Nikki Mingo Statum is many things. A longtime sales representative. A St. Louis native. A mother. But she’s certainly not one thing. “I’m not a boring person,” said Nikki. “I’m not looking to do the same thing everyone else is—I’m...
Morgan Crosta’s new clients come to her for help designing or redesigning their websites. They want to update old interfaces, refresh outdated looks or, in some cases, simply benefit from a functional site. Web development wasn’t a career Morgan...
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On February 11, Andres Gonzalez entered a classroom just as he had every day for the past 18 years. The difference? For the first time, he was a professor, not a student—and the class was in a prison. Andres...
Toronto is well-known for its vibrant technology industry and culture of innovation. It’s a great place to work and live if you have a passion for the field—and is even considered the “Silicon Valley of the North.” While Paolo La...
Signing up for a coding boot camp is a big commitment. Learning a dozen new programming languages and software to build a portfolio of real-world projects takes a lot of work. Now imagine that you’re also working a full-time job...
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...

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