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1905, 2020

Virtual Lunch & Learn With We Can Code IT

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Get an inside look at software development careers, and learn how our program can support you in making a career change during this time! We are hosting two virtual info sessions with opportunities for you to gain hands-on coding experience.

2204, 2020

Code Your Career With We Can Code IT Virtual Info Session

By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Get an inside look at software development careers, and learn how our program can support you in making a career change during this time! We are hosting two virtual info sessions with opportunities for you to gain hands-on coding experience.

1604, 2020

We Can Code IT Hosts First Ever Virtual Demo Day

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Employers, Coding Bootcamps, Community Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

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.

2703, 2020

New Coding Bootcamp Options to Combat COVID-19 Effects

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

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. 

2403, 2020

FREE Upskilling For The Community

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, News, We Can Code IT, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The times we are in cause us to come together more than ever before! In order to help everyone upskill under these uncertain times, we are providing the community free basic web development skill-building online modules.

903, 2020

Virtual Coding Workshop For Beginners + Info Session

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

If you may be considering a career change or may be interested in learning more about coding, join us! You will get the chance to meet the WCCI team, learn more about our In-Person and FlexCode™ programs, and gain coding experience. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about a career in tech and point you in the right direction.

502, 2020

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Graduate Starts New Career at Progressive

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Coding Bootcamps, Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Students, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

2401, 2020

Bootcamp Graduate Takes A Leap to Change His Career

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Coding Bootcamps, Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Students, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

1701, 2020

Coding Bootcamp Graduate Is Prepared for the Real World

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Coding Bootcamps, Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Students, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , |

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."

1001, 2020

Coding Was the Answer for this Bootcamp Grad

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Former student, Isaac Canonico had worked several different jobs in many different industries, yet still couldn't find his niche. After using his initiative to seek out the right career path for himself, Issac made the decision to take a risk in software development and he chose We Can Code IT as a starting point.

2511, 2019

Introducing New Coding Pre-Bootcamp in Cleveland

By |November 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

Software development skills are taught to adults in Cleveland's economically challenged neighborhoods for free in order to prepare them for coding school.

1211, 2019

We Can Code IT ranked one of the Best Coding Bootcamps of 2019-2020

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT ranked one of the Best Coding Bootcamps of 2019-2020 We’re proud to announce that We Can Code IT is on Course Report’s list of the Best Coding Bootcamps for the third year in a row! […]

411, 2019

Bootcamp Graduate Jon Cunicella Follows His Passions

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, C#, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

After attending our coding bootcamp Jon was able to use our career service tips to land a job as a developer with Chase. Learn more about Jon's journey from an apprehensive student of coding to a professional working developer.

2810, 2019

Student Becomes First Woman Developer at Scriptdrop

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Students, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

After attending an Admissions Open House and meeting the We Can Code IT staff, Izzy decided that We Can Code IT would the perfect place to provide her with what she needed to take the leap into learning code. Learn more about Izzy's journey and how the learning environment impacted her experience by preparing her to become the FIRST woman developer at her new job with Scriptdrop. 

2110, 2019

Mallory Bush Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Student Story

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Mallory was working in retail when she made her decision to join We Can Code IT. Unsatisfied with the work she had been doing she was determined to find a path that would leave her feeling fulfilled. She found her passion at We Can Code IT.

2604, 2019

New 14-Week Course in Full Stack JavaScript in Columbus

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Javascript, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

New 14-Week Course in ‘Full-Stack JavaScript’ Meets Growing Employer Demand for Skilled Web Developers We Can Code IT is first local coding bootcamp to offer Full-Stack JavaScript training on hottest software development tools for career changers and tech skill seekers. Websites are essential to every business, from large enterprises to small businesses and startups – and so are the developers who create them. We Can Code IT, the premier coding bootcamp [...]

1704, 2019

Set Your Career Sights on Becoming a Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Javascript|

You have many IT career options, but you want to make the right choices, given all of your sacrifices and the time and money you invest. After all, you have one major goal on your mind: Land the job that’s ideally suited for you. Based on employer demand for seamless technologies, you definitely want to keep full-stack JavaScript development on the top of your list. This May, We Can Code [...]

402, 2019

In the Community: Akron Urban League Ignite Program

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

In the Community: Akron Urban League Ignite Program The Akron Urban League has partnered with We Can Code IT for their Ignite IT program, bringing training for individuals interested in careers in information technology. “Ignite is more than a workforce development program, it is a community need that promotes economic self-reliance and social empowerment, which are the pillars of the Akron Urban League’s mission...” - Larry D. Chadwick, Interim President & [...]

701, 2019

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33 The Post-9/11 GI Bill® offers education and training benefits to Veterans, Service members, and their families who served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability. […]

412, 2018

Learn React Workshop

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learn React Workshop Join We Can Code IT for a 3-Day Learn React Workshop! Register Now Why learn React? React’s popularity has skyrocketed recently. As a result, employers are looking for devs experienced with it. The 2018 StackOverflow Developer survey found React to be one of the most loved technologies. React’s component-based architecture greatly simplifies the development of user interfaces. […]

312, 2018

We Can Code IT Partners with City of Cleveland to Offer Grants for Low-Income Residents

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Financing We Can Code IT Partners with City of Cleveland to Offer Tech Training Grants for Low-Income Residents Three of the top five most in-demand occupations are in software development and computer programming – yet some low-income residents in Cleveland may not have the skills needed for the booming tech industry. A new collaboration between We Can Code IT and the City of Cleveland aims to change that by [...]

1311, 2018

CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, listed as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Technology 2018

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, listed as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Technology 2018 Crain’s Cleveland Business just named Northeast Ohio’s most Notable Women in Technology, and We Can Code IT’s CEO and Founder, Mel McGee is one of them! The women featured were selected based on “their career accomplishments, involvement in nonprofits and community organizations and evidence that they mentor others in their field.” […]

3110, 2018

Taft recognizes We Can Code IT CEO and Founder as a noteworthy woman in STEM

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: STEM Education, We Can Code IT, women in STEM, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

Taft’s “Support Her Endeavors” event recognizes We Can Code IT CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, as a noteworthy woman in STEM The first annual Taft “Support Her Endeavors” event recognized We Can Code IT CEO and Founder, Mel McGee, for her significant contributions to STEM. Other accomplished women in STEM who were recognized were Rita Kamoutsis, New Product Development Manager at The Sherwin Williams Company and Charu Ramanathan, Entrepreneur and [...]

