Beau worked in both tech and music before coming to Japan to teach English in Gunma. His interest in coding was rekindled after being offered a Google Foobar challenge in 2016. Since then he’s taken courses on Java, Python, and C++. Beau played guitar in a rock band for 10 years, during which time he opened for Weezer and played at CBGB in New York.
Originally from Wakayama, Yusuke worked as a database engineer for the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), one of the most advanced astronomical research centers in the world. He’s interested in education and the next generation of tech: more specifically, machine learning, blockchain, and securities.
After living and working across the United States, Mike and his family moved to Tokyo in 2015 for his work as a Database consultant. An experienced programmer, he has worked professionally as a database engineer. Mike is interested in IoT, NoSQL databases, blockchain, and the role of technology in education.
Previously an SEO specialist in Thailand, Takahiro is a self-taught developer with a background in industrial engineering. He’s interested in Linux Shell, SQL, Database, and Vim! Despite an inconvenient allergy, he’s the proud owner of a pet dog.
Alex had his first experience with coding when he attended our “Intro to JS” meetup back in July 2017, after which he went on to complete Harvard’s CS50x “Introduction to Computer Science” course. Outside of coding, he’s had the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II and attend a dinner party with the Crown Prince of Japan.
A former systems engineer, Jia moved to Tokyo to complete his Master’s degree — a move that led him to travel through Europe and the United States. An experienced programmer, he’s interested in Domain Driven Design, container orchestration, IoT, and front-end development.