By Eric Scott I never set out to be a boot camp instructor. I had been working in the ed tech industry for seven years, had helped mentor interns, and even had assisted a few friends going through boot camps...
As Nelly Sugira watched his students give their project presentations, he started to cry. The first-time coding instructor at the UC Davis Extension Coding Boot Camp couldn’t believe he had helped these remarkable people to learn and grow. He...
By Mark Carlson I was about 9 years old, riding in my dad's station wagon and listening to the radio, when I heard a voice identify the song that had just played. I remember asking my dad who that was. “That's...
From Teacher to Student to Full Stack Web Developer, Benjamin Griffith is a man of many talents. Griffith is a graduate of UCF Coding Boot Camp and he is now working as a solutions developer at Deloitte. Check out...
By Dartanion Williams Having come from humble beginnings on the south side of Chicago, I will never forget the impact that a great teacher had on me. My seventh-grade teacher saw my potential, instilled a great set of values in...
Toronto is well-known for its vibrant technology industry and culture of innovation. It’s a great place to work and live if you have a passion for the field—and is even considered the “Silicon Valley of the North.” While Paolo La...
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...
Not many people close out a highly successful year at their job and then decide to jump ship. But that’s exactly what Dan Gross did. “I came out of a pretty successful 2017 and was on track for a...
Every kid wants to be a superhero someday. Brian Lora was able to do it. “It’s corny, but I was always interested in software because that is a superpower,” he said. “Understanding software, I can create anything that comes...
Ugonna Ojiaku had all the makings of a burgeoning career. A series of internships and forged connections led to a great job right out of college—which isn’t always easy with an environmental science degree. Despite her early success, Ugonna questioned...

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