Who we are

Seven Mile Coding is made up of student volunteers who study computer science and computer engineering at the University of Michigan. Our mentors bring their experience and knowledge directly to the students in the Detroit community. Seven Mile Coding is a part of Seven Mile, a nonprofit organization that works to provide accessible education to youth in Detroit.


Junius Murphy - 7MC Co-Chair

Class: Senior in Computer Science BS

Interests: Reading, Producing Beats, Coding, and watching Youtube Videos

Ask me about: Where I got my name, Why my nieces and nephews are older than me, and why I love coding

Nathan Baker - 7MC Co-Chair

Class: Senior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: iOS development, computer security, and computer networking

Ask me about: books, NBA, basketball, working out

Jonathan Hamermesh - Curriculum Director

Class: Senior in Computer Engineering BSE


Ask me about: Playing a string instrument, listening to classical music and Broadway shows, or the keyboard that I built (and use) and other ways to interact between the physical world and computers.

Colin Page - Web Director

Class: Junior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: Tennis, Basketball, Computer Gaming, Music, visual art

Ask me about: Any basketball team, aliens and other fun conspiracy theories, really anything (I love to talk)


Shreedhar Deshpande - Teacher

Class: Junior in Computer Science BSE

Interests: Huge sports fan, drummer, hip hop fan, food lover

Ask me about: Isaiah Thomas, Kanye West, coding without any experience, Boston

Mihir Bala - Teacher

Class: Sophmore in Computer Science BSE

Interests: Piano, world cuisine, travel, wildlife, film

Ask me about: Making my own movie

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