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Skillcrush is an interactive online learning community for creatives, thinkers, and makers. Looking for a more lucrative and fulfilling job, to design new products, or even to kickstart a new venture? You’ve come to the right place.

We’re here to demystify technology and help you completely transform your career. Even better, we believe that learning digital skills should be entertaining, delightful, and approachable. How will digital skills change you? Join a Skillcrush class or blueprint today!

Adda Birnir

Skillcrush Founder & Instructor

Adda is not only the CEO and founder of Skillcrush, but also an instructor. With her self-taught tech skills, she’s worked on building sites for the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV.
When Adda isn’t developing or teaching on Skillcrush, she enjoys watching Hall & Oates videos on YouTube.

Deepina Kapila

Skillcrush Instructor & Social Media Manager

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience. She's worked in a variety of tech roles from front-end development to video production to Instructional Technology. Dee is originally from Curaçao, a small island in the Caribbean but lives in Austin, Texas where she works on the consulting team at Silicon Valley start-up Box.
In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving. She is also working on getting her pilot’s license.

Emily Davis

Skillcrush Web Development Manager & Instructor

Emily is the lead developer at Skillcrush as well as an instructor in Ruby and JavaScript. She got her start as an administrative assistant in the IT department at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and worked her way up to software engineer!
When Emily is not at Skillcrush (which is most of the time), she can usually be found on her bike, practicing her French, enjoying a cocktail at her favorite neighborhood bar or playing Zelda.

Kelli Orrela

Skillcrush Customer Service Manager & content creator

Kelli is our customer service manager and one of our content creators - plus an early alum of Skillcrush 101! She's also taken advanced web development classes and has been an organizer of the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.
In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and students, Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, watching Disney Channel shows, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing — as a true Texan living in Finland would do.

Leslie Zaikis

Skillcrush Sales & Marketing

Leslie runs point on Skillcrush sales, marketing, and business development. She previously ran business development for a digital media startup and worked as a management consultant in Washington DC.
Outside of Skillcrush, Leslie can be found reading dystopic fiction, scouting NYC for the city's best nachos, or at SoulCycle.

Randle Browning

Director of Content

Randle wrangles words here at Skillcrush, from writing blog posts and hosting webinars to helping out with sales copy. Before landing in content marketing, Randle taught writing at Boston College, opened a restaurant, and sang in a jazz band.
Randle lives in Waco, TX with her pizza shop-owning husband and 3 (!) rescue dogs. She loves to read novels, attempt headstands, listen to podcasts, and have people over for dinner. When she’s not writing, she's Instagramming vegan food.

Angela Wyman

Skillcrush Instructor & Product Development

Angela is an engaging NYC instructor with over 15 years of experience in design, art and technology. A graduate from Pratt Institute and Hunter College, she is on a mission to make computer science a bit more intelligible to the average person.
Angela is a freckled Peruvian transplant who likes to drink aquavit and currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her tiny, robot-building son. In her free time, she volunteer teaches, lifts kettlebells and loves to draw on Make-A-Plates. Feel free to follow Angela on Twitter—she loves to help people with their Skillcrush homework, answer random questions and tweet about cute animals.


What They Say About Skillcrush:

“The beauty of Skillcrush is how it turns a world that outsiders view as either walled off or indecipherable, into simple, relatable language.”

“Using Skillcrush is like learning from your friendly, accessible best girl friend (not that it matters — about 25% of Skillcrush users are men).”

“Skillcrush is teaching the next generation of programmers and entrepreneurs. [They're] re-shaping the whole discussion about how you learn to code and what you do with it. That's a big deal.”

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Skillcrush changed my life… The skills I learned made me confident enough to chase my dream job after I was suddenly fired from a job I hated. Now I’m in non-profit marketing, and the more skills I can bring to the table, the better!

— Charlotte Baker

Nonprofit Marketing Coordinator | Dallas, TX

I finished Skillcrush class AND got my first job as a front-end developer. Woot woot! Skillcrush FTW! I am working at a web dev agency. We have some pretty big clients, and also work with a lot of graphic design agencies that don’t have the capacity to code the sites they design in house. So far, I am loving it!!

— Becca Slosberg

Front End Web Developer at The Atom Group | Portsmouth, NH

Taking that first step and learning with Skillcrush was life-changing. Not only did it make coding accessible and fun, but I also felt that I was part of a community that genuinely wanted me to succeed.

— Paola Maldonado

iOS Developer | Brooklyn, NY

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