Village 88's vision is to incubate and launch businesses that bring positive impact to the world. Since 2011, Village 88 has incubated Coding Dojo, Data Compass, Focus Tracker, and helped start numerous start-ups including Alumnify, SpotTrender, MatrixDS, and others.

  • Coding Dojo Website Picture

    Coding Dojo was founded in 2012. Its first campus opened in Mountain View, CA, U.S.A. Then later campuses were opened in Bellevue Washington, Burbank California, Oakland California, Chicago Illinois, Washington DC, Tulsa Arizona, Dallas Texas, Boise Idaho, and Orange County California. Coding Dojo offers various coding curriculum to help people learn how to code in a fully immersive setting. Coding Dojo's learn platform, CRM, its website, and various tools were all built by the Village 88 team.

  • Data Compass Website Picture

    Data Compass is an assessment platform where hiring managers can know the Programming IQ of their developer candidates. Data Compass outperforms the market by achieving concurrent criterion validation for its Programming IQ assessment. In psychometrics, concurrent criterion validation refers to a comparison between the measure in question and an outcome assessed at the same time. Data Compass completed its concurrent criterion validation study in March 2019.

  • Focus Tracker Website Picture

    Focus Tracker is one of the pride of Village88. It's an effective tool to better track employee's worktime, velocity, and productivity. It can track clockin, clockout, time of break, and late hours, as well as which employees are going extra miles. Focus Tracker also allows employers to see all emplyees data according to date: last week data, or last month, and even last year . It's an effective tool for time and productivity tracking.

Our villagers, Our family

Get to know the villagers who complete our awesome family

  • Michael Choi (Founder)

    My life mission is to help people. I believe I can do this and contribute to the world by hacking education and leading the thoughts around 'lean education.' What excites me about Village88 is how we can continue creating products to help people.

  • John Supsupin (Co-Founder, Engineering)

    Village-88 has become my second family, and I consider the people I work with here as my siblings and best friends. As one of the Villagers, I am very grateful for all the memories and experiences I've earned throughout the years. Waking up each day to work with A-Players to build great products that change the world for the better is one of the best things about Village 88.

  • Jan Dreau Ganggangan (Software Engineer)

    We may not be the right people, YET, but being part of the Village is a journey. We are part of it every day; we are a part of this family. We will someday find ourselves filling in the right roles at the right time. Let us have fun becoming so.

  • Mark Abi Jireh Guillen (Software Engineer)

    Being in the village taught me the importance of people, culture, time, respect, and hard work. The first one being the most important, because, without people, there's no such thing as a company or at least in our own language "village."

  • Christopher Jon-Jon Padua(Senior Software Engineer)

    Village88 never lets you cease learning but teaches you new stuff that makes you grow day by day. For the past years, we have experienced ups and downs, but we strived and kept moving forward. In Village88, you are not just an employee but a family. We are one.

  • Noah Jerreel Guillen (Senior Software Engineer)

    Village88 gave me opportunities to work on different projects. Throughout those years, I struggled a lot, I had many sleepless nights, and I felt like giving up. But it really helped me a lot to gain more experience and improve my programming skills.

  • Kristine Tonel (HR, Finances)

    I'm so blessed to be a part of the Village88 family. I'm grateful for the support of everyone from teammates to the management. Village88 allowed me to fulfill not only my dream career-wise but also my mission in this world.

  • Rosemarie Estipular (Cook)

    I don't have just one child; I now have so many children that call me "Mommy O." It sounds funny, but for me, it's sweet of them to treat me like their mother, too. And as a mother, I'm always happy every time they accomplish their tasks.

  • Jeric Cartas (Software Engineer)

    Village88 is not just an ordinary team, but we are family. If there is one thing that I want to tell anyone who would read this is, "Do not stop dreaming. Life is hard, and there are times that you want to quit, but believe me, there is a reward for everything if you work hard."

