Tech Talent South: Max Gaudin on teaching NOLA youth how to code with Op. Spark - Public Keynote

Join Max Gaudin as he sheds light on his experience teaching youth how to code with Operation Spark.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM


Propeller: Large Conference Room
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Tech Talent South will be hosting guest speaker Max Gaudin of Operation Spark.

Max will speak to his experience teaching at-risk New Orleans youth how to code.

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More about the Speaker:
Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity for disconnected youth by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development. Operation Spark help youth develop themselves, their skills and build the path to a strong career.

As COO, Max focuses on overall strategy, fundraising, volunteer happiness, building partnerships, and keeping John on his toes. Max enjoys bringing his business savvy and hussle mindset from the for-profit world and injecting it into Operation Spark. Max studied Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism at the University of New Orleans.

Max is a native New Orleanian, software developer, and previously founder and CEO of two local technology startups, Sidework and Airpnp. He is an active member of the New Orleans technology community and organizer of 1 Million Cups New Orleans.

To learn more about Max, follow him on twitter @mwaxwell.
To learn more about operation spark, visit

More about Tech Talent South:
Tech Talent South provides beginner-focused programs teaching web development and coding to adults and children throughout the Southeast. Our goal is to bring code education to our region and empower people who are on a mission to do something big! Our graduates range from doctors looking for a new skill set to diplomats to people who are passionate about developing their own apps or joining the startup community.

Tech Talent South has locations in Atlanta, GA; Athens, GA; Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; New Orleans, LA; and Dallas, TX.

To learn more, please visit