Trant Batey

Trant is a native Texan from a ranch outside of Seguin. Trant has been a software engineer for over 25 years, starting on punch cards. In the past he has also taught Programming, Filmmaking, and even Driver’s Ed. In the 90’s Trant pursued a dual career as an actor and programmer. He has made a few independent films and had a small part on Spy Kids. In 1999, he served as the Executive Director of the Austin Film Alliance which promoted independent filmmaking in Austin. For years Trant has been looking to move his career into a more academic direction and Codeup is the perfect blend of the professional and academic worlds.

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Faith Kane

Faith Kane holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UT Austin and a Master of Education specializing in Talent Development and Advanced Curriculum from Texas State University. Her background in public education spans nineteen years and six districts in Dallas and San Antonio. Faith is a long-time advocate for empowerment through quality education. She is a graduate of Codeup’s Data Science program who now uses her background to guide and support students.

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Casey Friday

Casey graduated from UTSA with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Music. He has since spent almost 10 years as a web developer, specializing in automation and e-commerce. He also spent 1.5 years as the Director of Security at a cryptocurrency hedge fund, where he built custom software for emerging crypto technologies. He has always loved learning new skills quickly and is thrilled to share this pastime with Codeup students. Outside of the class, he loves to disassemble every product can, to see how they work.

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Terrell Stewart

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

Terrell is a San Antonio local, Codeup alumni, and now is a technical teaching assistant here. If you have a problem he will do his best to help you work though it, making sure you succeed is his goal! He believes nothing says fun like learning a skill that will better you as a person! He loves gaming, conventions, travel, and spends most of his free time trying to master cosplay and streaming. He once ate a ghost pepper whole on a bet and after a brief stint in the hospital pretended like the event never happened.

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Kenneth Howell

Kenneth is a native San Antonioian and STMU alumnus. His background before Codeup includes teaching middle-schoolers English, owning an insurance agency, and automotive sales. He joined Codeup, graduated from the Deimos web development cohort in early 2020, and is now an instructor with Codeup. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys cooking, smoking a nice cigar, games, and enjoying whatever the day brings.

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David Stephens

David graduated from Codeup as a part of the Xanadu cohort. With years of experience in retail management prior to Codeup, his experience in teaching in the moment helps to drive students to experiment and move forward. David’s biggest advice for building software? Be honest, be kind, and keep going. David is an avid fan of history. He loves collecting video games and older technology: looking back to admire the progress we make everyday. When not in the realm of tech and electronics: David is a huge basketball fan, and rabid macaroni and cheese enthusiast.”

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Sophie Kurihara

Sophie Kurihara Instructor at Codeup | Coding Tech Bootcamp San Antonio

Sophie studied Computer Science and Music before diving into the world of web development. After graduating with the Olympic cohort, she worked as a web developer and designer, then came back as an instructor. Sophie believes in constant learning and a design-centric approach to problem solving (and life in general). In her free time, Sophie works on her music, spends time with her family and loves supporting San Antonio’s local culture. Because of her enthusiasm for trying new things, she got sucked into the circus and now trains in aerial arts at Aerial Horizon. If she is having a bad day, boba usually does the trick.”

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Vivian Canales

Vivian Canales

Vivian is a San Antonio transplant, StMU alum, and instructor at Codeup. After graduating with the Quincy Cohort, she worked at an AI startup in San Antonio. Prior to her shift into software development, she worked as a high school math and science teacher. Working at Codeup is the perfect combination two of her passions, teaching and coding. Outside of the classroom and her computer, she enjoys multiple hobbies, such as crafting, virtual reality, and learning new things.

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