February 15, 2017
Blue collar backlash in technology

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."
February 13, 2017
diversity and inclusion in technology

Jarryd Bootcamp Instructor Course Report Interview

Jarryd Huntley: Instructor Spotlight on Course Report Our lead bootcamp instructor Jarryd Huntley was recently interviewed by Course Report.  Check out his interview here.
February 1, 2017
Computer Science Education Policy Microsoft The Hill

We Can Code IT on NPR’s Sound of Ideas

We Can Code IT's Lauren Holloway inspires women of color in tech! Listen to her inspiring journey on NPR's Sound of Ideas.
January 10, 2017
WCCI and TechHire at the White House

White House Welcomes Cleveland’s “We Can Code IT” at Tech Industry Event

White House Welcomes Cleveland’s “We Can Code IT” at Tech Industry Event CLEVELAND, OH (January 5, 2017) Indira Samuels was a recent college graduate and a single mom earning $15,000 a year working for Teach for America in Cleveland.  While teaching her students how to do computer coding, she decided to become a coder herself. After a 22-week coding bootcamp with Cleveland’s We Can Code IT, Samuels was offered a role as software engineer and a starting salary of $60,000. This is the kind of success story celebrated at the White House TechHire event in December.
January 9, 2017
Hidden Figures Movie Poster

“Hidden Figures” Film Inspires Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women & Minorities in Tech Fields

“Hidden Figures” Film Inspires Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women & Minorities in Tech Fields CLEVELAND, OH (January 6, 2017)   Most of us know about John Glenn and Neil Armstrong – but few know that a group of brilliant African-American women mathematicians working at NASA helped Glenn become the first American to orbit the earth in the historic 1962 launch in the space race against Russia. That’s the untold story behind the new 21st Century Fox film Hidden Figures, released nationwide on January 6. Here in Cleveland, the film shines a light on the growing need to include women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and math – particularly in IT and software development.
December 21, 2016

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