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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 geek.” With a Masters in Information Systems and years of experience as an IT innovator and consultant for firms ranging from small software startups to IBM, Lopez is excited to tackle [...]
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 Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland. A free lunch buffet is open for employers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. […]
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 role as software engineer and a starting salary of $60,000. This is the kind of success story celebrated at the White House TechHire event in December. […]
“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 Figures, released nationwide on January 6. Here in Cleveland, the film shines a light on the growing need to include women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math – particularly [...]
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.
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.