Master21 was started as a coding school in 2016 by Melanie Kovacs and Rodrigo Hänggi. Master21's mission is to create transformative learning experiences for business professionals who want to make an impact.
Founder & Advisor
Every since Melanie was a child, she saw potential in people and wanted
to help them fulfill it.
After business school, she co-founded the non-profit Aspire to bring
more diversity into tech. To date, she has facilitated several
educational programs such as Startup Weekend, the Aspire Accelerator &
Mentorship Program and TEDxZurich.
Working closely with developers at Ginetta, she started to learn to
code. Melanie is committed to building a purpose-driven, diverse and
fun community of Master21 students, team members and organizations.
Founder & Lead Teacher
Rodrigo fell in love with computers over 20 years ago. After completing his
apprenticeship as a programmer, he founded Codegestalt together with Daniel.
His purpose is to help others solve problems in a straightforward and pragmatic way.
In 2012, he started sharing his love for coding by organizing and
Rodrigo makes sure that the course curriculum and learning experience
reflect todays challenges.
Brand & Product
Daniel is a problem solver by heart.
Since writing his first line of code in 2007,
he founded Codegestalt, organized multiple Rails Girls events,
and built software solutions that get used daily by thousands of people.
With his expertise in designing and developing digital products,
he ensures that Master21 offers a state of the art curriculum fit
for the modern day and age.
Business Development & Sales
Feyyaz loves learning about new technologies so that he can explain
and teach difficult concepts.
He has a background in product management and business, having
created multiple projects and small ventures using both code and
He’s focused on solving problems, not dwelling on them - an executer by nature.