“I always loved coding on a basic level,” said MaiAda Carpano, now a Junior Software Developer at Creditly. “As a child, I’d spend hours in my room learning HTML and CSS.” Although building web pages was one of her favorite...
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...
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,...
Some people spend their lives putting others first. Anthony Delgado and Mohammed Wardeh are among those people. After graduating from Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, both experienced major changes in their lives. For Anthony, the bootcamp ignited a passion for hackathons....
As a fashion designer, Bianca Salomon was building an e-commerce website for her new clothing line. She found the CMS she was working with pretty limiting—and wanted to learn more. Most people in Bianca’s shoes would have read a...
In the first couple years after graduating college, Tatsuya "Tad" Murao felt like he was at the end of the road. With an economics degree in hand, he wasn’t overly sure where to take himself professionally. At that point,...
On February 11, Andres Gonzalez entered a classroom just as he had every day for the past 18 years. The difference? For the first time, he was a professor, not a student—and the class was in a prison. Andres...
Women make up almost half of the labor market — yet the tech industry is largely dominated by men. In classrooms and conference rooms alike, female coders can face an uphill struggle to fit in. Surrounded by males, some fight...
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,...
Emily Burnaman worked in HR for years, leading corporate training for employees at her staffing firm. It was there that she had her first “aha” moment working with software. She trained employees with Erecruit, a staffing solutions software company,...

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