Meet Our Team

We are passionate and driven change-makers who are excited about learning.

Meet the team behind the scenes of the fun filled, inspiring coding and STEM camps and courses :)

Michelle S

Michelle S

Co-founder & CEO

Michelle believes every person should be empowered to use technology to express themselves and bring their ideas to life. She started First Code Academy to provide hands-on learning opportunities in software development in Asia. Michelle held various roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including Buffer, a tool that helps people share smarter on social media and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Previously, she attended the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, an intensive program in San Francisco on software development. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs.

"Every day at First Code I work on a variety of different tasks including product development, teacher training, parent communication, and of course, teaching! I feel incredibly lucky to be able to combine my passion in technology and the endless inspiration from the kids we teach. When I’m not at office, you can likely find me trying out new recipes in my kitchen, reading a book or doing TRX in a park."

Benny C

Benny C

Marketing

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Benny has always been working in the marketing field. First Code Academy provides opportunities for him to combine his interest in Children Education. He strongly believes in empowering our next generation to become creators with technology!

"Working at First Code is such a precious experience, I get to fully utilise my marketing skills for children which I never thought of! Outside of First Code, I love going hiking and dancing with my family and friends!"

Jeff H

Jeff H

Instructor

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jeff graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong and obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Interactive Design and Game Development. He have also develop a passion for teaching and mentoring as he have been working as a Taekwondo instructor throughout his time in high school and university. With his skillset and experience, he hopes to inspire students to learn and create using technology.

"Having experienced first hand how technology is able to amaze, inspire, and have an impact on people, I feel privileged to be able to teach the next generation and provide the same experience to them. Seeing the satisfaction in students when they finish their project and the excitement to share and amaze others is very rewarding. Outside of First Code, I will be trying out and learning from the latest games, and spending time with family and friends."

Marco W

Marco W

Instructor

Marco graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Biochemistry. He has a passion in education and technology, especially in STEM. He enjoys working with children and inspiring them to become creators with technology.

"I found programming fascinating in the way that it mimics our world. I believe being able to understand coding concepts helps us to perceive the world better and solve daily live problems too. One of the most satisfying moments in coding is where you can create something useful and pleasant out of nothing but just concepts and codes, and seeing people benefit from it. I wish to see more youngster enjoy the same pleasure as mine by learning coding and applying what they've learnt."

Rachel C

Rachel C

Office

Rachel Choi has years of experience in managing administrative work. She is exceptionally attentive to everyone’s needs and she puts in her best effort to make sure everyone at First Code (students or staff), can together learn in a happy and harmonious environment.

"To me, First Code is a very special place where culture and talents thrive. Never have I been working in a place that is so young and energetic. It is my pleasure to be able to serve such a unique group of individuals."

Jo N

Jo N

Marketing

Jo is passionate about education and believes in the power of coding in making social changes. Her interest in marketing brought her to First Code where she is offered the opportunities to try out new ideas.

"First Code is all about empowerment. I am impressed by the many creative student projects and how much they can do at their age."

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