Edna Jonsson is an alumna of the first UCF Coding Boot Camp. After experiencing a life-changing event, Edna decided she was going to dive into coding and do whatever it took to get a job. Edna shared her experience in...
From age 15, Fred Lintz worked in bike shops—as a technician, sales rep, and then manager. He loved it, but knew it wasn’t what he wanted to do for life. “I was working every weekend and it was exhausting....
Restarting your career after time off is never easy. In technology, it can be even more difficult. But Anitharaj (Anitha) Sridharan was up for the challenge. The New Hampshire-based stay-at-home mom had a B.S. in computer science from the Sathyabama...
Cesar Perez felt like something was wrong. He was studying software engineering at college, but his lifelong passion for all things technology was fading. “My education really plateaued. I lost all desire for what I was doing. I needed to...
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...
Jonathan Pickard had a job that many only dream of. For 11 years, he played video games professionally. He competed in six world championships and traveled all over the globe. Why did he give it up? “It’s a career that’s...
Many women choose to put their careers on hold after having a baby, at least for a little while. For Carla Cox, this was only partly true. Hailing from Argentina, Carla was on a student visa to get her...
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...
Kevin Kafuku was mentally drained. Between his job as a help desk analyst at a Hyundai dealership and his associate’s degree program at John Tyler Community College, Kevin was working well over 80 hours each week. Something had to change. Then...
Ugonna Ojiaku had all the makings of a burgeoning career. A series of internships and forged connections led to a great job right out of college—which isn’t always easy with an environmental science degree. Despite her early success, Ugonna questioned...

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