Meet Our Instructional Team

At Penn Boot Camps, we know that the instruction you receive can make or break your learning experience. For that reason, we put great importance on our instructor selection. We employ instructors who have a minimum of three years of experience in the field in order to best simulate real-life working environments in the classroom.

Our instructional team members have worked at great companies in the industry and we admire not only their talent but their drive to help our learners excel. Learn about a few of our instructors and teaching assistants below.

Anthony Briglia Instructor Bio Penn LPS Boot CampsAnthony Briglia

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Anthony has 10 years of professional web development experience working in a variety of technologies. He currently works for PayPal in Conshohocken. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart with 2 beautiful daughters, and a son on the way around Halloween!

Anh TA Bio Penn LPS Boot CampsAnh Lu

Program: Coding

TA Bio: Anh is a Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp alum from the second cohort back in 2018. She is currently a Software Engineer at Harmelin Media and was on the winning team of this year’s Philadelphia Tech Week Hack-a-Thon!


Dave Leonhardt

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Dave grew up in southern New Jersey and now lives in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rowan University and is a former Application Engineer/Scrum Master. Outside of coding, Dave enjoys playing guitar & bass, cooking, video games, and card games!

Toby Jackson

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Toby is the Director of Engineering at Argo Digital. He has 20+ years of coding experience, and a fun fact about him is that he has played more than 10 brass musical instruments (and a few woodwinds as well)!

Coco TA Bio Penn LPS Boot CampsCoco Guo

Program: Coding

TA Bio: Coco currently works for URBN (Urban Outfitters) as a QA Engineer. Her main focus is JavaScript for web development and Jasmine for automation test.


Bryan Sadler

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Bryan has been writing software since 2012. Outside of the coding world, he loves to brew kombucha and beer. He also loves learning/speaking new languages and is very excited to start down this journey with his students!

Dan Gross

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Dan is a full-stack developer at Vanguard with a passion for problem-solving, teaching, and JavaScript. He has over a decade of experience leading project teams and delivering sustainable results with various Fortune 500 companies. While not writing code, Dan can be found binge watching Netflix with his wife Nikki and son Graham or homebrewing beer!

Ed Brennan

Program: Coding

Instructor Bio: Ed is a 20+ year tech veteran with a passion for web development. This is Ed’s third cohort with the University of Pennsylvania Boot Camp. For his day job, he is the Director of Data Science at Guru in Center City Philadelphia. Ed lives in truly awesome Wayne, PA. He loves beagles, craft beer, the golden age of TV (i.e., now), and traveling.

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