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John Lee

Vice President of Engineering in Downtown LA

Overview

"You are empowered to teach what is in the best interest of the developer without other factors getting in the way."

"I really look forward to giving many people opportunity to enter this field, and empower them to make a difference in the world."

Because of how vital and priceless the mentor/student relationship was to John, it motivates him to carry the mentoring process forward, teaching others who may have not had a traditional path to a software engineering career.

What’s your teaching style?

"Personalized Learning". Where pace of learning and instructional approach are geared for each learner.

"Personalized learning helps address the different talents and interests everyone brings. Students can take ownership of their learning, while developing deep relationships with each other as well as with the instructor".

John believes that you can teach the concepts of development to anyone who is interested, as long as you constantly challenge everyone and increase those challenges all solutions are possible.

"Encourage, motivate, and continue to raise the bar on bigger challenges."

Joining Sabio

“I realized in the interview process that Gregorio and later on the other Sabio instructors were all open to enhancing and streamlining the Sabio curriculum by whatever means necessary to simplify the overall learning experience...”

“The Sabio instructional group saw change as a vital progressive tool. This really encouraged me and makes me happy that I’m now part of this community as an instructor.”

John saw that joining Sabio was a chance to return the mentoring favor that a former chemical engineer, now a developer/engineer at UCLA had done for him. Now with a dozen years of professional software engineering experience behind him, John set out to share that education.

Career

13 years

coding experience

John began his education as a Computer Science major. Frustrated, that the theoretical lectures continued well past the point of pertinent subject information he switched to Political Science. Thus began his untraditional path towards a career as a software engineer.

While John was weighing which law school to apply to, his advanced computer skills were recognized by the engineering team at UCLA. He was offered a position as a Help Desk technician. With help form a developer/mentor, John moved from the help desk department to a software developer position at UCLA and spend 10 years there.

In 2015, he moved to Irvine, where he accepted a software developer position with AutoAlert and quickly promoted to Senior Developer.

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"The teachers at Sabio are absolutely extraordinary, not only do they know what they are doing, but they are true mentors: kind, patient, and passionate. My instructor has made such an impact on my career and I can truly call him my mentor."

Jane S. Full-stack developer at Yumi

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