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.

The Team

Oona Ylänkö


Oona’s background lies in the technology sector building and developing concepts that touch broad and diverse audiences. In Hive, she is responsible for the school's strategic development and ensuring successful collaboration with partners.

Jordane Gengo


As an alumni and developer from Ecole 42, Jordane brings a diverse set of technical skills and pedagogical DNA from the original French school. Jordane is part of the Bocal team, ensuring the pedagogy and peer-to-peer learning is successful.

Paula Lantran


Paula’s passions lie in pedagogy and community building. As an alumni from the original Ecole 42, she will be working in the Bocal, ensuring the pedagogy and peer-to-peer learning is successful.

Oleksii Martynovskyi


As an alumni and developer from UNIT Factory, Ecole 42's partner in Ukraine, Oleksii brings his technical versatility and a complementary point of view. Oleksii is part of the Bocal team, ensuring the pedagogy and peer-to-peer learning is successful.

Niklas Tenovuo


With experience of building and running operations in an educational institution, it's natural for Niklas to take charge of Hive´s Operations. Niklas' main responsibilities at Hive are the schools finances and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations for the team and for the students.

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's been responsible for getting the Hive project off the ground 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.