Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp instructor Quincy Iheme never expected his boot camp participants to give him a pair of tickets for the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Eagles for his birthday. “Most of the class were Eagles fans,”...
While attending the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, Steve Tucker worked with a team of other learners to develop GhostedBy, an app that allows users to report when a company “ghosts” them by not responding to their follow-ups after...
Michelle Jung was ready to take on the world. After graduating from college in May 2017, she was eager to secure her first full-time job and put her years of learning to the test. She sent application after application,...
Toward the end of 2017, Osman Naseer asked himself a question: “What if my son grows up and asks if I followed my passion? What if he asks if I became what I wanted to become?” At that point...
Jeremy “Jay” Krauss always built things. Classic cars, mobile games, houses, computers. You name it, he’s made it. But after nearly a decade in the automotive industry, most recently as a diagnostic mechanic, Jay was looking for a way...
When Josh Dodd and his wife moved from Colorado to Georgia, trading the mountains for oaks and Spanish moss may have posed a challenge, but it didn’t constitute a problem. Certainly not for Josh, who viewed the change of...
Yeiska De La Torre Fernandez arrived in the United States from Cuba with a degree in electrical engineering and a dream of a better life. Unfortunately, the former would not help her achieve the latter. Without a U.S. education...
By all accounts, Patrick Lehmann had a good job. His work as a natural gas mechanic in the Virginia area was paying the bills—but that was about it. “My typical day as a gas contractor was pretty much blue-collar stuff....
Roxana Milea loves to challenge herself. When it was time to decide on her high school path in her native Romania, she chose to study computer science because “it was the most difficult subject,” she said.  Roxana excelled at coding...
When people talk about their workplace being like a zoo, they usually don’t mean it literally. For Twin Cities resident Melissa Nelson, it was the honest truth. Melissa began her career at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, North Dakota....

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