  • Mario Narvaez Jr.(Mid Software Engineer)

    The working environment was nice, fun, and, at the same time, encouraging. We realized that there are a lot of things in the IT field that we didn't know yet. Luckily, we are in a place where we can learn and improve our careers and at the same time, be financially stable.

  • Jessie De Leon (Mid Software Engineer)

    I had previous jobs before Village88, but then I felt like I wasn't learning anything from it anymore. That's why I took a change and trained in Village88. It's been five years since then and I'm truly blessed and glad that I have become a part of this wonderful family.

  • Jaybee John Balog (Mid Software Engineer)

    Village88 changed my life and helped me become who I am now. I am very thankful that I'm a part of Village88's success. I have been part of the village for almost five years now, and I'm proud to say that I'm making an impact on the team.

  • Paul John Padua (Software Engineer)

    I have been working with Village88 for four years and six months. I trained again because I had terrible records due to my work hours. But instead of being frustrated, I took it as a challenge.

  • Erick Caccam (Mid Software Engineer)

    It is hard to be a software engineer, but with the right environment, right people, to be specific, the Village88 family, around me, I am able to enjoy it and be positive for everything because this company gives me the feeling of having a second family.

  • Jerwin Fernandez (Lead Front-end Engineer)

    My experience in this company these past four years was unforgettable and priceless. They help me grow professionally by honing my skills. Second, they treat me like a family. They respect my ideas and opinions. Lastly, the company helped me become a better person.

  • Christian Casugay (Mid Software Engineer)

    Working in Village88 is such a blessing to me. There is fun and sometimes hardship, but I really enjoy working here as days passing by. I am thankful that the V88 family helped me grow to be a good developer and a better individual.

  • Poala Christi Yabes (Admin Officer)

    I am beyond blessed to be a part of this small world full of big minds and hearts, skilled, future leaders, life-changers and world shakers people. Whenever I feel demotivated or is having some hard times, I look back on the memories I made with them.

  • Kaye Adeline Yvette Aborot (Mid Software Engineer)

    In the four years that I've been with VIllage88, I've learned how to deal with different kinds of problems and personalities. Working here has taught me how to use my basic knowledge in coding and made me grow as a developer.

  • Jhaver Jan Gurtiza (Designer, Front-end)

    Every day that I stayed in the office, I always learned something new. I met new friends, they treated me nicely, and they were warm. Village88 is my second family. I'm happy to be part of the village. I will treasure all the experiences and memories here in the village.

  • Demy Balanza (Front-end Developer)

    I'm thankful to be part of Village88. Thank you for the hard work, and let's continue to make things possible. Without village88, I will not achieve all of this. I salute Michael and John Supsupin for leading us, you guys rock.

  • Majesca Jamon (Admin Officer)

    It's an honor and privilege to be a part of this team. I enjoy working with every single villager whose goal is always to transform the lives of their family and to make a positive impact on the community where they belong.

  • Jones Labrador (Software Engineer)

    I have been in the village for nearly three years, and I have learned a lot about programming, database design, teamwork, and communication with the team. I gained a lot of self-confidence in every success that I made, but I know that I still need to improve.

  • April Jean Lagasca (Compliance and Accounting Officer)

    It's good to think that this family has been a part of my life already. I consider everyone as my family, and I cannot be more thankful for the decision I made to at least try working in this institution. Cheers for more years in the village!

  • Ryan Kyle Derrick Guerra (Designer)

    Joining Village88 was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. It was hard at the beginning because I haven't had much experience in web design. But luckily, the villagers, especially John and Jhaver helped me improve my design skills and grow as a professional designer.

  • Kassandra Jucutan (Analytics Lead & UX Designer)

    If I could talk to me who was new to the village, I would tell her she made one of the best decisions in her life. I'm glad she trusted the process of her growth. And I'm grateful to Village 88 for trusting her despite lacking in so many ways.

