When UX/UI boot camp instructor Chris Becker tasked his UC Irvine students with choosing a local nonprofit to focus on for their final design project, he had one requirement: pick one that matters to you personally. “The project centered...
DreamTeamDesigns, a team of programmers consisting of Ben Harris, Geoff George, Edward Cheever, and Robert Hardin, took home the championship title at the Next Level Competition (NLC) in July. Their winning project was Fridge2Table, an application that lets users...
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...
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...
Alexa Oswald remembers her first day at boot camp vividly. Feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy clouded her head. Her experience as a taekwondo instructor hadn’t prepared her for this. As she entered the classroom for the first time, her class...
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...
As a high school student in Chicago, Melvin Hernandez was accepted into the engineering program at a prestigious local university. However, because he was an undocumented immigrant, he didn’t qualify for in-state tuition. Melvin is one of the DREAMers...
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...
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...

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