1710, 2018

Coding Boot Camp in Columbus, Ohio: What You Will Learn

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, FAQs, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

Coding Boot Camp in Columbus, Ohio: What You Will Learn If you want to break into the booming IT field, there’s no better way to do it than a coding boot camp. But what exactly is an IT boot camp? What can you learn and how do you know whether it’s the right choice for you? Let’s take a look. […]

410, 2018

Tutorial: Create an ASP.NET MVC Web App in C# using Database First Approach

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Software Developer Skills, Uncategorized, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Learn how to create a web application using the most up-to-date method of MVC (model-view-controller) in C#, ASP.NET.

410, 2018

Coding Bootcamp Code Hints: Why Punctuation is Important While Coding

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Punctuation plays a vital role in how effective your code is. A missing quotation mark, semicolon, question mark, or even exclamation point could prevent your code from...

410, 2018

How to Prepare for Coding Boot Camp

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: FAQs|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Prepare for a Coding Boot Camp A coding boot camp involves an intense amount of learning crammed into a short period of time. To get the most out of your learning experience, it helps to prepare ahead of time. If you plan on signing up for a 14-week coding course or you’ve already enrolled, here are a few tips to help you prepare for what will be one [...]

2509, 2018

Coding Bootcamp Final Project Group Takes Web Application Live at Local Food Pantry

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , |

Coding Bootcamp Final Project Group Takes Web Application Live at Local Food Pantry Last week, graduates from We Can Code IT’s spring cohort took their final web application project live at the Broad Street Food Pantry. Their app, Pantry Plus, eliminates time spent waiting in line at the food pantry and allows pantry guests to place their food order online ahead of time for pick-up. […]

709, 2018

From Bicycle Mechanic to Developer: Brad’s Success After Coding Bootcamp

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: .NET, Blog, C#, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

From Bicycle Mechanic to Developer: Brad's Success After Coding Bootcamp After working in the bicycle industry for 10 years, Brad knew he needed to make a big career change. He decided to attend We Can Code IT to get the skills to become a developer. "I had no business sitting at this table for an interview without the experiences I had at We Can Code IT." - Brad Sweet, [...]

509, 2018

We Can Code IT Makes Global Impact in World Bank Study on Women in Tech

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT Makes Global Impact in World Bank Study on Women in Tech We Can Code IT was among 25 coding bootcamps in 22 countries selected for an in-depth global study on strategies for recruiting and training women to meet the needs of a changing labor market. The research was done by the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., a nonprofit formed in 1944 with a mission to eliminate [...]

2305, 2018

Brian Lands New Career at the #1 Company on His Interview Bucket List

By |May 23rd, 2018|Categories: .NET, Blog, C#, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Brian first sparked interest in working at Progressive after they showcased their company to his cohort. Just a few weeks after graduating from We Can Code IT, Brian started a new career at Progressive!

1005, 2018

Emmanuel Goes from Customer Service Representative to Systems Engineer

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Before We Can Code IT, Emmanuel worked as a customer service representative. After attending We Can Code IT, Emmanuel landed a systems engineer position at Nationwide Insurance!

105, 2018

Recruiting Tech Talent Today

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

On April 17, 2018 a group of Information Technology (IT) Leaders, Community Leaders, and educators gathered at the ConxusNEO Align event to discuss the current technical topics such as the Internet of Things as well as the needs of the technical community and the skills required to be successful today.

2503, 2018

DriveIT and We Can Code IT Join Forces to Promote Tech Talent Pipeline in Cleveland and Akron

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Bootcamp, News, Tech Education Jobs, Uncategorized, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Looking for software devs who are great cultural fits for your company? Start with a We Can Code IT & get free tech workouts from DriveIT!

2003, 2018

Sign up for an Upcoming FlexCode™ Information Session

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Community Events, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve been changing the face of tech since 2013. Now we can help you change your life, even if you're too busy to commit to a full-time in-person bootcamp.

803, 2018

Jamie’s future is looking bright after attending We Can Code IT’s software development bootcamp

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

Before We Can Code IT, Jamie worked as a customer service representative, now she has a software development position at Chase!

703, 2018

New Hybrid FlexCode™ Bootcamp Removes Barriers for Adult Career-Changers

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

New Hybrid FlexCode™ Bootcamp Removes Barriers for Adult Career-Changers Computer coding skills can open doors to a challenging and lucrative career in the ever-growing software development industry. But traditional coding bootcamps are often not a viable option for people with a full-time job or family responsibilities – a demographic that often includes women and minorities. That’s why We Can Code IT, a coding bootcamp with locations in Cleveland and Columbus, [...]

503, 2018

Stay-at-home mom and graphic designer to UX developer

By |March 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Before attending We Can Code IT, Meaghan was a stay-at-home mom and graphic designer. Now, she's in UX development, her dream job.

103, 2018

Computer Coding Training Boot Camp Benefits

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, FAQs, News|Tags: , , , , |

Computer Coding Training Boot Camp Benefits Are you wondering if a computer coding boot camp is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen an incredible success story like this one and you want to know whether you can become a software developer or coder too? […]

1902, 2018

Upcoming Events and Cavs Ticket Giveaways!

By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Community Events, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Upcoming Admissions Events with Special Cleveland Cavalier Ticket Giveaways We’re excited to announce that we will be giving 20 pairs of Cleveland Cavalier tickets away at our upcoming Cleveland Admissions Open House and Class Shadow events! […]

1002, 2018

Kaitie Leaves the Financially Uncertain Field of Substitute Teaching to Begin her Tech Career

By |February 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Before attending We Can Code IT, Kaitie was a substitute teacher and dance instructor. Now, she's a Software Developer at Splash Financial.

902, 2018

Sharon Combines her Social Sciences and Art Background with Tech to Become a Front-end Developer

By |February 9th, 2018|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Coding Bootcamp Grad Combines Social Sciences and Art Background with Tech to Become a Front-end Developer Sharon was working several small jobs and in graduate school when she found out about We Can Code IT. With her passion for helping others, she wanted to learn to code so she could make an even stronger impact. Last June, we shared Sharon’s experience at the 4th Annual LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit [...]

802, 2018

Meaghan Goes from Stay at Home Mom to Senior UX Designer

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Students, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Columbus Coding Bootcamp Grad Goes from Stay at Home Mom to Senior UX Designer Meaghan was burnt out on NYC and her job, so she moved to Columbus, OH to be closer to her family. With a graphic design background, she was always interested in software development but was often discouraged on how to begin. After attending an Admissions Open House and finding out she qualified for a grant, she decided to [...]

