PunchCode is a coding bootcamp provided by Tech Impact. Tech Impact is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world.
Originally from Oakland, CA, Leslie Estrada brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the Tech Impact team. Driven by IT education and pathways to careers, Leslie takes pride in providing a supportive environment where students can successfully accomplish their professional goals. Leslie earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Originally from Richmond, Ca, Tasean Young brings over 12 years of leadership experience to the Tech Impact team. Tasean earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2006. Driven to serve in disadvantaged communities, Tasean has spent the last ten years teaching and coaching football at a local high school. During his time in the classroom, Tasean has advocated the need for more technology education in schools. Tasean believes that technology is the key to unlocking pathways to success for students in underserved communities.
John Matthews is an Agile Software Developer and IT Project Manager with 20+ years of experience teaching computer science courses, designing advanced curriculum for college credit, providing students with an exceptional learning experience within several industries. Instructing in Agile methodology as a framework for software development, students will experience beyond coding, and learn what it is to become a software developer. As both a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product owner he has led multiple projects as both an in-house developer and long-term contractor.
Originally from Aiea, Hawaii, Lance brings 14 years of problem-solving experience to Tech Impact with a background in customer service and software development. As a PunchCode graduate (Fall 2020), Lance is well equipped to empathize and instill confidence within the students as well as provide support to the curriculum. Being from Hawaii, Lance enjoys are anything related to the ocean. He also enjoys Muay Thai and working on cars
About Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board members are an extension of our team. We rely on these industry leaders to keep us informed about hiring needs, to help shape our curriculum, and to prepare our graduates for the realities of working in tech. PunchCode Advisory Board members give our students the opportunity to be competitive for great jobs in the tech industry.