Tutors

Chris Ball

Chris Ball is a maker of homemade electronic instruments, and manages Code Club Salford, teaching children how to use HTML, Python and Scratch.

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Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd is passionate about helping people to develop their digital skills. She organises community events BarCamp Manchester (an annual unconference) and CodeUp (like Code Club but for grown-ups!). Since being snapped up MadLab in Summer 2015, Claire has been busy developing training programmes (including the Coding Roadshow) for people across the Greater Manchester area.

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Drew Morgan

CodeUp Manchester mentor Drew started programming when he was seven, and gradually worked his way through BASIC, Visual Basic 3, VBA, HTML, C++, Python, Java, SQL, C#, ASP.net and Javascript. After university he spent three years at a startup in Leeds, doing everything from development to sales before retraining as a physics teacher. He now works as a developer for Paystream. Drew’s preferred language is C#, but he will happily entertain any and all questions about programming or physics.

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Emily Wade

Emily is the co-founder of Stitched Up, the ethical fashion hub based in Chorlton, Manchester. She teaches up-cycling and sewing to people  across the North West. When not stitching, she can be found at MadLab where in addition to running workshops, she helps keep the rest of the team in line!

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Mauro Gestoso

Mauro Gestoso is the newest addition to the MadLab team. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering but he’d much rather put his enthusiasm to work on STEM education and community projects. He’s a self-taught programmer and enjoys making little games and robots that are often more fun than useful.

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Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor. Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco. He’s best-known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he’s not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.

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