1001, 2018

4 Skills You’ll Learn at a Computer Coding Boot Camp

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: FAQs|Tags: , , , , , |

4 Skills You’ll Learn at a Computer Coding Boot Camp A computer coding boot camp is a short, hands-on learning experience that teaches you everything you need to know to land a job with a high-paying tech company. Lucrative careers like a software engineer or web developer are just some of the jobs that boot camp students can get after graduating. […]

301, 2018

We Can Code IT Commits to Join the Council of Integrity in Results Reporting in 2018

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Pledges to Join CIRR in 2018 Here at We Can Code IT, we believe in providing our prospective students with all the information they need to make an informed decision about whether our software development bootcamp is right for them. This is why we’re excited to announce our provisional membership in the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR). What is CIRR? The coding bootcamp [...]

1212, 2017

IT Bootcamp: What You Need to Know

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: FAQs|Tags: , , , , , , |

IT Bootcamp: What You Need to Know An IT bootcamp is a great option for people who want to enter the lucrative world of programming and technology without the cost and time commitment that a college education would require. Coding bootcamps can be especially beneficial for students who have trouble learning in a standard educational environment. In camp, the learning material is usually condensed into an 8 to 14-week program [...]

412, 2017

Benefits of a 14-Week Computer Programming Course

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: FAQs|Tags: , , , , |

Benefits of a 14-Week Computer Programming Course As the demand for capable programmers and developers continues to grow, many companies in the IT field have relaxed their employment requirements. Gone are the days where you needed a 4-year degree and job experience just to land an entry-level position. Nowadays, tech companies are desperate for fresh talent and many are willing to employ those without degrees and without experience. [...]

2111, 2017

Certified Coder Boot Camp vs. College Education

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: FAQs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Certified Coder Boot Camp vs. College Education If you’re looking to break into the booming tech field, there’s no better time than now. But whether you’re fresh out of school or looking to make a mid-life career change, what’s the best way to get started? For those who want to find a well-paying career in IT, two of the most popular options include going to a college and a certified [...]

2011, 2017

Evening Coding Bootcamp Carrie Ryan Alumni Spotlight Update

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Evening Coding Bootcamp Carrie Ryan Alumni Spotlight Update We Can Code IT graduate, Carrie Ryan, was featured in an Alumni Spotlight interview with Course Report back in July 2017. Since then, she has been promoted from a Junior Developer Intern to a fully-fledged Web Developer at United Consumer Financial Services in Cleveland. We caught up with Carrie to see what her experience has been like working in the tech industry and [...]

1011, 2017

We Can Code IT Salutes Those Who Have Fought for our Country

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT sends a heartfelt thank you to all those who are serving and have served our country. We are proud to be the only GI Bill® eligible coding bootcamp in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

911, 2017

Veteran, Pete Fittante, reboots his career after the military

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"When people come out of the military they are used to structure. Coding is all about structure. All about challenges. All about teamwork. Those 3 things are what you learn in the military."

811, 2017

Jamie Starts New Career Earning 3x Her Previous Salary

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|

Jamie Starts New Career Earning 3x Her Previous Salary After leaving college and being told she’d never make it, Jamie was hired before graduating We Can Code IT's bootcamp. Jamie states that We Can Code IT's program gave her the confidence boost she needed to succeed. She’s now a software developer at Chase! [timeline-express timeline="669"]

1610, 2017

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Students Win Tech Competitions

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Students Win Tech Competitions As a leader in software development training, We Can Code IT not only teaches students how to code, we empower students by helping them build the confidence they need to succeed in the growing tech industry. One way our students are finding their paths as innovative software professionals is by getting involved in community tech competitions. […]

1309, 2017

We Can Code IT Expands to Help Employers Develop Long-Term Vision for Top Tech Talent

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Coding Bootcamp, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

WE CAN CODE IT EXPANDS TO HELP EMPLOYERS DEVELOP LONG-TERM VISION FOR TOP TECH TALENT CLEVELAND, OH  – In the ever-changing tech landscape, employers are struggling to find and retain software developers trained in current languages and capable of creative problem-solving and collaboration. We Can Code IT recently expanded their staff to provide a sharper focus on helping employers in the Cleveland and Columbus area meet this growing demand for [...]

108, 2017

Columbus Student Spotlight: Brent Milan

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Java, Mentorship, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Learn why We Can Code IT grads bring more than tech skills to the table in my interview with Java Developer, and soon to be grad, Brent Milan

2706, 2017

Cleveland Dad Transforms Life and Career with Breakthrough Schools & We Can Code IT Partnership

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Cleveland Dad Transforms Life and Career with Breakthrough Schools & We Can Code IT Partnership CLEVELAND, Ohio – June 26, 2017 – Matthew Fothergill sends his 13-year-old son to Breakthrough School’s E-Prep charter school to give him more opportunities to succeed in life. Now he wants the same kind of success for himself. At age 36 with a high school diploma and a full-time job in building maintenance, Fothergill started [...]

1306, 2017

Area Employers Have Pick of Top IT Talent at “We Can Code IT” Recruiting Day

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

CLEVELAND, OH – Employers will have their pick of some of the best new and diverse talent on Friday, June 23 during the We Can Code IT Recruiting Day. The event will start 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. […]

206, 2017

Coding Boot Camp Cleveland Columbus Ohio Finding Her Voice

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

I had the profound honor of being selected as a fellow for the 4th Annual LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit + Fellowship at Google in Washington D.C. The summit, founded by Lesbians Who Tech, is an opportunity for 140 unique and innovative minds to join together . . .

206, 2017

Coding Boot Camp: The Face of Success

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

In just three months, the change in my outlook and happiness is amazing. In college, I learned a lot of marketing theory but not practical skills. I got hired in sales and customer service for a large national bank and was miserable. My skills were underutilized and I kept applying for jobs where I needed tech skills. My dad is a software developer and I remember talking to him . . .

206, 2017

“Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?” It happens in Ohio, too. We Can Code IT is helping women in tech overcome challenges

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

Even with companies like Intel, Apple and Google pouring millions of dollars into making their workforce more diverse, the number of women going into tech fields has actually decreased. Women often find they are not appreciated, not rewarded, not heard and not respected in the tech workplace. We Can Code IT founder Mel McGee and Cleveland bootcamp instructor Daniel Vivacqua share their honest and personal responses to the article – and tell what We Can Code IT is doing to change the face of tech.

1805, 2017

New Intensive Summer Programming Classes Offered by Software Coding Bootcamp

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Javascript, Mentorship, News, Python, Ruby, STEM Education, Teachers Learn To Code, We Can Code IT, Web, Web Developer Skills, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

CLEVELAND, OH - We Can Code IT, a leader in software development training, announced today that summer programming classes are now available to teach the most in-demand computer languages in only 3 to 5 days. The new series focuses on languages that Cleveland area employers consider required skills for their job candidates. These intensive classes on HTML, Python, Ruby and other widely-used languages will be offered in addition to We Can Code IT’s more comprehensive 12-week and 20-week bootcamps teaching software development from the ground up.