  • Noemi Balog (Assoc. Project Manager)

    Indeed, Jaybee and I have plenty of debt of gratitude for Village88. We got married because of Village88. We got jobs because of Village88. We learned different skills and experienced new things because of Village88. It's true that as Village88 grows, the villagers also grow.

  • Kaizyl Jucutan (Content and Product Lead)

    My experience in the Village taught me that it's not about where you are or what you're doing but who you're with that makes the journey worthwhile. Because of that, one of my goals in life is also to be a blessing to people who will touch my life.

  • Jerryco Ortiz (Software Engineer & QA)

    I am a year old in the village. I am fond of how every villager treats each other with respect, the culture we have in the village, and how hard everyone works in each task assigned to them. I'm thankful for my trainers, they've been great examples to me. I'm grateful to every villager.

  • Stan Bernie Nudo (Front-end Developer)

    The way to Village88 was not easy. Every task during my training was always under time pressure. I also struggled to learn new technology during those times. Finally, in September 2018, I became a regular employee of Village88. At Village88, I have not only found friends but also a family.

  • Lorilie Culaton (Accounting Assistant)

    I have been working in Village88 for a year now, and I must say this job has given me good opportunities, and as days go by, it also helps me improve my skills and broadens my horizon not just as an employee but also as an individual.

  • Ruelito Ytac

    My Experience in Village88 they taught me how to design a web UI/UX in 3 months. In my training journey for designing they also taught me how to code. I'm very thankful to village that I've learned a lot and Improved my designing and programming skills.

  • Karen Igcasan (Lead Instructor)

    During pandemic, the door is closing for my ambition to be a trainer. But when I discovered Village88, they equipped me with both the right technical and soft skills so that I can be effective trainer. I'm blessed to be in my ideal company. Thank you Village88!

  • Jerome Zarate (Junior Software Engineer)

    I've been in the village for more than a year now. During this time, I saw how wonderful this family is and how amazing it is to work here with dependable colleagues. And for this short period, I can't believe how much I've grown personally and professionally.

  • Jomar Gil (Junior Software Engineer)

    I've been working with Village88 for a year now, and the Village88 family never stopped helping me grow as a developer. Working here is a blessing not only to my career but also to me as a person.

  • Jovic Abengona (Junior Software Engineer)

    Village88 gave me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Their training program helped me improve my skills, and it improves more as I work with some of the best devs in the industry. I am blessed that they genuinely care about their employees and help them reach their potential. Thank you, Village88!

  • Psyrone Agpalo (Junior Software Engineer)

    The Village88 training program has the finest curriculum that strengthens your coding skills and teaches you the best practices. Besides technical skills, the key lesson that Village88 taught me is that it takes a deep commitment to change and even deeper to grow. I am forever grateful to Village88.

  • Jeffrey Carl Bugnay (Junior Software Engineer)

    My experience in Village88 is by far undeniably the greatest. The fairness and closeness at work made me much more productive as I am now than I have ever been before. I get the chance to collaborate with incredible and experienced colleagues who never fail to share their expertise for the betterment of one and all.

  • Cesar Francisco (Junior Software Engineer)

    I was fortunate to find Village88 after graduating from college. Village88 is a company that believes in its people. The work is challenging and rewarding at the same time when you finish your tasks and learn from your own mistakes. Village88 provides a great working environment, and my co-villagers are always willing to assist me in getting things done. I appreciate the great teamwork, fun activities, and most of all, respect for each other.

  • Kei Kishimoto (Junior Front-end Developer)

    I was skeptical about being a developer at first since I didn't have the degree. Yet, Village88 made everything possible. I'm always excited to learn something new every day, and I'm not afraid to commit mistakes as these are all part of the journey. With this kind of mindset coupled with the right people, I knew Village88 was the one for me.

  • Katherine Ortiz (Software QA/Tester)

    I'm grateful and blessed that Village88 gave me an opportunity to be part of the team. The company didn't focus on what I was lacking but on my potential. They provided all the training materials, and they have amazing mentors. Village88 didn't just give me a job but also a life-changing career.

