This week begins our new blog series: Get To Know Us! Each week we will feature an individual from LEARN and share some fun information about them. We'll be kicking off this series with a profile on one of our fearless co-founders!

Name & Position Rob Kaufman, Co-founder

What is your favorite element of working at LEARN? The passion of our students and their emotional journeys. Everyone grows and develops so much throughout the program and as they start their new careers. I never thought it would be as fulfilling as it has turned out to be.

What brought you to LEARN? It was almost like the idea itself was calling to me and wouldn't be denied. I actually tried pretty hard to talk my way out of it at first, because I had a lot else going on, but it was clearly something that needed doing.

What is your favorite meal of the day, and why? Dessert - I have an undeniably strong sweet tooth.

If you could attend the concert of any musician/band (living or dead), who would it be? I'd love to see Oasis play, mostly out of nostalgia, and I'm always interested in finding new music so maybe someone undiscovered.

What is your favorite thing about working in tech? The challenges. There is always something new to work on, try or learn from.

What do you wish you'd known ten years ago about being a programmer/working in tech? I wish I'd actually started growing my tech reputation earlier. There were other things going on in my life at the time, but the networking and helping others should have been an earlier part of it.

Lastly, Are you a Mac, or a PC? Linux, though I use a Mac for development, toying with the servers is way more fun.

Get to know Chelsea Kaufman, CEO