Learn Computer Science from students and faculty of Cal Poly Pomona.

About IgniteCS

What is IgniteCS?

IgniteCS is an after school program that aims to expose high school students to Computer Science in a fun and friendly environment

Learn Computer Science

Develop reasoning and logic skills used in the field of Computer Science. Build mobile applications and get your ideas published in the Google Play Store.

Industry Seasoned Instructors

Learn from students and faculty of the Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department. Instructors have stories and lessons from industry to share!

Beginner Friendly

No prior coding experience? No Problem! We start with the basics and welcome students of all skill levels.


IgniteCS is completely free for student participants. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Time & Location

IgniteCS instructors host courses at your local high school. Classes are held on Fridays from 3:30-5:30pm.

Zach Kysar

I’m a third year at Cal Poly Pomona and I lead the IgniteCS team. IgniteCS combines two of my passions, Computer Science and teaching. By trade I am a Full-Stack Developer who specializes in mobile and web development.

Isaac Siegel

Hello world! I am currently finishing up my degree at Cal Poly Pomona as a fourth year Computer Science major. I specialize in full stack web development and enjoy creating cool, practical projects with my skills. I'm also a huge fan of ice cream and slow cookers.

Zach Rank

Hello all. I'm currently a third year computer science major with a passion for learning! My two main fields of interest are machine learning and data mining. In the past I've competed in the Vex Robotics Competition and I hope to broaden my experiences in the near future.

Dave Luk

I'm a second computer science and mathematics major interested in Artificial Intelligence, in particular computer vision and natural language processing. I want to be able to convey knowledge to anyone regardless of what they already know.

Dr. Yu Sun

Faculty Advisor

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona. I am leading the SoftCom Lab to conduct research, consulting and startups with our talented students. Please check out our cool projects.

Dr. Daisy Sang

Faculty Advisor

I am a professor and Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department at Cal Poly, Pomona. My research interests include distributed computing, algorithm design, graph embedding, and network applications.

Dr. Mohammad Husain

Faculty Advisor

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) since Fall, 2012. My broad research interest is in the field of Security & Forensics.

Get in touch

Have questions? Contact us at ignite@cpp.edu or fill out the form below.