1505, 2017

Mother Daughter Duo attend We Can Code IT to Take on Coding as a new Career

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, News, We Can Code IT, women in STEM, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

Mother – Daughter Duo, Diane & Megan Korpics, have always shared a passion for learning. As a homeschooling family, they were very familiar with the roles of teacher/student. Now the two are back in the classroom, but this time Megan has a few tricks to share with her mom.

1104, 2017

Diverse Junior Software Developers to Showcase Talent at “We Can Code IT” Career Day

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

DIVERSE JUNIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS TO SHOWCASE TALENT AT “WE CAN CODE IT” CAREER DAY COLUMBUS, OH – Diversity drives innovation and growth. It’s not just a cool idea – it’s a fact reported by sources like the Harvard Business Review. That’s why employers are hungry for diversity in IT departments. Businesses in Columbus will have their pick of some of the best new and diverse talent at the We Can [...]

704, 2017

DigiGirlz two-hour Workshop

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Community Events, News, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

DigiGirlz two-hour Workshop Inspiring girls to pursue their dreams with technology Highlights Join the fun at your Microsoft Store, where girls ages 10-18 will explore the importance of computer science and how it can enhance the things they already love to do. Attendees will learn what it’s like to work in technology to create something new, solve big problems, and explore possibilities. […]

2003, 2017

Columbus ‘Change Agent’ Angela Lopez Brings Passion for Tech Industry Diversity to We Can Code IT

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1703, 2017

Diverse Software Developers to Showcase Talent at We Can Code IT Career Day

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1403, 2017

We Can Code IT Partners with $100 Million Scholarship Fund for Women & Minorities Pursuing Tech Careers

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

We Can Code IT Partners with $100 Million Scholarship Fund for Women & Minorities Pursuing Tech Careers 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 [...]

1303, 2017

Darín utilizes networking to land competing job offers

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Coding Bootcamp Student Utilizes Networking to Land Competing Job Offers I graduated from Oberlin College as a Comparative American Studies major. I was a Bonner Scholar, for which I did a variety of volunteer service and set myself up to have a non-profit career. […]

203, 2017

Ignite Your Career!

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Bootcamp, News, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1502, 2017

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

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Diversity in Computer Science, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

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."

1302, 2017

Jarryd Bootcamp Instructor Course Report Interview

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, STEM Education|Tags: , , , , |

Jarryd Huntley: Instructor Spotlight on Course Report One of our Cleveland lead bootcamp instructors, Jarryd Huntley, was recently interviewed by Course Report. Check out his interview here.

1001, 2017

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

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Diversity in Computer Science, News, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

901, 2017

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

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

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

2112, 2016

Sign up for our Learn to Code Email Series!

By |December 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Community Events, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , |

Interested in understanding the basics of programming and digging in a bit? Then this email series is for you. Click on the post and fill out the form to start now!

2811, 2016

JPMorgan Chase and We Can Code IT offer event towards Inclusion in Computing

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Careers, Diversity in Computer Science, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|

JP Morgan Chase will host the Inclusion in Tech Conference on Tuesday, December 6 at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Working with close partners the Ohio Collaboration of Inclusion in Computing (OCWiC) and We Can Code It, the half-day conference aims to inform women about the career opportunities within computer science and information technology (IT) professions.

2311, 2016

Cierra Starts a New Career as a Mobile Developer

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cierra Starts a New Career as a Mobile Developer After a search of coding bootcamps across the country, Cierra decided to attend We Can Code IT in Cleveland, OH. A collaborative learning environment helped her in the classroom and then the supportive staff reassured her that she was capable of thriving after graduation. Shortly after graduating, she started her new career as a mobile developer at ABAS-USA close to home [...]

2211, 2016

Junior Associate Web Development Instructor (Java – Columbus)

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Tech Education Jobs|Tags: , , |

We Can Code IT is the leading coding bootcamp with a focus on inclusion and diversity in technology. Our highly selective, world-class code academy is in search of our newest member. This position is for a junior associate front-end programming instructor/facilitator at our Columbus, OH campus.

2211, 2016

Coding Bootcamp Lead Instructor (Cleveland, Part-time / M-Th Evenings)

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Tech Education Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This position is perfect for a consultant who also wants a steady stream of income while helping mentor new, diverse, developers learn about real-world software and web development. It is a Mon-Thurs evening, part-time / contract position.

1411, 2016

Olay Lands a Spot at Microsoft

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , |

Olay Lands a Spot at Microsoft Olay attended We Can Code IT coding bootcamp after initially earning a computer science degree in New Jersey. While researching different coding bootcamps, he found that We Can Code IT could provide not only exceptional curriculum and instruction, but a welcoming atmosphere that could help him achieve his dreams. Shortly after graduating, We Can Code IT helped him gain a highly competitive and handsomely [...]

711, 2016

Juan Starts New Career at Progressive and Achieves Work-Life Balance

By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , |

Juan Starts New Career at Progressive and Achieves Work-Life Balance Juan came to the United States to pursue an education in music. While working two jobs in the music field he realized he wanted to find a way to spend more time with his family while still supporting them well financially. He initially tried the self-taught approach to learning to code but ultimately decided that attending We Can Code [...]

311, 2016

Inclusion In Tech

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Careers, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tiffany Wagner, will share her story as a woman in tech and the journey from software developer to Executive Director at one of America's leading corporations. Hear her highlights & challenges and learn more about JPMorgan Chase's commitment to advancing women into leadership positions in technology. Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: We Can Code IT, 2645 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202 Details: FREE Parking /Refreshments [...]

310, 2016

Kyle Makes the Switch from Politics to Programming

By |October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , |

After working in politics in Washington DC, Kyle returned to Ohio.  He began to research coding bootcamps after reading about their rising popularity. He found We Can Code IT and attended the full-time cohort in Cleveland.  Kyle quickly began his new career after meeting with one of WCCI's employer partners, Foundation Software. [timeline-express timeline="475"]

1809, 2016

Mel McGee speaks at the International Economic Development Conference (IEDC)

By |September 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Community Events, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Join Mel and other women leaders at the International Economic Development Conference on Sunday, September 25th. Mel will be speaking on Navigating a Male-Dominated Workforce.

2608, 2016

Mary’s Path to We Can Code IT is Paved with Diverse Interests

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mary has studied everything from Illustration and Printmaking to Math and Art History. While earning her degree in Philosophy, she took a class in Database Systems and was surprised by how much she enjoyed it.  When Mary found We Can Code IT and their commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone she knew it was the right path for her.  After attending the part-time coding bootcamp, she was able [...]

1608, 2016

Rachel Gets Back in the Game!

