October 17, 2018
Columbus Coding Boot Camp - What You Will Learn

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

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.
September 25, 2018
Broad Street Food Pantry

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

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. The Broad Street Food Pantry serves an average of 1,600 individuals per month. The pantry is run by volunteers and is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Saturday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Because of the high amount of pantry guests and the limited amount of time the pantry is open, guests end up having to wait at least an hour in line to get their food. This is problematic for several reasons such as having to come in during weekday work hours, limited transportation options, and childcare schedules. Pantry Plus solves these problems by allowing pantry guests to order their food through the web application anytime before Thursday at noon, and then pick up their food from the pantry on Saturday. About the Coding Bootcamp Final Project Effort The idea for the Broad Street Food Pantry application came from team member Matt McCall, who has volunteered at the pantry for over two years. He pitched the idea to the class and everyone was excited to dive into a project that solved a real-life problem. The students had 3-weeks to create the application before presenting it at We Can Code IT’s Demo Day. They used Java, JavaScript, and several APIs, along with TDD (Test Driven Development) and Agile methodologies to create the application. The team’s advice to those who have never used TDD: “You can write code well and fast, but you probably can’t write maintainable or readable code in the long term [when not using TDD]. The real work isn’t just getting it done, but to continue to develop and maintain. It’s super hard without TDD.” “I really enjoyed making something real. It wasn’t just a hypothetical project. Every feature added enabled users to get more out of the application.” – Alex Malcolm   The Broad Street Food Pantry is located at 760 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205. For more information on volunteering or donating non-perishable products, contact 614-221-6552.
September 5, 2018
We Can Code IT Makes Global Impact in World Bank Study on Women in Tech

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

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 global poverty and support economic development.
May 2, 2018
Course Report FlexCode Article

Learn more about FlexCode™ in This Course Report Interview

Education Director, Kyle McKee, recently spoke to Course Report about our new FlexCode™ hybrid program and gave them an exclusive look at our new online learning platform in a video demo.
March 7, 2018
FlexCode Hybrid Coding Bootcamp

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

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, developed an innovative solution with its new “hybrid” bootcamp. Named FlexCode™, it offers a mix of online and in-person classes for greater flexibility, lower expenses, and a more effective learning model.
March 1, 2018

Computer Coding Training Boot Camp Benefits

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?
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