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Cohort XI Graduates

November, 30th 2018

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. We are proud to present to you our graduating students from Cohort XI.

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Our Graduates

Gabe Oleinik

Friendly face, looking for a friendly place

I am a full stack web developer currently going through the Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild. Learning is one of my favorite things to do, so I find myself perpetually driven to learn the newest and most effective technologies to get the job done. I have many personal interests that fit neatly within the tech space, including but not limited to, development, cyber/information security, DevOps methodolgies, and more. There is always more to learn, and there is little that I find more exciting than that.

Michael Yenny

Pain is temporary, Pride is forever.

I am a Full Stack Web Developer that is graduating from SDG. I'm excited for the opportunity to apply the skills I have learned at SDG with my strong communication, and customer relationship skills to the tech industry. When I'm not coding I enjoy spending time with my family and taking spontaneous adventures to cool places.

Andrew J. Lanza


UF graduate. St. Pete native. Always learning...

Justin Oliver Lee

Nice Looking and Responsive, my Websites of Course.

Justin comes from a hospitality management background, and was looking for a career change. With a drive to learn, create, and build; web development was a perfect fit for him to fulfill these passions. Equipped with the knowledge gained from Suncoast Developers Guild, he is ready to solve the problems and face the challenges a career as Web Developer will present.

Matthew Cooke

Coffee-driven developer

Matt has spent a majority of his life in the Tampa Bay area and is a USF graduate. He came to the SDG with never having written a line of code and has fully embraced the process. Passionate about his family, friends, and his dog Arwen. His hobbies include: playing board games, learning to be a better developer, rock climbing, and video games.

Benjamin Jehl

Forward-looking Developer

A native of northern Indiana, Ben moved to St. Pete two years ago while working in finance. Excited about designing and building technologies that shape the future, he wanted to follow his passion for the tech industry and decided to attend the SDG Academy. When Ben isn't coding, he enjoys playing guitar, sports, cooking, traveling and continually learning valuable skills.

Allan Seitz

Perfect practice makes perfect

Allan is a hardworking student. He prefers the back-end languages and enjoys working on full-stack app. Also: Gavin is a wizard, Mark is a sorcerer, and Jason is a shaman.

Karsten Rogers

Can't fail if you don't try

Quiet Hardworking Student

We would like to thank Knowbe4, for providing food and beverages for all of us to enjoy and celebrate with the graduates.

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