Meet the 2017 Code for Canada Fellows!

Luke Simcoe
Oct 3, 2017 · 5 min read
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Clockwise from left: Christine Lee, Daniel Tse, Leon Lukashevsky, Sophie Sengmany, Santiago Mendoza and Raluca Ene, the inaugural Code for Canada fellows!

In June, Code for Canada asked the country’s technology and design community to use their skills for the common good. We invited developers, designers and product managers to apply for our inaugural fellowship program, giving them the chance to work in government and on the things that matter to Canadians. Over 300 people answered the call; applications poured in from across Canada, from people with experience in Silicon Valley, and from as far away as Europe and South America. We were overwhelmed by the quantity — and quality — of aspiring fellows, and thrilled to see that so many passionate technology professionals were looking for a way to make an impact.

Today, we’re announcing the 2017 cohort of Code for Canada fellows. These six talented, passionate and innovative individuals will work alongside staff at the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada to design digital public services that make a positive difference in the lives of residents.

Ontario Team

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Christine Lee, Product Manager

Christine is excited to partner with government leaders, residents, and the rest of the fellowship team to build solutions that enhance the modern-day relationship between citizens and their government.

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Santiago Mendoza, Developer

Currently based in France, Santiago is excited to return to Canada and make a positive difference in people’s lives.

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Sophie Sengmany, UX Designer

As someone who leveraged digital education for a career change, Sophie is excited to be working with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. She looks forward to helping others navigate their career path and to building, testing, and iterating a service that responds to learners’ needs.

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Federal Team

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Daniel Tse, Product Manager

Daniel is excited to be joining Code for Canada and is looking forward to working with like-minded team members to help Canadians better engage with their government, their community, and their neighbours.

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Leon Lukashevsky, Developer

Leon describes the Code for Canada fellowship as an “adventure,” and is excited to use his skills to contribute to the unfolding story of digital government in Canada.

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Raluca Ene, UX Designer

She believes Code for Canada is the perfect opportunity to participate in the evolution of digital government. She’s excited to use her skills to design services that will make a positive impact in the lives of Canadians.

Follow Raluca on LinkedIn.

Join us in congratulating the 2017 Code for Canada fellows! They’ll start onboarding in mid-October, and will touch down in government in November. We know they’re going to do amazing things over the next 10 months!

You can follow their fellowship journey here on our blog or by subscribing to our newsletter.

Code for Canada

Technology and design for the common good

Luke Simcoe

Written by

Director of Outreach at Code for Canada. Telling the Canadian story of civic tech and digital government. Find me on Twitter: @code4luke

Code for Canada

Technology and design for the common good

Luke Simcoe

Written by

Director of Outreach at Code for Canada. Telling the Canadian story of civic tech and digital government. Find me on Twitter: @code4luke

Code for Canada

Technology and design for the common good

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