Nearly 100 years ago, American women gained the right to vote. As we approach August 26th and Women’s Equality Day, we women are working to overcome another gender barrier: workplace inequality. Nowhere is this obstacle more visible than in tech....
This piece, written by Gordana Goudie, originally appeared on the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.  If only I could have a computer.  These are the words that changed Esterling Accime’s life forever. This wish – and an insatiable hunger to learn...
In a lot of ways, Freddy Jose Diaz is a glimpse of the future. He’s just 18 years old but he’s already managed to assemble an impressive list of credits. He attended The Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte, led...
Caryn Carter didn’t know she had a passion for technology. Until it landed in her lap. She was working as an Assistant Program Director at the University of Chicago when the school canceled an IT contract, leaving a handful of...
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...
There’s a persistent problem in tech. We all know it, we’ve all talked about it, and many of us have experienced it firsthand. There just aren’t enough women in the industry. At Trilogy Education, we’re working to close the gender...
As a technical recruiter for the largest bank in Canada, Anja Milenkovic learned a lot about STEM professions. Tasked specifically to look for cybersecurity talent, she grew to understand what it would take to live in that world. It...
For John Blackwell, the rigors of a career in the hospitality industry were getting old. He was tired of working nights and weekends. He felt there was no more room for professional growth. And to top things off, he...
On February 5th, the students of The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UCLA Extension walked into class to find a surprise. Their instructor, Jeff Meacham, had planned a full-fledged hackathon for them. After dividing up into groups of two, the class...
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....

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