Meet the Team


Joe Wilkinson

Executive Director

Joe co-founded Code the Block to improve access to computer science education in underserved communities and build the infrastructure for us to start tackling the lack of diversity in the industry.

David Persley

Director of Education Programs

A math and coding teacher at University Academy, David knew from personal experience what it was like to be the only African-American person in STEM classes in college. He co-founded Code the Block to better prepare students like himself for college and careers in STEM.


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