The CSPA Team

Dave Ferris
James Lin

CSPA Co-founder

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Angel Poon

CSPA Co-founder

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Tim Yang

Software Engineer

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Kun Gao
Ben Domingue

Assistant Professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Education

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CSPA Technical Steering Committee

TSC Members are responsible for CSPA exam content and direction. New exam versions are released every 3 months. If you are interested in participating, please apply here.

Education Seats (5)

TSC education seats are held by representatives of both traditional and non-traditional education providers, such as computer science programs, coding schools, and MOOCs.

Jeffrey Fiddler

Senior Manager of Curriculum @ AppAcademy

Bob Ippolito

Board member @ Mission Bit. Previously Co-founder & CTO @ Fig, Pieceable, and Mochi Media; iOS Engineer @ Facebook

Ben Nelson

Co-founder, Lambda School

Naomi Sorrell

Sr. Manager of Curriculum and Experience @ Holberton School

David Yang

Co-founder, Fullstack Academy

Open Source Seats (3)

The open source seats represent technology providers, such as authors of popular libraries, frameworks, and tools. They provide a unique, forward-looking perspective of what future software developers should know.

Frédéric Harper

Developer Advocate @ npmjs, former Mozilla & Microsoft one, Apress author, public speaker, #crazycatman & more

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James Ide

Co-founder @ Expo, previously at Facebook, Microsoft, and Google

Yuan Tang

Top contributor and committer of TensorFlow, XGBoost and Apache MXNet, Senior Software Engineer @ Ant Financial

Industry Seats (19)

Industry seats are held by software engineers and hiring managers who have extensive experience hiring software engineers. They represent what employers are looking for in new hires.

Mohammad Almalkawi

Technical lead at a leading crypto startup, previously @ Twitter, Quip, Microsoft and Google. UIUC alum.

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Laurent Benchimol

Engineering Manager @ Intuit, previously Eng Manager at Uber

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Daisuke Fujiwara

Engineering manager for the Labs team

Daniel Hindi

CTO @ Buildfire

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Nate Jacobs

Senior Staff Engineer @ Medidata Solutions

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Bryce Lampe

Engineering Manager @ Uber, formerly Software Engineer at Yelp

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Greg Lin

Co-founder @ CrossInstall

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Giuseppe Macri

Senior Software Engineer @ Uber, Co-founder & CTO @ Digitalsite

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Brandon Ooi

CTO @ Sharespace, previously CTO @ Rune and Crunchyroll

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Andy Pang

Engineer @ Superlinear, previously Dir. of Engineering @ Riverbed, Jut

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Vahed Qazvinian

Co-founder & CTO @ Lawyaw, previously 3+ years on Google Search Team

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Brandon Richey

Engineering Manager @ Greenhouse, previously Dir. of Engineering @ Teladoc Health

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Memo Salas

Senior Software Engineer @ RTI

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Ramya Sampath

Solution Architect/Integrations Engineer Manager @ BloomReach

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Sergey Serebryakov

Senior Software Engineer @ Tesla Autopilot

Bhavik Shah

Senior Software Engineer @ CrossInstall, previously @ Crunchyroll and Adknowledge

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Sunil Shah

Engineering Manager @ Yelp

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Derek Wang

Software & Security Engineer @ Airbnb

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Annie Zhou

Engineering Manager @ Square, previously @ Lumos Lab, Jobvite, Dropbox, and Amazon

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CSPA is backed by Y Combinator, seed venture firms, and angels who believe in creating equal opportunity for everyone.

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