Why We Hired 2 Coding Apprentices

The Trim Agency + Wyncode Apprentice Program is a three month immersive experience in software and mobile development. Apprentices receive hands-on training, work side-by-side with Trim engineers and product designers, and gain experience in all aspects of agile software creation.

It’s hard to believe it was less than a year ago that the first Wyncode Academy cohort rolled up their sleeves and started learning how to code at our coworking space, General Provision. 9 months, 3 cohorts, 1 warehouse and and 46 students later, Trim Agency is excited to announce our first Apprentice Program, in partnership with Wyncode FAT Village.

Wait, What’s Wyncode Again?

For those who might not be familiar, Wyncode is South Florida’s first brick and mortar coding boot camp. Wyncode’s original coding academy is located in Miami’s art district of Wynwood. They welcome programming newcomers and teach their students the critical thinking and skills to become developers through a 9-week bootcamp. Students who finish the program walk out armed and ready with the knowledge and toolkit of a junior developer. As a testament to the strength of both their teaching methods and their hiring partners, 96% of Wyncode graduates join the South Florida tech ecosystem in job placements.

When Wyncode expanded to open a Fort Lauderdale location, it was the perfect fit to host the first cohorts at General Provision, our coworking and innovation space in FATvillage.

The Apprentice Program

At Trim, we don’t just build great apps and websites. Teaching, learning and self-improvement are important aspects of what we do and our Apprentice Program is an example of our culture in action. Our success hinges on our team of specialists and we believe in investing in the future of South Florida tech. So we thought, why not actively develop our next generation of Trim Specialists? What if we could welcome a few of the smart, motivated Wyncoders and continue to nurture their development skills – what would that look like?

Our Apprentice Program is a 3-month immersive training experience in software and mobile development. Apprentices receive hands-on training while building and shipping code for our current clients. As they work side-by-side with Trim engineers and product designers, they will not only strengthen their coding skills, they will learn to become consultants. This means the apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of creating software including defining sprints, team collaboration, pairing, testing, interfacing with clients, and reflecting on progress during our weekly retrospectives.

A Live Experiment

At Trim Agency, we like to say that we live in Beta and the Apprentice Program is another example of this positioning. As our first iteration of the program, we’re excited to see what will happen and we’ll be collecting feedback along the way from everyone involved. Speaking of…

The Apprentices

We were truly thrilled that so many Wyncoders expressed interest in the program and we enjoyed learning more about all of them during these past few months. We extended offers to 2 apprentices and they’ve already jumped in to working with us at Trim.

Dominique Miller – Dom’s passion for coding and affinity for learning new technologies stood out to us. We also were impressed with his confident presentation style on Wyncode Pitch Night. We’re looking forward to helping him grow as a developer.

Alex Miller – Alex is curious, driven, and whip smart – 3 of our favorite traits in new hires. He started teaching himself how to code well before he joined Wyncode and has hit the ground running at Trim. Alex shares not only a love of coding with Dom, but also some DNA (yes, they’re brothers).


We’ll check in with the each of the Apprentices on this blog and share more of their stories soon. For now, welcome to the team! We’re so happy to have you.



Want to work with the Trim Apprentices? We’re hiring! (and no, we don’t only hire siblings)

Welcoming Product Designer, Jesus Brazon (JB)

A note from Tim Hasse, Principal at Trim Agency: One look at JB’s work, and it is evident that he is a craftsman who has found his voice in art direction and all things design. A clean, solidified style, combined with his startup background are a unique find in South Florida, and the right formula to further beautiful, functional product design at Trim.

My name is JB and I’m joining Trim as a Product Designer. (Ed note: Or as we know him, “coffee-maker/designer/UI/funny guy”).

I’m originally from Caracas, Venezuela and now I live in Miami, usually an easy commute to FAT Village. Before joining Trim, I was the Co-Founder and Art Director of Meme Menu, which produces and curates beautiful photos of restaurant dishes.

Last year I joined Wyncode Cohort II at Wynwood. I was coding already before Wyncode, but just on the front end. I was intrigued about how web apps are built and wanted to learn how to build them myself.

Now, I’m happy to be here at Trim because I love to solve business problems with design. When I’m not trying to make the web a more beautiful and usable place, you can find me drinking coffee, surfing, or tinkering with my cars – a Range Rover Classic ’93 and a Honda CB 350 ‘73.

Join JB and build apps with us at Trim – we’re hiring!


Welcoming Product Strategist, Kim Kadiyala

A note from Tim Hasse, Principal at Trim Agency: Kim Kadiyala has led strategy for some of the brightest startups at Techstars Boston, wrote her master’s thesis on co-working at one of the world’s most innovative universities (Hyper Island in the UK), and has given a TEDx talk in the Cayman Islands. She brings world-class startup experience and a love of building collaborative communities to our startup studio…A serendipitous skill set for leading product research and strategy at the Director level.  

I’m Kim Kadiyala and I’m so excited to be working at Trim on product strategy. I’m a very new South Florida transplant, by way of Wisconsin, Chicago, Boston, the Caribbean and the UK (whew!). My background is in digital media strategy, working for giants like SC Johnson and Disney, and the badass agile startups of Techstars.

Over the past two years, I got really interested in how startup founders can benefit from creative workspaces and how those spaces can be designed to accelerate productivity. That curiosity led me from research, to an ebook, a TEDx talk and to starting the Cayman Island’s first coworking collective, Cowork Cayman.

When I decided to move to Fort Lauderdale, I figured I’d join a coworking space and keep on with my consulting business. But when I found General Provision and realized that the space is powered by an agile app and development shop, I emailed Tim and pretty much begged him to meet with me.

So here I am 🙂

When I’m not uncovering new content, platform and audience opportunities for our clients, you can find me fitnessing, eating pizza with my husband, or talking about my nephews.

Join Kim and build apps with us at Trim – we’re hiring! (Don’t worry, we don’t only hire people with names that rhyme with Trim.)