Our coaches are some of the best developers in Cambodia and have a superb level of knowledge and experience of the local and global tech industry.

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Darren Jensen

Lead Coach

Software Developer, entrepreneur and software programming teacher, Darren is the founder of DevBootstrap. Darren has more than 12 years of professional Software Developer experience and has been involved in several startups in Cambodia including Yoolk, Mangomap, CoLab (a co-working space) and Hackerspace!


Ben Skelton

Lead Unity 3D Trainer

Started writing 8 bit games as a teenager.  After 20 years in project management, business programming and database work, returned to roots with Unity3D.  Several Android and iOS apps released personally and for clients.  Looking forward to applying the skills learned over the years to more apps in the entertainment and educational genres.


Chris Brown

Lead JavaScript Coach

Software developer, entrepreneur, and general geek, Chris is a vocal and omnipresent figure in Cambodia’s burgeoning hacker community. Chris has founded or partnered in several software startups which are proud to have built their products in Cambodia and sold them globally. Chris is an active member of the Barcamp movement, attending and speaking at events across the region, and is also a founding member of the up-and-coming Phnom Penh HackerSpace.


Samnang Chhum

Lead Ruby Coach

Samnang is a true master and dedicated craftsman. He is really passionate about his work and the technology that he uses. A pure ‘Rubyist’ at heart, and a graduate of Ruby Mendicant University, Samnang really is an expert in the Ruby programming field!

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Lead Client Tools Coach

Arky is a technologist, hacktivist and a artist. With over 10 years of experience with gnu/Linux and now works as Mozilla community manager.

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Lead JavaScript Coach

Vicheth is a Web Developer and one of DevBootstrap’s lead coaches teaching Ruby, Rails and JavaScript. Vicheth has over three years of Web Developer experience and has been involved in GEAESYS Information Systems and DevBootstrap.

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Hybrid Mobile, AngularJS, NodeJS Coach

Salla is a software developer, architect and mentor. She has been coding for the past 10 years for various companies around the world, as well as running personal  projects in all kinds of technologies.  She has particular interest in using technology for humanitarian and environmental purposes and helping young girls into technology career paths. In her spare time she likes to do other things than code, such as taking photos of funky plants.

Interested in coaching at DevBootstrap? Get in touch and we’ll meet you for a coffee!