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...
When Luis Perez began to dabble in coding, in 2006, the internet was a scrappier animal: Myspace was still a behemoth, Facebook had just come on the scene, and websites weren’t optimized for mobile devices. For Luis, a high...
By her mid-30s, Supriya Satpathy had already accomplished a lot: a bachelor’s in engineering, an MBA from NYU, and a track record of success as a program manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies. But she was hungry for more....
When he was directing the educational program at a Texas correctional center, Robert Deckard assumed he had the perfect job for himself: one that benefited society and utilized a major professional talent—teaching. Then one day—after thinking about a world...

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