About Us

About the Company

LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 900,000 people in 200 countries.

LearnToProgram's Framework program provides a path to a first job in the software industry for participants-- even if they have no previous coding experience. The Framework program is offered fully online, and as an online/offline blended learning program in New England. LearnToProgram's free Professional Developers

Key Facts

  • Founded in September, 2011
  • Headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Students from over 200 countries enrolled
  • Over 60 Courses Offered
  • Over 900,000 course enrollments as of November 2016
  • Winner: 2013 “Best Startup" Metro Hartford Alliance
  • Winner: 2013 "Companies to Watch" Connecticut Tech Council
  • 300% Year 1 – Year 2 revenue growth
  • Published Javascript for Beginners-- #1 Javascript on Amazon in November 2011
  • Published Swift Foundations-- #1 Swift book on Amazon in July 2015


Key Staff

Mark Lassoff, Founder, President

Mark Lassoff is the founder and president of LearnToProgram Media and Punk Learning. Mark and his company company have taught over 500,000 software,web and mobile developers online, in the corporate classroom and in secondary schools across the country. Mark’s courses are distributed through various websites as well as on the company’s Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV channels.

Previous to founding LearnToProgram, Mark started several companies in the Austin, Texas area and continues to promote entrepreneurship and computer science. He is an in-demand speaker and has traveled the world to teach programming techniques and technologies. Mark has authored eight books on programming. He lives on the Connecticut coast, where he is in the process of redecorating his condo. Want to help?


Kevin Hernandez, Cofounder, Vice President

Kevin Hernandez joined LearnToProgam.tv in 2011 as its first employee. Starting as a production assistant and working his way up to Vice President and co-owner, Kevin has completed just about every task there is to complete in the company. He focuses on editing video, and managing the production process for the company.

Kevin is a multiinstrumentalist having played in the University of Connecticut Marching Band. Kevin is a Connecticut native who enjoys playing video games, programming, and spending time with his friends, family and dog, Charlie.


Wendy Curtis, Community Manager and Office Manager

Wendy Curtis joined LearnToProgram.tv in 2012 after a long career in administration, management and hospitality. Wendy currently manages accounts payable and accounts receivable for the company. She also handles human resource matters. Wendy also serves as LearnToProgram's community manager working with our students directly and within social media.

A native of Massachusetts, Wendy frequently travels back to her home state to spend time with life-long friends. She lives in Connecticut with husband, Tony and German Shepard, Shelby.