About
Us

There’s never been more energy around the importance of learning to code.

But sometimes online tutorials, one-day workshops and Stack Overflow don't cut it. Neither do most university or college courses, in our opinion. At HackerYou, we're on a mission to offer the best learning experience for anyone who wants to learn to code. The recipe? Hands-on, project based learning from industry-leading professionals. Small classes, and a 10:1 ratio (or better!) of students to instructors. Hosted in learning environments that inspire. And because we offer both part-time and full-time courses, HackerYou fits into your life. Make 2014 the year you finally learn to code, so that you can climb the corporate ladder, upgrade your skills, or start an exciting new career. Check out our upcoming courses here.

Our
Team

HackerYou was founded in 2012 by Heather, Breanna, Laura and Melissa, the team that introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011. Since then, over 8000 women (and men) across Canada have participated in a Ladies Learning Code workshop, and we’re using what we’ve learned to make HackerYou the best possible learning experience for anyone who wants to learn how to code. Today, we have a few more people working with us to create the best programming bootcamp experience in the world. Find out more about the HackerYou team below!

Heather Payne

CEO & Co-Founder
Breanna Hughes

Co-Founder
Laura Plant

Co-Founder
Melissa Crnić

Co-Founder
Brenna O'Brien

Lead Instructor
Drew Minns

Lead Instructor
Wes Bos

Lead Instructor
Brad Robertson

Lead Instructor
Ryan Brunner

Lead Instructor
Frank Maidens

Lead Instructor
Vivian Hui

Lead Instructor
Christopher Miller

Student Engagement
Eunice Bae

Office Manager

Our
Advisors

HackerYou is lucky to have the support and guidance of these wonderful people.

Interested in learning more about our Advisory Board? Email info@hackeryou.com.

Leila Boujnane

CEO

TinEye Inc.

David Crow

Startup Enabler

StartupNorth

April Dunford

VP Marketing

Huawei

Chris Eben

Partner

The Working Group

Deb Hall

Head of Mobile

Torstar Digital

Shawn Konopinsky

Partner

Nascent

Andrew Lane

VP, Content + Platforms

Weber Shandwick

Jon Lax

Partner

teehan+lax

Mark Surman

Executive Director

Mozilla Foundation

Don Tapscott

Author & Speaker

Wikinomics, etc.

Mike Tissenbaum

PhD Researcher

Education and Technology

Farhan Thawar

VP Engineering

Xtreme Labs

Greg Wilson

Executive Director

Software Carpentry

Ben Zifkin

Founder

Hubba

What
are
people
saying?

“The supportive classroom culture encouraged me to challenge myself. I was able to learn at a pace that worked for me and gave me the confidence to extend my learning beyond the scope of the course.” DANIELLE WEBB
FALL 2012 HACKERYOU STUDENT
& ONLINE EDITOR AT GLOBE AND MAIL
“In college, I was dissatisfied with the dated curriculum and out of touch professors. HackerYou's interactive approach is unique, and the content is on the cutting edge. I now feel confident and capable designing and developing for the web.” STEPH LABA
FALL 2012 HACKERYOU STUDENT
& INDEPENDENT GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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