YouthCode Gurus volunteer their time and talent to help students by instructing, answering questions, coaching to solve problems and providing encouragement. All of our adult Gurus have experience with technology and have received a favorable background check. We welcome all levels of student Gurus who have an aptitude for coding and enjoy helping and serving other students. By allowing students to serve as volunteer Gurus, we demonstrate the mission of the YouthCode program as well as the purpose of our sponsoring non-profit organization that is found in its name, Impacting The Next Generation Project.


A student at Iowa State, Caroline is studying software engineering and serves as the outreach chair for Digital Women.


A retired database administrator, Mary has over 30 years experience in information technology and computer programming.


Jill is a data and business analyst with GuideOne insurance, frequently writing code in Structured Query Language or SQL.


Drake enjoys playing video games, learning to code and learning about technology while also sharing his skills and knowledge with friends.


Michelle is currently a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling educator with a degree and former career in information systems.


In addition to Minecraft, music, LEGOs and Scratch, Reagan likes coding because it is challenging and fun.


Toran is a software professional with a passion for storytelling and when he isn't evangelizing fast feedback, you can find him speaking about JavaScript.


A retiree of John Deere, Ed has 35 years experience in programming and systems development as well as a degree in mathematics.


Megan is a software engineering student at Iowa State University who desires youth to fall in love with coding just like she did.


Before YouthCode, Tim spent 22 years in information technology, computer programming and technology infrastructure.

YouthCode is a program of Impacting The Next Generation Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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