Melanie Ponce , Abigail Limpioso, and Robert Torres didn’t know each other prior to enrolling in UCF Coding Boot Camp, but they became fast friends when they were assigned to the same group project team. The trio were taking...
After working in the restaurant industry and property management for a number of years, Leah Stucky was well versed in customer-facing roles. But when data analytics started trickling into her work as an assistant portfolio manager at a property...
Melissa Wright was at a crossroads. As a military veteran and military spouse, she had moved around a lot over the years. New to the Bay Area, she struggled with her job search; without any local connections, networking proved...
Saba Borjian came into the Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego with no shortage of knowledge about the tech industry, having previously worked as a software development engineer. However, she was unsatisfied with the kind of work she...
When hunting for a job after completing his undergrad studies at Baylor University, Aaron Gladstone felt down on his luck. He studied film and digital media and wasn’t sure which direction to take, so he fell into something completely...
As a child, Corey Stagner frustrated his mother by taking apart electronic devices he found around the house. “I’ve always loved tinkering,” he said. “I just didn’t know how to put things back together.” So it was no surprise...
Redemption (launching this July) is a book about achieving a better life, through struggle and hardship. That title could also sum up author Jesse Forte’s life thus far. Having reported overseas and even spent a stint homeless, Jesse now...
Aysen Unlu’s instructor at The Coding Boot Camp at UCLA Extension encouraged students to find real clients for class projects. Despite having limited coding skills, Aysen and her peers managed to find a client for their very first one....
Kevin Angeles graduated from Sheridan College in Ontario with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology in 2018. He was holding two jobs at the same time, yet felt unsure of the path he was on. He decided it was...
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...

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