All posts in Apprentice

Tu Nguyen

Technical Support Specialist

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Break-fix, System Admins, Networking, Software Management, Helpdesk, Technical Support

Tools of the Trade: Ticketing System, ITIL

Fun Facts: I love cooking, I help orphan children how to use computers and get more knowledge from the internet, and I love DIY projects.

Xisheng (Samson) Zheng

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: video editing, customer service, coding, shooting video, researching

Tools of the Trade: Javascript, Sony Vegas Pro, Movie Maker

Fun Facts: Due to my competitive nature I enjoy video games and physicals, I have a YouTube channel featuring my piano playing, and I sync and edit my piano playing with animations.

Experience: First Data Bank (Hearst Corporation)

Simily Hill

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Web Development, Team Communications, Web/UI Design, Google Analytics, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL, Java

Fun Facts: I’m a music nerd who collects random instrument that I can’t play, I hand out blankets and bag lunches to the individuals living in tents under the freeways during winter months, and I enjoy salsa dancing.

Experience: Asbestos T.E.M Laboratories, Black Girls Code

Uzair Inamdar

Web Developer/Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Critical thinker, quick learner, a good range of programming languages and tools under my belt, full-stack developer, effective cooperation and collaboration

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Python, SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Node.js

Fun Facts: I love playing soccer, participating in community organizing events, and to travel.

Experience: San Francisco State University, Robert Half

Mahdi Massoodi

Software/Web Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: NGINX, Git, SEO, Customer Service/Support

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, SQL, MySQL, Django

Fun Facts: Love to learn new software/web technologies, listen to music, and go on adventures!

Experience: Puroxy (CEO & Founder),Voicent (Web Development & UI Intern), Milestone Financial, LLC (Market Researcher)

Other Skills: Python, Java, PHP, HTML, CSS, UNIX/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS)

Sabiha Barlaskar

Software Engineer/Machine Learning Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Software engineering backend development, data analytics using Python, machine learning using Python sklearn and Matlab, Unix commands, database design and querying

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, NodeJS, D3.js, dimple.js, SVG, Python, MySQL, Java, NodeJS

Fun Facts: I love to travel, I love to learn new languages and I’m a pro at cooking.

Experience: Capgemini, Texas Instruments

Other Skills: Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree, DB2 certificate from IBM, Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert

Katherine Fotion

Machine Learning/AI Research Scientist

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Team communication, project management, user-centered design, unique and forward thinking, desire for pure knowledge discovery

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL, MySQL, Java

Fun Facts: Lives in the heart of Chinatown in SF; studied abroad in Cork, Ireland; loves Pilates, barre and yoga.

Experience: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Langley Research Center, Texas Instruments

Other Skills: Fluent in Spanish, proficient in bioinformatics fields of computational chemistry, drug discovery, etc.

Norald Alejo

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Team Communications, Punctuality, Web Development, Java Development, Organization

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I am learning to play piano, I help beautify parks in SF, and I help feed homeless people and families who have a hard time providing for themselves.

Experience: San Francisco International Airport, Cinemark

Charul Ramtekkar

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project management, Coding, Debugging, Web Design, Team Communications

Tools of the Trade: HTML, CSS, JAVA

Fun Facts: I love to sketch in my free time, I have learned Indian classical singing as well as dancing, I volunteer at the San Jose homeless shelter

Experience: USARobotix

Shan Kwan Cho

Project Manager/Software Engineer/Web Developer/IT Systems Analyst

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Network administration, team communication, customer service management, teaching and mentoring, budget management.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visio, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I enjoy playing guitar and piano, I’m interested in musical instruments which are complementary with software application, and I enjoy drawing and sketching on the side for relaxation.

Experience: IT Convergent Technologies at SFDPH, City College of San Francisco

Other Skills: Network and server administration, technical collaboration, Linux/PC/Windows/Mac/Android/Mobile hardware and software troubleshooting, network configuration.

Prakash Gurung

Android Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Android Development, Java , C++, SQL, Shell Scripting

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, MySQL, Node.js

Fun Facts: I play competitive soccer, I play in a band, and I love traveling.

