Our Houston Coding Bootcamp is Growing! Meet Our New Houston Campus Team Members

{This blog post was updated on 9-27-18}


Our Houston campus has been growing and we have some new faces to help out! 

DigitalCrafts Houston is growing and we'd like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the amazing new additions to our Houston campus that you can expect to meet if you choose to join us as a student. 

Shar'nee will be your first contact with our course as she assists you through the admissions process. Mohammad Azam, Veronica Lino, Amanda Shih and Chris Oakman will take it from there for our Full Stack students, as they guide you through the fundamentals of programming and web development. 

Team Member

Shar'nee Francis: Admissions Advisor 

Shar’nee hails from The Bronx, NY, where she obtained a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Fordham University. She worked as 'Career Developer' with DevBootCamp, and is an alumni of The Iron Yard, so you could say she's familiar with bootcamps! Shar’nee has experience building with a JS, React, Nodejs stack and still moonlights as a freelance Wordpress/Drupal developer. As a Mom, Shar’nee is raising an amazing 8 year old boy :)

Veronica Lino: Instructor 

Veronica comes to DigitalCrafts with over 10 years of development experience. Before becoming a developer, Veronica worked as an Aerospace Engineer with the space program where she developed simulation software for shuttle missions and the Orion program.

Mohammad Azam: Instructor 

Azam comes to DigitalCrafts Houston with years of coding bootcamp experience. Before joining DigitalCrafts, he taught at the Iron Yard. Before that, Azam was the Lead Mobile Developer for Blinds.com in Houston. An expert in iOS and web development, his development resume boasts large firms like AIG, Baker Hughes, and Schlumberger.

Team Member

Amanda Shih: Flex Instructor 

Amanda empowers and inspires people to get creative with coding and #building. For the past four years, she's also spread her enthusiasm for technology to Houstonians, K-12 and beyond, through 'Coding in Minecraft', 'Drawing with JavaScript', 'Rails Girls', and many other workshops at Code Park. Before that, Amanda worked as a full stack software engineer at OpenStax, 2nd.MD and SimpApply.


Team Member

Chris Oakman: Flex Instructor

Chris has been writing web applications for over a decade, with a focus on front-end design and development. He has worked at several startups, as well as cPanel, PROS, and Cisco Systems. He is the author of several open source libraries and a regular speaker at user groups and tech conferences. In short, he's passionate about development, teaching, and he's an ace behind the podium.


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Jason Ephraim

Campus Director, Houston