Zach Gulde


I like solving both technical and business problems with code and data, sharing knowledge with others, automating the automatable, and a good cup of hot coffee.



Programming Languages

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • HTML and CSS
  • Clojure
  • Bash
  • PHP


  • Web Applications
  • Command Line Tools
  • Infastructure Automation and Cloud Deployments
  • React
  • Docker
  • Version Control w/ Git
  • Object Oriented Programming


  • Web Scraping
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Visualization
  • R
  • Applied Statistics
  • Machine Learning


Codeup Sep 2015 to Feb 2016

Certificate of Completion in Web Development

Texas A&M Sep 2008 to May 2012

BS Anthropology (Incomplete)

Western Governors University Jan 2017 to June 2021

BS Software Development


Java SE 8 OCA

Oracle Mar 2017


CompTIA May 2018


CompTIA Jun 2020

ITIL 4 Foundation

PeopleCert Oct 2020


Codeup Feb 2016 to Present (6 years)

Curriculum Developer

I split my time between teaching, improving Codeup's curriculum, and working on internal tools and infastructure.

  • Designed and implemented Codeup's change from teaching PHP to Java and introduction of Data Science.
  • Designed, implemented, and maintain a custom LMS, including curriculum versioning and deployment
  • Continously update and improve curriculum content for Full-Stack Java and Data Science
  • Mentor students and manage 4-6 project groups during their 3-week real-world capstone projects

Whiskr May 2016 to May 2017 (1 year)

Software Developer

  • Built out RESTful endpoings for social media influencer tracking into an existing PHP + Laravel application
  • Built an automated webscraper with selenium and python to acquire cruise price data


Codeup Curriculum

I co-authored Codeup's custom curriculums for both the web development and data science programs. The course takes students from little to no background to enough knowledge to be a practicioner.


Bash scripts that automate the cloud deployment of Java, Python, PHP, or Node web applications and static web sites to one or more virtual private servers.

Codeup Tools Application

Internal Custom Tool for Codeup Instructors and Administrators. PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript code integrates curriculum access management, custom quizzes, and student grade management, and student notes.

GitHub Activity Tracker

A tool to keep tabs on Codeup students' GitHub activity. Python code reads from a MySQL database, fetches information from the GitHub JSON API, and updates a Google sheet available to various stakeholders.


Check out my open source portfolio for more selected works, or browse through any of the repositories on my GitHub.