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Meet the faces behind our school

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We are proud to be the only coding bootcamp in Japan capable of doing that, holding higher standards of what a bootcamp student can achieve.

Whether you are interested in a career change or are an engineering manager looking to hire or train your team, we hope you take the time to get to know us, our missions, our values, and our culture.

- Yan Fan
Co-founder & COO

Advisors

Masayasu Morita
BANCROFT AND TELEGRAPH INC, REPRESENTATIVE PARTNER
Tomomi Imura
DEVELOPER RELATIONS, CLOUD ADVOCACY, MICROSOFT
Naoto Togashi
SENIOR ADVISOR, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP; EXECUTIVE ADVISOR, BRAINPAD
Kristin Hayden
CHIEF PARTNER OFFICE, IGNITE NATIONAL; CO-FOUNDER, VISIONVENTURE; FOUNDER, ONEWORLD NOW!
Rochelle Kopp
MANAGING PRINCIPAL, JAPAN INTERCULTURAL CONSULTING; AUTHOR
Danny Burkes
SENIOR DIRECTOR, ASIA PACIFIC AND JAPAN AT VMWARE TANZU LABS
Norikazu Tokusue
SPECIAL ADVISOR, BRAINPAID; BOARD MEMBER & COUNCILOR, JAPAN WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY
Nobuyuki Idei
FOUNDER & CEO, QUANTUM LEAPS; FORMER CEO AND CHAIRMAN, SONY

Founders

Born in China and raised in Seattle, Yan graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Economics and Arabic. After graduation, Yan worked at an agri-commodities trading firm in Singapore before changing her career to tech. Quitting trading, Yan moved to San Francisco and became a software engineer at Ayasdi, a leading Silicon Valley machine learning startup.

Yan Fan
CO-FOUNDER & CОО

Born in China and raised in Seattle, Yan graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Economics and Arabic. After graduation, Yan worked at an agri-commodities trading firm in Singapore before changing her career to tech. Quitting trading, Yan moved to San Francisco and became a software engineer at Ayasdi, a leading Silicon Valley machine learning startup.

As an executive at EMC (now Dell EMC), Greenplum, and Pivotal Labs, Kani helped industry leaders transform the way they build software, drive customer success, innovate, and disrupt businesses across industries in multiple geographies.

Kani Munidasa
CO-FOUNDER & CEО

As an executive at EMC (now Dell EMC), Greenplum, and Pivotal Labs, Kani helped industry leaders transform the way they build software, drive customer success, innovate, and disrupt businesses across industries in multiple geographies.

Leadership

Steve has achieved successful global start-up operations at numerous enterprises. He is experienced at exit strategies including IPO, M&A and sell-offs. Of the 12 companies he managed, eleven turned profitable, and two went on to IPO.

Steve Furukubo
MANAGING DIRECTOR & CFO

Steve has achieved successful global start-up operations at numerous enterprises. He is experienced at exit strategies including IPO, M&A and sell-offs. Of the 12 companies he managed, eleven turned profitable, and two went on to IPO.

Jill Hackney is originally from Philadelphia, and previously worked in the film and television industry in camera and lighting. She travelled extensively before joining Code Chrysalis, including extended period of residence in Saudi Arabia, the UK, and New Zealand.

Jill Hackney
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Jill Hackney is originally from Philadelphia, and previously worked in the film and television industry in camera and lighting. She travelled extensively before joining Code Chrysalis, including extended period of residence in Saudi Arabia, the UK, and New Zealand

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Justin has called Tokyo home since 2017. Skilled in marketing, value based narrative communication, community building and outreach, Justin holds a Master of Arts - focused in Sociology, Gender Studies, Feminist Epistemology, Cultural Studies, Semiotics, and Social and Political Thought from Lakehead University.

Justin Conley
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Justin has called Tokyo home since 2017. Skilled in marketing, value based narrative communication, community building and outreach, Justin holds a Master of Arts - focused in Sociology, Gender Studies, Feminist Epistemology, Cultural Studies, Semiotics, and Social and Political Thought from Lakehead University.

Delivery team

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Andy was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA and moved to Tokyo in 2019. Andy has a formal education background in art and graphic design, but has worked as a professional web developer since 2008. Andy specializes in JavaScript, but is always interested in exploring new programming languages and technologies. His hobbies include drawing, calligraphy, music production, sake, and sumo wrestling.

Andy Park
LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Andy was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA and moved to Tokyo in 2019. Andy has a formal education background in art and graphic design, but has worked as a professional web developer since 2008. Andy specializes in JavaScript, but is always interested in exploring new programming languages and technologies. His hobbies include drawing, calligraphy, music production, sake, and sumo wrestling.

Born and raised in Nagasaki, Eriko worked as a systems engineer in a fintech company where she spent a decade handling system design, UI/UX, testing, & product launches. As a technical mentor & instructor, Eriko wants to encourage those who work hard as a tech mentor / instructor.

Eriko Kidera
LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in Nagasaki, Eriko worked as a systems engineer in a fintech company where she spent a decade handling system design, UI/UX, testing, & product launches. As a technical mentor & instructor, Eriko wants to encourage those who work hard as a tech mentor / instructor.

Career support

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Eri has lived in numerous countries including Japan, U.S., Canada, Italy and Malawi. After graduating from the International Christian University (ICU) with a degree in International Relations she has worked in the fields of language education and technology. Using her previous experience in HR at an autonomous driving startup, her role at Code Chrysalis is to advise graduates in job hunting.

Eri Ochiai
CAREER SUPPORT LEAD

Eri has lived in numerous countries including Japan, U.S., Canada, Italy and Malawi. After graduating from the International Christian University (ICU) with a degree in International Relations she has worked in the fields of language education and technology. Using her previous experience in HR at an autonomous driving startup, her role at Code Chrysalis is to advise graduates in job hunting.

Born in Nigeria, moved to Canada at the age of 13, Bukky got her Bachelor of Business degree at Trent University in Canada and her MBA degree at Doshisha University in Kyoto. Following her passion to change the perception of African creative industries in Japan, she moved to Tokyo in 2017 to co-found Awa`Tori and work as a Human Resources recruiter. Through her experience as a recruiter, she realized a need and developed another passion for helping people to navigate the challenges of job-hunting, from choosing a career path to finding the right job or company, and finally the application process. This led her to pursue a consultant role at Randstad Risesmart, helping various professionals to effectively target their application documents for their target jobs. And finally, at Code Chrysalis helping program graduates on their journeys as software engineers.

Bukky Adejobi
CAREER SUPPORT COACH

Born in Nigeria, moved to Canada at the age of 13, Bukky got her Bachelor of Business degree at Trent University in Canada and her MBA degree at Doshisha University in Kyoto. Following her passion to change the perception of African creative industries in Japan, she moved to Tokyo in 2017 to co-found Awa`Tori and work as a Human Resources recruiter. Through her experience as a recruiter, she realized a need and developed another passion for helping people to navigate the challenges of job-hunting, from choosing a career path to finding the right job or company, and finally the application process. This led her to pursue a consultant role at Randstad Risesmart, helping various professionals to effectively target their application documents for their target jobs. And finally, at Code Chrysalis helping program graduates on their journeys as software engineers.