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Terra Taylor is an instructor at The Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte and, in September, will begin teaching at the boot camp at her alma mater, the University of Denver. Terra currently works at Wells Fargo where she...
Rebecca Gemeinhardt went in for an interview with Shell not knowing what to expect. “I didn’t think it would be real. I thought it was a joke.” Eight hours later, she got the call. Rebecca, art school graduate, got a...
Alex Walz is a graduate of the University of Utah Coding Boot Camp. During the program, Alex not only put in countless hours into coding, he also focused on building his soft skills in behavioral interviewing, negotiating, and professional...
Not many people have the courage or drive to uproot their lives and relocate 6,000 miles...for a dream. But Aboozar Mojdeh is not most people. Inspired by instinct alone, Aboozar jumped into the unknown—and into the University of Toronto Coding...
“I definitely have really bad imposter syndrome,” Donovan Lowkeen admitted. What he doesn’t say speaks louder: this one-time district manager abandoned his familiar, comfortable retail job for a position that challenges him daily—a full stack web developer at a financial...
From age 15, Fred Lintz worked in bike shops—as a technician, sales rep, and then manager. He loved it, but knew it wasn’t what he wanted to do for life. “I was working every weekend and it was exhausting....
Faced with the stressful decision that all high school seniors encounter, Caleb Martinez made a choice that would put him on an exciting path. At 18, Caleb used his passion for code to become the youngest teaching assistant in Trilogy...
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...
Many women choose to put their careers on hold after having a baby, at least for a little while. For Carla Cox, this was only partly true. Hailing from Argentina, Carla was on a student visa to get her...
Jonathan Pickard had a job that many only dream of. For 11 years, he played video games professionally. He competed in six world championships and traveled all over the globe. Why did he give it up? “It’s a career that’s...

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