Meet the Mentors

The Jersey Coders club could not happen without the dedicated team of mentors who give their time free of charge every Wednesday evening. Our mentors bring to the group a diverse background of experience in the IT and digital industries.

Gwyn Garfield-Bennett

Gwyn Garfield-Bennett

Head of Digital Hub

Gwyn is currently Head of Digital Hub at Digital Jersey. A graduate of the Digital Jersey Coding course, she founded Jersey Coders in 2014 to support secondary school kids with a passion for coding.

Russell Newton

Russell Newton

Co-founding Global Advisors

Rus Newton traded crude oil for several global institutions (1986-1999) before co-founding Global Advisors, a hedge fund manager specialising in commodities that launched the world’s first regulated bitcoin fund in 2014. Since his teens he has also been a bit of a coder, and is reasonably competent in a variety of languages including Perl & Ruby. He is invested in a number of technology & e-commerce startups.

Adam Sutton

Adam Sutton

Technical Analyst – Middleware Specialist at Interactive Data

Senior IT Systems Engineer providing solutions and support for mission-critical financial data products. Covering a broad range of IT technologies and practices, experience across many different hardware platforms, operating systems, storage, networking and enterprise software.

Rob Dudley

Rob Dudley

Co-founder at Race Nation

Experienced developer with strong security awareness and complementary systems architecture skills, my broad range of knowledge of all aspects of IT, development and comms have allowed me to operate as a dynamic and valuable member of a number of software development teams

Jasmine Blakemore

Jasmine Blakemore

Client Experience & Channel Strategy Associate at RBC Wealth Managemen

I have completed my CISI Investment Advice Diploma and I am currently studying towards the STEP International Diploma. Further to my role as Client Experience & Channel Strategy Associate, I am also an engineer for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Innovation Lab at RBC Wealth Management.

 

Liam Dodds

Liam Dodds

App Developer at Indigo Code Collective (IndigoCoCo)

Developing Platform Technologies for the Web. Web development and managed services.

John Hollis

John Hollis

Principal at Hollis Consulting Limited

Senior technical executive with over 25 years experience in software engineering. Currently overseeing software architecture and creating new software using the latest web application frameworks and dynamic scripting languages. Qualified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, (Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a communications discipline).

Colin King

Colin King

Graham Single

Graham Single

Applications Manager at Jersey Post

A dynamic and commercially astute leader I have a track record of IT innovation and delivering non-stop business-critical IT systems to International organisations in the Medical and Finance sectors.
I am a forward and lateral thinker able to use my strong technical background and extensive experience to deliver real world business benefits through IT focused projects