Jeff created Origin Code Academy to help equip students with the skills necessary to start a new career in software development. He is passionate about helping students get a job after they graduate and he works directly with employers in San Diego to make that happen.
Michael Roberts Jr – Instructor
Anthony Valera – Instructor
Anthony is a Front End Developer who strives to create visually appealing applications with efficient, semantic code. With his experience working in creative industries and passion for design, his primary goal is to educate students on fundamental UX design and front-end engineering principles.
MichaelBlankenship – Instructor
Michael has been writing code for over 36 years. He’s worked with PCs, MacIntoshes and every variety of UNIX computers. For nine years, he was the President/CEO of a software development firm in NORCAL, personally invoicing over a million dollars’ worth of software solutions where he owned/operated a datacenter to host client websites and databases.
Art Longbottom – Instructor
Art is a proud US Navy veteran who has over six years of experience in Web Development. He has experience building highly scalable, fast, clean and expertly styled applications for web and mobile applications. He specializes in React and React Native development
Ryan Dalton – Admissions Manager
Ryan has spent the past decade in education teaching, managing, and designing curriculum. He helps guide others to make decisions to change their lives through education. He has worked internationally in China as well as locally in San Diego for some of the biggest names in International & American education.
Justin Renfro – Business Development Manager
Justin’s role is to connect Origin students with employers looking to hire developers. With a network of over 100 employers in San Diego, he’s always on the look out for awesome opportunities for both graduates and alumni. In his free time he enjoys boating, playing basketball, and exploring the desert.
Christian McFarland – Software Engineer
Christian is a former student of Origin Code Academy having graduated in the third cohort. He moved to Buffalo NY to be near family and work for LanTrax as a software engineer for 1 year. Christian has moved back to San Diego and now works for Origin’s dev team helping with the development of our curriculum software.