MVHS Computer Science Club

Every day at lunch: Club hangout & work-time in Room 522

Tuesdays at lunch: 12:15-1:00 in Room 522

Club Meeting Agendas


Marc Bacvanski: President

Daniel Ciao: Director of Technology

Team Leads

  • Daniel Ciao: MVHS App
  • Miles Lang: Bike to School for MVHS
  • Jeremy Hsu: Homeless Shelter Coordination
  • John Park: Homework Helper for MVHS

MVHacks |

MVHacks is a high school hackathon hosted at Hacker Dojo and organized by Mountain View High School students. Both first time and more experienced programmers gathered together to turn their dreams into realities.

MVHacks provided food, mentors, workshops, and an amazing environment for programmers and makers of all abilities to develop and enter a project into competition.


  • David Sillman
  • Paran Sonthalia
  • Ben Hoberman
  • Marcus Hurt
  • Lauren Piehler
  • Chloe Conoway
  • Jeffrey Dai
  • Arjun Patrawala
  • Arjun Shivkumar
  • Liam Magee
  • Patrick Brown
  • Miles Wada
  • Andrew Runke
  • Apollo Rowe
  • Howard Wang
  • Nathan Horowitz
  • Mikhail Romanovskiy
  • Arshia Behzad
  • John Park
  • John Yoon
  • Akhand Dugar
  • Joshua Buhain
  • Kevin Guan
  • Nithin Singhal
  • Prithvi Arunshankar


Ly Nguyen

Computer Science Teacher at Mountain View High School

Mr. Nguyen has been instrumental in getting the computer science club started and helping students in their projects.

Mr. Nguyen has successfully mentored students in a variety of programming competitions, including winning projects at the Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair, Stanford ProCo, and various hackathons.

Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski

Principal Architect, Strategic Architecture at PayPal. CTO, Technologist, Consultant, Founder. O’Reilly author.

Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski has over two decades of experience with software technologies in areas such as architecture and design of mission-critical and distributed enterprise systems, rule-based systems and languages, modeling tools, real-time systems, agent systems, and database technologies. As a consultant, Vladimir has helped a number of organizations including UN, PayPal, US Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank, US Navy, IBM, Dell, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm, Nokia, Lucent, Nortel Networks, General Electric, BAE Systems, AMD, and others to select, transition, and apply new software technologies. As a Principal Architect at PayPal, Vladimir is excited to work on enabling the "The Future of Money" by creating application, platform, and data architectures in a fascinating environment.

Vladimir is the recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Supporting Teacher Award for mentoring computer science projects.

Catherine Fang

Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University and founder of product strategy and education company

Mrs. Fang has 18 years of industry experience as global/senior product manager at LinkedIn, Yahoo, BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), and senior software lead/local architect at Yahoo and Sun Microsystem. She is an entrepreneurial product leader and experienced in building machine learning based software products powering both social networking at large scale as well as enterprise platforms. Currently she's mentoring CMU Product Management club and Stanford graduate students.

Mrs. Fang is also closely involved in various volunteering efforts including Microsoft TEALS Foundation to promote CS in every high school, and Shinshin Foundation to offer education opportunities to rural children in China.

Mrs. Fang holds many patents.

Wen Gong

Software Engineer

Wen has worked at Google, Hewlett Packard, and Sun Microsystems as a technical lead and software architect. She will be coordinating and help with project management. She was one of the pioneers in web services applications, worked on Java at Sun, and later focused on cloud computing at Google.