Meet some past Launch students.

Dorothy Wang

Launch UX Design Graduate

HackCville built on Dorothy's existing basic web development and design experience by teaching custom CMS theme development and JavaScript. Through Launch she interned with Commonwealth Joe Coffee where she completely redesigned and rebuilt their website (linked here) as a custom Shopify theme. She's continued working with CWJ this fall alongside her many freelancing projects.

Personal Site → LinkedIn →

Nojan Sheybani

Launch Software Engineering Graduate

Nojan came into HackCville with basic CS and engineering experience. We taught Nojan to build web applications in React and then matched him with a local startup, Trivium Financial. He worked (and continues to work) directly with the founder to built their initial financial modeling product.

GitHub → LinkedIn →

Laura Habermeyer

Launch Digital Strategy Graduate

Laura's a nursing student with an interest at using education and marketing to solve problems in preventative healthcare. So after her training Laura was a perfect match for her internship at Maternity Neighborhood, which makes software to support midwives. "I’ve found [Laura] to be both incredibly motivated and motivating," shared her supervisor, "and the pace of work is impressive." Laura has continued to work with Maternity Neighborhood throughout the school year.

LinkedIn →

Sesi Cadmus

Launch Data Science Graduate

Sesi graduated UVA in 2017 with a degree in degree in Cognitive Science and extensive healthcare research experience. (She's also a world champion in blindfolded Rubik's Cube solves.) Sesi was quick to pick up on complex data science topics and had a full-time offer to join healthcare startup Locus Health 3 days after the program.

LinkedIn →

"HackCville is an incredible institution", a "unicorn", and "like nothing else at any university we work with."

Brendan Collins, College Recruiter at Google
Hired four HackCville students over the last two years.

Here's a few more:

Jocelyn Huang

Launch UX Design Graduate

Jocelyn came into Launch with basic web development experience from one of HackCville's semester programs. After training, she joined the Foodio team to work on web and software projects for their partner restaurants. She's since been hired by HackCville to teach her own web development course to underclassmen.

LinkedIn →

Charlie Tolleson

Launch Data Science Graduate

Charlie started Launch with little data science knowledge but quickly pulled ahead as one of the quickest learners. He was one of three Launch students that joined the DriveFactor team for his internship. There he worked with enormous datasets of the crash and collision data in the United States. He's since been hired by HackCville to teach our most popular part-time program in data science.

LinkedIn →

Cameron Lloyd

Launch Software Engineering Graduate

Cameron had taken HackCville's software engineering course in the spring before joining Launch. In that course and throughout the summer she was trained in creating web applications in React and React Native. She was matched with TwinThread, a local IoT startup where she worked alongside the team's other engineers are their products. She has continued to work with TwinThread after her internship and through the fall.

LinkedIn → GitHub →

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