Here at Codefu we pride ourselves on being Teachers first and Tech Savvy, Programmers second. Our teachers love teaching kids to code and are highly experienced - attending/having attended schools that range from USF to UC Berkeley!
Yami Rodriguez: Bay Area Director of Operations
”Hi my name is Yami and my passion is working in the field of education. Growing up in East Oakland, I have seen the need for after school programs that teach skills that benefit our children’s future. I have been teaching for CodeFu for the past 3 years and have enjoyed getting to know and watch every student of mine grow individually - both with their coding skills and as little people. On my free time I love playing soccer and going for walks on the beach. I believe that a teacher has the power to help build a child into the person they become and I hope to continue to positively impact the lives of our future generations. ”
Will Woods: Lead Teacher
“My name is Will - I am a Bay Area native and freelance web developer. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and currently study the MERN full stack at UC Berkeley. Teaching is a passion of mine and computer programming is one of my favorite topics to mentor. CodeFu is an excellent place to enrich your child's life through coding. I sincerely believe that coding is quickly becoming, literally, the new form of literacy in the modern world. Learning coding now is wise preparation for the future. CodeFu has an wonderfully engaging, exciting program to prepare today's generation of young people. I believe in CodeFu. If you are considering enrolling your child in a code school, rest easy, you”
Kiah Morris: Lead Teacher
“Hi my name is Kiah. I am currently in school working towards my bachelors degree in Child Development. On my off days aside from work i love to play softball. I’ve been playing for 10+ years.”
Eric Nelson: Lead Teacher
"Hello, my name is Eric Nelson II. I am a coding teacher with CodeFu. I have a bachelors degree from California Baptist University, majoring in Business Administration. During my undergrad, I played basketball for the institution, and during summers I coach youth basketball camps from grades 2nd through 8th grade. I'm currently enrolled at UC Berkeley Coding program, where I am developing skill in coding. Outside of coding, I'm a graphic designer, basketball player, artist (digital & paintings), AV technician for "The Free Lunch Podcast", and light gamer. I'd like to think of myself as a jack of all trades."
Parisa Saniee: Lead Teacher
“I have taught a few classes for Code Fu since it started up, and enjoy the tech literacy it teaches kids in an interactive, exploratory way. I am born and raised in the Bay Area, got my bachelor's in Child and Adolescent Development and have been working in education in various settings like international schools, summer camp, outdoor education, art, and sailing. In spare time I love to make art, try new recipes, and dress up in costumes.”
Marlin dalPozzo: Lead Teacher
“I grew up in Southern California before moving north to attend Sonoma State University where I completed Computer Science and Geology degrees. Eventually I came to San Francisco where I played in a rock n roll band, drove a tour bus and built websites for friends and small businesses. I spend my free time climbing, biking, surfing or anything that gets me outside, but I also find plenty of time to play some good video games. I love coding, lets do this!! I'm excited to teach others and continue my personal learning as well”
Bennedict Tannady: Lead Teacher
"Hi, I’m Bennedict! I study Computer Science at Diablo Valley College. I specialize in C++ programming and apply it’s logic towards game development. Outside of work, I enjoy playing video games, reading manga, and being cool."
Ethan Alon: Lead Teacher
“Hi, my name is Ethan and I am a second-year Computer Science major at Contra Costa College. I specialize in Java programming, and also have experience in website design. I spends my free time creating 3D models and reminding Benedict to finish his math homework! “
Jenny Jimenez: Lead Teacher
“Hi my name is Jennifer Jimenez and I am currently a student at San Francisco State University. Being part of CodeFu is a great opportunity to work and interact with children and also an overall great experience!”
Angel Peraza: Lead Teacher
My name is Angel Peraza and I have been working with students for the past 11 years in 4 schools in San Francisco and I am exited to be working for CodeFu and bringing the useful skill of coding to those that want to learn. On my off time I enjoy skateboarding around the city, running and using the app Pokemon Go during my travels.”
Davis Hoang: Lead Teacher
“Hi my name is Davis and I have been teaching kids to code for the past 2 - years. I am currently a Computer Science Major at San Francisco State University!”