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rachel found herself in a dead-end tech career and knew it was time to re-skill herself in order to keep pace with great job prospects. She found We Can Code IT and attended our full-time coding bootcamp. In the end, she landed a great new career as a software developer earning more than ever before! [timeline-express timeline="91"]

1508, 2016

Don’t Miss Upcoming We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp Information Sessions and Interviews!

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stop by for a tour and coding bootcamp info! Are you interested in finding out more about We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp? Or did you apply to the bootcamp, and now you need to complete the in-person interview portion of the application process? We Can Code IT now has two upcoming dates for a tour of StartMart, a bootcamp informational session, and a group interview. Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 [...]

508, 2016

OEC CTO Kathy Golden Speaks to Coding Bootcamp Students

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Careers, Coding Boot Camp Employers, Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, Software Developer Skills, We Can Code IT, Web Developer Skills, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tech Expert Inspires Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Students We Can Code IT's Summer 2016 full-time coding bootcamp had the incredible opportunity to hear Kathy Golden, CTO of Original Equipment Connection (OEC), speak about her pathway to becoming a successful woman in technology. Golden spoke to the class during We Can Code IT's Lunch and Learn on August 3rd, 2016. During Lunch and Learns, employer partners and other experts speak to bootcamp [...]

2107, 2016

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

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Community Events, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, News, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1307, 2016

Are you ready for coding bootcamp?

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Diversity in Computer Science, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Find Out How Ready You Are for Coding Bootcamp If you're like me, your undergrad may be in psychology, anthropology or the arts.  The problem is that although these are great fun to study, you may find yourself struggling to find a position that pays well, and it's probably way below your skill-level. Our state authorized coding boot camp helps you gain IT skills quickly, in months, not years. Employers love [...]

1307, 2016

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Tori

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

Tori shares her reflections on her coding bootcamp experience at We Can Code IT. "You will probably feel incredibly unprepared and as though you have no idea what is going on. This is a completely normal state for any human being at any given time, and it is a totally valid emotion to feel when attempting something new. Try not to let it get to you. Take a deep breath and throw yourself into it..."

907, 2016

Where are you located?

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

We have campuses in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Our Cleveland Campus is located in Cleveland's iconic Terminal Tower. We are in StartMart's vibrant entrepreneurial work space where you will be surrounded by innovation. Make use of the classrooms, the open work areas, the Zen room, exercise equipment, maker equipment like a 3D printer, and much more! Our Columbus campus is located at 2645 North High Street in Columbus, OH. Addresses: We Can Code [...]

907, 2016

What are your application requirements?

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

You'll need a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. You must be able to commit to at least 90% attendance in order to graduate. You must maintain an 80% grade or above in class. Understand that there will be a lot of homework, expect at least 20 hours a week. You must have good typing skills and be very comfortable using your PC, navigating sites, and the like.

907, 2016

How do I get a job?

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

Our team works with you from the first week of class until you start you new career. We then engage graduates to assist them in career development. We work on resume and interview skills, your "bucket list" of employers, your career path, and more. You will be introduced to our large network of employer partners throughout the coding bootcamp, and will have a Demo Day where you interview with employers [...]

907, 2016

Do I need programming experience?

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

Although we don't require programming experience, we want you to have tried this out prior to enrolling in coding bootcamp to see if it's a good fit. How? Check out our 10-day learn to code email series or one of our coding events in Cleveland or Columbus. You might also want to try online tutorials from Codecademy. Our application process includes an assessment that tests your problem-solving skills to make sure [...]

907, 2016

What skills will I learn?

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

We immerse you in front-end and back-end coding skills that employers want. We teach you the skills most in-demand in your area! Our coding bootcamp teaches the following towards full-stack development: Web Development and front-end coding skills. Software Development and backend coding skills. .NET development using C# (Cleveland) Java development (Columbus) Databases / SQL. Object-oriented design. Agile practices. Model-View-Controller (MVC) patterns.

907, 2016

Why We Can Code IT

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: FAQs|

We know how to help those who haven't felt invited to the table! We give you a strong foundation so you learn a new way to think; a framework to understanding not only programming, but problem solving in many areas of technology, and life. What sets us apart: Project-based learning to maximize your comprehension. Accelerated learning that prepares you for a new career in Technology. Teachers, teaching assistants, and mentors as [...]

807, 2016

Mel McGee is a woman who’s made her way in the male-dominated world of technology.

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

She's been a techie since she was a kid, writing her own programs and helping her real estate agent parents incorporate the latest technology into their business. At about 10 years old, she hooked up the family's first modem and was uploading real estate properties to the multiple listing service (MLS). “I thought it was the coolest thing ever,” she said, adding, “Yes, I am a geek.” Now McGee is [...]

807, 2016

Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Before taking vacation, I caught up with Mel McGee during a coding bootcamp she runs in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She was explaining to a handful of preteens how to use red stone dust to make an electrical wire. "We try to drop some engineering stuff, real-world concepts in there and how it relates to what they're building in Minecraft," she says. So, if you're using it for good, does it [...]

807, 2016

Mel McGee: Passion for equality, software & changing the world

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mel McGee is the CEO of We Can Code IT and the feature for this month’s Female Entrepreneur Interview. Below she shares how entrepreneurship gives her confidence and how she is empowering other women and girls through her passions for equality, software innovations and changing the world. Tigress Effect: How has being an entrepreneur given you confidence? Mel McGee: Innovating gives me confidence and entrepreneurship certainly includes innovation. The thought that [...]

507, 2016

Higher Education Profile: Mel McGee

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

By Amanda Bates  |  Photo by John Goldy By 2020 there will be one million unfilled jobs in the United States in the technology field alone, according to veteran software engineer and entrepreneur Mel McGee. McGee is the CEO and lead instructor of We Can Code IT, an adult education program striving to diversify the technology and engineering fields in Northeast Ohio. The idea to begin We Can Code IT [...]

507, 2016

Mel McGee Discusses Tech and Entrepreneurship with Inside Business Magazine

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mel McGee was doing tech before many of today’s tech-preneurs were even born. At 12, she hooked up her family’s very first modem — one of those early kinds with a cradle for the telephone’s handset — to help her Realtor parents enter properties into the multiple listing service. She wrote her first program at about 10, a scroll of her name running continuously across the screen. Today much of [...]

507, 2016

We Can Code IT Launches Coding Boot Camp for Minorities and Women

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

We Can Code IT Launches Coding Boot Camp for Minorities and Women Mel McGee has been a computer programmer and teacher for the past 20 years. Now, as CEO of We Can Code IT, McGee and community outreach director Shana Mysko are holding coding bootcamps that are targeted at getting women and minorities careers in IT fields. […]

307, 2016

Lexus lands job at JP Morgan Chase During Coding Bootcamp!

