About Codeup San Antonio_

CEOs of Codeup and Geekdom giving a talk at the event center | Code Tech Bootcamp

Our History_

Codeup was born in November of 2013 in San Antonio, Texas after Michael Girdley, Chris Turner, and Jason Straughan realized that there was a shortage of developers available for hire. They took matters into their own hands by creating Codeup, a 20-week accelerator bootcamp. Since then, we’ve helped numerous students transform into Full Stack Web Developers and Data Scientists.

The Codeup Community_

At Codeup, we have one goal: To solve meaningful problems that bring the tech community together through empowerment. As a Codeup student, you have the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment with staff, instructors, and employer partners that do their part to innovate and lead the future of tech. Together, we are making our corner of the world a better place — one techie at a time.

Codeup team

Your Team_

Jason Spro
Jason Straughan


Liz Maya
Liz Maya


Sarah Mellor

Director of Marketing & Admissions

Stephen Salas

Director of Business Development

Bernice Willis
Bernice Willis

Director of Delivery

Caitlin Studley Potter

Director of Delivery

Jenny Stark
Jenny Stark

Digital Marketing Specialist

Yumi Jeon

Creative Designer

Olivia Lucero

Content Copywriter

Khanh Le

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Xavier Simpson

Admissions Manager

Haley Mercer

Admissions Manager

Stuart Rowe
Stuart Rowe

Admissions Manager

Mariam Naqvi

Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager

Amanda DeFrees

Marketing & Admissions Intern

Gabriel Moon
Gabriel Moon

Business Development Rep

Marianna Vargas Muñoz

Manager of Employer Partnerships

Liza Gomez

Manager of Employer Partnerships

Katie Facemire

Operations Associate

Meghan Desai
Meghan Desai

Operations Intern

Zach Gulde

Curriculum Developer and Instructor

Ryan Orsinger

Instructor (Web Dev. & Data Science)

Maggie Giust Instructor of Data Science at Codeup | Coding Tech Bootcamp San Antonio
Maggie Giust

Instructor (Data Science)

Daniel Fryar

Instructor (Web Development)

Justin Reich

Instructor (Web Development)

Vivian Canales
Vivian Canales

Instructor (Web Development)

Sophie Kurihara Instructor at Codeup | Coding Tech Bootcamp San Antonio
Sophie Kurihara

Instructor (Web Development)

David Stephens

Instructor (Web Development)

Kenneth Howell

Director of Delivery

Terrell Stewart Teaching Assistant at Codeup | Coding Tech Bootcamp San Antonio
Terrell Stewart

Student Success Coordinator

Tristan Crawford

Teaching Assistant

Cody the Duck


Casey Friday

Instructor (Web Development)

Faith Kane

Instructor (Data Science)

Trant Batey

Instructor (Web Development)

Our Core Values_

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Being Helpful
No matter what step you are on in your career journey, you are not alone. We help our students and employer partners every step of the way.
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Cultivating Inclusive Growth

Innovation makes opportunities for all. Our students, staff, and employer partners join forces to solve meaningful problems that bring the tech community together.

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Delivering Excellence

Excellence is more than a choice. Through refinement of our skills and process, we are dedicated to delivering the best experience possible for our students and employer partners.

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Acting with Integrity
We’d walk a mile in your shoes. As a student or employer partner, you can rest knowing that the Codeup team will always put you first.

Employer Partnerships_

We are determined to help our students find their perfect career fit. Codeup’s network of over 100 employers allows us to connect our graduates with endless, unique opportunities. See below for some of the companies who have recently hired from us.
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Oracle Employer Partner

We’re Hiring_

Do our core values resonate with you? Send us your resume and tell us why you’re a match.