The Indy Tech Fellowship is a two-year program for new grads, crafted to place developers, designers, and product managers with leading companies where they can hone their skills, fast-track their careers, and impact our community.

Indy Tech Fellows Class of 2017

Kunal Agrawal

POSITION: Software Engineer

COMPANY: Quantifi

Kunal is a full stack Software Engineer at Quantifi, a High Alpha port ...

Kunal is a full stack Software Engineer at Quantifi, a High Alpha portfolio company, that specializes in social advertising research and development. He graduated from Purdue University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and is a 5-page paper short of a Psychology minor. Outside of work, Kunal enjoys amateur photography, travelling the world, eating Soylent, live music, and learning new skills.

Jeshua Cooper

POSITION: Quality Assurance Engineer

COMPANY: PSI

Jeshua is a self-motivated, and hard working person who excels at solv ...

Jeshua is a self-motivated, and hard working person who excels at solving problems. He has a passion for programming and a passion for helping people.

Rich Downey

POSITION: Support Engineer

COMPANY: Formstack

Programming has almost always been at the back of Richard Downey' ...

Programming has almost always been at the back of Richard Downey's mind, stemming from his love of video games, which began in his childhood, but will undoubtedly endure throughout his life. Having affected him so positively, he loves the idea that software he works on could pay that forward and make someone's life better, happier, and easier. Richard graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Ball State University and currently works at Formstack as a Tech Fellow and Support Engineer.

Mitch Duncan

POSITION: Cloud Management Specialist

COMPANY: Appirio

Mitch works in the Cloud Management department at Appirio and speciali ...

Mitch works in the Cloud Management department at Appirio and specializes in Salesforce. Before his time at Appirio, he majored in Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. When Mitch isn't in front of the computer screen, he likes to go rock climbing indoors and outside. When the weather isn't great or he doesn't have time to get vertical, he spends quality time with his cat.

Kyle Fischer

POSITION: Software Engineer

COMPANY: Renaissance Electronic Services

Kyle Fischer is from a small town in Southern Indiana. He became inter ...

Kyle Fischer is from a small town in Southern Indiana. He became interested in Computer Science when he joined a FIRST Robotics team his sophomore year of High school. From there a big spiral of events occurred. He worked an internship before starting college at Crane Naval Base. Then after attending Purdue, and working at 3 other internships, he decided to make Indy his home and am now working full time at Renaissance Electronic Services. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, photography, video editing, long walks on the beach, working on side projects, and snow skiing. He always enjoys a good beer so if you want to get to know him better, invite him out for drinks :).

Brandon Groff

POSITION: Full Stack Engineer

COMPANY: Zylo

Brandon is a multi-platform developer with a knack for User-Experience ...

Brandon is a multi-platform developer with a knack for User-Experience and a kick of design skills. His passions include mobile and web-based application development and designing for small-screen experiences.

Maggie Jones

POSITION: UX/UI Designer and Developer

COMPANY: DMI

Maggie found herself in the tech world after spending years pursuing f ...

Maggie found herself in the tech world after spending years pursuing fine arts and music, and now enjoys working as a UX Designer to create work that is functional and beautiful. She loves to run, shop, travel, explore new music, and hang out with friends when not at work.

Michael Ketiku

POSITION: Software Developer

COMPANY: Indiana Legislative Services Agency: Office of Technology Services

Born in Lagos Nigeria and raised in Indianapolis, Michael Ketiku has a ...

Born in Lagos Nigeria and raised in Indianapolis, Michael Ketiku has always had a passion for taking things apart. From watches to phones to computers to software, he is always interested in what makes things work. After high-school, Michael channeled his interest in understanding the inner-workings of technology into a career by pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Today he is a software developer looking to learn about everything works and how to make it better. Outside of work Michael enjoys running, traveling and watching movies.

Mitch Klich

POSITION: Consultant

COMPANY: Appirio

I grew up in Chicago (close to a suburb but the actual city) where I w ...

