PEOPLE

Our mentors, volunteers, and advisors are excited to provide 6th - 12th graders with an opportunity to start coding at a young age. We hope to nurture a fun, nonintimidating educational environment to allow any student from any background to enjoy learning to code. A big thank you to the ICS department chair Dr. Scott Robertson, Associate Faculty Specialist Kenny Quibilan, and IT System Administrator Todd Tomita for their support to make this program possible.

MENTORS

Preston Garcia (President)

Subjects: Web Dev

Hi! My name is Preston and I am a UH Manoa student transferred from Leeward Community College. My major is Computer Science - Data Science with a Physics minor.

Timothy Huo (Vice-President)

Subjects: Web Dev

Hello everyone! My name is Timothy and I am a senior majoring in Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My interest is in software development. I enjoy playing video games and hiking. I can't wait to meet you all!

Michelle Leano (Lecturer)

Subjects: Web Dev

Hello! I am Michelle Leano and I am a transfer student at UH Mānoa. My major is Computer Science - General. In my free time, I like to binge watch Netflix and research about the latest NFTs.

Sydnee You (Communication Officer)

Subjects: Web Dev

Hello there! My name is Sydnee, and I am a senior majoring in Computer Science. I hope to one day become a game designer. I’m excited to meet you all this coming spring, and I hope you’ll find this experience enjoyable and memorable.

Marissa Halim (Treasurer)

Subjects: Web Dev

Hi everyone! My name is Marissa, I'm a UH Manoa senior who is planning to double major in computer science and computer animation. Outside of school, I enjoy watching YouTube, journaling, and drawing. Excited to see everyone :)

Amanda Nitta (Marketing Officer)

Subjects: Web Dev

Aloha everyone! My name is Amanda Nitta and I am a Junior in Computer Science - Data Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am involved in the local Okinawan community in the islands, and in my free time I like to go hiking and spend time with friends! I look forward to meeting with you all!

ADVISORS

CHARLES "CHARLIE" SHACKFORD

Hi everyone, my name is Charles Shackford and I have been an IT Network/System Administrator at UH Manoa for almost a year now. My background in computers spans industries ranging from music, to video game design, to transportation, and now education. I have been working in the tech industry for about 18 years and look forward to helping prospective students find their path into the tech field. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, music, and video games.

ALUMNI

2022

Jeff Wong

Mentor

2019 - 2022

Patrick McCrindle

Mentor, President

2020 - 2022

Sophia Cruz

Mentor

2020 - 2022

Kiran Datwani

Mentor

2021 - 2022

Chad Oshiro

Mentor

2021 - 2022

Jake Hardy

Mentor

2021 - 2022

Joshua Galeria

Mentor

2021 - 2022

2021

Jennifer Hsu

Mentor, President

2019 - 2021

Gum San Aung

Mentor, Vice-President

2019 - 2021

Samuel Han

Mentor

2019 - 2021

Jackie Wong

Mentor

2020 - 2021

Justin Mar

Mentor

2020 - 2021

Logan Moniz

Mentor

2020 - 2021

2020

Gina Watanabe

President

2019 - 2020

Boyang Zhang

Operational Manager

2019 - 2020

Tyler Chong

Mentor

2019 - 2020

Jiaqi Li

Mentor

2019 - 2020

Timoteo Sumalinog III

Mentor

2019 - 2020