COLUMBUS ‘CHANGE AGENT’ ANGELA LOPEZ BRINGS PASSION FOR TECH INDUSTRY DIVERSITY TO WE CAN CODE IT COLUMBUS, OH (February 22, 2017) – Angela Lopez grew up in Columbus and “knows every nook and cranny” of the city. As one of the founders of Columbus Women in Technology, she’s earned her reputation as a passionate advocate for diversity in the tech industry, and as a change leader, creative collaborator and “aspiring geek.” With a Masters in Information Systems and years of experience as an IT innovator and consultant for firms ranging from small software startups to IBM, Lopez is excited to tackle her new role as Campus Director for We Can Code IT in Columbus.
DIVERSE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS TO SHOWCASE TALENT AT “WE CAN CODE IT” CAREER DAY CLEVELAND, OH – Employers are hungry for diversity in IT departments – because it helps businesses drive innovation and growth. Cleveland employers have their pick of some of the best new and diverse talent at the We Can Code IT Career Day and recruiting event on Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at JumpStart Inc, 6701 Carnegie Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland. A free lunch buffet is open for employers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
We Can Code IT Partners with $100 Million Scholarship Fund for Women & Minorities Pursuing Tech Careers CLEVELAND, Ohio — March 13, 2017 — We Can Code IT is the premier coding boot camp in Cleveland and Columbus with a mission to increase diversity in the tech industry. They are proud to announce their partnership in the #YesWeCode Fund for women and minorities. The new scholarship was announced on Saturday in Austin, Texas at the 2017 HBCU@SXSW (South by Southwest), an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity in partnership with several Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Ignite Your Career! Hosted by We Can Code IT – The Leading Software Development Boot Camp Focusing on Inclusion and Diversity in IT Tired of pushing submit and not seeing results? Were you anticipating the New Year to be the Year you launch an amazing career? It’s not too late! Join Cynthia Trotta, Chief Career Strategist of We Can Code IT, and learn how to make 2017 the year you say good bye to dead end jobs, low salaries and say hello to a stable and lucrative career! Cynthia will cover key strategies and tactics to direct your career path! Wine, light refreshments, and small finger foods will be served. Please RSVP to Sara August at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our event page here. WHEN Monday March 13th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm LOCATION We Can Code IT, Cleveland Campus 50 Public Square, Suite 200, Cleveland OH 44113 (StartMart in the Terminal Tower)
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."