EDUCATORS


MEET YOUR EDUCATORS


Our educators may come from different backgrounds and countries. But, they all share one trait: expertise. Our educators have a deep passion for all things technology and coding, and bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. This works to ensure our students learn the most in-demand programming skills. In addition, our teaching approach is far more immersive, hands-on, and collaborative than the traditional university model. Your success is our educator's success, which is why they devote time outside of teaching hours to help you become the best Junior Web Developer you can be.


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SYDNEY TEAM



Shaun MacDougall

Lead Educator

Shaun has built custom web interfaces that have had large exposure for over a decade. Shaun found out he had a knack for helping others understand the magical experience of coding languages and complex interfaces from being the only developer in his firm willing to conduct internal training courses. Naturally, he gravitated to a role in educating and hopes to continue making a positive impact on the lives of others.


Luke Schoen

Education Assistant

Luke has spent nearly a decade building his career in engineering, working with government and construction firms, before he decided he could make a living having fun and being creative. As an IT programmer, Luke's focus was on helping more receptive change-making startups and entrepreneurs in Sydney. Luke is here to develop the right mixture of educational guidance, fun, discipline and nurturing that is needed as part of the movement that is making smart technology accessible to anyone.


Alice Walker

Education Assistant

After studying anthropology, Alice taught herself to code so she could pursue a career in UX and web development and moved to the other side of the world for her first tech job at a startup. Her fascination with the relationship between people and technology transformed into a passion for teaching. Alice was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada but has lived most of her adult life in the Middle East and East Asia. Alice is actively involved in several non-profits that promote STEM education and is devoted to helping women into the tech industry.


MELBOURNE TEAM



Patrick Smith

Lead Educator

A former startup founder (if you're an adventure sports fan you've probably heard of InfinityList), Patrick has worked nearly every role there is in web development. He is a firm believer in the importance of learning the fundamentals of programming.


Ruegen Aschenbrenner

Education Assistant

Ruegen brings over 10 years of experience in IT management, web & graphic design, and programming to his role as TA. He has an electric enthusiasm for teaching, and is on a never-ending mission to learn a new skill each day.


Matt McKenzie

Education Assistant

Born and bred in Melbourne, Matt has been a freelance developer and has been invovled in many hackathons. Matt's fascination in learning originates from his desire to learn how best to teach so students can make the most of their talents.


BRISBANE TEAM



Scott Dixon

Lead Educator

"If I'm not surfing, I'm coding." Scott Dixon is an Australian born programmer whose passions include developing software, building businesses and surfing. He has lived and worked in San Francisco, working in the open source automated testing space. Scott's professional growth in tech and skills in handling business growth has resulted in him wanting to give back to the industry that has given him so much.


Simon Ardrey

Education Assistant

Born and raised on the NSW north coast, Simon had a fascination with software architecture and electronics from the age of 11. Simon is an advocate of best practices, making complex things simple and believes that developers need good guidance as early as possible. "It's my turn to contribute."