I grew up in Chicago (close to a suburb but the actual city) where I would stay active in sports, and be with friends. I was invited to be a Highsight Scholar while I attend Guerin College Preparatory High School. While attending Guerin, I played soccer and baseball and during the summers worked as a lifeguard. HighSight introduced me to DePauw University where I studied Computer Science. I was introduced to Techpoint during the summer of 2016 where I participated in the first Xtern Bootcamp for 10 weeks. After Graduating in 2017, I currently work as a Consultant at Appirio on the Salesforce Delivery Team.

Ryan Krueger

POSITION: Software Engineer

COMPANY: Structural

Grading from the same school as America's Bulldog (@ButlerBlue3) ...

Grading from the same school as America's Bulldog (@ButlerBlue3) in May 2017, Ryan is currently at Structural, one of High Alpha's portfolio companies. Fueled by coffee (and thankfully no longer ramen), Ryan enjoys learning about new ideas - usually by listening to podcasts, reading Medium stories, or watching TED talks. As the youngest sibling of four by fourteen years, Ryan has a keen sense that not everything in life goes exactly as planned. As such, while he loves to dream about the future, he tries to maintain a very practical perspective with regards to technology.

Cole Ludwig

POSITION: Software Engineer

COMPANY: Raytheon IIS

Cole is a Software Engineer working at Ratheon IIS. He is passionate a ...

Cole is a Software Engineer working at Ratheon IIS. He is passionate about all aspects of Software Development, but is especially interested in Software Design. While in school at Ball State and on his own, he has enjoyed participating in many hackathons and Game Jams. He was also a part of Xtern class of 2016 through which he worked at Plow Digital, making games. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Human Computer Interaction at IUPUI. In his spare time, Cole enjoys playing tabletop games and outdoor adventure activities like hiking and scuba diving.

Zachary Millikan

POSITION: Workday Cloud Management Specialist

COMPANY: Appirio

Zach graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in the spring of 2017 ...

Zach graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in the spring of 2017 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and is excited to have joined Appirio shortly after. Zach had participated in the first year of the Xtern Bootcamp, and through that experience Zach knew Indy was the community he wanted to be a part of upon graduation. Zach favorite aspect about Indy and the community is the diversity it provides. Whether it's attending one of the many sporting events, or just hanging out at The Eagle with other Tech Fellows, there is always something fun to do in Indy.

Erik Mudrak

POSITION: Developer

COMPANY: TechniPhi

Erik grabbed his Computer Science degree from Transylvania University ...

Erik grabbed his Computer Science degree from Transylvania University (they're 99% vampire-free) and moved straight up to Indianapolis to start a career in tech. Within weeks of connecting with Techpoint's crew, they had landed him a job at TechniPhi: a fraternity & sorority software company. Erik loves frontend development almost as much as he (and many other Tech Fellows) love living in and being a part of downtown Indy.

Cameron Mueller

POSITION: Demand Generation Associate

COMPANY: SmarterHQ

Cameron Mueller is a Demand Generation Associate working at SmarterHQ ...

Cameron Mueller is a Demand Generation Associate working at SmarterHQ on their Marketing team. There, he is responsible for inbound lead strategy by creating a marketing automation infrastructure, championing email and advertising campaigns, optimizing their digital presence, and other ways to drive new business.

Cameron earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing at Ball State University. Now, he is eager to join the thriving tech community in Indianapolis. In his free time, Cameron loves to explore his passions of 16mm film collecting, coffee, scuba diving, and hiking.

Marwan Nakhaleh

POSITION: Software Development Test Engineer

COMPANY: Sallie Mae

Marwan is a friend, an educator, a software engineer, and a student of ...

Marwan is a friend, an educator, a software engineer, and a student of life. He works at Sallie Mae as an SDET, but in addition, he is making an impact by helping lead the automation testing movement there. In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, playing piano, guiding his mentees, and trying new foods.

Dipali Patel

POSITION: IT Analyst

COMPANY: Eli Lilly and Company

Being a part of the TechPoint Fellowship has allowed me to connect wit ...

Being a part of the TechPoint Fellowship has allowed me to connect with Indy and its people in a whole new way. It has shaped me and has given me the opportunity to develop myself and this community.