Experience: Chatter for Charity

Poulomi Banerjee

Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Java, Leadership, Microsoft, IT, Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Java

Fun Facts: I love solving Sudoku puzzles in my spare time. I love math. I play the piano, the guitar, and I sing.

Experience: Math Tutor at San Francisco State University, Grace Hopper Conference Scholar

Peter Mutch

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Software Engineering, Critical Thinking, Linux Troubleshooting, Public Speaking, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, PHP, Ruby, Python, MySQL, C, C++, Java

Fun Facts: In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, and playing board games.

Experience: EBSCO Information Systems, Twitch Interactive

Tina Nguyen

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: C++, Customer Service, Data Structures, Java, Animations

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, HTML, PHP

Fun Facts: I watch anime, I tutor and self teach Japanese, I love making connections/friends.

Experience: Follett, Auto Freak

Other Skills: Drawing, Sketching, 3D Modeling, Filming, Traditional Animation

Nicola Ginzler

Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Art Direction, Graphic Design, Branding, Web Design including WordPress, Print Design

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch

Fun Facts: Large-scale metal and fire sculpture, citizen preparedness (earthquakes etc.), volunteering in the San Francisco SPCA Shelter

Experience: Nicola Ginzler Design, Applied Biosystems, Global Exchange, Siebel Systems

Other Skills: Comprehensive skill with typography and color.

Supritha Amudhu

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Back-end Development, Front-end Development, Software Engineering, Business Analyst, Programming and Problem Solving

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Ruby, Python, JSP, SQL, MySQL

Fun Facts: I love reading and I’ve written a few books, I play keyboard, I sing and dance.

Experience: Avnet Services, Freshworks Inc

Matthew Farrer

Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Software Design, Algorithm Design, Debugging, Customer Service, Telling awesome jokes

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, Java, C++

Fun Facts: I love live music, art, history and philosophy.

Experience: City College of San Francisco

 

Sohaib Syed

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Front End Design, GitHub, Debugging, Linux & Windows Shell, Team Management

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I have an extensive history in non-profit work. I intend to gain my degree in CS so that I may give back to underprivileged youth in my community. I love reading South Asian literature. I am captain of an intramural basketball team at SF State. At the same time, I am also front end lead of my software engineering class.

Experience: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Islamic Scholarship Fund, NextLabs Inc., San Francisco State University Linguistics Department

Other Skills: C++, Java, WordPress, Social Media Marketing (pages with 10,000+ likes/followers), Unix, R, BootStrap

Alexander Edward Gaesser

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project management, full stack software development, communication

Tools of the Trade: Sketch, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, MySQL

Fun Facts: I am a passionate urbanist and hope to leverage my programming knowledge to help resolve the housing crisis. Other hobbies include volunteerism, activism, hiking, and learning about history.

Experience: rLoop Inc, We Florida Financial, Capital One

Other Skills: Unit testing and continuous integration, operations, user experience

Jasmine Mann

Software Engineer/Game Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Game development, mobile app design, good communication skills, good in a team, traditional and digital artist

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, PHP, SQL, MySQL

Fun Facts: I’ve been a freelance artist for 8+ years. I teach kids Bhangra (Traditional folk Indian dancing). I volunteer at Sikh gurdwara whenever possible.

Hung Do

Project Manager/Product Management/Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project Management, Team Communications, Agile Development, Mobile Development, Leadership

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Express.Js, SQL, MySQL, Node.Js, Java, C++, Swift

Fun Facts: I love talking to people and meeting strangers. I lift weights even on a busy schedule. I can fix cars.

Experience: Qostronics, Zumiez

Other Skills: Linear Programming, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, IT

Anton Limantara

Software Engineer/Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project management, Communication, Work Ethic, Adaptability, Problem Solving

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, Javascript, CSS, SQL, MySQL, Java, C++

Fun Facts: Love aquariums, Passionate to improve living conditions in Indonesia, Served in the United States Navy and loved it

Experience: GO-JEK, UCSF, United States Navy

Other Skills: Being able to listen and understand others by putting myself in their position, thrive under pressure

Grisha Kapil

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Web design, user experience design, trouble shooting, team communications, and organizational skills

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Python

Fun Facts: Currently my hobby is creating my personal portfolio website; I also enjoy baking, and going hiking.

