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Our Recent Graduates

After their 12-week journey to becoming Full-Stack Developers, our students have grown their technical skills. These students have gone from little to no experience to learning HTML/CSS, JavaScript, React and then diving into a back-end technology stack to round out their full-stack understanding.

Interested in hiring a graduate?

All of our graduates are ready for their first jobs as junior developers. If you think someone would be a great fit for your team, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you want more information about how our career support program works or direct recommendations for your needs, please contact us at hello@suncoast.io.

Michael Rushing

Developer, Team Player, and Explorer

Michael is a developer that has taken a liking to front-end development. He enjoys problem-solving and maximizing the user experience for the end-user. Michael believes effective communication and support is the key to achieving goals.

Michael's capstone project was a team project with Isaac Rendon. OnRepeat, is a React web application that allows users to connect with their Spotify account. Users can view a gallery of their playlists, view their top listened to artists/tracks, and create new playlists using the Spotify API recommendation based on user listening trends.


Byron McDaniel

Developer, Driven, Habitual Snacker

Byron is a self-driven developer who is continuously evolving his well-rounded skill set. His experience in the Military and Fire Department developed his attention to detail. As a long-time entrepreneur, Byron is a self-starter. These skills, along with newly minted development skills, will make Byron an asset to any team. His perpetual thirst for knowledge coupled with a resilient work ethic is what makes Byron an ideal prospect for any company.

Byron's capstone project, B Out Bailbonds, was created to solve specific bail bonds industry issues. A lot of clients miss their court date because they forget. My Web app will offer the bondman and their clients a few options. A bondsman can update a client's court dates, and the clients can see it in real-time. A client can create their court date, and as a bonus, a client can check-in via the app, which records the client location.


Naima Africa S. Francis

Juggler, Risk-Taker and Friend

Naima Africa is a driven and ambitious person. Though she's a new developer, she will take her outstanding ability to solve problems to the next level quickly. She loves Front-End developing and being a part of a team. She is excited to make real-world contributions and affect change.

Naima Africa's capstone project, Hair by Us, is an app that tracks Black hair salons and stylists in the Tampa Bay area. When Naima first moved to Tampa, she had difficulty finding a place that catered to her natural hair. This experience inspired her to help others in her situation by connecting Black-owned salons and stylists to their community. She used JavaScript, HTML, CSS, React.js, and C# to complete her project.


Isaac Rendon

Developer, Hip Hop Head and Basketball Nerd

Isaac is an enthusiastic learner pursuing a career in front-end development or UX/UI design. His design inspiration comes in many forms, such as architecture, fashion, and sustainability. Isaac's goal is to join a team where he can contribute by combining his teachings from SDG with his passion for design.

Isaac's capstone project was a team project with Michael Rushing. OnRepeat, is a React web application that allows users to connect with their Spotify account. Users can view a gallery of their playlists, view their top listened to artists/tracks, and create new playlists using the Spotify API recommendation based on user listening trends.


Brad Rowley

Developer and Sports Fanatic

Brad is a newly minted developer that loves tech. After experiencing a sports career in college, Brad used that experience to develop and understand the importance of being a team player and doing his part in the work world.

Brad's capstone project, Tampa Bay's Best, is an app that allows users to share their best experiences in the Tampa Bay area. Allowing users to sign up for an account, adding their favorite events (experiences), write reviews, and budget their trip (eventually). You must have an account to share an experience or write a review.


Eric Poe

Developer, Student, Gamer

Eric is an aspiring full-stack developer that has advanced his education in the past year. Starting as an intern, he has taken great strides to expand his knowledge and hopes to begin his career as a professional developer.

Eric's capstone project, Poe Homeowner Insurance, is a CRUD-based insurance application that will estimate your home's price and return to you a premium based on then home and the quality of the insurance.


Abraham Eveland

Developer and rollerblade enthusiast

Abe is an aspiring developer looking forward to his journey in the software field as he transitions from being an H-VAC technician to tech. He is confident that with hard work and determination, he can take on any challenge.

Abe's capstone project, Buyers Guide, is a rollerblading buyers guide. It is a website that informs people to help buy rollerblades that suits them. You can create an account to view personally suggested skates as well as add your own skates that others may be matched to. You can shop for suggested or any skates. There is a user's connection area where you can view other skaters and their highlights.