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lexus Davis studied engineering management at Ohio University, but found out after graduating that getting a job without having coding skills is very difficult. Employers wanted her to have real skills to bring to the table. That's when she found We Can Code IT's coding bootcamp and her dreams took off! During bootcamp, she got a very lucrative job offer from JP Morgan Chase where she is now working as [...]

307, 2016

Ashley Shows Them What She’s Made Of!

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , |

Ashley hated her college experience, not because she wasn't bright, but because it dragged on and became difficult to manage. After a bad marriage, and an unfulfilling job, Ashley felt hopeless. That's when her friend, Krista, told her about We Can Code IT. She found the atmosphere perfect for her. She picked her self up, and joined We Can Code IT's part-time coding bootcamp. In the end, she triumphed over her [...]

307, 2016

Katherine Lands Her Dream Job at Hyland!

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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"]

307, 2016

Coding Bootcamp Teaches Computer Science Student Real Skills

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , , |

Coding Bootcamp Teaches Computer Science Student Real Skills After earning an undergraduate degree in computer science, Dee felt like an impostor. She didn’t have the mentorship or support to pursue her dream job in software, so she took a lower-paying job tertiarily related to computers. After working for a couple years, she learned about We Can Code IT and attended our part-time coding bootcamp while working. Weeks after graduating, she [...]

107, 2016

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Marilee

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , |

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Marilee Recent We Can Code IT graduate, Marilee, gives a reflection on the course and also three pieces of advice to anyone considering a coding bootcamp. […]

3006, 2016

CLETeenHack — Coding for Community: Civic Engagement

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The CLETeenHack – Coding for Community: Civic Engagement was a 9-week programming cooperative event for greater Cleveland area high school students that began on March 16th and ended in an awards ceremony on May 6th . Seven teams from five different area high schools created different parts of an app, then combined them to create one comprehensive app. The CLETeenVote (https://teenvote.herokuapp.com/) application engages teens in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election by providing summaries of political issues, summary profiles of the candidates, and information about voting opportunities and locations for those teens 18 years or older.

2706, 2016

We Can Code IT: Diversity in Tech

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT's coding bootcamp is changing the image of computer programmers! Our inclusive efforts have been noted by many local new sources, including this article in Crain's Cleveland Business. By CHUCK SODER Like other coding bootcamps, We Can Code IT says it can teach you the basics of coding in three months. But unlike other coding bootcamps, We Can Code IT is actively seeking out students who don't look much [...]

2706, 2016

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mel McGee, CEO of We Can Code IT, recognizes a need in the community to get underserved populations the tech skills they need for new lucrative IT careers. “Engineering software and teaching technology for nearly 20 years has given me perspective. I believe nearly everyone can learn how to code.” she says. “If you have the dedication, if you’re willing to work, we’re here to teach you. Not only do [...]

2506, 2016

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Joins StartMart in The Terminal Tower

By |June 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT Launches StartMart Location for Adult Coding Bootcamps FlashStart's 2015 startup team We Can Code IT, which was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business this past weekend, announced a formal partnership with Cleveland entrepreneurial hub StartMart. We Can Code IT, which provides IT education and job placement to women and minorities, will be launching a second location for its adult coding bootcamps in StartMart. The partnership will match graduates of the [...]

1502, 2016

Coding Bootcamp Alumni Spotlight: Indira Quadrupled her Salary in only 6 months

By |February 15th, 2016|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp Student Showcase|Tags: , , , , |

Indira Samuels attended We Can Code IT’s part-time coding bootcamp. After graduating from the coding bootcamp, Indira landed a software engineering job with TMW, and more than tripled her pre-bootcamp earnings. In this interview, we’ll ask Indira about her coding journey and how attending We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp changed her life.

812, 2015

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Brittany

By |December 8th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Diversity in Computer Science, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Brittany shares her reflections on her coding bootcamp experience at We Can Code IT. "This bootcamp is amazing and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Just enjoy it and take in as much knowledge as you can. SET YOUR MIND TO IT AND BE GREAT!!!"

712, 2015

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Lucas

By |December 7th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Diversity in Computer Science, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Lucas shares his reflections on his coding bootcamp experience at We Can Code IT. "It can be intense, but if you’ve never learned this way before, be prepared to find every other education environment totally inadequate. It would take you at least two years to learn all this material in college. I’m writing this on my last day of class, so I can say from experience that the biggest downside to this is that it ends so quickly. I totally envy you because you’re just starting."

2711, 2015

Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Marilee

By |November 27th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Diversity in Computer Science, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Marilee shares her reflections on her coding bootcamp experience at We Can Code IT. "The instructors at We Can Code IT know the industry and are able to help students find their individual strength and niches within IT. (From what I have gathered, this is not the case for many other boot camps, that are taught primarily by boot camp alumni and CS students.) . . ."

2411, 2015

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Coding Experience Evening: New To Coding on Monday, December 7th

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Diversity in Computer Science, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Join We Can Code IT as we walk you through some basics in HTML, an easy to learn markup language that is the basis of front-end web development. This workshop is perfect if you're dabbling in code, want to experience what programming is about, or want a taste of what our coding bootcamp in Cleveland can teach you!

1709, 2015

Coding Bootcamp Student Spotlight: Shalamar

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Mentorship, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, I am half way through my cohort and have the confidence and skills to already interview for jobs and internships. Yes, in three months I am ready to go out there and show these companies what I've got! Sure, I don't know everything, but the instructors at We Can Code IT are teaching me exactly what I need to know to be a valuable asset right now. I've shadowed four Software Engineers in the past month and everything they did was right in line with my training. It's just perfect . . .

2808, 2015

Scrum Essentials: Exercise in Estimating Relative Effort (Team)

By |August 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|

Estimating Relative Effort: A Scrum Team Exercise Thanks to Tomasz de Jastrzebiec Wykowski for this idea. Estimating relative effort can be more complex than it looks. In this exercise, you will work with your teammates to explore estimating the effort it would take to throw different objects. Gather a Scrum team (6 +/- 3 people), and get ready to play planning poker in order to estimate based on the following: [...]

1108, 2015

How to Write a for loop in C#

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: Software Developer Skills, Uncategorized, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , |

How to Write a for loop in C# For loops allow you to cycle, or iterate, through data easily. They are useful when a programmer wants to perform repetitive tasks on a group of items automatically. Watch this video on how to write a for loop in C# in order to understand the details you will need as a computer programmer. https://youtu.be/AMgbl6_IJgM

807, 2015

Mel McGee Discusses Tech and Entrepreneurship with Inside Business Magazine

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamps, News, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

Mel McGee, We Can Code IT's CEO, talks about the importance of advancing underrepresented groups in technology, which includes women and diverse populations, with Cleveland's Inside Business Magazine.