  • Christian Earle Peralta (Junior Software Engineer)

    When the pandemic started, finding a job was really hard, especially when I didn't have any work experience related to the IT Industry. I'm thankful Village88 appeared in my life and gave us this opportunity to be part of this family.

  • Fitz Gerald Villegas (Junior Software Engineer)

    Village88 gave me an opportunity to start a new career as a Software Engineer. I am very grateful to this company for providing us with the knowledge and training to improve our programming and communication skills. I am so blessed to utilize these learnings for the company's success.

  • Rogimer Urriza (Assoc. Project Manager)

    I am blessed beyond measure for being part of Village88. This company helped me to further think outside the box that allowed me to get out of my comfort zone. The learning process in Village88 never stops. And in return, it helped me to grow more professionally. I am forever grateful to the Lord for letting me be a part of the Village88 family.

  • Xyrene Marasigan (Admin Officer)

    I'm so blessed to be a part of the Village88 family for more than a decade now. I am proud to be working with young, talented, and good-hearted individuals who always put the team's interests on top of theirs. We are not just employees, we are family! I'm grateful for the support of everyone -- from teammates to the management. Village88 allowed me to fulfill not only my dream career-wise but also my mission in this world.

  • Kathleen Jucutan (Content Writer)

    Growth doesn't always have to be painful, like how I am growing in Village 88. I learned that the workload doesn't matter, so long as you enjoy the work and the company of the people you work with. I look forward to spending more years with people who see the potential in everyone, even beyond one's self-expectations.Becoming a Villager is one of the greatest blessings.

  • Denverjack Lagasca (Trainee Software QA/Tester)

    I am blessed to have so many great things in my life especially to be a part of this happy big family called "Village88".

  • Jerik Reigner Follosco (Trainee Software QA/Tester)

    I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful family, we have learned a lot since we joined Village88 family and the learning process is so much fun, finding a job is great but finding a family in your job is the best.

  • Janeth Follosco (Trainee Software QA/Tester)

    No words can express how grateful and blessed we are to be part of "Village88".

  • Jette Lorraine Dumayas (Junior Software Engineer)

    Village 88 pointed me in the right direction of my career. They taught me a lot of things that I would not have known if it had not been for them. I was taught how to fail and how to do things right. Failure, I learned, is not a bad thing, but rather a good thing. Because when I fail, I learn something new, and all of those learnings led me to the right next step. That’s why I am always grateful to Village 88.

  • Alfie Osayan (Junior Front-end Developer)

    Village88 helped me get into the software development industry and continue to hone my skills, career, and personal development. Very thankful for the training and the learnings that my colleague shared with us.

  • Rogelio Esperanzate (Junior Software Engineer)

    Dreams really do come true, especially when you're at village88. There are no words to express how happy I am to be part of this family.

  • Jeroin Cababat (Junior Back-end Developer)

    Thanks to Village88, I now have the necessary knowledge for software development, allowing me to be prepared for any challenges the future may bring. This is the best company for me to expand my comfort zone and develop the skills I was looking for. I'd like to say "Hello World" to the world built in software.

  • Renz Lester Halagao (Junior Front-end Developer)

    It is always my pleasure to be here in Village 88 and be with the most amazing and kind people. I would not expect that someday I will be in the I.T industry. However, I'm so fortunate and grateful that I have discovered Village 88 because it has taught me the skills I must develop to build my career in the I.T industry.

  • Daniel Joshua Renzal (Junior Front-end Developer)

    I started my journey here in Village88 through their training, and I'm so thankful for that experience because, within months, I've already improved myself a lot as an aspiring developer compared to what I was back then.

  • Vince Aromin Gurtiza (Junior Front-end Developer)

    I once was lost, but now I am found" Village 88 gave me the chance to change my life. It gave me the opportunity to learn more and improve my skills. And as someone who started from scratch, I see myself improving significantly. Hard work leads you to achieve your goals and become a successful individual. One thing that surprised me, Village 88 is not just a company but a warm-hearted family.

