Nathaniel is an alumni of the 2019 Savvy Coders Bootcamp. Upon graduation Nathaniel joined the Savvy Coders Team as a teaching assistant until moving on to work in public health, where he served the Saint Louis area in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Now Nathaniel has returned to the Savvy Team to reignite his passion for software development by helping those in his community achieve their goals.
David is deeply passionate about connecting people. If he can help, he likely will. He is also a dedicated problem solver. Every challenge is an opportunity to grow and evolve, and he embraces the challenge. His brain works in logistics and formulas. He learned a tremendous amount about Full Stack Development and the Agile/Scrum Methodology and acted as the Scrum Master for his team. David helps the students with “Review Nights” to ensure they have mastered the curriculum that was taught during the week.
Trey has a background in Customer Service, IT Support, and Networking. “I enjoy helping others push towards their dreams and desires for achieving the unachievable. I enjoy coding and spreading the knowledge I learn with others.”
Alex is one of the co-founders of Savvy Coders and the primary author of the course curriculum. It’s Alex’s mission to help others grow as developers through formal instruction, personal mentorship, and contributions to the software development community. He currently works as a Senior Software Engineer/Application Team Lead at Volley Labs.
Ashley is a bilingual “Jill of many Trades” that wears many hats. She likes web development, UI/UX, and interacting with people on social media. Being a business owner, she found out how much of a niche she had for social media marketing which landed her where she is now. When she isn’t working, she’s at home spending time with her husband, dog Invidia and tending to her plants & vegetable garden. She can be reached at [email protected]
Cameron heard about coding in casual conversations several times. “I decided that I should learn a little about it for the next time it came up. As it turns out, I really liked it!! I signed up for Savvy Coders shortly after that. I recently made a career change to become a web developer and enjoy my daily tasks. I’m not sure what to say my future goals are. Right now I’m enjoying learning more about this field and the opportunities that it has opened up for me.”
Vivek is passionate about sharing his knowledge, expertise, and experience that he’s gained from working in 7+ multinational companies and multiple startups. Working as a Scrum Master & Agile Coach, he has gained valuable insight into how to be an effective facilitator and coach. In addition, he has spent 100’s of hours in agile boot camps; teaching and coaching agile to aspiring Scrum Masters and Product Owners.
Chloe is a Security Engineer at NBCUniversal focusing on security architecture for cloud environments. Prior to NBCU she worked as a Cyber Risk consultant at Deloitte in the Secure Software Enablement group focusing on application security. Outside of work, she volunteers with the 501(c)(3) non-profit Techqueria as a NYC chapter lead and interim board member.
Laurie has always had a passion for Information Technology. Starting early in her career, she worked for MasterCard International and was responsible for their Email Help Desk and Training function.
Over the years, she has built a great reputation in the St. Louis area as a Recruiter, Account Executive, and Leader. Her resume and interview preparation are quality-oriented and she works hard to ensure that everyone is as prepared as they can be for the interview, which makes her a great fit for mentoring Savvy Coder students!
Dominick states “It’s never boring when something is constantly evolving so technology is a great career choice for me!” As a self-taught piano player, he likes a variety of activities and needed change. He loves being able to be creative and the constant flux of learning new things. The Savvy Full Stack Development Boot Camp helped him learn new skills, and it was never boring! “I’m excited to jump in and work with Savvy to help students that need my development and Agile/Scrum skills.”
Spencer is a dedicated Full Stack Web Developer with a strong background in Operations and Project Management. He takes ownership and initiative while keeping an eye on the details. His adaptability enables him to connect diplomatically with people of all backgrounds and grasp new ideas quickly. Skilled in managing complex projects Spencer has a passion for learning and positively impacting others
Jasmine is a cybersecurity enthusiast that loves to educate and help her community succeed. She currently works full-time for Cass Information Systems as an Information Security Associate while giving back to the community via speaking engagements, participating on a cyber advisory board, and now as a teacher’s assistant for Savvy Coders. For her, it is all about making sure her community stays safe and providing them opportunities to create a legacy to remember for their families.
Justin is excited to bring his more than 10 years of Startup experience to the Savvy team. His passion for connecting people and ideas has proven invaluable contributions to the companies that he has committed toward. He has been plugged in to the Saint Louis Startup Community since 2013, and is a graduate of the Focus St. Louis Future Leaders curriculum. In addition to creating and facilitating corporate training programs, both in the US and Internationally, he has strategically helped others find their place in the workforce and grow their careers. His hobbies include traveling and historic home restoration and renovation.
Matt is an experienced solution-minded Senior Software Engineer currently employed at Bayer Crop Science on the customer platform for internal and external web presences. He is dedicated to mentoring students & junior developers in development and career skills. He routinely presents talks and assists in organizing local Meetups. In his personal time, he likes to work on and build automotive, web and IoT projects.
Steph’s bio is coming soon!
Michael wants to use the skills he’s learned to build, design, and deploy applications. Whether on a team or as an individual, he will use his skills to create a positive and lasting impression. In his quest to begin his technical career, he’s attended two boot camps, LaunchCode and Savvy Coders. Most recently, at Savvy Coders, he operated in an Agile/Scrum team to code in Sprints, held daily standups, and performed Retrospectives while creating his capstone project. Once he has a good understanding of something, he can break it apart, put it back together, and move around in it – needless to say, he has strong troubleshooting skills!
With more than 15 years in the IT industry, Kurtis has worked with multibillion-dollar companies like Samsung and Hyundai. Kurtis has held previous titles such as IT Director, IT Manager, NOC Supervisor, Project Manager, Full Stack Developer, and Help Desk. He has educated employees throughout his IT career and is here to steer students in the right direction to be successful in their career paths.