WE ARE

The Code Fountain Institute is a soon-to-be-registered non-profit organization bridging the gap between tech skills learned in school and skills needed in the workplace. Based on Guam with ambitions to spread throughout the CNMI and surrounding islands, we aim to promote programming and IT skills needed in the workplace and raise our economy by bringing modern technology and processes into the workplace.

Our initiatives

Training workshops and seminars

Bringing modern technologies and processes for professional development to industry veterans and students entering the workforce alike

Scholarships for all channels of learning

Expanding horizons with scholarships to local institutions, as well as often under-represented opportunities such as online and part-time/self-paced courses

Local IT job placement program

Helping connect vetted, trained individuals with local employers to ensure a good fit

Mentorship network and guidance

Using our network of local subject matter experts to donate their time to guide passionate learners to advance their education and careers

Workshops and events

Code Fountain is still very new, but our individual past experience are collectively coming together to create new, awesome events! We hosted our first event, Guam Hacktoberfest 2018 in October of this past year. Check back to see our list of completed and upcoming events, or get in touch if you want to host one with us!

Our origins

The Code Fountain Institute was started by Chovin Carlson, founder of freeCodeCampGuam and Sky Resendez, a facilitator in the same group. After working and hiring in the IT industry for years, both Carlson and Resendez saw a trend of much needed skill and knowledge that wasn’t quite being taught in Guam’s post-secondary educational institutions.

Passionate about sharing more advanced knowledge and skill, Carlson and Resendez branched out of freeCodeCampGuam to create an organization with the focus on higher and continuous learning. Now working with the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s Silicon Village committee, Code Fountain Institute is ready to spread knowledge and host fun events on Guam.

Staff

Chovin Carlson

Co-Founder, President

Developer at Research Corp of University of Guam. Programming and education subject matter expert. Founder of local freeCodeCamp chapter, SAME mentor, and Startup Weekend mentor. Previous Guam Community College Computer Science Advisory Board member.

Andy Labrunda

Co-Founder, Vice President

Vice President of Network Operations at GTA and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Math at the University of Guam. Andy has a passion for learning and teaching technologies particularly in the areas of software development, networking, and robotics.

Sky Resendez

Co-Founder, Operations

IT Operations Manager at Docomo Pacific. Management, entrepreneurship, and UX design subject matter expert. Guam Youth Entrepreneurship Summit and Guam Startup Weekend mentor. Guam Community College Computer Science Advisory Board member.

If you share our passion and align with our vision, consider joining our team.

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