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! […]
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 like the stereotypical coder (picture Mark Zuckerberg — or any other young, nerdy white guy). That's how founder Mel McGee planned it. One of the company's goals is to help diversify [...]
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 you learn the most in-demand skills, we train you how to think like a developer in a welcoming, collaborative environment.” Great companies know that multiple perspectives help their teams perform better, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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...
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 through education and employer partnerships. The bootcamps will take place in We Can Code IT’s Midtown (Cleveland) location. Coding bootcamps immerse students in the most in-demand programming languages and technologies over [...]
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