About Us

We aim to be the leading organization on campus for students to build their software development skills by collaborating on fun and interesting projects.

PLATFORM TEAMS

Our platform teams dive deep into their platform of choice and develop apps from conception to release. We currently have JavaScript, Ruby, iOS, Android, and Machine Learning teams.

MOONSHOT

Our moonshot team explores cutting-edge technologies and tackles challenging problems. Think IoT, distributed computing, AI.

WORKSHOPS

We host interview workshops and tech talks throughout the school year to connect with the UBC tech community and increase interest in software development among UBC students.

Our Team

Executive

Jordan Schalm

Co-President

David Julien

Co-President

Arnold Lam

Co-Founder

Business

Nishant Virmani

VP Finance

Ju Hee Park

VP Events

Jennifer Tjahyadi

VP Marketing

iOS

James Park

Tech Lead

Milton Leung

Developer

Tassilo von Gerlach

Developer

Android

Sherry Yuan

Tech Lead

Yonni Luu

Developer

Navjashan Singh

Developer

Lucy Zhao

Developer

Jessica Ngo

Developer

Grigorii Guz

Developer

Beriwan Ravandi

Developer

JavaScript

Eric Stroczynski

Tech Lead

Arabelle Hou

Developer

Pranay Jain

Developer

Andrew Bui

Developer

Tristan Calderbank

Developer

Rails

Bruno Bachmann

Tech Lead

Machine Learning

Anuar Yeraliyev

Tech Lead

Jacob Budzis

Data Scientist

Andy Qiu

Data Scientist

Lianne Lardizabal

Data Scientist

Paul Cernek

Data Scientist

David Penco

Data Scientist

Cheng Xie

Data Scientist

Shirley Xie

Data Scientist

MoHan Zhang

Data Scientist

David Baldwynn

Data Scientist

Join Us

Launch Pad has big plans for the upcoming year. Are you a coder or designer looking for the opportunity to work on awesome projects with cool people? Join our team!


Platform Teams


Description

Join one of our platform teams to become an expert in iOS, Android, web development, or machine learning. You have the basics down, but want to collaborate with a team and learn professional development practices.


Requirements

  • Solid understanding of CS basics

  • Works well in a team

  • Passionate about building great software

  • Can attend meetings every Saturday 12-4PM


APPLY

Designer


Description

You have an eye for design and want to see your vision realized by our development teams in a real-world application.





Requirements

  • Portfolio of past work

  • Works well in a team

  • Familiar with professional design software

  • Can attend meetings every Saturday 12-4PM


APPLY

Moonshot


Description

You're already an app development expert and want a challenge. You learn new languages for fun and contribute to open-source projects. You want to work with a talented team to make something awesome.


Requirements

  • Excellent grasp of intermediate CS topics

  • Experience working on an Agile team

  • Passionate about building great software

  • Can attend meetings every Saturday 12-4PM


APPLY

Sponsors

UBC Launch Pad seeks to provide the best environment at UBC for collaborating on great software. This requires servers, professional development and design tools, and powerful hardware.

Our sponsors allow us to provide an industry-standard development environment to students and deploy apps to users beyond Launch Pad. Sponsors have direct access to the best software developers at UBC for hiring purposes and build connections to the wider UBC tech community through Launch Pad events. If you would like further information or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us.