Lance Cooper

General Manager - Product

Meet Lance - Our General Manager - Product

With a Bachelor of Media Arts from Wintec and a major in Digital Media (animation and web design), Lance specialises (mostly) in drinking coffee, single-page applications and APIs. During class you will notice this can quickly turn into dabbling in AWS! He is also fluent in JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Node.js.

Before joining Developers Institute

Lance is a true globetrotter and has worked with inspiring teams around the globe. As is expected whilst residing in London and Melbourne, he worked for buzzing digital agencies writing Front End code. After over a decade abroad, he returned to NZ where he joined

Before he started sharing his knowledge as an instructor, he worked on a mobile application project in React Native. Lance was the team lead for a small team of developers and designers building an app for construction workers to capture their quality assurance data. The key element of this project was the app had to work offline because big high-rises and basements have no mobile reception.

Check out one of his other projects:
  • A Native App for Conqa, which included all the API design and problem-solving that comes with building offline first software.

There's more to Lance than being an excellent instructor!

Lance’s secret superpower is making playlists, so if you’ve had enough of your project work or have a strong case of Mondayitis, Lance will always be up for a chat about music. Otherwise hit him up about his weekend missions around the country in a van that he converted into a camper himself.