At the age of 15, before most teens learn how to drive a car, Milad Davoodi was teaching himself how to build one out of spare parts.  Knowledge, for Milad, is a key to the unknown. He sees incredible value...
Dallas-based Bottle Rocket is a mobile/connected device specialist that defines, designs and develops applications that connect future-focused brands to their customers. Recently, Bottle Rocket hosted a networking event for students in the SMU Coding Boot Camp, the first event of its type...
For Nikole (Nikki) Bellock, the key to getting ahead in your career is simple: never stop improving. And she would know. Aside from an MBA and years of experience as a product manager, Nikki has been a program director...
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...
A position at Google is a dream for many tech-lovers, serving as a haven of innovation and opportunity. But, as Daniel Tang found, it’s not the right place for everyone. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in business,...
A former engineer and a paramedic walked into different Trilogy-powered boot camp classrooms at the University of Central Florida—and walked out with jobs at Deloitte.  Minal Jajoo and Alex Lewis had spent years doing the same tasks at their respective...
With a professional background in public health and a stint in the military, Damita Zweiback has proven there’s little she can’t do. Between 2015 and 2018, Damita was on active duty at the Pentagon working with the Navy Surgeon General’s...
Herb Stahl walked through the doors of the coworking space Phase Two with hopeful anticipation. A Los Angeles-based software architect at leading global cybersecurity firm Symantec Corporation, Herb was attending his first Demo Day, hosted by The Coding Boot...
Sean Massingill has always had a wide range of interests, including coding. For a long time, he didn’t know what his dream job was—though he knew what it wasn’t. As an undergraduate, he set his sights on law school,...
This post was originally published on August 13, 2018. It has been updated to feature a video story on Darlene's coding journey. As a science teacher and professor, Darlene Holland has noticed a trend in STEM fields. “When minority and female...

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