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,...
She worked a day job in fundraising. He picked up night shifts as a grave digger. Despite their very different lines of work, Nora Granahan and Michael McVeigh had one goal in common: they both wanted to learn to...
Every kid wants to be a superhero someday. Brian Lora was able to do it. “It’s corny, but I was always interested in software because that is a superpower,” he said. “Understanding software, I can create anything that comes...
Marie Nabors loved teaching at her two daughters’ private school. But after the bills were paid each month, there wasn’t much money left over. And things like vacations or new cars were out of the question. Even making ends...
What if your journal—the place where you write your deepest thoughts—could provide insights like a therapist? What if every entry could be analyzed and deliver comprehensive statistics about your overall emotional state? And what if you could use this...
For Kyle Armstrong, halfway just won’t do. His desire to go all in was what led him to the University of Utah Coding Boot Camp. And it’s still powering him today as a front-end developer. But Kyle’s coding journey started...
Rebecca Wieberdink is not an underachiever. Growing up, she had a passion for learning and a tendency to overprepare—often taking double the time to study for a test as her classmates. “I’ve always been a perfectionist. I like to...
Silver Ehiwario’s new career started with one wish: “I want to be creative.” Unfortunately, with a BS in engineering from Nigeria and a master’s in chemical engineering from Colorado, Silver was on a career path that wasn’t conducive to...
Taking the road less traveled can mean many different things. For some, it could mean dropping everything and traveling the world at age 60. For others, it might be going to culinary school after working a desk job for...
For Nirav Patel, learning a new programming language came naturally. But mastering the language of the job interview was an entirely different challenge. When he graduated from the University of California Irvine Continuing Education Coding Boot Camp, Nirav felt fully...

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