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.


Vincent van Grondelle

Co-Founder, Program Manager & Social Worker

Vincent is the co-founder and current program manager of the MigraCode Barcelona program, and through his experience with this, he has profound knowledge of the tech sector, open education and working with refugees and migrants. He also has a background in social work which he also uses to support MigraCode students. He is responsible for managing more than a 100 volunteers, overseeing the work of the main MigraCode team, maintaining close links with other NGOs in and around Barcelona, organising small to large events, coordinating our European partnerships, and developing and extending Corporate Social Responsibility relationships with partners from the tech sector. 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.


Yogesh Yadav

Head of Education

With years of experience as a teacher in non-formal schools in India, Yogi started as a volunteer instructor at MigraCode while being a full-time Master’s student himself. He has shown impeccable organizational and student management skills which comes with working hundreds of hours in classrooms with adolescents. He is a graduate of Business Management with a Master in Software Engineering. In March 2021, he started at MigraCode as Head of Education, being responsible for managing all our coding classes, organizing all our technical volunteers, supporting our students on a one-to-one basis, managing our education team, updating and further developing our open-source coding curriculum and implementing new and improved teaching methods. His unique combined experience in Management, Computer Science and Education for underprivileged children and vulnerable communities makes him an extremely important team member.


Marta Hormaechea

Partnerships & Communications

Marta joined MigraCode as a trainee, supporting us with a wide range of tasks to grow and improve our program. She has a wide range of experience in communications and education, and she is a Master’s graduate at the London School of Economics in Culture and Society. From December 2020, Marta is responsible for finding and maintaining new partnerships, both with nonprofits as well as with corporate organisations. She also collaborates closely with volunteers and trainees to manage all our social media and reach out to potential future students and partners via these platforms. Last but not least: as a published writer in La Vanguardia, she also creates content for our website, including interviews with students and volunteers.


Didac
Guillamet

Director of
OCC

Henriette
Hettinga

Project
Manager

Diana
Dashkovska

Office
Manager


Our Mental Health Care Team

When students need support with other aspects in their lives, we have various professionals – some employed, some volunteering – supporting our students on a practical and psychological level.

Alicia
Reichardt

Professional
Therapist

Luciana
Wachockier

Professional
Therapist

Alex
Duran

Professional
Therapist

Silvia
Bellmunt

Professional
Therapist

Nacho
Ferreiro

Professional
Therapist


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