As a science teacher and professor, Darlene Holland has noticed a trend in STEM fields. “When minority and female students don’t see themselves represented in certain careers, they seem to think ‘those people doing those jobs don’t look like me,...
Reggie Brown has always looked for ways to contribute to his Kansas City community. But after joining Kansas University’s Coding Boot Camp, he realized he could use his coding and development skills to influence the real and lasting change...
When Toronto resident Lisa Freedman found out she had breast cancer, she asked herself a simple question. What’s my passion? At 58, the legal adjudicator knew the answer. It wasn’t the law; it was technology. Coupled with her diagnosis,...
For most of his adult experience, Mohammed Wardeh searched tirelessly for a better life—for himself and his family. During this quest, he travelled from his hometown of Damascus, Syria to Aleppo, from Aleppo to Saudi Arabia, from Saudi Arabia...
Edna Jonsson is an alumna of the first UCF Coding Boot Camp. After experiencing a life-changing event, Edna decided she was going to dive into coding and do whatever it took to get a job. Edna shared her experience in...
This piece written by Muriel Vega originally appeared on Hypepotamus. After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Kenneth Barnes wanted to come back to his original social work-oriented career path — with a tech twist. Upon realization of how technology could...
This piece, written by Gordana Goudie, originally appeared on the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.  If only I could have a computer.  These are the words that changed Esterling Accime’s life forever. This wish – and an insatiable hunger to learn...

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