Meet the Viking Council

Our passion is helping you to take the next step in your career.

Our staff is here to grease the gears of your learning process and to provide the requisite smattering of memes, geek humor and encouragement along the way.

We periodically invite experienced engineers to speak on topics as diverse as freelancing, security, interviewing and more. Many return to mentor student projects as well.

Erik trautman
Erik Trautman
Vlad zelinschi profile
Vlad Zelinschi
Head Instructor
Chris scavello profile
Chris Scavello
Assistant Instructor
Kit langton profile
Kit Langton
Product Developer
Patrick klima profile
Patrick Klima
Marketing Lead
Sia karamalegos profile
Sia Karamalegos
Curriculum Developer
Ryan sepassi
Ryan Sepassi
Advisor (Google)
Nick peterson
Nick Peterson
Advisor (Apes on Tape)
Alvin ang
Alvin Ang
Advisor (Turn/River Capital)
Chris sita
Chris Sita
Advisor (GridX)
Ray ventura
Ray Ventura
Advisor (LendUp)
Stephen touset
Stephen Touset
Advisor (Square)
Simo leone
Simo Leone
Advisor (Square)
Daniel kehoe
Daniel Kehoe
Advisor (RailsApps)
Nick grandy
Nick Grandy
Advisor (Clever)
Parker phinney
Parker Phinney
Advisor (Interview Cake)

If you'd like to get involved with our awesome participants or staff, check out our Careers Page for openings!

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