Our Instructors

We pride ourselves on having an awesome, diverse team of fun and enthusiastic technology educators. Our instructors are excited to build and teach an innovative curriculum to the next generation of technology creators! They are all super approachable and are more than happy to talk about the what's going on in class and how your students are doing. Please come and say "HI!" next time you see them, we promise they won't bite -- unless you're a cookie. They might bite cookies. or bananas.

Angelo

Lead Instructor
Angelo is a community-minded problem solver who explores coding with enthusiasm. With experience working in multiple environments, he explores code physically using props, charts, and his rubber ducky, before totally geeking out and getting it done. If you want to break the ice with him, invite him to a game of Bounden. He also loves left-over spaghetti, but please don't feed him yours.

James

Lead Instructor
James is a Masters student at the University of Alberta studying Transportation Engineering. He has a passion for coding and use it in many parts of his life and he hopes to share some of that passion with you! His dexterity doesn't end at the keyboard though -- James often practices circus acts such as juggling, diabolo and cigar boxes. See if you can keep up with him!

Sameerah

Lead Instructor
Sameerah is a University of Alberta Computing Science graduate. When she's not coding or teaching, she likes to shop online -- probably looking for some Captain America paraphernalia. 😍

Kalyn

Lead Instructor
Kalyn has always wanted to be a writer -- to create worlds and people for others to experience. That desire led to her most frequented hobbies: gaming and writing. She's still a hopeful dreamer and pursuing careers in both of her favorite fields.

Mariam

Lead Instructor
Mariam is completing her Master of Education degree at the University of Alberta, specializing in Technology in Education. She previously was a software developer for over 10 years in Ottawa before moving to Edmonton with her husband and two boys. When not travelling the world, she enjoys good ol' family friendly Mario Party 9 on the Wii!

Brian

Technical Instructor
Brian thought he wanted to be a doctor growing up; but his interest in HTML and CSS led him to pursue a degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta. When nothing thinking about technology, he's probably thinking about breaking the fabric of space and time when playing his favorite game, Portal.

Jeff

Technical Instructor
Jeff is a huge basketball fan and likes to spend his free time watching the NBA or playing at a local rec center. Of course, like all Discover Coding instructors, he also loves video games of all genres, but his favorite is Pokemon Sword and Shield. Gotta Catch 'em All!

Sina

Technical Instructor
Sina might be starting his Ph.D. in Physics, but still has time to keep learning new things, and play all sorts of games. One of his favorite is Anno, but we think he secretly also enjoys building massive black holes in Solar 2 as well 😂

Bryce

Technical Instructor
Bryce enjoys playing League of Legends, riding his motorbike, and has a hidden talent for Foosball. We're not sure how these are connected, but our guess is he improves himself in all of these hobbies using his favorite app -- YouTube.

Kevin

Technical Instructor
Kevin first started programming in grade 6 with Visual Basic and is now in his third year of Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. His dream job is to build world-changing technologies at places like Google X; although we think creating the next generation of innovators is a pretty good gig too! In his spare time, you'll find him online playing League of Legends with his main champion, Yasuo.

Miranda

Social Media Coordinator
Miranda is a Professional Communication student at MacEwan University who aspires to be an editor. As an editor, her favourite word is any word that’s spelled correctly and she loves when someone will talk about grammar and punctuation with her. When she’s not studying or freelance writing, you can find her on the ice as a goalie for a men’s hockey team.

Jaime

Volunteer
Jaime is an Environmental Engineering student at the U of A. She loves volunteering, travelling, coding, and trying new things. She's a big fan of the Harry Potter books, as well as Spider-Man; but not just any Spider-Man, her favorite is from a very specific year -- can you guess which?

Join Us!

We are always look for more energetic instructors to join us. If you have a experience working with kids and technology education, you may be a great fit. If you don't have all of the specific skills we need, we love working with our instructors to help them grow to be great role models and effective educators.

We also have opportunities for volunteers and training to get you up to speed to be an instructor.