Java, Spring, MySQL, Maven

 

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Berniris Coleman

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Berniris Coleman – Front End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

Detail oriented and design-driven front-end web developer with some back-end experience. I first developed a passion for web development as a teenager and after a year or so of self-teaching decided to leave my registration management position in the museum field and commit to a formal bootcamp experience at General Assembly. There I spent over 500 hours working with cutting-edge technology building full-stack applications with CRUD functionality. I take joy in deconstructing big problems into smaller digestible pieces and love coding daily. When not coding, I enjoy reading and going for walks around the city. I am eager to join a strategic thinking company that values best practices and encourages their employees to always be learning.

 

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Dara Sy

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Dara Sy – Web Developer

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

 

My name is Dara. I graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude on September 2017. I come from a background in marketing where I operated brand and email campaigns of over 1.8 million contacts. During my time at Fullbeauty Brands, there was a lot of cross-collaboration with the marketing and web development teams. The design and development of the company’s websites and daily emails drew my interest to web development.

I am interning as a Full-Stack Web Developer and Designer at Hunter Digital, and I was previously a Web Development Immersive Engineering Fellow at General Assembly and TechImpact graduate with the TechHire OpenCode program.

I am in the process of building my career as a Web Developer and completed several projects in Node.js/Express, React, and Ruby on Rails. I am actively seeking ways to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. I am excited to join the Tech industry and work in a team of talented developers!

 

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Janell Anderson

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Janell Anderson – Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Web Design where I learned the fundamentals of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Wanting to sharpen my web developer skills, I joined General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive Program. There I learned more in-depth Javascript along with jQuery and React front-end frameworks. For back-end I learned Express, MVC, Node.js. For databases, we used PostgreSQL. I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with my future colleagues.

 

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Jovan Georgievski

Jovan Georgievski – Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

Outgoing full stack web developer with a passion for creating modern applications and websites with good design and functionality using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Node.js. Experienced in working with teams and client-facing interactions, quick learner with a knack for building products from scratch and grasping new concepts in a rapidly evolving tech industry.

 

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Linda Zhou

Linda Zhou – Front End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

Focusing on design and front end coding, my background is in Graphic Design and Web Development. I like to think about how to style a site to the target audience and how to make the site visually appealing while being readable. First Place for GA’s Team Hackathon.

 

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Said Mayan

Said Mayan – Front End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

Hi, I’m Said. I was an editor in branded content, and a production manager in a design studio before learning to code. Now I spend my days mulling over design, performance and architecture. I have experience in building front-end/back-end applications and visualizing the most effective way (or least obstructive way I should say) of hosting/presenting content. The affinity between design and code is what drives me, along with a monastic curiosity in converting complex problems into simple solutions.

 

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Sameer Thokar

Sameer Thokar – Full Stack Web Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Personal Website | Email

 

I am a full stack web developer, who has fallen in love with how programming can turn imagination into creation. I am passionate and driven to achieve my dream. I want to work for a company that also has that same drive, and ambition. I have been developing my skills every day, so one day I can make a good impact on the world. Besides programming, I am also a competitive athlete and a guy who loves to play classical guitar. I believe in keeping things simple.

 

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Sudipta Sarkar

Sudipta Sarkar – Front End Developer

Resume | LinkedIn | GitHub | Email

 

I am a Full Stack Web Developer with the discipline to work under any circumstances. Acquiring my previous knowledge about the visual aspect of a web app, I was left with the craving to learn more in order to develop the necessary skills for a future career. In the next phase of my career, I want to use the knowledge I have obtained to work on challenging facets of an app and meet the clients requirements. My vision of an ideal company entails working with a team that carries best practices like pair programming and test driven development to help me learn and strive as a developer.

 

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