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Meet DigitalCrafts

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We build the web.
So can you.

DigitalCrafts is one of the best reviewed technology bootcamps in the country, with unique online and hybrid class formats, and has enrolled over 1000 students since starting in 2015.

Bootcamps are intensive educational experiences, transforming beginners into entry-level industry professionals with cutting-edge skill sets, hands-on experience, portfolios, interview training, and dedicated career support. We also offer turnkey corporate training and staffing solutions for companies of all sizes.


Administration

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Max McChesney
Founder & VP
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Jake Hadden
Founder & VP
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Liz Carley
Director of Operations
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Natalie Cataldo
Student Success Manager
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Angela Cassina
Student Success Advisor
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Ralph Monroe
Enrollment Coordinator
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Dot Saiz
Enrollment Coordinator
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Chandler McChesney
Enrollment Coordinator
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Katherine Giddens
Operations Manager
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Intisar Omar
Operations Coordinator
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Alyson Beland
Operations Coordinator

Featured Faculty

All DigitalCrafts instructors are seasoned professionals with years of real-world experience, and it shows up in the classroom. Our staff are passionate about technology and love giving back to the tech community by training the next generation of developers and designers. Note: this does not represent all of our instructors, and there is no guarantee you'll be taught by specific instructor(s).

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Chris Aquino

Director of Education

Chris has been building websites and web applications for nearly two decades. During the last few years, he has spent his time teaching and writing about web development. In 2016, his book "Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide" was published. When not in front of a computer or a classroom, you can find Chris monitoring his big green egg with an Arduino, wandering aimlessly around a bookstore, or heading up our curriculum development.

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Mohammad Azam

Web Instructor Full-Time

No stranger to teaching, Azam joined DigitalCrafts after teaching at The Iron Yard until their close in 2017. An expert in iOS and web development, his development resume boasts large firms like AIG, Baker Hughes, and Schlumberger, and his most recent development gig was with Blinds.com, a Home Depot company. You can find 8+ of Azam's personal apps on the App Store, where "Vegetable Tree" was named 'best gardening app' by Apple! Azam is an active speaker on all things development (most recently blockchain), and loves to travel in his spare time.

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Dr. Vicki Bealman

Curriculum Developer & Instructor Full-Time

Vicki is a software developer, mobile game developer, partner in a Web Development Company, and earned a Doctorate of Education. She's been a College Professor, Computer Science Academy Director & Lead Instructor, Air Traffic Controller, Stockbroker, CPA, and in Retail Multi-Unit Management to name a few. Some fun facts about Vicki are that she is originally from Mud Suck Holler, WV, she grew up in a 7-Eleven, and loves coffee.

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Lachlan Heywood

Web Instructor Full-Time & Part-Time

Lachlan is a Full Stack Developer from Sydney, Australia. He has since found a home in Atlanta with the Morrison marketing agency where he has built software solutions and websites for brands like Mitsubishi Electric and Samsung. When he's not building something on the web, you can usually find him building something in his woodshop.

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Veronica Lino

Web Instructor Full-Time

Prior to DigitalCrafts, Veronica architected complex web applications for several leading Houston companies. Veronica's background is in aerospace engineering, where she developed simulation software for NASA's shuttle and Orion programs. Veronica has over 10 years of engineering experience, and when she's not behind a keyboard, she's practicing opera, pulling for the Texans, meeting new people. Veronica graduated from UT at San Antonio with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and holds a graduate certification in Sub Sea Engineering.

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Joseph Frasier

Web Instructor Full-Time

Joseph has been a developer for almost 5 years and has experience with bootcamps from every angle. A constant learner, he originally studied computer science and business management, but made the transition over to tech full-time after attending The Iron Yard's web bootcamp in 2017. Since then, he has built applications for companies like EOG Resources, Deloitte, the United States Department of Agriculture and WeWork. When not in the classroom, you can find him actively helping out his favorite non-profits, longboarding around Houston and cooking his favorite Filipino cuisine.

We build the web.
So can you.

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It’s been a little over a month since I graduated from DigitalCrafts and I just landed my first developer position. I can definitely thank DigitalCrafts for that.

- Dan, Web Developer @ Turner Broadcasting



I graduated about two weeks ago, and have already had multiple interviews, one job offer (which I accepted), and for the first time in my professional life feel like I have options and control of my career.

- Eli, Software Engineer @ Insiten