October 4, 2018
MVC stands for Model-View-Controller

Tutorial: Create an ASP.NET MVC Web App in C# using Database First Approach

Learn how to create a web application using the most up-to-date method of MVC (model-view-controller) in C#, ASP.NET.
October 4, 2018
It's a bang in code but an exclamation point other places

Coding Bootcamp Code Hints: Why Punctuation is Important While Coding

Punctuation plays a vital role in how effective your code is. A missing quotation mark, semicolon, question mark, or even exclamation point could prevent your code from...
September 25, 2018
Broad Street Food Pantry

Coding Bootcamp Final Project Group Takes Web Application Live at Local Food Pantry

Coding Bootcamp Final Project Group Takes Web Application Live at Local Food Pantry Last week, graduates from We Can Code IT’s spring cohort took their final web application project live at the Broad Street Food Pantry. Their app, Pantry Plus, eliminates time spent waiting in line at the food pantry and allows pantry guests to place their food order online ahead of time for pick-up. The Broad Street Food Pantry serves an average of 1,600 individuals per month. The pantry is run by volunteers and is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Saturday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Because of the high amount of pantry guests and the limited amount of time the pantry is open, guests end up having to wait at least an hour in line to get their food. This is problematic for several reasons such as having to come in during weekday work hours, limited transportation options, and childcare schedules. Pantry Plus solves these problems by allowing pantry guests to order their food through the web application anytime before Thursday at noon, and then pick up their food from the pantry on Saturday. About the Coding Bootcamp Final Project Effort The idea for the Broad Street Food Pantry application came from team member Matt McCall, who has volunteered at the pantry for over two years. He pitched the idea to the class and everyone was excited to dive into a project that solved a real-life problem. The students had 3-weeks to create the application before presenting it at We Can Code IT’s Demo Day. They used Java, JavaScript, and several APIs, along with TDD (Test Driven Development) and Agile methodologies to create the application. The team’s advice to those who have never used TDD: “You can write code well and fast, but you probably can’t write maintainable or readable code in the long term [when not using TDD]. The real work isn’t just getting it done, but to continue to develop and maintain. It’s super hard without TDD.” “I really enjoyed making something real. It wasn’t just a hypothetical project. Every feature added enabled users to get more out of the application.” – Alex Malcolm   The Broad Street Food Pantry is located at 760 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205. For more information on volunteering or donating non-perishable products, contact 614-221-6552.
September 7, 2018

From Bicycle Mechanic to Developer: Brad’s Success After Coding Bootcamp

From Bicycle Mechanic to Developer: Brad’s Success After Coding Bootcamp After working in the bicycle industry for 10 years, Brad knew he needed to make a big career change. He decided to attend We Can Code IT to get the skills to become a developer. “I had no business sitting at this table for an interview without the experiences I had at We Can Code IT.” – Brad Sweet, Junior Microsoft Developer at Briteskies  
May 23, 2018

Brian Lands New Career at the #1 Company on His Interview Bucket List

Brian first sparked interest in working at Progressive after they showcased their company to his cohort. Just a few weeks after graduating from We Can Code IT, Brian started a new career at Progressive!
May 10, 2018

Emmanuel Goes from Customer Service Representative to Systems Engineer

Before We Can Code IT, Emmanuel worked as a customer service representative. After attending We Can Code IT, Emmanuel landed a systems engineer position at Nationwide Insurance!