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About Code Palm Beach

Our Mission is to Provide a launchpad to success in computer programming for students ages 6-14 in Palm Beach County.

Code Palm Beach is a 501c3 nonprofit organization introducing K-12 Students to computer coding technology in the Palm Beaches. Through monthly events, we create a positive environment that promotes tech, coding, engineering, and robotics education for school age children. We leverage readily available curriculum from and freeCodeCamp.

Our instructors are volunteers from successful tech companies in the Palm Beaches. They include developers from entry level positions to experienced Chief Technology Officers.



Code Palm Beach started with the work of George Whitaker, Sean Biganski, Gisella Biganski, and their team with CoderDojo. Attending one of their first events, I saw their passion for coding come alive for students of all ages.

In 2018, that series of events would lead to the establishment of Code Palm Beach, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing our next generation to computer coding and technology.

Board Members

Michelle Bakels (CHAIR)

Program Director, Developer Health @ G2i


Madison Cuellar (SECRETARY)

IT Nuclear Programmer Analyst @ NextEra Energy

Shane Stebner (TREASURER)

Principal Engineer @ Varis

Chris Pait

Director of Education @ Cox Science Center & Aquarium

Kristi Baldwin

Senior Director, IT @ NextEra Energy

Sean Biganski

CEO @ Hello Labs

Willy Orozco

South Florida Regional Manager @ Microsoft TEALS

Nikki Cabus (CEO)

CEO @ South Florida Tech Hub


freeCodeCamp is a nonprofit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform, an online community forum, chat rooms, Medium publications, and local organizations that intend to make learning web development accessible to anyone.

Beginning with tutorials that introduce students to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, students progress to project assignments that they must complete either alone or in pairs. Upon completion of all project tasks, students are partnered with other nonprofits to build web applications, giving the students practical development experience. is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. They provide the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 15% of all students in the world. is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.