David Rygwelski

Developer, Engineer, Administrator

David is a new C# .NET Developer. He has strong analytical skills including experience in working in teams and resolving problems through a critical thinking process. David came to SDG with experience as a Senior Unix and Linux Systems Administrator, including system and security administration with a strong background in administering large server environments consisting of application, database, and web servers.

David's capstone project, Vehicle World, is a website that displays various vehicles used by humans. By clicking an image, more detail is presented. A user can view, add, edit, or delete vehicles from the website.


Trent Costa

Developer, Problem Solver, Eager to Learn

Trent is a new developer, fresh out of Suncoast Developer's Guild, with experience in full-stack web development. Trent believes in a pragmatic approach to development focused on easy to use user interfaces and intuitive setups. He is always eager to take on a new challenge and never afraid to ask for help when needed.

Trent's capstone project, Tailgate, is a full-stack web application that allows users to post upcoming tailgate parties. Users can search for those parties in various ways, including by sport, date, keywords, and distance from a specified location.


Cody Banks

Problem Solver, Leader, and Developer

Cody has a strong ambition to build a well-rounded and high-quality product as a Developer. He was the Director of Operations at his local Chick-Fil-A and learned crucial management and leadership skills in this role. Born and raised in Florida, he loves the Tampa Bay Area. Cody will graduate from the University of South Florida in December with a degree in Management Information Systems.

Cody's capstone project was a team project with Abtahee Ali. Evolution X is an application that utilizes a third-party Xbox API to access a user's Xbox Live Accounts Information. The user can create an account, update their credentials, or delete their account. The application will show the user's gamer card, friends, messages, recent achievements, and Xbox One games owned by the user. Evolution X will let the user know which game they played recently, what day they earned achievement, and the date when a message was received.


Abtahee Ali

Hip-Hop Dancer, Dog Lover, & Professional Ice Cream Taster

Abtahee is a developer who is enthusiastic about expanding his present skill set while still making an indelible impact. He is a community-minded individual that aims to assure that every person feels welcomed and included.

Abtahee's capstone project was a team project with Cody Banks. Evolution X is an application that utilizes a third-party Xbox API to access a user's Xbox Live Accounts Information. The user can create an account, update their credentials, or delete their account. The application will show the user's gamer card, friends, messages, recent achievements, and Xbox One games owned by the user. Evolution X will let the user know which game they played recently, what day they earned achievement, and the date when a message was received.

You may be wondering how this idea came about. Streetlight, a pediatric organization that specializes in giving support to terminally ill patients, contacted Abtahee looking to create a project that would track a patient's usage of Streetlight's Xbox One Consoles. With this information, they would be able to conduct further research to show how impactful playing games in a hospital are for a patient during their stay, which could lead to funding for the program.


Robert Kilduff

Aspiring Junior Developer

Rob is an aspiring junior developer, who strives to create versatile and user friendly apps. He believes in the adage of learning something new everyday.


Michael Keough

Developer

Mike moved to St. Pete 2 years ago from Delaware. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Wilmington University. He looking to take his knowledge of full-stack web development and build on it in a Junior Developer position. He has a strong background in customer service and works great within a team. he has succeeded in leading teams to achieve goals in previous leadership roles and thrives in fast-paced environments.


Chesireé Balogh

Inspiring Web Developer, Creative Artist, and Lifelong Learner

Chez is an artistic individual with a passion to create fun and impactful web applications. Chez believes learning never ends and embraces challenges with a open mind. She loves working in a dynamic work environment and building a strong team.


Nathanael Swander

Curious Intellect and Free Thinker

Nathan is well rounded and always searching for knowledge. He gravitates towards challenges and enjoys working together to learn with others. His passion is easily apparent. Nathan wants to bridge the gap between technological advancements and the user.


Georg Oehl

Programmer, Strobist, and Kite-flyer

Georg is a seasoned software developer who is passionate about creating usable, useful, and functional computer applications that help people solve problems more efficiently.


Adam Jones

Junior Developer and College Student

Adam is a young adult who is eager to learn and please. He believes it is important to to challenge yourself when possible.


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