There came a point where the world just became too serious for Bill Troolin. Enrolled at University of Minnesota Data Visualization and Analytics Boot Camp in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic, Bill and his fellow learners had unsurprisingly...
When it came time for students at University of Minnesota UX/UI Boot Camp to choose an angle for their final group project, Nicole Fabbri immediately knew that she wanted to focus on access to education in America.  Nicole teamed up...
Imagine completing a coding boot camp in just six months, with very little prior programming experience. Now, imagine doing that while also working a full-time job, with a two-year-old at home and a second baby on the way. Melissa Cadena...
Joshua Filiberto Castillo Dueñas dreams of flying planes one day. But as a full-time teacher in Mexico City, he didn’t have enough hours in the week to complete flight training. That’s when he started considering new career paths.  Joshua was...
When Harsimran Sidhu decided to pursue a cybersecurity career, he already had a head start. He’d done robotics for three years, then worked as a cable technician for Canadian Network installation Ltd (CNI).  “I thought both of those were going...
Though she can’t imagine doing anything else now, Karen Bennis didn’t intend to become a business analyst. After completing a postgraduate certificate in technical communications, she worked in the field for a few years writing technical documentation (e.g. user...
Anthony Nathan came from a mechanical engineering background; while he was well-versed with computers, he knew little about the world of technology. Working in operations and management at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Anthony noticed how integral data was...
Shane Schilling is an avid TV binge-watcher and movie buff with a love for music and all things entertainment. With two decades of experience in telecommunications, Shane wanted to update his technological skill set and brush up on coding...
Steve Tucker’s career is something many techies would envy. He’s worked at Apple, ATARI, AT&T, Sony, and Deloitte. He was one of the first 10 employees at a dot-com tech startup that raised $300 million, went public with an...
As a physics undergraduate, Wayne Griffiths encountered coding — briefly. He was in the lab working on a nanotechnology thesis when his supervisor asked if Wayne had ever done any programming.  He hadn’t, so his professor told him not to...

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