TechSprint exists with the mission to increase the number of women in Technology in Malaysia and around the region. We do this by providing the industry with highly skilled, smart, and talented women as a result of our world-class technology programs.


We partner with like-minded organizations and companies from around the world so that our impact has the furthest possible reach and we remain committed to developing women’s skills in order to increase the number of talented women in the Technology industry.


TechSprint was inspired by the LinkedIn 2019 Emerging Jobs Report (summarised in this DNA Article). We at TechSprint connected this to the pervasive gender inequality existing in the Tech industry and founded TechSprint with an aim to help women in both Malaysia and the surrounding region in order to fast-track their careers in Technology.


Whether you are already working in the Tech industry or are completely new to learning tech skills, we have a program for you. TechSprint offers a range of both short courses as well as longer bootcamps to enable you to gain readily marketable skill sets that will help kickstart and accelerate your career in Technology.

About CodeOp Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 2018 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Katrina Walker, CodeOp is an international coding school for women based in Barcelona, Spain. CodeOp is pleased to launch its first campus in Asia in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in partnership with TechSprint, Malaysia’s first coding school for women.

Our Programs

The Team

Meet our team of well experienced individuals

Vani Mahadevan


Vani is a qualified accountant who has been actively involved in Project Management and entrepreneurship for over 25 years. Vani is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully co-founded and run ventures in the past including StartupMalaysia where she designs, develops and implements programs and projects that help young people become more entrepreneurial in their thinking. Vani co-founded TechSprint Academy in 2019 after realising the gender inequality in the tech industry and seeing that women need additional support to step into these careers which can give them flexibility as they juggle multiple commitments. Having taken a career break herself, Vani understood the challenges involved in making a successful career comeback and designed Rebound as a not-for profit initiative to help and support other women in their own journeys. Vani loves to read, travel and is also passionate about cooking.

Purry Wijendra

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Purry Wijendra, started her career as a Civil Engineer and subsequently pursued studies in Computer Science and picked up coding and application building. Purry has over the last 6 years been developing mobile and web applications from scratch for various startups and organisations.
While doing this Purry has further developed her interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and recently completed her Masters in Artificial Intelligence majoring in Machine Learning from UTM.

Katrina Walker


Merging technical talent recruitment with diversity and inclusion through our international coding school for women and the TGNC community. She has also contributed to a data visualization project using Carto to display hospital data for the Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya. Katrina has extensive experience in creating responsive designs for mobile and tablet devices and wordpress theme customization.

Shubhra Prakash

Lead Instructor

Shubhra has over a decade of experience as a front end developer. She is also a creative professional in the fields of theatre, short films and interactive content. She enjoys working on projects that are at the intersection of these disciplines. She recently served as a developer for HalApp, a project selected as part of the Virtual Beings Summit, that involved taking the poems of Hal Sorowitz to motivate people to improve their speech via an HTML web voice reactive interface. She was also a selected participant of Garage Stories by Cannes XR Festival as part of a team that has created an AR based comic book. Shubhra continues her journey as the paradigms shift and the world accepts developers in various avatars such as technologist storytellers.

Charissa Ong Ty


Charissa Ong Ty is the Lead Product Designer of the leading e-wallet Boost with a background of mentoring, consulting and venture building. She finds value not only in impactful ideas, but in executing them extremely well.

Jasmine Hor


Jasmine graduated in Art and Design and has a decade of work experience in the design field. Jasmine's skills and knowledge have shaped her into a dignified expert in creating exceptional logo and web design. Jasmine is also a natural entrepreneur and is the founder of Gizwiz Studio and LogoDesignCreation.com, an agency providing logo design, web design and web software development services. Her work have thus far been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, WIRED Magazine and Logolounge.com.



Shamala is the CEO and Co-Founder of HU Deccan Technologies Sdn Bhd. Hu Deccan specialises in Software Projects, Outsourcing and Software Testing services. The Company provides services to clients from various industries. Shamala leads the business development as well as the operations of the company and is also responsible for the long term growth of the company.

Shamala has an in-depth knowledge of outsourcing and recruitment processes. Shamala designs and executes successful strategies to enhance her client’s growth.

Shamala is also a Recruiters Association Malaysia (RAM), Board member. RAM in an industry driven initiative to unite recruiters to find solutions in the employment market to address challenges currently faced by organisations.

Adelina Iskandar

MENTOR (Communications)

Adelina Iskandar now focuses on special projects on matters pertaining to Public Relations and Communications.

Adelina's previous post was Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Tenaga Nasional Berhad. She was also in SYABAS as General Manager, Customer Service Division (PUSPEL).

Adelina had also served as Director of Corporate Communications with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Adelina has more than 30 years’ experience in public relations and training. Adelina holds a Degree in Humanities and a Masters in Linguistics.

Christine Yoong


Christine is the Founder and CEO of Jota.ai. She has extensive B2B experience in technology and finance, with a global perspective having worked in San Francisco, London and Seattle. Her work experience includes Product Partnerships at Google Cloud, Channel Sales at Microsoft and M&A at Goldman Sachs. She was previously Founder & CEO of The Steps, a mentoring platform in Malaysia and Singapore. Christine graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and BSc Economics from University College London.

Joel Lim


Joel has been coding ever since he remembered. He has 9 years of industry experience in Malaysia designing and delivering education programmes through a partnership with Google, as well as designing and delivering learning to code programs through various organisations. On the startup front, he has also built tech for multiple local start-ups from scratch, and has also ran multiple startups in different fields such as education, technology, food and beverage and even human resources.

Breaking the code: Women are striding into tech-related industries

23 Oct 2020

Tech Talk Friday with Goh Seok Mei, CEO Graffiquo

This week, we have the CEO of Graffiquo, Goh Seok Mei on the show to share her insights and also how she is continuing to build her business in this pandemic.

23 Oct 2020

TechSprint Academy announces the launch of Rebound: A career comeback program for women

TechSprint invites women to join Rebound and discover their new superpowers and build a stronger support network and community of women in tech and business.

21 Oct 2020

TechSprint Launches Rebound, Career Comeback Programme for Women

Women invited to join Rebound and discover their new superpower. It is designed to help women get back on their feet, return to workforce stronger than ever.