TKPJava courseware is created by professional developers
Lynn Langit is a Cloud and Big Data architect. She is the Director and lead courseware developer for TKP. Lynn began teaching kids to code while at Microsoft for their Digigirlz program. She has a degree in Linguistics.
Jessica Ellis is the Director for the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. She is the Director of TKPLabs and also Program Director for TKP. Jessica first taught her own sons to code with TKP courseware. Additionally, she is currently developing IoT courseware for TKP.
Jim Counts is a professional developer interested in testing, legacy code, and teaching kids programming. He is the lead TKPJava courseware developer. Jim recently was awarded an MS in Computer Science in part for his research on teaching computational thinking using interactive games.
Jesse Phelps is a professional developer for Pomiet, LLC. He is working on his Masters of Engineering. He authors TKP IoT courseware.
Justin Valley is a professional technical trainer. He is a Lead Trainer for TKP courseware. Justin is an avid traveler and is passionate about technology education for the young people of the world. He has an MBA.
Samantha Langit is a student at Harvey Mudd College studying bioinformatics. She is a QA Tester and Teacher for TKPJava. In addition to teaching Java at TKP summer camps, Samantha co-taught TKPJava at her former middle school weekly for 4 years.
Brick Ellis is a student at BYU studying mathematics. He is a QA Tester, Teacher Trainer (interns) and Teacher for TKP Java. Brick taught Java at TKP summer camps and also weekly over several years at the Boys and Girls Club of North San Diego.
Genevieve L’Esperance graduated from McGill with a degree in Computer Science and Biology. She taught TKP courseware for 5 years. She also wrote courseware for TKPJava. Genevieve the first ‘graduate’ of TKP and is currently working as a professional developer at Pivotal Labs.
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TKP is a designated project of the US non-profit (501c3) the MONA Foundation. The mission of the MONA Foundation is to “support grassroots educational initiatives that educate everyone—including girls.”