Gain the Competitive Edge:


The LearningFuze Team

We believe that to operate as an effective developer bootcamp, the student-teacher ratio must be optimal and much smaller than your traditional classroom. Coding is a challenging undertaking that requires knowledgeable and energetic instructors to be available one-on-one. That’s why we invest in maintaining an excellent student-to-teacher ratio for our program!

Robert Gardener

Robert Gardner

Web Dev Program Instructor
Curriculum Development
Former Google Director of Software Engineering

Areas of Focus: Strategic Planning; Software Excellence; Software Process Improvement; Agile Development; Training & Development; Software System Architecture; R&D & Innovation; Personnel Management; Team Building & Leadership; Object-Oriented Design; Scalable Systems; Web & Mobile Development

About Me: I have a passion to instruct people working to start a new career in software development. Using my extensive experience developing software, leading teams, and teaching at Google, I teach full stack development to beginning and aspiring developers. I am an accomplished engineering executive with extensive experience in overseeing and directing engineering teams and activities, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives for both start-up and established organizations. My expertise is in developing and executing technical and product strategic plans; managing and directing software engineers, from small teams to large, multi-project departments; implementing and improving engineering practices; and delivering technical guidance to engineering teams and senior leaders. I have worked in a broad array of software areas, including applications, client-server, Web server, and B2B integration; and in a number of software industries such as analytics, advertising, e-mail, online content delivery, children's education, and dental healthcare.

Brett A.

Brett Albright

Web Dev Program Instructor
Part Time Program Admin

Areas of Focus: Core Javascript, React, NodeJS, Postgres, Java, C++, Project Planning and Development, Database design and implementation, Dev Ops.

About Me: I have been a Full Time instructor with LearningFuze since 2018. In that time I have had the amazing opportunity to teach hundreds of students and watch them get their first Jobs in programming and start their careers. There is no better feeling that watching someone actively build their dreams before your eyes, and that is something that brings me so much joy! In addition, I am currently studying for my CS degree at Fort Hays State University.

Rob Merrill

Rob Merrill

Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: Web Services API, TypeScript, Tailwind CSS, Next.js, React.js, JavaScript.

About Me: As a highly experienced software engineer with over 6 years of experience in the industry, I have a strong background in web development and a passion for building scalable and reliable applications. I am skilled in a variety of programming languages and technologies, including JavaScript, Node.js, and React, and I am always eager to learn and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. I am known for my ability to work effectively in team environments and deliver high-quality software on time and within budget. I am also a proactive problem-solver who is skilled at explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Shawn Kost

Shawn Kost

Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: JavaScript, React JS, Material UI, Next JS, Laravel, Redux, HTML, CSS.

About Me: Since a young age I have had a love for anything that involves computers and technology. That passion has only grown with time which led to my first job as a computer technician, where I integrated computer systems & servers. Ultimately this led me to discovering the world of computer programming with an immense desire to pursue a career within it!.

Tim H.

Tim Horist

Web Dev Program Instructor
Part Time Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: Data Structures Lead Instructor, Final Project Management, Core Logic, Advanced Programming & Computer Science Concepts, Functional Programming, Software Architecture, Relational Databases, User Experience, Specializing in Technologies: JS, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, NodeJS, Git, Linux, Bash, WSL

About Me: Software has always been a draw for me, whether it was a passion for video games at a young age; my first forays into programming TI graphing calculators in middle schools; learning about various programming languages in high school and community college; using Mathematica, C/C++, Fortran, and Python while working on my Physics BA for homework assignments and research projects; or writing Crystal Reports against an ERP system's T-SQL database to greatly reduce the amount of manual data analysis for Procurement and Inventory Management. It wasn't until 2015 when I seriously consider a career in software engineering, but once started nothing could pull me away from it.

Scott B.

Scott Bowler

Dev Ops and Application Development
Part Time Web Dev Program Instructor

Area of Focus: Developer on internal projects, Resource Creation, Instructor, Developer Info: JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, Specialize in ReactJS, NodeJS, Build Tools (Webpack, babel, npm), and Dev Ops.

About Me: I've been drawn to programming ever since I knew it existed. Programming is like solving a puzzle that constantly changes and even though I've been coding for over 8 years I still get a rush every time I solve a problem. Being an instructor at LearningFuze has afforded me the opportunity spread the excitement I find in programming to 100s of students.

Daniel Seong

Daniel Seong

Software Engineer at EKN | Part Time Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: JavaScript, React NodeJS, Postgres, C#, .NET.

