Daniel has been at the forefront of web development since its inception. Born and raised in Montreal, he graduated from MIT as a Computer Science Engineer and briefly worked south of Wall St. Zen produced some of the first web based multimedia for children in Soho at an MIT Media Lab startup. After a brief stint in advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi, he started zen.digital as a consulting & corporate training company, and taught programming at the New School & NYU while speaking at various conferences. In 2003, Daniel moved to San Francisco to work at Pivotal Labs where he was an Extreme Programmer & Manager disciplines that later took on names like Agile Development & Scrum Master. He consulted for Google for over 5 years before moving back to New York to reform zen.digital. In April 2012, he started the New York AngularJS Meetup which meets monthly at Google's Chelsea office, and is still giving training and conference presentations.
Manon is the heart of zen.digital where she makes sure our clients are well tended by managing their communication with our developers. Well versed in the lingua franca of the web, she translates customers needs into programmers actions. She has a Bachelor degree in Business Management from the University of Bordeaux IV, in France where she started her career. She moved to New York to become the Operations Manager for Be Lingual, a language program for children, where she was in charge of 40 schools and 200 families before joining zen.digital.
Steve has been described as a Creative Strategist, Animator, FrontEnd Developer, Full Stack Designer, Adjunct Professor, and Dad. Each of these titles, however, are just labels on top of what Steve truly is: a problem solver. He is just as comfortable leading a team of designers, copywriters and technologist as he is creating wireframes and responsive HTML/CSS prototypes to solve problems with over 14 years of digital experience.
Our instructors are expert and up-to-date in the subjects they teach, because they continue to spend time working on real-world industry applications. At the same time, they are expert trainers – able to communicate complex concepts clearly, understandably and with the enthusiasm that will inspire you to learn.
Yakov Fain is the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller Angular 2 Development with TypeScript as well as a number of other technical books on programming. Yakov works as a software architect at the IT consultancy Farata Systems and develops software products for the insurance industry. A Java Champion, he has taught multiple classes and workshops on web and Java-related technologies, presented at international conferences, and published more than a thousand blog posts.