  • Edmond Esquilon (Junior Software Engineer)

    Just like Luffy, I've learned that taking risks is an essential part of creating the future I envision. My time at Village88 has been a journey filled with challenges, just like the Grand Line, and I've embraced every moment of it. I'm determined to keep pushing forward, just like Luffy, to make my dream career as a developer a reality. This journey has not only honed my technical skills but has also shaped me as an individual, and I'm excited to see where my determination will take me next.

  • Paul Samuel Lacap (Junior Software Engineer)

    Village88 has opened the doors for a career I have long dreamt of. I am thankful for the challenges, learnings, experiences, and incredible people that I have met that helped me grow as a Software Engineer. Working in this company is truly a blessing.

  • Cris Vincent Castro (Junior Software Engineer)

    In my experience as a backend developer, I've learned invaluable lessons about the dos and don'ts of coding. This journey honed my backend skills and expanded my knowledge of frontend and UI/UX. I appreciate the supportive environment where my colleagues are always ready to help, and my supervisor provides constructive feedback that motivates growth without demotivating me, even when the output isn't perfect.

  • Aaron Marvin Aco (Junior Software Engineer)

    Working with Village88 has been truly amazing. It has been an incredible journey of growth and inspiration. From the very first day, I could feel the energy and enthusiasm that defines this place. The people here are not just colleagues; they are amazing individuals who work incredibly hard and inspire me every day. But what sets this experience apart is the sense of togetherness and support that we share. It's like being part of a big, caring family. And let's not forget the food! It's not just about satisfying our hunger; it's about coming together, enjoying delicious meals, and taking a break from our busy days. It's those little moments that make this place feel like home. I'm thankful for the opportunities that Village88 provides for personal and professional development.

  • John Clifford Madriñan (Junior Software Engineer)

    A year ago, I was just a kid who's passionate about software and technology and aims to be a software developer someday. Then I discovered Village 88, which gave free training. Without a second thought, I submitted an application for their training and was lucky enough to be selected. Despite the challenges of being a graduating student and working as a part-time graphic artist to support my expenses for my upcoming graduation, I carry on. All these hardships became worth it, and now I am blessed to be able to join their ranks and work as a junior software engineer. Thank you, Village 88, for this opportunity!

  • Jhones Digno (Junior Software Engineer)

    Village88 has given me the opportunity to refine my abilities and expand my skill set. My personal and professional development have benefited greatly from this experience.

  • Noel Dasco Jr (Junior Software Engineer)

    I'm so grateful to be part of this team that genuinely believes in the capability of anyone, regardless of their experience or background. Village88 believes in the hard work and passion that's essential to solving real-world problems.

  • Alfonso Martin Angeles (Junior Software Engineer)

    I am grateful to begin my professional journey at Village88, where every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and be part of a dynamic and supportive team.

  • Lorelie Calderon (Software QA/Business Lead)

    My Village88 journey has completely changed my career path. Thanks to helpful mentors and a great team, I've overcome challenges while shifting to a new field, discovering my true potential and learning so much along the way. It's proof that with the right support, you can achieve amazing transformations in your career.

  • Roby Anne Galo (Junior Software Engineer)

    Over the past three years, my quest for a nurturing work environment and growth opportunities led me to Village88. Here, I discovered not just a job, but a thriving community fostering professional development and a culture that feels like home. I'm thankful for this chapter in my career journey.

  • Lenard Cordial (Instructor)

    I am deeply grateful to Village 88 for being the guiding star on my professional journey. When I was on the verge of losing my courage to pursue my career, I stumbled upon their invaluable free training, reigniting my passion and propelling me to reach heights I never thought possible. Working at Village 88, alongside having great mentors, supervisors, and remarkable co-workers, Village 88 has not just been a workplace; it has been a beacon of growth, a canvas of learning, and a source of boundless inspiration. For this, I'll forever treasure my continued journey with Village 88.