About Me: Possessing proficiency in an array of programming languages and technologies, such as C#, .NET, JavaScript, React, Node, and SQL, I have thrived as a .NET Engineer at Williams-Sonoma and Credit Union Direct. In these roles, I delved into front-end systems, full-stack development, database migration, and code optimization. My diverse experience also encompasses a collaborative project at UC Irvine Campus Shuttle, where I contributed to building a full-stack responsive app from scratch. Presently, I juggle two roles: a React & Node Full Stack Engineer at EKN Engineering, working on a cutting-edge web-based utility asset-health-management platform, and a part-time instructor at Learningfuze, where I share my knowledge by teaching web development courses and mentoring students. Driven by a passion for staying ahead in the ever-evolving tech landscape, I consistently prioritize continued education and professional development.

Nina Jhunjhnuwala

Nina Jhunjhnuwala

Part Time Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: JavaScript, React, Next.js, CSS, HTML, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Git

About Me: I accidentally stumbled upon the world of computer programming, first discovering my passion through a public policy course in data analytics. Since then, I've been captivated by the power of code and its ability to bring ideas to life. I eventually found my way over to web development and worked in the field, building exciting front-end projects in React, Next.js, TypeScript, and more. Initially unaware of the possibilities this field held for me, my mission now is to equip students with the necessary tools to embark on this career change and demonstrate that there is indeed a place for each of them in this industry.

Kurt Yazdizadeh

Kurt Yazdizadeh

AWS Engineer at TTEC Digital | Part Time Web Dev Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: Amazon Web Services, TypeScript, NodeJS, React, MaterialUI, Git, IaC.

About Me: I have 11+ years experience working in IT with 3 years working as a 2x AWS certified software engineer. I have a BS in Business Administration - Information Systems from Biola University and an MS in Organizational Psychology from Vanguard University. I've always loved technology - building my a PC with my first paycheck, modding and tinkering with old video game consoles, cameras, or anything else I could get my hands on. But above all, I find the greatest joy in helping people find their “light bulb” moment. Being a software developer is one of the most creative things I've ever done, and I love sharing this passion with others!

Zia K.

Zia Khan

Data Science Part Time Program Instructor

Areas of Focus: Python, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Supervised/Unsupervised Machine Learning, Classification, Regression, Time Series, Natural Language Processing, Image Recognition, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute, Big Data Spark, Cisco, EMC, Salesforce, Sklearn, pandas, Keras, Tensor Flow

About Me: I have 20+ years of experience in the software and information technology field with 5+ years in data science consulting and training. I worked with Bell Canada in cloud computing before moving to California in 2016 to pursue his passion for data science and teaching. As a data scientist in recent years, I have worked on healthcare, auto, and manufacturing projects. I hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a Master's in Computer Science. I have hosted multiple data science tutorials at DataCon LA (previously Big Data Day LA), Global Azure BootCamp (SoCal), Glendale Tech Week, and SQL Saturdays locally. I also host a yearly session at Cal-State Fullerton data analytics club and SoCal Code Camp. I believe in the importance of continued education and have pursued multiple certifications through EMC, Cisco, Salesforce, and UC Irvine, but know that the best way to learn is by doing.

Andreana Peterson

Andreana Pettersen

Career Services Director

Areas of Focus: Theory Based Career Counseling, Holistic Career Advising, Job Search Preparation and Support, Individual and Group Sessions, Employer Networking, Career Workshops, Managing Career Fairs & Events, Career Center Management & Strategic Planning.

About Me: I find cultivating the potential in others and helping students achieve their career goals very rewarding. I possess a Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs, focusing my studies on Career Counseling. Since 2015, I have worked primarily at public university career centers for campuses ranging from 4k-40k students. I'm thrilled to have joined the LearningFuze team! I greatly appreciate our ability to work collaboratively to provide student services on a more personal & individual basis. Student success and fostering community and connections within Career Services is a high priority.

Our Learning Space and our Program

We have dedicated learning space that is focused on our students being able to code with little distraction or interference. It is a dedicated space on the second floor of an office building near the Irvine Spectrum – the heart of the Orange County tech world! LearningFuze is a program focused on the “skill-driven model” (i.e. learn by doing) and our site is designed with that in mind.

The Classroom

A group of students planning their group project
  • Collaborative learning environment

Collaborative learning environment

Students reviewing their website visuals for improvement opportunities
  • 27” LCD monitors
  • WiFi you can pick up in the parking lot!

27” LCD monitors and WiFi you can pick up in the parking lot!

Group Projects and Hackathons

Employer Events

Group Projects and Hackathons

Students practicing paired programming

Employer Events

LearningFuze booth at a career fair

Strategically Located in Irvine, CA

We chose our classroom to be smack-dab in the middle of Orange County’s tech hub, Irvine, CA. A city renowned for its numerous tech start-ups, like a mini Silicon Valley!

LearningFuze Web Development Bootcamp

9200 Irvine Center Dr., 2nd Floor
Irvine, CA 92618