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...
Kids are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And while Suzanne Paylor certainly asked herself that question in elementary school, it wasn’t until she was 40 that she took the question seriously—and acted...
After 20 years working at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Bill Nash suddenly learned he was out of a job. The funding for the department was diminished, and the bioinformatics professional...
When Michael (Mike) Blydenburgh enrolled at the University of New Hampshire Coding Boot Camp, he was no stranger to the field of computer science. He’d always had an interest in coding—playing around with it mostly as a hobby. But...
When their University of Washington Coding Boot Camp instructors challenged them to develop an app, Jia Fang, Hy Huynh, Kevin Hyde, Pushpinder Kaur Brar, and Scott McMains saw an opportunity. They didn’t want to create something that merely showed...
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...
Some passions last a lifetime and impact the trajectory of our lives. That was the case for Allan Hartigan. His love of tech started way back in the 1980s when computers were new and exciting. “Ever since I was a...
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...
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...
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....

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