SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

Nery Chapeton-Lamas is a Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty in the Department of Computer Science at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees (one of 15 of California’s 112 community colleges selected to host a pilot baccalaureate program), university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves. His passion for teaching introductory programming courses (Java, C++) and advanced courses (Mobile Development, Computer Architecture) is the medium through which he applies his greatest passion: providing superior educational opportunities and support for a diverse population of learners. He is a strong advocate for student success through student equity, especially in Computer Science. In addition to his teaching activities, he is the advisor for the Computer Science Club and an annual workshop presenter for the Encuentros Leadership Conference and GirlTech Conference and Expo, which encourage Latino boys and middle school girls, respectively, to pursue higher education and STEM careers. His equity work expands beyond the classroom and STEM outreach, serving as a member of the Academic Senate’s advising committee on Diversity, Equity, and Cultural Competency (DEqCC) and an institutional activist for undocumented students on campus. His personal interests include embedded systems, computer security, and mobile app development. He spends his breaks working on Raspberry Pi’s, Arduino’s, baking, and reading comic books.