OUR IT MENTORS

Our Tech Mentors

Code Youth is very grateful to these tech professionals for the generous donation of their time to our youth. They build our youth’s self-confidence and help guide them along their career path.

Harleen Kaur

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT MENTOR (VOLUNTEER)

Harleen Kaur is a Product Management /Technical Program Management leader with 6+ years of work experience in management and development sectors. She was recognized as a result-oriented leader and innovative thinker in the various organizations that had worked for. Harleen is a first generation woman in tech and supports other product managers in the product management and tech space. She is dedicated to giving back to the community and believes that providing assistance to the young generation is important as they are future leaders. Visit and connect with her on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/harleenkaur21/) to seek her guidance.

Maryam Tse

TECH MENTOR (VOLUNTEER)

Maryam Tse is an engineer with 30 years industry experience at various leadership levels. She is an advocate for women in STEM and serves on the Board of the Society of Women Engineers Ottawa Affiliate. Maryam believes in providing support for youth who may not have family members or an existing network in the technology field, in order to help them transition into the field.

Robert Hanak

TECH MENTOR (VOLUNTEER)

Robert Hanak is a retired Software Engineer with extensive experience in Business Intelligence tools (Cognos, Oracle) and programming languages. He developed www.windmaran.com; a website that features Python and JavaScript programming courses and manuals for beginners and for the purpose of teaching teenagers to learn to code. He also wrote several manuals (free to download) for students who do not have any prior experience with programming languages. Visit the Windmaran pages, explore its functionality, and check the Online Tutoring Service page!

Zach Abrahams

TECH MENTOR (VOLUNTEER)

Zach Abrahams has experience in previous volunteer roles at Ronald McDonald House Charities, the City of Hamilton, and Mohawk College, where he often interacted with youth. He completed his college education with honours at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and is currently working at MDA, a space system company. His job at MDA includes design and development of space flight vision systems. Recently, he completed his Professional Practice Exam for OACETT further developing his knowledge in professionalism and professional practice. Zach enjoys mentoring students who are trying to enter the technology industry through Code Youth and he is happy to provide support for participants in the learning program.