Reflecting Upon Juneteenth

Juneteenth freedom day

Juneteenth, observed on June 20th, is a national holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Americans. Today, we take the time to reflect upon and educate ourselves on previous events in American history. By doing so, we can work towards doing our part in creating a more tolerant and inclusive society.  We invite you to join […]

Blue-collar Backlash: Are We Too Arrogant in IT?

Blue collar backlash in technology

Some things really get IT folks riled up. One of them is a recent article in Wired claiming that coding is the next big blue collar job. While it sounds like a sign of hope and opportunity, it’s created a backlash amongst IT professionals — one that uncovers the “belly of the beast.” As an industry insider, I’ve heard this blue collar job idea unleash fears, assumptions and what sounds like territorial sandbox whining amongst software developers, as in “Here comes more crappy code” or “These guys won’t be experienced enough to do what I do.”

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 […]

We Can Code IT: Diversity in Tech

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 […]

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Coding Bootcamp

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 […]

Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Joins StartMart in The Terminal Tower

We Can Code IT Cleveland at StartMart in the Terminal Tower

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 […]