Experience: Cephied

Dian Zhu

Web Developer/Designer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Web page design, software development, project management, graphic design, team communication

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, PHP, SQL

Fun Facts: In high school, I volunteered for two years with Community Improving Services, serving elders in the nursing home, cleaning up the streets, planting flowers in gardens, and many other activities. I became a teaching assistant for summer institute Elementary school sessions involving Scratch during August 2017. I gained teaching experience and got a lot of pleasure from this summer program.

Experience: Connectingbridge

Charles Aoki Tuttle

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python

Tools of the Trade: Object-Oriented Programming, Software Design, Web Design, Technical Support Assistance, Customer Service

Fun Facts: I enjoy bike riding. I like cooking and have the most fun making sushi. I collect those flattened novelty pennies you make from tourist spots.

Experience: San Francisco State University, Alliance Manufactured Homes, Sylvan Learning

Aanchal Narad

Project Manager/Software Engineer/Program Manager

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Product management, communication, team lead, user experience, technical writing

Tools of trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch, Axure, Balsamiq, HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP, Python, MySQL, Java

Fun facts: I like to read and write on Quora, I have been practicing yoga for 9 years, I aim to give Ted Talk one day, I am a Bollywood fan

Experience: Epikso Inc., Questive.com, San Francisco State University

Other skills: writer, influencer, keen observer

Luis Estrada

Software Developer

LinkedIn

Summary: Luis is an aspiring back-end developer and San Francisco native, born and raised. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and has just completed his training in the Mission Techies program with MEDA. You can catch Luis attending tech meetups and exploring comic culture in his spare time.

Tools of trade: Javascript, Python, Ruby on Rails, SQL

Pre-apprentice Training Completed: MEDA Mission Techies program

Julia Stewart

Web Design/Graphic Design

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Web design, graphic design, customer service

Tools of trade: Adobe Photoshop

Fun facts: I like to kayak, play guitar, and go on bike rides.

Elena Snegovskaia

Business Analyst/Project Manager

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Business analysis, project management, market research

Tools of trade: Microsoft Office, Slack, Trello, SAP, CAS, Siebel, Power BI, QlikView, Nielsen, GFK, Confluence, Pentaho

Fun facts: I enjoy practicing a healthy lifestyle through yoga, meditative and spiritual practices, psychology, and building relationships with people

Elias Khalife

Project Management/Team Communications

LinkedIn

Top skills: Help Desk, Project Management, Team Communications

Tools of the trade: Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL, WordPress

Fun facts: I like to exercise, read books, and participate in volunteer activities

 

Neil Misquitta

Embedded Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top skills: embedded software systems using C, embedded C and VHDL, IoT, data science

Tools of the trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Python, C, embedded C, VHDL

Fun facts: I’m always smiling, I love visiting scenic places, and I’m kind and caring.

Ivan Vislov

Product Manager/Digital Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Top skills: Conceptualizing and launching a product from the ground up, business strategy, user interface design

Tools of trade: Adobe Photoshop, Google AdWords, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Trello

Fun facts: I launched a charity project with friends. It was a marketplace for homeless people; we wanted to give homeless in need easy and quick opportunity to earn money for essentials.
I am passionate about the preventive medicine and post-injury rehabilitation. I help people to be healthy through health education and lifestyle changing. As a former professional sportsman I had several injuries and as a startups founder, I’ve spent days and nights at the office which had an effect on my health. I definitely know how injuries and the wrong lifestyle can change your life. I’ve won this battle. That’s why I share my knowledge with people who are in the same situation.
I have a brown belt in Judo, have won more than 20 local competitions and received 3th place in the Moscow Championship. I’ve won more than 40 competitions in Ballroom Dance, finishing 4th place in the Russian National Championship. I’ve been a Ballroom Dance teacher for kids and elderly people.

Sky Jacobson

Front End Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Web Development (JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks, HTML5, CSS3), Customer Service, Bug Reporting (JIRA)

Tools of trade: Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, WordPress

Fun facts: I enjoy snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, surfing at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, and reading zombie novels.

Rolando Alvarez

Infrastructure IT Manager – Oracle Database Administrator

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Oracle Database Administration, PL/SQL Tuning, analytical thinking and troubleshooting

Tools of trade: Oracle, PL/SQL, Linux, Windows OS

Fun facts: I love to dance all kinds of Latin music: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, etc. On Saturdays I volunteer at a Senior Center. I love dogs and I have a green thumb.

