Vernon Gutierrez studied Computer Science at the Ateneo de Manila University. As a college student, he participated for three years in the ACM-ICPC regional contest. He also interned at ByImplication, makers of the award-winning Imagine Cup Game Wildfire and Metro Manila commuting app Sakay.PH. Currently, he teaches various computer science courses at the Ateneo such as Intro to Computing, Data Structures and Algorithms, Math for Computer Science, Programming Languages, and Computer Science Problem Solving (Competitive Programming). He is also the coach of the Ateneo college programming teams.