Tyler Menezes is the Executive Director at SRND, where he works to increase diverse Computer Science enrollment across North America by inspiring underrepresented students to give coding a try.

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, Tyler helps run the Projects in CS class at Garfield High School, and organizes the public speaking event Ignite Seattle.


Headshot of Tyler Menezes
Headshot of Tyler Menezes
Headshot of Tyler Menezes
Headshot of Tyler Menezes

Past Coverage

  • 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