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...
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,...
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,...
In almost 20 years in web development, Sarah Cullen never worked directly with more than one other female developer at a time. “There just are not enough of us out there,” she said. Sarah’s experience isn’t unique. The gap...
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...
Reggie Brown has always looked for ways to contribute to his Kansas City community. But after joining The University of Kansas Coding Boot Camp, he realized he could use his coding and development skills to influence the real and...
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...
For many in Haiti, a future in technology can seem like a pipe dream. Designated a third world country and still recovering from its catastrophic earthquake, the island is lacking in sufficient technology and education resources. But that doesn’t...
It’s easy to get distracted by the negative stories that happen every day. But around the holidays, it’s important to reflect on all of the good in the world. And there’s no better way to do this than to...

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