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Reflecting Upon Juneteenth


Juneteenth, observed on June 20th, is a national holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Americans. Today, we take the time to reflect upon and educate ourselves on previous events in American history. By doing so, we can work towards doing our part in creating a more tolerant and inclusive society.  We invite you to join us in our reflection. During this time, we hope that you think about the impact of social inequity in our communities. One way you might choose to do this is by reviewing the articles linked below. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/15/juneteenth-2021-history-holiday-how-celebrate/7633328002/ https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth https://www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-day-celebration.html https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

Reflecting Upon Juneteenth2022-06-17T16:14:21-04:00

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


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?2017-02-15T08:35:40-05:00

We Can Code IT represents at The Hill & Microsoft’s Policy Discussion on Computer Science Education


We Can Code IT instructor, Lauren Holloway, speaks on The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science Education Cleveland's own We Can Code IT speaks at The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science education. The panel, consisting of We Can Code IT instructor Lauren Holloway, Microsoft Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson, and STEM Coalition Executive Director James Brown, will discuss America's long-term global competitiveness as it relates to STEM and Computer Science. Given that 2/3 of jobs in STEM will soon be in the field of Computer Science, our workforce needs to be [...]

We Can Code IT represents at The Hill & Microsoft’s Policy Discussion on Computer Science Education2016-07-21T01:26:18-04:00

Katherine Lands Her Dream Job at Hyland!


When Katherine graduated from college, her business administration degree helped her land a job as a content marketing specialist, but she aspired to much more. After attending a coding school in Miami, she decided she needed more. She found We Can Code IT, learned skills that high-paying employers were seeking, and landed her dream job at Hyland software! [timeline-express timeline="73"]

Katherine Lands Her Dream Job at Hyland!2016-07-03T17:06:42-04:00

You Don’t Look Like a Programmer


After talking about the weather, one of the easiest ways to strike up a conversation with someone is to ask them "what do you do?" Like you, I've been asked this a lot. I don't know what kind of responses you get, but one of the top ten I receive is, "Really? You don't look like a programmer!" I usually smile, and try to find something witty to say, often asking them in return what they think a programmer should look like.

You Don’t Look Like a Programmer2020-05-04T16:07:48-04:00
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