Ryan Pferrer

POSITION: Application Consultant

COMPANY: Kronos

Ryan is a recent graduate of Purdue University where he studied Indust ...

Ryan is a recent graduate of Purdue University where he studied Industrial Management with a concentration in Computer Science. He started studying Computer Science but realized he liked the business-side of technology more as his collegiate career progressed. That interest was set in stone after an internship working in the Professional Services department at T2 Systems in 2016 and is now continued in his role at Kronos.

Ryan works as an Application Consultant at Kronos where he applies his interest in technology to consult with customers and help them realize the benefits of automated workforce management.

Parimal Rane

POSITION: Senior Software Engineer

COMPANY: PactSafe

Parimal is passionate about understanding and mastering emerging techn ...

Parimal is passionate about understanding and mastering emerging technologies. His many projects have allowed him to focus on designing new and innovative apps that create a better tomorrow.

Starting as a technician at his high school, his career has led him to become a Senior Software Engineer with PactSafe. During his Xternship with Appirio, he discovered that Indy was booming with tech opportunities. Once completing his computer science and engineering degree at Ohio State University, Parimal headed back to Indy.

Outside of his professional career, Parimal enjoys playing basketball, is an avid reader, and is always looking for his next adventure.

Miles Reiter

POSITION: UX Designer

COMPANY: NorthQuad LLC

Miles Reiter is a UX Designer at NorthQuad LLC, a shared expense R& ...

Miles Reiter is a UX Designer at NorthQuad LLC, a shared expense R&D group that develops the products for Lumavate and Bolstra. Miles has always been fascinated by technology, poking around an old Mac G4 as a kid, producing consumer electronics reviews in high school, or diving deep into solving problems facing users of the products he designs today.

A Bloomington, IN native and alumnus of Indiana University, Miles graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Informatics focused particularly in the areas of Social Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, and Media. In his time not spent designing things, he can be found at the gym, practicing photography and videography, or playing with the latest tech gadgets.

Kenny Tam

POSITION: Technical Consultant

COMPANY: Appirio

Kenny Tam graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degr ...

Kenny Tam graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Communications. He is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana but currently resides in Indianapolis where he works as a tech consultant at Appirio, a WIPRO company.

Kaleb Weddle

POSITION: Software Engineer in Test

COMPANY: Renaissance Electronic Services

Kaleb Weddle is from Greenwood, Indiana. He attended Anderson Universi ...

Kaleb Weddle is from Greenwood, Indiana. He attended Anderson University for 3 years while gaining a major in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. While in college, Kaleb was and intern at Genesys(Interactive Intelligence) before joining the Tech Fellowship. Kaleb now works at Renaissance Electronic Services where he is a Software Engineer in Test. During his free-time Kaleb enjoys Golfing, playing other various sports, and hanging out with friends.

Chris Trausch

POSITION: Design Director & Co-Founder

COMPANY: OMNE

Christopher recently completed his sophomore year studying Network Eng ...

Christopher recently completed his sophomore year studying Network Engineering & Cybersecurity at Purdue University. One year ago he founded a software company focused on designing and developing a new mobile application called “OMNE.” They plan to launch a Kickstarter to publically release the details of the project in Fall of 2017. His fields of study are hosted through the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. His interests range from entrepreneurship, design, and investment finance to Network Security and Cloud based enterprise systems. In his free time on the weekends Chris enjoys visiting live music venues, washing his car, and spending time with his friends and family.

Lujia Zhang

POSITION: Machine Learning Engineer

COMPANY: DemandJump

Lujia Zhang, also goes by as Luke. Luke is a passionate computational ...

Lujia Zhang, also goes by as Luke. Luke is a passionate computational scientist and mathematician working on a wide range of problems in machine learning and marketing analytics. With a triple major degree in Computer Science, Software Engineer and Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology, Luke is currently working for DemandJump as a machine learning engineer. Unlike others, Luke was born and raised in China, he chose to come to the United State to finish high school and college. Therefore, Luke is bilingual in both chinese and english. Quite simply put, Luke is a smart, funny and outgoing guy to be around.