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We Can Code IT ranked one of the Best Coding Bootcamps for 2021 and 2020

2020-12-01T14:25:10+00:00

We Can Code IT ranked one of the Best Coding Bootcamps of 2020 We’re thrilled to announce that We Can Code IT has recently been named Best Bootcamp by SwitchUp! We Can Code IT has also been listed as a Best Coding Bootcamps on Course Report for the past four years.   […]

We Can Code IT ranked one of the Best Coding Bootcamps for 2021 and 20202020-12-01T14:25:10+00:00

Responding to Social Inequity

2020-06-03T23:22:59+00:00

Dear We Can Code IT community, Outside of our We Can Code IT community, the country is in a time of deep sorrow, anger, and uncertainty. The inequities of institutionalized racism, the deep economic divide amongst social classes, and the unhealed wounds of many injustices have come to a head. As sickness and social unrest surround us, we look to our mission of Championing Social Equity through Technology, and our values surrounding “Championing diversity and inclusion”, “Owning our own stuff”, and “Striving to understand.” I can never know what it would be like to live in this world as anything other [...]

Responding to Social Inequity2020-06-03T23:22:59+00:00

Blue-collar Backlash: Are We Too Arrogant in IT?

2017-02-15T08:35:40+00:00

Some things really get IT folks riled up. One of them is a recent article in Wired claiming that coding is the next big blue collar job. While it sounds like a sign of hope and opportunity, it’s created a backlash amongst IT professionals -- one that uncovers the “belly of the beast.” As an industry insider, I've heard this blue collar job idea unleash fears, assumptions and what sounds like territorial sandbox whining amongst software developers, as in "Here comes more crappy code" or "These guys won't be experienced enough to do what I do."

Blue-collar Backlash: Are We Too Arrogant in IT?2017-02-15T08:35:40+00:00
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