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Our Mission

We created MakerSquare to provide a market-proven education that is both equitable and accessible. We strive to match the outstanding efforts of our students looking to accelerate their professional development in the modern economy. We work tirelessly to create a classroom experience that affords every student an opportunity to realize their full potential as a software engineer, regardless of background or financial standing. At the end of it all, our students are our primary focus, and we will go the extra mile to ensure their success.

Our Core Values


During the program, we focus relentlessly on placing our students into full-time software engineering roles. We strive to equip our students with skills to empower them to secure long-term, fulfilling careers. After graduation, we set out to uphold a community for alumni to find support in the ever-changing job market.


We shape our culture and curriculum using engineering best practices – we gather empirical data about goals, test relevant changes, and focus on moving key metrics effectively. Our staff and students share and solicit feedback openly to create an environment of continuous development.


We invest in our students’ success by creating an environment of consistent collaboration. We empower students of all backgrounds to work side-by-side with driven teammates and committed staff. In the meritocratic world of software engineering, any and all can contribute to the success of their peers.

National Team

Harsh Patel Chief Executive Officer
Shehzan Devani Chief Strategy Officer
Shaan Shah Co-Founder, Advisor
Jerod Rubalcava VP of Schools
Michael Frank Director of Admissions
Crew Spence Director of Outcomes
Kyle Simpson Head of Curriculum
Tyler Lambe Director of Strategic Initiatives
Omar Mohamed Director of Growth
David Coleman Admissions Specialist
Sajjad Khan Admissions Specialist
Nick Akey Digital Marketing Manager

Austin Team

Ankit Patel Managing Director
Jamie Sowder Head of Instruction
Linden Kueck Student Experience Manager
Gilbert Garza Lead Instructor
Melissa Rose Hiring Manager
Austin Waldo Operations Specialist
Kaitlyn Roecker Student Outcomes Manager
Emily Beanblossom Executive Assistant

San Francisco Team

Tootsie Bellittera Student Experience Manager
Josh Van Blake Instructor
Benji Marinacci Instructor
Allen Price Instructor
Asif Dhanani Student Outcomes Manager
Jane Edwards-McNear Operations Specialist

Los Angeles Team

Muhammad Meigooni Managing Director
Alex Jeng Head of Instruction
Nati Rodriguez Student Experience Manager
Melinda Bernardo Instructor
Ricky Walker Instructor
Gabriel Gonzalvez Instructor
Heather Yerrid Student Outcomes Manager
Phoenix Yeh Operations Specialist

New York City Team

Jeff Harrison Student Experience Manager
Joseph Martin Instructor
John Michelin Instructor
Dan Novograd Junior Instructor
Dylan Hughes Student Outcomes Specialist
Alice Kao Technical Fellow
Richard Boothe Technical Fellow

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