Core team

Our main team consists of employees, interns and extremely dedicated volunteers. They take care of the overall project management, partnerships, teaching methods, communications and social media and other important tasks to keep our program running.


Ali Raza Ashraf

Head of Education

Ali first joined MigraCode as a student in 2020.


Simon Luque

Program Assistant

Simón graduated from our Web Development course in 2021. He is currently in charge of our self-learning programs at MigraCode. He keeps contact with our students, monitors their progress, gives them technical assistance, and also helps with the management of our Web Development program. Originally a health care professional, he has been tracending to tech over the last few years, and now pursuing a course in Data Science. He is passionate about technology, but also about coffee, and sports.


Isar Fridriksson

ESC Program Assistant

Isar is spending a year on the MigraCode team whilst he continues his coding studies. He uses his experience as a full stack developer to support students and graduates with their technical and employability skills. As a program assistant, his tasks include assisting instructors during classes, managing devices, pairing up volunteers with students and assisting the Head of Education with his tasks. Computer science graduate, he holds an Associate’s degree with a minor in professional insertion and a Bachelor’s degree with a minor in web technologies. He has volunteering experiences in different sectors (childcare, food distribution, clothing distribution). He sees programming as a tool to improve society and better the lives of the people learning it.


Vincent van Grondelle

Co-Founder

Vincent is the co-founder and previous program manager of the MigraCode Barcelona program, and through his experience with this,obtained profound knowledge of the tech sector, open education and working with refugees and migrants. With a background in social work, data analysis, nonprofit management, political science and philosophy, his focus has always been on combating structural inequities and bringing people together to make a positive social impact in society. After finishing his work at MigraCode in November 2022, he continued to volunteer with the program and work together with Open Cultural Center with his own social project.


Our Technical Volunteers

This is just a selection of a part of our instructor team – in total we have more than 80 instructors from the tech sector involved in the teaching and learning processes of our program! Through different ways they support our students during and in-between classes.

Flaminia
Cavallo

Senior
Software Engineer
at ThoughtWorks

António
Miranda

Senior
Software Engineer
at New Relic

Juan
Londoño

Software
Engineer
at Travelport

Àngel
Fernández

Backend
Engineering Manager at Holaluz.com

Bárbara
Deluchi

Software Consultant Developer at ThoughtWorks

Giorgio
Polvara

Senior
Developer
at TravelPerk

Thomas
Lebeau

Senior
Software Engineer
at New Relic

Nandan
Rao

Data Science
Consultant at
The World Bank

Mattia
Tollari

Software Developer Engineer
at Adaptive

Hannah
Redler

Full Stack
Engineer
at Glovo

Elena Raffay
Iglesias

Software Developer
at
ThoughtWorks

Jay
Nebhwani

Founder
of Agama
Interactive

Jeff
Zinger

Software Development Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Stefanos
Karapatakis

Software Consultant
at
Adaptive

Eduard Bargués
Junyent

Software
Engineer
at Ohpen

Francelice
Sarda

Front-end
Developer
at Adaptive

Daniel
Muñoz Ruiz

Senior Frontend
Developer
at Adevinta

Daniel
Fernández Arias

Senior Front End
Software Engineer
at New Relic

Jordi
Munoz

Frontend
Engineer
at Adevinta

Rafael
Chiti

Software Engineer
at
ClassDojo

Audrey
Fouquier

Back
End Developer
at Adaptive

Thomas
Fenech

Front-end Lead
at Nearby
Computing

David
Lampon

Senior
Software Engineer
at New Relic

Juandiego
Calero

Senior UX/UI
Designer at
ONE Insurance Ltd.

Sergi
Martínez

Senior
Android Developer and Flutter fan


Our Employability Volunteers

While our instructors volunteer to teach coding, our employability volunteers help our students through many other ways. They help students with preparing for job interviews, improving their CV and LinkedIn, understanding the tech sector better and guiding them through their tech career.

Laura
Luengo

HR Specialist
& Mentor
at Webhelp

Benedetta
Malaspina

Tech
Recruiter at
Montreal Associates

Alexander
Ludwick

Senior Tech
Recruiter
at Glovo

Kelly
Melia-Teevan

Associate
Director at
Article One Advisors

Estefania
Ricart Arnaiz

HR Officer at
Adaptive Financial
Consulting

Cristal
Bukler

Tourism Researcher & Hospitality
Specialist

Mirtha
Soto

Product
Owner
at Cotecna Inspection

Zsofia
Thurzo

IT Service
Desk Analyst
at Computacenter

Alejandro
Enguidanos

Sales & Relationship Manager
at Proponent

Henriette
Hettinga

Web
Developer
from IronHack


Our Support Volunteers

We also have volunteers who help through other ways, such as translating, providing feedback, helping us during events, supporting with Google Analytics and other important tasks that help us professionalize and structure our program even better.

Carlos
Sanchez Heil

CTO
of
Wattabit

Lucie
Baborová

Blue Book
Trainee at
Frontex

Panagiotis
Kontaxis

Senior Performance
Marketing
Manager