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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.

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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

Robert Mack

Developer, Gamer and Music Nerd.

Rob is an aspiring web developer located in the greater Tampa area. He's fueled by a passion for being creative, continue learning in the programming field, provide for his family, and be a part of something that will benefit and positively impact people. He believes that work ethic and a capacity to learn is more valuable than talent.

Rob's capstone project, What's for Dinner, is a full-stack application for users to select what to makes for dinner based on protein and nationality choice. Using C#, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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.

Portrait of Kento

Kento Kawakami

Analog photographer, darkroom resident, nature fanatic, enthusiast of the color yellow, gummy aficionado, ramen critic, and a really bad figure skater

Coming from an artistic background, whether it's a darkroom print, the best Pappardelle con Funghi in the world, cosplay, and now full-stack applications, Kento has always loved creating things. As a former graphic design student at USF, Kento built on his knowledge of design by adding code to his arsenal of experiences. When he is not coding, you'll often find him dancing with his dog, Kodak in the living room, developing photographs in his darkroom, going out on clueless adventures around the country with his camera, or practicing his backward crossovers at an ice rink.

Kento's capstone project, Smash Combos, takes learning to play a new character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (a fighting game for the Nintendo Switch) to a whole new level. Players can upload character combos, which are visually represented through controller buttons and video segments, on loop to share with others in the community.

Colter Lena

Web Developer, Marketer, and Dog Lover

Colter is a full-stack web developer with a passion for creating sleek and practical web applications. During his time at SDG, Colter learned to code on both the front and back-end using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ReactJS, C#, and .NET Core. His marketing background has given him superb communication skills and an eye for creating customer-friendly web applications.

Colter's capstone project, Furry Friends, is a platform that connects dog owners with professional dog walkers through a mobile-friendly web application.

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.

M Carla Joseph

Developer, learner and explorer

Carla is a chef transitioning into the tech industry.

Carla's capstone project is an app to track high school basketball players' statistics. Users will be able to see the top five players in points, rebounds, steals, and assists on the homepage. The top 20 ranked players are listed when selecting one of the categories.

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.

Stefan Bettaglio

Nimble-Witted, Curious Learner

Stefan is a developer from San Salvador, El Salvador. He is capable of thinking critically and tackling problems head-on. His innate interest in problem-solving has led him to Suncoast Developers Guild to pursue Full-Stack Web Development.

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.

Michelle Hendrix

Cat and Code Wrangler

Michelle is grateful to be at the beginning of her journey in software development. As a former teacher and yoga instructor, she believes a growth mindset and a sense of discipline lead to creative outcomes. Michelle tries not to take herself too seriously and she drinks her whiskey neat.

Kamari Ross

Developer, Photographer, and Obstacle-Course Racer

Kamari is an exploratory learner who is still growing his skillset in front-end and back-end technologies. He enjoys the process that comes with solving problems, executing interface design, and learning how to enhance the user experience. Although he looks forward to the challenges that learning new technologies can bring, he is still mindful that not all problems can be solved alone.

Michael Keough


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.

Marcus De La Garza

Drone Pilot, Hobbyist 3D Printer, and Full-Stack Web Developer

Marcus is a commercial drone pilot with a passion for technology. His experience on the hardware side of building drones sparked an interest in coding, which led him to Suncoast Developers Guild where he learned the principles of full-stack web development. As a junior developer, Marcus is excited to put his skills to use as well as expand his knowledge base!

Daniel Demerin

Developer and Designer

As a former animator/designer turned developer, Daniel brings his reinvigorated sense of purpose to tackle the coding world with a passion for learning, an artistic eye, and a deep curiosity for full-stack web development.

Bianca Brown

Developer, Creative, and Quietly Confident

Bianca is a developer from downtown St. Petersburg. She is enthusiastic, easily inspired, and passionate about doing things that matter: creating web applications that make people's lives easier.

Justin Sorensen

Junior Developer, VOIP Engineer, Gamer, and Technophile

Justin Sorensen is a proud nerd who loves D&D and tabletop games. He has a passion for technology and is a lifelong learner. He left a career as a VOIP Engineer to pursue a career in development. To that end, he attended Suncoast Devs Guild Cohort XVII (2/10/2020 - 5/1/2020).

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.

Alexa Lewis

Developer, Animal Lover, and Explorer

Alexa is a developer born and raised in Florida. She cares about making the user experience enjoyable and seamless. She wants the user to want to come back over and over! She believes in always being challenged but spending your time doing the things she loves.

Matthew Dick

Leader, Innovator, and Developer

Matt is a leader and an innovator. He loves to think of new ideas and ways to do things. He likes to challenge other people to think outside the box and say "can we do this" or "is this possible".

Corinne Carew

Developer, Learner, and Adventurer

Corinne was a 6th-grade science teacher with a hunger for learning. As a teacher, she became inspired by her involvement in the "girls who code" club where she helped introduce basic coding skills. After helping instruct the coding for girls club she realized the world of coding was vast and she was ready to learn! Corinne is very flexible and is ready to take on any task you throw at her. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and is confident that web development is the right path for her to be able to continuously be learning in this ever-changing world of coding.

Reid Hanson

Developer, Avid Runner, and Immersive Learner

Reid has a psychology degree from the University of Buffalo, spent a year in Madrid, Spain, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently and taught English as a foreign language to adults and teens. He is looking forward to putting his new development skills into action while continuing to learn.

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.

Curt Grogan

Full-Stack Developer, Tech Enthusiast, and Eternal Student

Curt is a born again software developer from Missouri. Having a passion for learning, logic, and intellectual challenges Curt is rejoining the fold and endeavoring on familiar but new journey.

Amgad Behman

Full-Stack Developer

Amgad is a developer that moved from Egypt that is determined to become the best version of himself. Amgad believes that tackling everyday challenges are what adds value to a person's knowledge.

Nadia Murchison

Positive and Creative Developer

Nadia is a budding developer with an eagerness for knowledge and a passion for growth. She loves to spread positive vibes wherever she goes and believes in empathy, giving back to the community, always striving to learn something new, and helping others whenever possible.

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.

Corey Grandmaison

Developer, Ontologist, and Promethean

Corey is a developer, born in St. Petersburg but raised in Michigan. He cares passionately about learning, recursion and efficiency. Corey strives to create a pinnacle of balance in all aspects of life and will forever walk the path of the eternal student.

Garrett Anderson

Garrett Anderson

Developer, Musician, Adventurer

Garrett is a Florida boy with a global mind-set and a passion for building beautiful things.

Jordan Bryan

Jordan Bryan

Developer, Technician, Avid Researcher

Jordan has always been surrounded by technology and strived to learn more through whatever means Jordan can. From instructional videos to documentation Jordan continuously want to learn more. Jordan has always loved learning something new in the technical field to increase the number of practical "tools" in his "toolbox". No matter where Jordan ends up he will make sure that it is a productive learning environment that fosters the growth of himself, and others.

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