Coding Bootcamp Student Stories

June 2, 2017
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Coding Boot Camp: The Face of Success

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 . . .
March 13, 2017
Darin Meraz Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Darín utilizes networking to land competing job offers

Darín 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. Throughout my service and work with non-profit organizations, I noticed a disconnect between the needs of the organizations and their databases.
March 10, 2017
Jason Sirirathasuk Coding Boot Camp Graduate

Jason lands a software engineer position

After a conversation with a friend about the benefits of coding bootcamps, Jason found We Can Code IT in Cleveland, OH. He now has a new career as a software engineer at AmTrust.
November 23, 2016
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Cierra Starts a New Career as a Mobile Developer

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 in Virginia.
November 14, 2016
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Olay Lands a Spot at Microsoft

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 paid spot at Microsoft through their LEAP program.
November 7, 2016
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Juan Starts New Career at Progressive and Achieves Work-Life Balance

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 IT’s coding bootcamp would have a greater outcome. His strategy paid off. He landed a well-paying and balanced career as a software developer at Progressive days before graduating.
October 3, 2016
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Kyle Makes the Switch from Politics to Programming

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.
August 26, 2016
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Mary’s Path to We Can Code IT is Paved with Diverse Interests

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 to find a job where she can utilize all of her skills.
August 16, 2016
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Rachel Gets Back in the Game!

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!
July 13, 2016
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Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Tori

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..."
July 3, 2016
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Lexus lands job at JP Morgan Chase During Coding Bootcamp!

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 a Technology Analyst.
July 3, 2016
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Ashley Shows Them What She’s Made Of!

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 naysayers, those who didn’t believe she could succeed in her career, and landed a great job that she loves before she even graduated!
July 3, 2016
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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!
July 3, 2016
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Coding Bootcamp Finally 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 landed her dream job at Dakota Software! “At the end of the day, my experience in college was nice and I am grateful for my degree. But I owe a lot to We Can Code It for not only refreshing my mind in programming, but for also re-teaching me in such a positive and engaging way!”
July 1, 2016
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Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Marilee

This is an excellent course. Mel is readily available to every student to share her knowledge. 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.)
June 29, 2016
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Indira’s Story

Indira Samuels attended We Can Code IT’s part-time bootcamp, allowing her to rapidly gain skills in software development in just months. After graduating from the coding bootcamp, Indira landed her dream job as a software engineer with TMW, and more than quadrupled her pre-bootcamp earnings!
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