1206, 2015

We Can Code IT Finds New Headquarters at Shaker LaunchHouse

By |June 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|

  WE CAN CODE IT FINDS NEW HEADQUARTERS AT SHAKER LAUNCHHOUSE The coworking space will be home to offices, classroom and event space Cleveland, OH — June 8, 2015 — We Can Code IT, a Cleveland-based social good organization empowering women and diverse populations in technology, has relocated to Shaker LaunchHouse, a coworking space and entrepreneurial community based in Shaker Heights. The 23,000 square foot space will act as company [...]

106, 2015

Coding Bootcamp Graduate, Jasmine Gheith, Tells her Story about Learning to Code

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Mentorship|Tags: , , , |

Before coming to We Can Code IT's coding bootcamp, Jasmine heard "You're not smart enough to finish." Jasmine proved them all wrong!

1705, 2015

What is it like being in a coding bootcamp?

By |May 17th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What's it like to be at a We Can Code IT coding bootcamp? It's life changing! Hear what our first group of students have to say and see their experience in pictures.

1504, 2015

Kids, Computer Science, and the Modern Educational System

By |April 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, Mentorship, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Learn what kids should be learning about computer science and why. Mel answers common questions parents have about their kids' education and what they should be learning to be prepared for the modern world.

2003, 2015

We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp is a Registered Certified Ohio School!

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Diversity in Computer Science|Tags: , , |

We Can Code IT is proud to announce that our coding bootcamp is now a registered certified school in the State of Ohio. We took this step to assure our students that they're always provided with the most accurate information about graduation and placement rates, refund policies, and expectations about enrollment.

503, 2015

Coding Bootcamp FAQs: What is a coding bootcamp?

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Coding Boot Camp Students, Coding Bootcamp FAQs, Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CEO & Lead Instructor Mel McGee responds to the frequently asked question: What is a coding bootcamp? Mel discusses the general structure of the We Can Code IT Bootcamp, educational content, skills development, and goals.

2702, 2015

Mel McGee Talks Diversity in Tech with The Digital Life’s Kevin Lockett

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, News, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

We Can Code IT CEO and lead instructor, Mel McGee, sat down with The Digital Life podcast host Kevin Lockett to discuss the issue of...

1202, 2015

Engaging High School Girls in STEM and Coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript with We Can Code IT

By |February 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT's after-school program at Beaumont gives students the opportunity to engage their minds in new ways through computational thinking and by creating an understanding of...

1002, 2015

Coding Bootcamp Brings New Faces & Perspectives to Engineering

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

March 9, 2015 will mark a monumental day for Cleveland's tech industry, as we kick off our first women-only coding bootcamp. Our 3-month immersive women-only coding bootcamp will provide women with...

802, 2015

Minecraft redstone basics (part 6) use redstone to open door with pressure plate or button

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, STEM Education, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Learn about different types of redstone pressure plates in Minecraft. How their properties differ. How you can use some of these properties to your advantage.

802, 2015

Minecraft Redstone Basics (part 4) Redstone basic inputs: lever, button, pressure plate

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, STEM Education, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , |

Minecraft Redstone Basics (part 4) Redstone basic inputs: lever, button, pressure plate Learn about inputs and outputs. How data travels through redstone dust to power the output. Understand properties of the lever, button, and a pressure plate.

802, 2015

Minecraft Redstone Basics (part 3) Working in 3D. Up / Down. Opaque versus transparent blocks.

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, STEM Education, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , |

Learn how to move redstone dust over blocks. Understand how redstone reacts differently when using opaque blocks compared to transparent blocks.

802, 2015

Minecraft redstone (part 5) redstone pressure plates

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, STEM Education, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learn about the different types of pressure plate inputs in Minecraft. See the differences between stone and wood pressure plates, and weighted pressure plates, gold (light), and iron (heavy).

802, 2015

Getting started in Minecraft (part 3 or 3) Add a door to your house. Interact with items.

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, STEM Education, STEM Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Minecraft for beginners. Add a door to your house. Interact with objects in Minecraft.

102, 2015

Some light reading . . . Algorithm Books Online!

By |February 1st, 2015|Categories: Software Developer Skills, Web Developer Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are algorithms? Well they are in everything you do. They are recipes for creation! They are steps in a process. Think about folding a paper airplane. How do you convey the steps involved . . .

3001, 2015

We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamps To Launch in Cleveland

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Bootcamps, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Social Good Organization Empowers Women and Diverse Populations in Tech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --  January 30, 2015 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- We Can Code IT, a Cleveland-based social good organization empowering women and diverse populations in technology, will begin offering full- and part-time coding bootcamps in the spring. We Can Code IT teaches  high-demand tech skills to low- to moderate- income earners, increases diversity in tech, and helps alleviate poverty [...]

2701, 2015

Computational Thinking Party Empowers Girls in Computer Science

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Community Events, Mentorship, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , |

Workshop Teaches Girls Computational Thinking and Computer Science What happens when when you pair together a 13-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl to program together? A lot of learning! On Saturday, January 24th We Can Code IT hosted a Make Your Own Virtual Pet workshop at a residence in Richmond Heights. Ten girls participated. Their age ranges were a bit of a challenge since teens learn at a different pace than [...]

601, 2015

IT’s Time to Change. Enrolling in a Coding Boot Camp.

By |January 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you looking for a career relaunch? Maybe you have a college degree that isn’t highly marketable. Perhaps you’re unhappy with your current career direction and need a new option. Many in those positions are turning to tech. From

2312, 2014

4 Questions To Ask Before Applying To A Coding Bootcamp

By |December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Coding Bootcamp, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

There are several different schools of thought concerning coding bootcamp entry processes. You need to consider your programming knowledge level before you start to narrow down your coding bootcamp options. Some require you to pass a test . . .

1512, 2014

Hour of Code: Unplugged Computational Thinking Activity In Action

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, Mentorship, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We were ready to teach kids how to code using a our Create your own Virtual Pet in Scratch workbook. Esperanza was prepared on their end with a brand new computer center. Everything was in place to get kids coding during the week of an Hour of Code. And then the inevitable happened. Esperanza's new computers went down right as we were getting started. This could have been disastrous, but we came prepared. We just so happened to have our Unplugged Code activity handy.

1312, 2014

IT’s For Girls — Girls in STEM

By |December 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  We Can Code IT Mentors Northeast Ohio 8th Grade Girls On Tuesday, December 9th, We Can Code It mentored girls at IT's For Girls, an event in which 8th grade girls from school districts in Northeast Ohio get together to participate in STEM projects and meet professional women in tech fields. The annual day-long event provides middle school girls with information and incentive to pursue their interests in STEM-related subjects [...]

