Founded in 2019, we are a group of students devoted to bringing modern web and app development opportunities to underrepresented students. We strive to increase diversity in the technology workforce and empower students, regardless of their socioeconomic status or racial background, to make a social impact through full-stack development. We hope the knowledge we impart through our program will make a difference starting on a small scale to eventually a global scale.
In the middle of March 2020, the COVID global pandemic has affected billions of individuals worldwide and most importantly students’ education. Education for students has been compromised due to the shift towards online classes. However, this has allowed more time for developing new skills and hobbies that students may not have been able to learn. Our goal is to provide these students with the opportunity and resources for accessing free and interactive online full-stack development courses. By teaching them application development through hands-on-projects and interactive lectures, these students will have the power to make a global impact right from their homes!
My name is Krish Maniar, and I am a sophomore at The Harker School. As the Founder of App Dev League, I hope to impart free and readily available education to students who do not have access to many computer science resources and opportunities.
My journey with computer science started in 5th grade, when I learned how to create simple console-based video games in Java. Later in middle school, I progressed to learning more advanced programming languages and frameworks for front-end development. My interests in computer science further strengthened in high school after I took the AP Computer Science + Data Structures course and explored Deep Learning. Unimpressed by the stale and repetitive content available on free sources such as YouTube, I decided to create App Dev League and provide free education for underprivileged students.
VP of Technology
Kabir Ramzan is a freshman at The Harker School who is passionate about software development. Although Kabir first specialized in Python, he is now also proficient in full-stack web development. Recently, Kabir has been building apps for his school to aid in remote learning and has been creating and working on a software company (launching in early 2021).
VP of Operations
Shafin Haque is a sophomore at Saratoga High School and has been coding since early middle school. Over the past several years, Shafin has progressed to learning Machine Learning and Web Development and knows many languages such as Python, HTML, and R. During the pandemic, Shafin has also competed in numerous hackathons in his free time.
Director of Curriculum
Athreya Daniel is a sophomore at The Harker School. He has been coding since middle school, starting off with Scratch. Throughout middle and high school, coding has been a major part of his life, and he loves to learn new programming skills for fun. During the pandemic, he has been relaxing, as well as sharpening his web development skills.
Director of Outreach