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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 Social Media Manager & Instructor

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with over 13 years of experience in the tech industry. Her tech skills have allowed her to work across a variety of industries - from journalism and education to global technology companies and small start-ups.
Dee is currently the Technology Project Manager at the University of Texas, Austin and in her spare time she enjoys playing video games, scuba diving and is currently working on getting her pilot’s license.

Emily Davis

Skillcrush Web Development Manager & Instructor

Emily is a patient instructor who has 10 years of experience as a developer, specializing in PHP and JavaScript. She previously worked at the Broad Institute, a genome research foundation run out of MIT and Harvard.
Emily is currently the lead developer, as well as an instructor, at Skillcrush and in her spare time loves to listen to music and craft adorable stuffed critters.

Kelli Orrela

Skillcrush Community Manager & Teaching Assistant

Kelli is a passionate teaching assistant who actually cut her technology chops with Skillcrush. Since then she has gone on to take advanced development classes and has even become an organizer of the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.
Kelli is currently the teaching assistant and community manager of Skillcrush and in her spare time teaches and performs country line dancing — as a true Texan living in Finland would do.

Leslie Zaikis

Skillcrush Strategist & Marketing Manager

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.


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

The community of students, teachers and alumni was invaluable. I don’t think I would have been confident enough to even venture into an interview if it had not been for Skillcrush.

— 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. I am so much happier than I ever was as an admin!

— Paola Maldonado

Mobile Engineering Intern at Viggle | Brooklyn, NY

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