In 1990, Mike Zamansky left his job as a software engineer for Goldman Sachs and entered the teaching profession.
A few years later, at New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School, he
noticed a lack of opportunities for students to study computer science and related field.
This started a twenty year journey to try to share his
passion for computer science with youngsters and inspire them to go on to do great things in technology related fields.
Over the years Mike
was joined by master teachers like JonAlf Dyrland-Weaver and Samuel Konstantinovich.
Having dealt with the frustrations of working within the system to try to bring more opportunities to more youngsters and inspired by their alumni community, Mike, Sam, and JonAlf, have joined with Jennifer Hsu and Artie Jordan along with other members of the Stuy CS Community to form CSTUY, Computer Science and Technology for Urban Youth.
is new, it is a natural growth out of the work that Mike
, JonAlf, and Sam have been doing at Stuyvesant High School
still does not have a recognized computer science program, Mike
, JonAlf, and Sam have inspired and graduated scores of technologists.
has spent the past 23 years teaching computer science at the high school level.
During that time, Mike
has taught students ranging from at risk populations to extremely gifted.
has developed individual courses and multi year sequences.
The computer science program Mike Developed
and implemented at Stuyvesant High School
is considered by many to be the finest in the country.
has also trained numerous teachers over the course of his
career and was one of the original developers of Google's CAPE program.
Mike has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in computer science awarded by the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.