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Specialization

  • Coding and Development

Biography

Kyle Thayer is a lecturer in the University of Washington Information School focusing on topics related to code, data, and information technology. He is a graduate of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has investigated the barriers faced by coding bootcamp students, the way culture influences debugging, and the knowledge programmers need to work with programming libraries. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Kyle earned a bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and a master’s degree at Emory University. He also traveled around the world, created 3D reconstructions of ancient Greek ruins, and worked as a software engineer at RealGo and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.