1112, 2014

You Don’t Look Like a Programmer

By |December 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Diversity in Computer Science, Mentorship, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

812, 2014

Hour of Code Unplugged: Computational Thinking without a Computer

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Believe it or not, you don't need to have access to computers to teach kids computational thinking.  Students can learn some important practices with just a paper and a pencil. Here's a project kids can complete without any computer access. Even if you have your Hour of Code project ready to go online, you may want to keep this nearby as a handy backup in case the unexpected happens.

1811, 2014

Hedy Lamarr – Empowering Girls and Women in STEM

By |November 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hedy Lamarr is best known as a glamorous and talented actress who captivated audiences during the Golden Age of film. But many don’t know that she was also a tech pioneer who helped pave the way for girls and women in computer science.

1711, 2014

5 Reasons Educators Should be Teaching Computer Science, not Computer Programs

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. – Edsger Dijkstra 5 Reasons you should be Teaching Computer Science, Not Programs Computer programs, like Microsoft Word, are subject to change; they come and go. Computational thinking concepts are always relevant and can be applied to all computer programs. Computer science requires analytical thinking for problem solving and creativity in all subject matters. Computer science learnings stick with students long [...]

1211, 2014

Computer Science Training for Educators!

By |November 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our computer science training for educators' classes are online, but in real-time, so you can ask questions and get help immediately! Have to miss a class? No problem. Just review the recorded ...

110, 2014

Make Your Own Haunted House Game in Scratch!

By |October 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|

Download the 40+ page Workbook for FREE! Computer Classes in Cleveland Girls, ages 8 through 16, will love learning how to create an interactive haunted house using the simple to use programming language, Scratch! Girls will have a blast designing and creating their scenes and characters,  coding commands to make the haunted house come to life! They are having fun, while expressing their creativity and learning programming! Our end goal [...]

2909, 2014

We Can Code IT Reaches Out at Ingenuity Fest

By |September 29th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people gathered at IngenuityFest in Cleveland, and for the second year in a row, We Can Code IT engaged visitors with our technology outreach program. We delighted guests with our Artificial Intelligence chatbots, Skeletorbot and Zoebot. We enthralled Clevelanders with our Community Glass display. We taught visitors about computational thinking through the programming language, Scratch. The event culminated with Mel speaking as a panelist, explaining the importance of [...]

2408, 2014

Inside Look: Teaching at Girls Who Code

By |August 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Inside Look: Teaching at Girls Who Codegirlswhocode: I am spending this summer as a teacher with Girls Who Code. Our movement has grown from a single inaugural class in New York City, to nineteen programs across the country only two years later, reaching nearly four hundred young women and teaching them computer science. People ask me, how is…

2008, 2014

We Can Code IT empowers girls and women in technology.

By |August 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog, We Can Code IT|

We Can Code IT empowers girls and women in technology.We motivate, educate, and mentor girls and women in tech. We offer workshops and classes. We engage the community through creative projects and STEM activities. We offer online tutorials to everyone. Find out more!

1508, 2014

Look for us at IngenuityFest!

By |August 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|

From Minecraft to Scratch to Google Glass -- We Can Code IT is doing it all at this year's IngenuityFest! We'll be in the Make Space at Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, September 27th from noon until 5:00 p.m. Our workshops at Ingenuity will be for boys and girls who want to learn how to make a virtual pet in Scratch or an amusement park in Minecraft. We're also [...]

1308, 2014

Make Your Own Virtual Pet in Scratch Workshop for Girls

By |August 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, We Can Code IT|

This workshop is over. Check out our latest workshop, Make Your Own Haunted House Adventure in Scratch, or View the outcomes of this workshop. Girls, ages 8+, will love learning how to create their very own virtual pet using the simple to use programming language, Scratch! Girls will have a blast designing and creating their pet,  coding commands to make it walk, wag its tail, feed it, pet it, play [...]

1208, 2014

Logic Gates in Minecraft

By |August 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We use our Girl-friendly Minecraft server to teach STEM computational thinking and engineering concepts!

108, 2014

Drawing in Scratch Tutorial – Girls teaching Girls to Code

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learn how to make a pen write, spin, and change colors in Scratch. A great rainy day project for girls! An engaging girls teaching girls to program tutorial by Mira. Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu.

2107, 2014

Minecraft Amusement Park Workshop w/Redstone

By |July 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, STEM Education, We Can Code IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This workshop has come and gone. Check out our latest workshop, Make Your Own Haunted House Adventure in Scratch. We will have another one soon, so please sign up for our newsletter for updates! View the Educational Outcomes of this Workshop. Minecraft in Education This workshop is for the girls! Play Minecraft and learn logic skills while doing it. It's a bit like hiding peas in the mac and cheese. [...]

1707, 2014

Women in Technology: Mel McGee Receives Crain’s Cleveland Business Women of Note Award

By |July 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the article, McGee is praised for making her way in the male-dominated world of technology, she admits to being a geek, and she challenges the notion that girls aren’t as adept at learning STEM . . .

1607, 2014

Scratch: Make Giga Walk

By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Girls in STEM: Scratch Tutorials Girl to girl. Mira's Scratch Programming tutorials aimed at kids. Mira shows kids how to code and animate the character, Giga, so she walks across the screen. It's easy to learn to code! Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu.Play the Make Giga Walk Animation! Press the green flag to start. Press the red stop sign to stop. Remix the Code! [...]

2106, 2014

Scratch: Make a Ball Bounce

By |June 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Scratch Tutorials and Minecraft Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Girls in STEM As part of Mira's We Can Code IT Series on Scratch, she shows you a very simple tutorial on how to make a ball bounce. Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu. Play the Make a Ball Bounce Animation! Press the green flag to start. Press the red stop sign to stop. Remix the Code! Make your own version, based on Make a Ball [...]

2705, 2014

Workshop: WordPress Creation & Management Basics

By |May 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

This workshop has come and gone. See our schedule for current computer classes. Computer Classes in Cleveland Designers, do you want to learn Wordpress? Do you already create Wordpress sites, but want a way for your clients to manage their pages and posts? Then spread the word and join us this Saturday, May 31st from 10 AM to 1 PM, Downtown Cleveland, and learn the Basics of Wordpress! By the [...]

2205, 2014

We Can Code IT featured at Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

By |May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Community Events, STEM Education, We Can Code IT, Women in Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We Can Code IT founders Mel McGee and Shana Mysko were featured at the Cleveland Mini Makers Faire. The pair showed children how to program their own chat bots using a program developed by their sister company, imageNation Web Experts, called Zoe Bot.   Zoe Bot is an online, interactive, artificial intelligence application that will chat with a user.  The kids were able to make their own chat bots as well that [...]

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