When Uday Sachdeva reflects on his experience at the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, one aspect in particular sticks out in his mind: the teaching staff. “The instructors were so willing to put in their own time if they saw...
Jamil Mawani was an accomplished technician for AT&T. Rain or shine, his job brought him outdoors to install copper lines, cables, and more. But after two and a half years of working long hours, including night and weekend shifts,...
When Shelby Reyes graduated from George Mason University in 2012 with a history degree, she moved to Philadelphia, hoping to put her education to work in museums. Instead, she found herself doing odd jobs in retail, then landing an...
Fernanda Marroquin won’t slow down for anyone. Between her work with both a climate nonprofit and undocumented youth, Fernanda’s plate is pretty full. Things have always been this way for Fernanda. Since completing the Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp,...
Claire Gibeau had been working in project management at fashion giant Nordstrom for several years. Much of her job required her to work with web developers, and their work fascinated her—but it was often out of reach.  “I wrote coding...
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...
Jeremy “Jay” Krauss always built things. Classic cars, mobile games, houses, computers. You name it, he’s made it. But after nearly a decade in the automotive industry, most recently as a diagnostic mechanic, Jay was looking for a way...
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...
Tim Lukens loved to make websites when he was younger, but back then, he thought it was just a hobby. He didn’t think it would take him anywhere or make him any money. Little did he know the demand...
Higher education can lead to great things for a person’s career. But for many people, a traditional degree isn’t always feasible. Four years without a full-time salary plus student loans can be a daunting and unviable investment. This was...

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