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.
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 [...]
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. […]
For the first time ever employers will get the opportunity to meet with graduates from every one of our programs at the upcoming Virtual Demo Day. If you're an employer in search of your next great tech hire, Virtual Demo Day has tremendous opportunities for you. You will get the chance to meet graduates with skills in both C# and Java.
Unsatisfied with her previous work experience, the recommendation of an associate would lead her to seek a start in software development at We Can Code IT. With support from Mayor Frank G. Jackon's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Angel was able to fund half of her tuition cost through their grant. The risk she took would prove to pay off as just months after graduating Angel would achieve her goal in landing a full-time software development position at Progressive.
Coding bootcamp graduate, Brian Bross was seeking a career change that would provide him with the opportunity to spend more time with his family. He had secured a degree in culinary arts but was tired of spending nights and holidays away from his two young girls. With the encouragement of a good friend and after hearing rave reviews about our program he had decided to give We Can Code IT a shot.
Since a teenager bootcamp graduate Nick Hergatt had a gift for IT and computers, though life had somehow gotten in the way of him pursuing a career. After listening to suggestions from family and he friends he decided to give We Can Code IT a try. "We Can Code IT works miracles with people."