As Damian Ramirez knows well, you can never master computer science; the technology is constantly changing at a startlingly rapid pace. Despite having coded since he was a teenager, Damian wasn’t reaching his full potential working in business intelligence....
When she was a programming analyst for an investment management firm, Nikitha Rao’s role included cleaning, fetching, and standardizing data. “It was the part that happens before data analysts even look at data,” she said. This experience sparked her interest...
When Kevin Lee landed a job in biotech right out of college, he was excited. He’d worked in the field as a researcher before graduation and had high hopes for his career. But after five years in the lab,...
What sparks a math and science teacher to leave teaching and pursue an MBA and a data analytics boot camp? For Clifford Thompson, it was more than just a desire for a career change—it was a deep-seated curiosity about...
It wasn’t long ago that Isabelle Pinard didn’t know what the terms UX/UI meant. Now, she proudly boasts it as part of her job title on Google’s Android TV team. At her new job, Isabelle has the opportunity to explore...
Juliana (Julie) Novic was no stranger to the classroom when she enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University Data Analytics Boot Camp. Already armed with a PhD in anthropology, and having worked in various universities, Novic was a whiz at time...
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...
Geoff Valera, the co-founder of Data Consumed, isn’t your typical data analytics boot camp student. After earning his BA in information systems and his doctorate in computer information security systems, Geoff learned how to work with data for a...
For three years, Chace Powell spent his days waiting for something to happen. Working as a site support technician, he was thoroughly bored—and ready for a change. “I always liked to solve problems and I’ve always been interested in...
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...

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