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Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

2016-07-08T14:10:21+00:00

Before taking vacation, I caught up with Mel McGee during a coding camp 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 count as screen time? I asked Dr. Victor Strasburger, who helped write the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations 15 years ago. "We're not a bunch of old fuddy-duddies sitting around trying [...]

Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right2016-07-08T14:10:21+00:00

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

2016-07-08T13:55:57+00:00

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 I can take something that I envision and create a new reality for myself that impacts others is powerful. To hear someone say “it can’t be done,” then to go out [...]

Mel McGee: Passion for equality, software & changing the world2016-07-08T13:55:57+00:00

Higher Education Profile: Mel McGee

2016-07-05T19:53:55+00:00

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 gradually formed in McGee’s mind as she spoke with women after presenting at tech conferences. Very often women would ask if she would teach them to code. “It became clear that [...]

Higher Education Profile: Mel McGee2016-07-05T19:53:55+00:00

Mel McGee Discusses Tech and Entrepreneurship with Inside Business Magazine

2016-07-05T19:17:30+00:00

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 her energy goes into We Can Code IT, a company she founded last year that provides coding bootcamps and workshops designed to teach programming to women, girls and minority groups typically [...]

Mel McGee Discusses Tech and Entrepreneurship with Inside Business Magazine2016-07-05T19:17:30+00:00

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

2016-07-05T18:47:53+00:00

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. […]

We Can Code IT Launches Coding Boot Camp for Minorities and Women2016-07-05T18:47:53+00:00

Coding Bootcamp Teaches Computer Science Student Real Skills

2016-07-03T15:19:14+00:00

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 landed her dream job at Dakota Software! […]

Coding Bootcamp Teaches Computer Science Student Real Skills2016-07-03T15:19:14+00:00

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Joins StartMart in The Terminal Tower

2016-06-25T03:03:23+00:00

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 coding bootcamp with StartMart startups in need of development talent. More details of the partnership are in the press release below.     We Can Code IT Launches StartMart Location for Adult [...]

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Joins StartMart in The Terminal Tower2016-06-25T03:03:23+00:00