Kai studied Computer Science at Stanford and served as a CS teaching assistant. He has worked at Facebook, Alibaba, Nuna Health, and Dana Cita in San Francisco, New York, Singapore, and Jakarta.
Kai started Rocket Academy after experiencing the industry-wide shortage of good software engineers. RA’s 6-month Bootcamp is a middle ground between long and expensive university courses and short and insufficient 12-week software engineering bootcamps.
Akira took a coding class in high school and taught himself the rest. He earned his first job after months of self-studying, attending meetups, and working for free. Since then he has led engineering teams in Silicon Valley and taught coding at General Assembly in New York and Singapore.
Akira sharpened his technical expertise at Silicon Valley startups FTW Group, whylingual, and Hot Shot Media. He then became the Lead Instructor for Software Engineering Immersive at General Assembly New York followed by Singapore. With Rocket Academy, Akira aspires to improve students’ learning journey based on past teaching experiences. He plans to create comprehensive courses to support students at every level as they progress as professional programmers.