Our people

To give the next generation of coding talent the best education, we have lined-up a team of passionate and experienced individuals from various backgrounds who will make extraordinary things happen at Hive.

Interested in joining our team? Send your application to jobs@hive.fi

The Team

Oona Ylänkö

CEO (on parental leave)

Oona leads the Hive team, and ensures the foundation continues to fulfill its mission of providing future-proof skills for coders from all paths of life. Oona believes that technology alone won’t solve the problems of tomorrow, but teams made up of individuals who think differently and work well together will.

Jordane Gengo

CTO, Bocal

Jordane ensures both pedagogy and peer-to-peer learning are successful at Hive. For Jordane, education signifies a key to a better world, and that’s why it should be accessible for everyone - no matter their background or identity. As a professional, Jordane is a hard-working individual who has a voracious thirst for knowledge.

Paula Lantran

Developer & UX, Bocal

Making sure Hivers can grow into coding professionals in the best possible pedagogical environment, is Paula’s key responsibility. She believes education should constantly be developed – with a good amount of revolutionary spirit. Besides taking care of the pedagogical questions, Paula is a web developer, and creates and improves the tools at Hive.

Emilia Puschmann

Interim CEO

Emilia develops career support for Hivers, and leads internal HR. Her result-drivenness and background in recruiting helps both students and companies find the perfect match for their employment needs. By building relationships with companies across industries, Emilia ensures Hivers are facing a diverse set of employment opportunities.

Salla Kettunen

Community Manager

Salla develops the student community together with the Hivers and manages Hive's communications and brand. She believes that psychological safety is the prerequisite for great code, innovation and creativity. As a professional, Salla gets her good grooves from new challenges, critical thinking and growth.

Simranjit Singh

Support Specialist, Bocal

Simranjit manages schools software and hardware technicalities to ensure smooth studies for our Hivers. He finds it fun to combine knowledge from different various fields in creative brainstorming and problem-solving, and thinks that with the ever-increasing global shift to digitalisation, having coding in our skill set is of utmost importance.

Sara Kotta

Administration Specialist

Sara makes sure that all administrative matters and the school's facilities are in order. She has a sharp eye for details, a passion for driving things forward, and the ability to always keep the bigger picture in mind. Sara believes that Hive offers future coders a great opportunity to learn a broad set of skills highly valued in the job market.

Giovanni Scala

Pedagogy, Bocal

Giovanni is a pedagogy-oriented bocal member who oversees Hive's curriculum and students. He believes that the world's digital transformation benefits from having coders of different backgrounds, and encourages students to bring code into the different spheres of the human experience. Giovanni views peer-to-peer as the optimal method to learn and teach coding.

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Who are we?

Curious & passionate

We set the quality bar to our students by showcasing what quality means to us. Quality is highly subjective, but we are all motivated by continuous improvements and personal development.

Fair, fact-based & focused

Our applicants are a truly diverse bunch. In order to serve them the best, most fair and equal way, we aim to make decisions that are informed by proven facts, and avoid making too many assumptions.

Independent & responsible

Our team is made up of multitalented individuals – all owners of their specific area of expertise. We might not always agree on everything, nor do we have to, but we respect our colleagues' decisions.

The Board

Linda Liukas


Author of Hello Ruby and founder of Rails Girl, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 300 cities, Linda has 10 years of experience in the field of coding and learning. She will bring her fresh perspective to Hive and support its mission of getting more young and diverse people into coding.

Jaakko Lehtinen

Board member

From self-taught coder at the age of 7 to Researcher at NVIDIA and Professor at Aalto University, Jaakko has one foot on the world academic stage and another in the ambitious technology startup scene. He is excited about the education model Hive is bringing to Finland and will support its development.

Drussila Hollanda

Board member

With 15+ years in the games industry, working in multidisciplinary teams and leading people, Drussila has been inspired to tackle the lack of coding talent and diversity in tech with education. As a Project Lead in Supercell, she led the founding of Hive, and acted as Interim CEO during the school's building phase.

Petteri Koponen

Board Member

VC and Founder of Lifeline Ventures, Petteri has been a board member and Chairman of various startups, including Supercell, Varjo and Wolt. A serial entrepreneur, he's founded 5 companies, including Jaiku, acquired by Google. His impressive network within the industry will be an asset to Hive.

Risto Sarvas

Board Member

As a Professor of Practice at Aalto University, Risto is in charge of creating societally conscious engineers, designers, and business people. In addition to the academia, Risto has a career in strategic design and organisation development. He believes that by making digital and business education flow freely around the world, we can empower people to tackle serious problems and challenges.

Christina Dahlblom

Board Member

Christina has been an entrepreneur since she was 17, and involved in starting and leading several companies in the professional services industry. Originally a researcher of customer loyalty and PhD in marketing, she has spent the last 20 years working as a consultant, manager and board professional, with a passion for developing organizations, culture, leadership and sustainable working life.