  • John Paolo Ruelo (Junior Software Engineer)

    Transitioning to a new career path has been an exciting journey for me, and I'm thrilled to have found a platform that supports my growth and skill enhancement. Village88 has opened doors for me to refine my abilities and broaden my skill set.

  • Phoebe Narvaez (Administrative Assistant)

    The opportunity to work in the Village is a blessing not only because of the chance to further improve my skillset at work, but also the chance to meet inspiring individuals that make the Village what it is today. I am and will always be grateful.

  • Janel Follosco (Business Lead)

    Joining the village was an extraordinary decision for me. At that time, little did I know that leaving a secure position could change my life for the better. The shift in experience was refreshingly different. Who would have thought that I could acquire an entirely new set of skills in such a short time? Well, Village88 made it possible! They assured me that lacking initial skills didn't matter as much; as long as you have the right attitude, they would help me become the right fit. They have not only transformed my life but also the lives of my loved ones ~ from the bottom of my heart, thank you Village88!

  • Fernando Estuesta (UI/UX Designer)

    Working at the Village was an astonishing experience where I experienced working with great developers with great personalities. The training may be solid, just keep in mind to FOCUS ON THE BRIGHT SIDE and KEEP MOVING FORWARD because you are creating a mindset of success. Those experiences will be cherished, and they helped me grow my personal and professional skills. Thank you to Jhaver, Demy, and Village 88!

  • Gomer Caasi (Business Lead)

    The village gave me the opportunity when I thought nobody wanted me. The pandemic was harsh on me, but I slowly gained confidence because the people in the village believed in me. Now, I am learning and experiencing new things that apply to the company and me as a person. I indeed go out of my comfort zone through the people in the village.

  • Nathaniel Gary Nardo (Trainee Software QA/Tester)

    Transitioning from another career to the IT industry is full of hardships and challenges. I am very grateful for the opportunity given by Village88, the invaluable learnings and experiences I gained and wil gain as a villager will become the foundation on which I'll build a successful career.

  • Marvin Clyde Corpuz (Trainee Junior Software Engineer)

    From navigating the vast oceans to charting a new course toward the digital realm, as a former experienced seafarer, I have honed my precision, problem-solving, and teamwork skills while sailing through the seas. These experiences have served as my compass, guiding me toward my current destination, being a software engineer. Just as I once relied on the stars to guide me across the open sea, I now navigate the intricate world of programming languages and algorithms to develop innovative solutions.

  • Ariel Angelo Pang-ot (Trainee Junior Software Engineer)

    Village88 has given me a second chance on a dream I had given up, new opportunities, challenges, and insights. Being mentored by such a talented and admirable group is an honor.

  • Kirt Brian Reguyal (Trainee Junior Software Engineer)

    I started as a bystander in the Village when I was still a high schooler and dreamt of becoming part of the team. After many years of studying in an IT course and undergoing rigorous training in the Hacker Hero Training program, I am now part of a team and a family. Thank you, Village 88.

  • Jerick Arlantico (Trainee Junior Software Engineer)

    Joining Village 88 straight out of university has been an incredible journey. They've given me essential skills and, most importantly, the opportunity to prove myself. The training was tough, but I'm proud that I persevered. It reminds me of the quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." This quote perfectly encapsulates my experience with Village 88. They've become my second family, pushing me to learn, adapt, and embrace challenges. I look forward to the exciting path ahead, knowing I have the support and opportunities to keep growing.

Special Members of the Village 88 from Ulu Ventures

  • Miriam Rivera

    Miriam Rivera is co-founder and managing director of Ulu Ventures, an early seed stage venture fund in Silicon Valley focused on IT startups.

  • Clint Korver

    Clint Korver is co-founder and managing director of Ulu Ventures, a seed stage venture firm investing in enterprise IT, FinTech, and startups by diverse founders.