Kristy Amy and Kyle McKee join the strong leadership team on a mission to increase inclusion in Ohio’s skilled tech community.
We Can Code IT, the premier coding bootcamp with a mission to increase inclusion in the tech industry, recently strengthened their leadership team with the addition of Kristy Amy as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and Kyle McKee as Education Director.
Kristy Amy brings 10 years of experience in corporate IT roles followed by a transition into digital marketing where she helped organizations create strategies and execute tactics for the past 14 years. As a “self-taught female techie” growing up in the dawn of the digital era, Amy also shares the We Can Code IT passion for helping non-traditional talent enter the tech industry.
“Our communities today are very diverse, and our workforce needs to reflect that. At We Can Code IT, we feel strongly about inclusion in this industry – and that’s what we provide for our students,” says Amy.
We Can Code IT also welcomes Kyle McKee. As Education Director, McKee combine’s his two greatest loves: teaching and Agile computer programming.
McKee brings more than 13 years of diverse experience in the Cleveland tech community. Before joining We Can Code IT, McKee worked as a CAD Systems Specialist for Invacare, a Software Developer for Hyland Software, an Agile Engineering Coach for LeanDog software development business, and as an independent consultant, coach, and mentor for many cutting-edge companies in Northeast Ohio.
McKee was attracted to the We Can Code IT’s unique culture and a mission of outstanding tech education that celebrates inclusion. A veteran developer and agile coach, McKee recognizes the business value of inclusion.
“The best teams I’ve been on have been diverse, with different perspectives and beliefs. I love the idea of bringing that to more people and companies,” says McKee. “There’s still a perfect storm in tech, with a talent shortage of developers both locally and nationally. At the same time, we’re lacking diversity in developer communities. We have an opportunity to address both problems at once. We Can Code IT has the right mission and I’m excited to help.”