This post was originally published on August 13, 2018. It has been updated to feature a video story on Darlene's coding journey. As a science teacher and professor, Darlene Holland has noticed a trend in STEM fields. “When minority and female...
For the second time in three months, Lifion (an ADP brand) hosted presenters from Columbia Engineering Boot Camps as part of the program’s Demo Day showcase event on the evening of Wednesday, January 22nd. For the majority of the 75...
Luke Hayes had always been interested in computers, but working for his family’s business set his career on a different path. His family owns Hayes Beer Distributing Company and a handful of its warehouses throughout Illinois. At 16, he...
Kristine Chong and Celina Munoz are prime examples of the amazing things that can happen when boot camp graduates put their skills toward a good cause. For their second project in The UX/UI Boot Camp at UCLA Extension program,...
Despite the remarkable strides women have made in today’s workplace, some industries remain stubbornly male-dominated; STEM is one such field. Women in STEM professions have a unique opportunity to serve as pioneers and mentors for future generations of young...
Pavel Altukhov had two degrees and an impressive career as a financial analyst. His job was rewarding, but he worried that his skills weren’t marketable enough.  Wanting to stay relevant in today’s rapidly evolving job market, Pavel decided to make...
Sarah Kinneer always wanted to do something with purpose. She was a special education teacher for 14 years—a job that demanded a great deal of emotional stamina and energy.  Having the opportunity to impact so many students made Sarah proud,...
Rich Dutton enrolled at the UW Extended Campus Coding Boot Camp to expand his already diverse skill set. He knew that in order to make himself more marketable, he had to widen his knowledge and learn something entirely foreign...
U.S. veterans form a strong backbone of loyalty, perseverance, and professionalism for the country. They have sacrificed time with their families, put on hold their careers, and set aside their own needs to serve our nation with pride and...
It’s no secret that, in California, the technology industry is big business. Almost 10% of the state’s workforce is employed in tech, and the economic impact of the industry overall is $482 billion. California ranks #1 in innovation, as...

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