Code Youth


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.

Zach Abrahams


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. 

Robert Hanak


Robert Hanak is a retired Software Engineer with extensive experience in Business Intelligence tools (Cognos, Oracle) and programming languages. He developed; 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!

Peter Banh


Peter Banh is a driven software developer with 2+ years of experience who is passionate about all aspects of software development. Initially, Peter started working in the manufacturing industry following his graduation from the University of Toronto, and he worked there for two years. During this time, he had the opportunity to create a simple web application using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and found that he enjoyed developing software, and he hasn’t stopped since. In May 2020, he enrolled in a coding bootcamp and is now working as a software developer at Xero. He is excited to mentor and help others to make the same transition he did.

Melissa Pullen


Melissa Pullen is a strategic thinker with expertise in optimizing client care, support and project management. She has over 15 years of Customer Care expertise and 5 years of project management experience in the tech industry. Melissa is skilled at enhancing team performance, maximizing customer satisfaction and strategically managing clients through project implementation. She is also passionate about giving back to her community and bringing positive value to others.

Maryam Tse


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.

Harleen Kaur


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 ( to seek her guidance.

Dan Phillips


Dan Phillips is technology professional with over 25 years experience in a variety of roles such as Technical Support, System Administration, and Project Management.  He has previously worked with local groups to repurpose old or unwanted computers and donate them to those in need. Dan is passionate about Technology and loves to share his experiences and expertise with those discovering a new career. 

Brian Garson


Brian Garson is a Software Architect at Assent. With over 16 years experience in the software development industry, he is known for his ability to rise to a challenge and exceed expectations. He enjoys giving back to the community by sharing his vast knowledge and skills and helping youth also realize their ability to excel.

Ashley Butao


Ashley Butao has 10+ years of diverse professional experience across various industries and roles. She began her career in Sales, transitioned to Operations and Business Analysis, and is currently a Technology Project Manager with a splash of Product responsibilities. She’s currently learning about cloud computing and is an active volunteer of PMI. Ashley is passionate about volunteering and bringing positive value to others through mentoring. 

Alan McKay


Alan McKay is the Operations Manager at 2Keys Corporation, an Interac company, specializing in Internet security. He is known for his passionate involvement in community-building volunteering and his ability to adapt to any environment and tackle any problem

Bechera Chapman-Tremblay

WordPress Curriculum Development

Bechera Chapman is a talented and multifaceted web developer with three years of experience and a degree in web development from Fanshawe College. Bechera has honed their skills to become a versatile and accomplished developer in the industry. During their time in the industry, Bechera has worked on a diverse range of projects, including video games, data visualization, ETL pipelines, and led multiple projects. Their expertise spans across front-end and back-end development, database management, and project management, making them a valuable asset to any team.