Marques Gaston was working as a legal assistant at a law firm in Illinois when he realized that he wanted to make a change in his career. Having been interested in coding since his senior year in college, he...
To start a chemical reaction, you first need a reactant. That’s exactly what ex-chemist Jhanisus Melendez got one day while he was working as an ophthalmic image grading specialist at the Doheny Eye Institute.   “I was given the opportunity...
When she was a hospice social worker at Rush University Medical Center, Jessica Erwin thought she had found her purpose—a rewarding job that made a real difference in people’s lives. Then one day, her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer....
As a musician and massage therapist, Ashley Hurlburt always thought she was a clear-cut right-brain thinker. When she started doing data entry for a massage therapist association, though, she realized it wasn’t so black and white. “I realized I really...
Emma Nelson was working as a snowboarding instructor in the mountains of Colorado when her curiosity was sparked by an unexpected skill: coding. “I met a few friends and some of them had jobs in the IT industry. I...
Traveling around was nothing new for Beau Batchelor. Raised in a military family, he grew up all over the world—moving from his birthplace of Redondo Beach to Japan, Spain, Rhode Island, and then back to California, all before high...
Nicole Barry has always enjoyed coding. In college, she minored in computer science and picked up some programming skills but decided to pursue a career teaching math. After graduation, she taught at a high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Three...
Alexander Lee graduated from UC Davis after majoring in psychology, philosophy, and sociology back in 2008. Eleven years later, after a surge of career changes, Alex found himself back at the place where it all started. But this time,...
When asked what sparked his interest in coding, Eduardo Vilchez is quick to note that he’s always been intrigued by the interplay between business and technology. After graduating from the Honors College at Florida International University with a BS,...
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....

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