TeamsCode is a student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to encourage high school students to study computer science. We work with teachers and sponsors to create awesome programming contests with free snacks, pizza, medals, and prizes!

Chris Elliott and Alan Bi founded TeamsCode in the beginning of 2017. Both students participated in local programming contests and noticed a lack of representation from their school. They set about to change that by organizing the first ever Mercer Island High School Programming Contest on April 1st, 2017. Since then, TeamsCode has expanded its influence across three states and hopes to continue growing.

In addition to organizing programming contests, TeamsCode builds online programming lessons in order to prepare students for the AP Computer Science A exam. We create a selection of programming problems, giving students early experience with complex data structures and algorithms.

TeamsCode also encourages other students to create their own programming contests. We provide students with valuable support and resources to organize events at venues around the Pacific Northwest. Please visit our create page to create your own event!
Our Team
Promoting computer science through programming contests and online lessons
Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott is a senior at Mercer Island High School. He is passionate about computer science and finance. In his free time, he likes to play tennis and the piano.
Alan Bi
Alan Bi is a senior at Mercer Island High School. He started programming in the summer of eighth grade and has since enjoyed working on a variety of projects. Aside from programming, he also enjoys playing violin.
2019-2020 Leadership
The incoming leadership team for 2019-2020
Jason Zhang
Head of Judging
Jason Zhang is a junior at Mercer Island High School. He started learning programming in 5th grade and continues learning to this day. He also enjoys math and U.S. History.
Alex Patel
Director of Operations
Alex Patel is a junior at Mercer Island High School. He enjoys computers and technology, as well as math and economics. In his spare time, he likes to play the piano.
Oregon Division
The members and organizers of our Oregon events
Mathus Leungpathomaram
Director of Oregon Events
Mathus Leungpathomaram is a senior at Catlin Gabel. He intends to pursue a future in math and CS, and also enjoys piano, chess, and origami. Mathus hosted and ran the first high school run CS tournament in Oregon and looks forward to holding more tournaments.
Marshal Xu
Head Organizer
Marshal Xu is a junior at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. He teaches coding and math in his community. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and chess.
Jonathan Guo
Director of Finance
Jonathan Guo is currently a junior at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. His interests include programming, math, history, and piano. In his free time, he likes to travel around the world.
The Learn Team
Contributors of the programming lessons and challenges on the learn tab
James Richardson
Lesson Creator: AP Computer Science
James is curious and passionate about all STEM fields. He started computer programming as a sophomore and is working to further develop the program at his high school. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and tinkering with various tools technologies.
Robert Chen
Lesson Creator: USACO Problems
Robert Chen is a sophomore at Interlake. He enjoys coding and math, and he also does debate, specifically public forum.
Valliappan Valliappan
Lesson Creator: iOS with Swift
Valliappan Valliappan is a senior at Newport High School. He started programming in Swift in the beginning of tenth grade and has loved programming since then. In his free time, he reads fiction and watches YouTube videos about physics and math.
Victor Du
Developer: LaunchTestRun
Victor Du is a sophomore at International High School in Bellevue, Washington. He helps develop embedded and full-stack solutions for a variety of causes. In his free time, he enjoys viewing anthropomorphic art and dreaming up solutions to issues that people face.
Fall 2018 MIHS Event
The organizing team for the Fall 2018 MIHS Programming Contest
Lucille Shield
Head Director
Lucille Shield is a junior at Mercer Island High School. She is passionate about all fields of science, especially applied sciences. In her free time, she also enjoys singing and advocating for social justice.
Thomas Short
Thomas Short is a junior at Mercer Island High School. He enjoys programming, robotics, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.