Lujia Zhu

Business Operations/Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top skills: Product and Project Launch, Business Operations, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Tools of trade: Prezi, MS Excel (VLookup, PivotTable), Powerpoint, Visio, SQL, Tableau

Fun facts: I am learning how to make tattoos as a hobby. I am also into fashion and fitness. I speak a little German.

Ramin Zandieh

Graphic Designer and Photographer

LinkedIn

Top skills: Graphic Design, Creative Thinking, Storytelling Photography, Creative Progressive Campaign, Brand Development

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, UI/UX Design, Sketch, Typography

Fun facts: I love skiing. I was in the top 8 when I competed in my town. I think dogs are the best, loyal friends forever. Sometimes I sleep listening to music. I can’t live without music.

Fernanda Silva

3D Artist

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Video Editing, 3D Texture, Character Animation

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Python

Fun facts: I play drums in a female Brazilian band, we often volunteer to perform in events for children and women’s rights. I also volunteer at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. When I am not working on the computer I like to exercise outdoors.

April Steed

UX Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: User Experience Design, Interaction Design, User Interface Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, OmniGraffle, Axure, Balsamiq, HTML/CSS

Fun facts: I’ve done a lot of work in civic tech, including founding my own project where I led a small multidisciplinary team to build a web-based software platform in the social services space. I’m a bio nerd. In my spare time I cultivate plants, fungi, and microbial ferments (for food mostly). Naturally I like to spend a lot of time outside. I’m also trained as an illustrator and am working to get a new body of work online. I got into that partly through my love of comics.

Jean Menezes

UX/UI Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Product Design, Motion Graphics, Brand Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Sketch

Fun facts: I’m an avid Illustrator who often has a pen and pencil in hand. I’m a high adrenaline sports fan, from surfing to skateboarding, snowboarding, skydiving, rock climbing, hardcore hiking. Anything that gets my blood pumping. I love working for projects that empower people that are in need. I come from a humble family and wouldn’t be here without the help from strangers. I’m now in the position to be that stranger, and to take every extra project I can fit in my schedule.

 

Nelson Jimenez

Software Engineer/Web Developer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Coding, Web Design, Technical Support

Tools of trade: JavaScript, C#, Java, PL/SQL, PHP, HTML/CSS, jQuery, mySQL, Oracle

Fun facts: I love to learn new things, share knowledge, and help others share knowledge. 

Francisco Martinez Gutierrez

IT Engineer

LinkedIn

Top skills: Project Management, Program Manager, IT Operations

Tools of trade: Java, C#, Python, mySQL, Oracle

Fun facts: I make my own espresso at home. I love to discover new places in San Francisco, but on Sundays I love to regularly ride my scooter by Ocean Beach.

Erika Nieves

 Web Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio1 | Portfolio2

Top skills: Graphic Design, Web Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap

Fun facts: I love anime. So much so, I got my AA in Japanese. I’m my family’s tech support. I like to wander around the cities I live in and visit. It’s fun to find new things and to learn about each place. Also, it’s a great way to exercise!

Zaw Lwin

Software Engineer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: IT, Web Development, Graphic and Web Design, Photography, Video Editing

Tools of trade: Javascript, HTML/CSS, Java, Ruby on Rails, C#, JQuery, mySQL, Adobe Creative Suite

Fun facts: I’m a street photographer and a Chelsea soccer club supporter. I love computer hardware and especially enjoy assembling the hardware.

Sudhir Shrestha

Project Manager

LinkedIn 

Top skills: PMP Certification, Interpersonal Skills/Communication, Financial/Budget Management

Fun facts: I volunteer to help Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to develop surgical skills of Nepali surgeons. I also volunteer to help maintain Buddhist monasteries and assist in ancient Buddhist historical site excavation. I also like cycling and walking.

Daniel Zuemui

IT Specialist and Java/JEE Developer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Software Engineering, Coding, IT

Tools of trade: C, Java, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, mySQL, Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Fun facts: I love playing chess, cooking, and helping young children learn how to read in Tigrinya Language.