By Hannah Patellis When I received the LinkedIn message from a Trilogy recruiter back in 2016, I had no idea how life changing it would be. Initially recruited as a teaching assistant for Georgia Tech, I assisted in the school’s very...
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...
Restarting your career after time off is never easy. In technology, it can be even more difficult. But Anitharaj (Anitha) Sridharan was up for the challenge. The New Hampshire-based stay-at-home mom had a B.S. in computer science from the Sathyabama...
By Robert Delfs You don’t have to be a philosopher to understand the importance of the fancy-sounding concept of epistemology. Epistemology is the branch of knowledge that seeks to separate fact from opinion, theory from conjecture. It is how I...
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...
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...
Kevin Kafuku was mentally drained. Between his job as a help desk analyst at a Hyundai dealership and his associate’s degree program at John Tyler Community College, Kevin was working well over 80 hours each week. Something had to change. Then...
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...
Melissa Nguyen wasn’t sure she wanted to learn how to code while at school, despite pursuing research in some complex technical areas including ultrasound technology. It was only after she graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in chemical engineering...
Mark Piscioneri doesn’t seem like a typical full-stack developer. From age 46 to 53, he was a union longshoreman and crane operator at the Port of Cleveland. And before enrolling in the intensive 24-week Case Western Reserve University Coding...

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