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LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode:
Cohort 7

 

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 of Cohort 7

 

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.”