Mel McGee was doing tech before many of today’s tech-preneurs were even born.
At 12, she hooked up her family’s very first modem — one of those early kinds with a cradle for the telephone’s handset — to help her Realtor parents enter properties into the multiple listing service. She wrote her first program at about 10, a scroll of her name running continuously across the screen.
Today much of her energy goes into We Can Code IT, a company she founded last year that provides coding bootcamps and workshops designed to teach programming to women, girls and minority groups typically underrepresented in technology and engineering.
“We Can Code IT started because people were asking for training,” McGee says. “You follow the market. Which way is the current going?”
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