In celebration of Father’s Day, we are recognizing Tech Dads—men who are dedicated to their families, their communities, and their careers in technology. These men use their tech powers to solve thorny problems. They mentor others to show how far you can go when you work hard and display confidence in your abilities. They model what responsible and service-oriented members of society look like. They inspire their daughters and sons to act according to values of excellence, integrity, and honesty. They set the stage for the future of the tech profession.
Here we highlight three men who have completed Trilogy-powered boot camps. Their stories resonate with selflessness, sacrifice, and love. They prove that being a dad means being committed to a life of impact and meaning.
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Osman Naseer – Houston
One day almost two years ago, Osman Naseer asked himself a fateful question: “What if my son grows up and asks if I followed my passion? What if he asks if I became what I wanted to become?” At that point in his life, Osman would have had to admit to his son that, no, he was not who he wanted to be.
That realization kickstarted a chain of events that would lead Osman to enroll in the Trilogy-powered Houston Coding Boot Camp and discover a new path forward.
Earlier this year, Osman walked into a new job as a front-end developer for a recruitment firm. He was thrilled. “I’m using nothing but boot camp skills,” he said. “I’m continuing to learn every day and I just really love it.”
Today, Osman knows that he can answer his son differently if he asks his father about his professional dreams. Thanks to the boot camp, he can say yes. Yes, he did follow his passion.
Brent Lewis – Atlanta
When Brent Lewis enrolled in the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, he was working full-time—and his wife had just given birth to their second child.
“The whole time I was in the boot camp I was up in the night with my newborn—and my toddler,” Brent said. But with help, he was able to manage.
“I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my wife. She was absolutely crucial for me successfully completing the course,” he said.
After the course, Brent landed his dream job as a 3D software engineer at AirBus Aerial—a position that combines his original art school education with his coding skills. Brent was the ideal candidate.
“They needed someone with a 3D background, which I had from art school, along with the modern coding skills I had just learned from the course,” said Brent. “It was the perfect synergy and the perfect opportunity.”
Josh Dodd – Savannah
When Josh Dodd and his wife moved from Colorado to Georgia, trading the mountains for oaks and Spanish moss may have posed a challenge, but it didn’t constitute a problem. Certainly not for Josh, who viewed the change of scenery as an opportunity to try something he had always wanted to do: coding. So he enrolled in the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp in Savannah.
Six months after moving, Josh emerged with a new full-stack certificate, grateful for the experience. “It’s not easy. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way,” he said. “It’s really rewarding.”
Becoming a problem solver is the biggest thing that Josh has learned—and continues to learn.
“Beforehand if there were issues with, say, an outlet in my house, I would have called a professional,” said Josh. “Now because of the boot camp, I won’t stop trying to figure out how to do things on my own.”