Mentors

Sarang Ratanjee

Director, Mobile Applications, Kountable

Bio:

Sarang Ratanjee is an entrepreneur currently working as Director of Mobile Engineering at Kountable Inc, where he leads mobile development on Kountable’s global trade platform. He’s worked with large corporations including Intuit, Google, Samsung and Hearst to name a few. His passions are rooted in social good and a positive impact in society through mobile technology and applications. When Sarang is not developing apps you can find him on the basketball court shooting hoops or practicing his barbering and DIY skills.

Skills:

Android, Java, Objective - C, Swift

Gregrian Vassell

Technical Consultant, Research Foundation of The City University of New York

Bio:

During his 10 years as a Senior Software Architect at Intel, he led a team of software developers in implementing several pivotal projects. Since leaving Intel in 2014, he founded a startup and led a team in creating fun and innovative mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. Gregrian also mentors students as a technical consultant at Research Foundation of The City University of New York (CUNY) where he prepares computer science seniors for the industry by coaching them in building software applications using the agile development methodology.

Skills:

ASP.NET, JavaScript, SQL, C#, Perl, C++

Ptah Dunbar

Full Stack Engineer, TopTal

Bio:

He loves learning. He is self-motivated, team supported, versatile and curious creative thinker with over one decade experience in the web/tech industry. he is what he considers to be a renaissance developer with a highly competitive drive with proven leadership capabilities.

Skills:

Node.JS, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML 5, Git

Alphanso Walker

Full Stack Engineer Lead, The Boston Consulting Group

Bio:

Alfie, as he likes to be called, has worked with some of the most notable brands in the United States such as Barnes & Noble & The Boston Consulting Group. His breadth of experience as a Full Stack Software Engineer has continued to impress his peers and managers alike

Skills:

Python, JavaScript, MongoDB, Node, React

Quest Taylor

Digital Mercenary, Project United Knowledge

Bio:

Quest Taylor is a social serial entrepreneur and growth hacker that has a SERIOUS passion in helping underestimated individuals achieve their goals. Quest has a unique background of software/product creation and business. He specializes in: Business Development, Product Strategy, Corporate Branding, Community Building, Social Marketing, User Acquisition, and a full stack software engineer

Quest has assisted over 30 organizations in securing early stage idea validation funds over $1.6 Million USD.

Skills:

LAMP, MySQL, .NET, ASP, C#

Rebecca Dove

Innovative Officer, Pennez

Bio:

Rebecca's Goals are to be a catalyst within the education system with a focus on improving the literacy of children. She is passionate, dedicated, and engaged within the community. With over 10 years of experience in education, teacher leader, grant writer, professor, and researcher She is excited to continue changing education and to continue building partnerships with local school districts and organizations in order to improve the lives of children

Skills:

Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Research, Social Entrepreneurship