Our Instructors

All DaVinci Coders instructors are full-time senior level developers, with a combined 65+ years of experience working in the industry with the technologies they teach.  Allowing them to pass along their real world workplace experiences to our students.  Not only teaching you how to code but providing the tools and insights necessary to be successful in the tech industry.


Jason Noble

Jason is a Software Development Manager and mentor with over 15-years of professional coding experience including Ruby on Rails, Git, MySQL, Apache, iPhone and other related coding technologies.

In addition to being a top contributor to the Ruby on Rails framework, Jason also works as a software developer and manager with a Denver area energy company.

Jason enjoys teaching students the skills they will need to become full-time software developers, and has been teaching and mentoring junior developers for over a decade.


Julien Lynge

Julien Lynge is a game developer, programmer, and the founder of indie studio, Grey Hour Games. Julien is a rare talent; a natural in his field, possessing both dynamic skills as aninstructor and a developer. His teaching history involves game design courses at the University of Colorado, and a host of game industry conferences.  He has also made a number of efforts to teach younger students interested in game development through STEM.

Julien started his career as a mechanical engineer, and progressed into software engineering. He found his passion in developing games and teaching when he built simulations for science outreach & education programs.  This sparked a career endeavor to develop games at Grey Hour Games and teach equally passionate developers how to program and design games on a full-time basis.


Alvin Mites

Alvin published his first web-site in 1998. In the time since he has worn a variety of hats including developer, manager, and executive, having co-founded multiple companies. When not hacking on a computer he is raising his two daughters, rock climbing and mountain biking, and a strong penchant for the outdoors.

In my class we are going to work hard, fast and focus on specific skills that you can carry forward in your life. It will likely change the way you see computers and the web as you peer behind the curtain.

Check out his GitHub page.


Mike Whitfield

Mike Whitfield is an open-source advocate and a digital native. He’s given his time to Amazon, Cisco, and Google. 

Mike started as a perl developer where he developed a catalogue system for his high school library. In college, he programmed 3D games using Half-Life 2’s game engine and Unreal Engine 2/3. Mike transitioned to the web with WordPress in 2010 and he used PHP to drive results. By 2012, Mike recognized the web’s shifting interest to JavaScript. Convinced that JavaScript represented a seismic shift in development, Mike began cataloguing the change.

In his spare time, Mike advances his software to download the internet.  Mike’s objective is to preserve a copy of the internet and make it accessible for others to do so.

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