Austen started WCCI Coding Bootcamp, and quickly realized that WCCI was the right place for her. “Everyone had really good energy. There were a lot of women in the room which was really encouraging. I felt very comfortable, and I wasn’t intimidated.”
Rhonda Smith had previous education in web and digital media skills but had never received the support she needed to launch a new career. Attracted to the We Can Code IT focus on welcoming and encouraging women and people of color in the tech field, she signed on for the 16-week full-stack Java development course. Even before finishing, she was hired by one of Cleveland’s leading software development companies.
We Can Code IT Celebrates Six Years of Championing Social Equity Through Technology. Six years ago today We Can Code IT held its first coding bootcamp session. Our first cohort taught us many things and set the foundation for the core values we've created at We Can Code IT today.
Coding bootcamp graduate Kelli Valverde was determined to evolve in her career and manifest the success she wanted. She had a budding interest in software development and web design after a ten-year career as a graphic designer. Kelli decided We Can Code IT was the place to find the support she needed in taking her career to the next level. Her decision would pay off when just months after graduating, she would achieve her goal by landing a full-time UX/QA Designer position with The Cleveland Orchestra. Learn more about her journey to achievement, and how our program helped prepare her for her new role.
We Can Code IT graduate Josh Yang was working his first adult job as a Client Services Representative when his boss pointed out his capabilities in software development. After attending our coding bootcamp Josh has gained confidence in his coding and interpersonal skills. Using the networking strategies he learned at our bootcamp, Josh was able to secure a fulfilling role. Learn more about Josh’s journey from an apprehensive student to a confident software developer.
At We Can Code IT we pride ourselves on championing social equity through technology. It is our duty to students to eradicate any mountains which they may have to climb to graduate and/or maximize their learning from our bootcamp. One of these major obstacles is technology, which we are ensuring exceed standards in coding bootcamp and higher education settings. For you, this means better technology experiences overall creating a seamless transition into software and web development. Students may not be able to control the technology accessible to them, but we can. So, it’s time to level the playing field...EVERY We Can [...]
The Downtown Cleveland Alliance invited our founder, Mel McGee, to speak on a panel discussing diversity and inclusion best practices. As an organization whose mission is "championing social equity through technology," we strive to be an example for others.
Bootcamp Graduate Volunteers His Coding Skills to Help Combat COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has left lasting impacts on many communities and individuals. However, as a result, people are rallying together and finding creative solutions to unfortunate circumstances. Among those, are We Can Code IT Columbus graduate Anthony DeMeglio and the Can’t Stop Columbus organization. DeMeglio volunteered his coding skills to the organization in order to create projects that aid in relief during COVID-19. Together he and other volunteers have made promising efforts in their projects to move forward the mission of Can’t Stop Columbus. […]
We Can Code IT, in solidarity with those who have had their jobs affected by the current state of emergency, has added $2,000 in grants and scholarships for displaced workers.