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Programming Mentors

Sam Perlmutter

Since 2017


With a not so complex history with FIRST, Sam joined YETI 9 years ago and has been mentoring for 5 years. He joined YETI looking to build the robot but quickly became interesting in programming. Through the years he has learned many new skills thanks to Yeti and become the lead programming mentor. After graduating, Sam decided to mentor while attending UNC Charlotte and figured YETI could use his programming expertise. He has since graduated with a Master's degree in computer science and is working at Wells Fargo as a software engineer. "100% of the skills I use at work I gained from my time on Yeti," he said when asked how his time on the team prepared him for the real world. Upon asking him of his hobbies outside of work, Sam responded with, “Outside of robotics?” His advice to new students is to “float around a bit before choosing a field.”

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Marcus Wu

Since 2022

Marcus Wu grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC building models, teaching himself programming, and surfing. Marcus attended Coastal Carolina University where he participated in the ACM programming competition representing the school and graduated with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Marcus has always been interested in making things, having competed in rocketry competitions in middle school, designing and building his own Dance Revolution pad, and more recently the Curta mechanical calculator featured on Adam Savage's tested YouTube channel. Hoping to inspire his children, he encouraged his son, Vincent to join Yeti and he ultimately decided to mentor. Marcus works as a Software Engineering Manager for Passport, Inc.

Antoine Campbell

Since 2013

Antoine Campbell has been a programming mentor with the team for the last 4 years. He is a Manager at CapTech Consulting where he works as a full-stack developer and an Android developer. Each year Antoine helps train new students, teaching Java classes open to all teams and Web Development during the off-season. Antoine holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Computer Science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In his spare time, Antoine enjoys long-distance running, watching NFL football, and building robots with his 11-year-old son.

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