Tech Stands Up

Syd Heller: Preparing incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through technology training.

March 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 14
Tech Stands Up
Syd Heller: Preparing incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through technology training.
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Tech Stands Up
Syd Heller: Preparing incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through technology training.
Mar 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 14

Syd Heller is the Chief Program Officer at The Last Mile, a nonprofit breaking the cycle of incarceration through in-prison education and post-release support. As CPO, Syd oversees TLM’s educational offerings, such as the Web Development Program, as well as their reentry support services. As a self-taught computer programmer who began his career as a full-stack web developer, Syd is passionate about technology education and helping others access it. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature from UCLA, drawing on his experience as a language learner, coding skills, and experience in TLM classrooms to inform the direction of the TLM program, platform, and vision.


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Syd Heller is the Chief Program Officer at The Last Mile, a nonprofit breaking the cycle of incarceration through in-prison education and post-release support. As CPO, Syd oversees TLM’s educational offerings, such as the Web Development Program, as well as their reentry support services. As a self-taught computer programmer who began his career as a full-stack web developer, Syd is passionate about technology education and helping others access it. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature from UCLA, drawing on his experience as a language learner, coding skills, and experience in TLM classrooms to inform the direction of the TLM program, platform, and vision.