A desire for self-improvement drew Robert Anderson to boot camp. At the time, he was working as a quality analyst for a Colorado-based payment company. His job consisted mostly of the manual testing of software programs, but as the company...
After a long career in insurance, Kenneth Huynh was ready for a change. He was always interested in programming growing up, but despite his curiosity, he found himself pursuing a different career path. “I dabbled in it in high school...
Pavel Altukhov had two degrees and an impressive career as a financial analyst. His job was rewarding, but he worried that his skills weren’t marketable enough.  Wanting to stay relevant in today’s rapidly evolving job market, Pavel decided to make...
Haroon Ahmad could see the future—and accountants weren’t part of the picture.  After earning his master’s degree in accounting and starting work in the field, Haroon began to wonder how sustainable his chosen career really was. His job in the...
Before embarking on her career transition, Kaylah Malillos worked at Wish of a Lifetime—a nonprofit that grants life-enriching wishes to senior citizens. It was a small organization, and Kaylah had moved up the ranks in no time. She had...
When Kevin Davis was put in charge of an auto-parts warehouse, he noticed something strange.  “There wasn’t any official record keeping. They’d just write things down on scraps of paper and throw them away,” he said. “I thought this was...
Early on in his career, Steven Dytewski interned as an electronic technician. While in this role, he asked one of the senior engineers at the company for some advice on what career path to pursue. This mentor suggested software...
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,...
While Balasubramanian “Bala” Ganapathy hasn’t always had a major interest in data analytics, he has always invested in constantly improving his skills. Bala grew up in India and completed the majority of his education there. He received his first MBA...
Sometimes, changing the direction of your life takes no more than a split-second decision. In Julia Graves’ case, enrolling in the Trilogy-powered University of Washington Coding Boot Camp came as something of a surprise. “I’ve always had an aptitude for...

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