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!
Area of Focus: Lead instructor, curriculum creation, and Developer skillsets, specializing in Core JS, CSS, PHP, Node, Sysops.
About Me: I’ve overseen LearningFuze grow from the earliest cohorts of 8 people to the massive alumni and student network it is today. I look at every student that comes through these halls as one of my children; supporting them in their struggles and cheering them in their success. Seeing people realize they can grow to be more than just the sum of their past, being part of something bigger than themselves… that is what makes this all worth while.
Area of Focus: Part Time Lead, Lead 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 4 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.
Areas of Focus: Portfolio Technical Director, Full Immersion Cohort Lead, Student Portal Lead Architect & Developer, Final Project Management, Full-Immersion Scheduling, Core Logic, Advanced Programming & Computer Science Concepts, Functional Programming, Relational Databases, User Experience, Specializing in Technologies: JS, PHP, MySQL, 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.
About Me: Before I became a web developer, I worked as a Special Education teacher for ten years, so I think it's safe to say that I've always had a passion for teaching. I've often been described as chipper, boisterous, and louder than any human being has a right to be, which is all true. I chose to go into web development because I love to think analytically, solve problems, and build things from scratch.
About Me: Ever since my first 286x IBM clone in the early 90s, I was in love with computers and figuring out what made them work. I quickly developed an intense passion for them and although my path of employment was varied, I never was far from technology, and computers played a continuous role in my life. When the chance to do programming and teaching full time revealed itself, I jumped for it and never looked back!
About Me: I've fought a hard battle learning the ins and outs of development through trial and error, independent study, and using code to solve real-world problems. My passion for teaching has opened an amazing opportunity to rocket-launch newcomers past the pitfalls and dead ends I've encountered along the way.
Areas of focus: Enterprise architecture and development, high-volume data processing workflows, low latency distributed APIs, Clientside and Mobile development with Angular 8.
About Me: The technology industry remains one of the last fields where opportunity can be found with little regard to status, background, or educational credentials; successful careers in it can still be forged from hard work, experience and tenacity. I consider it a privilege to be a part of many people's journeys even if for only a little while, and I am tremendously proud of the accomplishments of the people I've had the opportunity to get to know by teaching and mentoring.
About me: I've always been a sponge for knowledge and have devoted myself to learning as much as possible in the time I have. When I was first introduced to software development, it opened my eyes to a new world that could be built, customized, networked, and produced to solve an endless number of problems in an infinite number of ways - the ultimate puzzle. Not to mention the fact that, when complete, there is a tangible result that can always be built upon gives a sense of utmost satisfaction.
I was never a tech guy until the day I decided I wanted to learn to code, fell in love with it, and made it my personal mission to become one. Now it’s more than a career – it's a core part of who I am. When it comes to teaching, I know what it’s like to build a skillset and career starting from zero. I know exactly how frustrating learning to code can be, but I also know how fulfilling the outcome is for people with the proper work ethic and mentorship. I teach these classes in my free time because coding changed my life and I want to help others as they go down a similar path.
Areas of Focus: Career Services, Business Development, Public Speaking, Community Engagement, and some UX sprinkled in.
About Me: Here at LearningFuze I have had the pleasure of leading the Career Services program. Whether it's resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, interviewing tips, or even salary negotiation I love every aspect of the job search process. This role has also allowed me to get involved with the local tech community, whether it's helping run our local Startup Grind chapter, leading the Jobs Committee for a non-profit called Coded in OC, or just speaking to colleges about our growing tech scene. There aren't many feelings that compare with seeing the satisfaction on a student's face when they walk into my office after just receiving their first Web Developer job offer.
Bill holds an MBA from Pepperdine and has executive and management experience working at multi-billion-dollar companies. One of Bill’s roles at LearningFuze is networking with employers in the area to establish relationships that help get graduates in the door when looking for jobs. His extensive experience in interviewing, leading teams, and coaching employees helps ensure that students succeed in the program and do well afterwards as they take the next steps in their careers.
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.
Collaborative learning environment
27” LCD monitors and WiFi you can pick up in the parking lot!
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!