Tyler Menezes is the Executive Director at CodeDay, where he works to provide welcoming and diverse opportunities for under-served students to explore a future in tech and beyond.

Born in Canada but raised in the Pacific Northwest, he briefly attended the University of Washington before dropping out to start a Y Combinator and venture-backed social video startup in 2011. This, combined with stints working in machine learning at Microsoft Research and as a programmer at several Seattle startups, led to his work finding data-driven solutions to increasing CS diversity and enrollment since 2014.

In his free time produces the public speaking event Ignite Seattle and helps with some tech projects supporting the band Wintergatan's Marble Machine project.

You can learn more about Tyler on the mostly-accurate Wikipedia page or follow him on Twitter.

Press Coverage

  • Virtual internships: Tech companies and students adjust as pandemic forces remote experience
    GeekWire, 2020
  • Inventing Impact: Decisive Moments of Under 30 Visionaries
    Forbes, 2019
  • Best of Canada: The Forbes Under 30 Innovators You Need to Know
    Forbes, 2019
  • Game Changers: Tech & Learning’s Most Inspiring in EdTech in 2019
    Tech & Learning, 2019
  • 30 Under 30 2019
    Forbes, 2018
  • Bridging the tech divide by getting youth the digital skills they need
    diginomica, 2018
  • After startup stint, SRND’s Tyler Menezes returns to focus on kids and coding
    Geekwire, 2016
  • 30 Under 30 2015
    425 Business, 2015
  • Writing

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