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Mel McGee is a woman who’s made her way in the male-dominated world of technology.

2016-07-08T16:03:42+00:00

She's been a techie since she was a kid, writing her own programs and helping her real estate agent parents incorporate the latest technology into their business. At about 10 years old, she hooked up the family's first modem and was uploading real estate properties to the multiple listing service (MLS). “I thought it was the coolest thing ever,” she said, adding, “Yes, I am a geek.” Now McGee is a serial tech entrepreneur and educator who's on a mission to abolish that nerdy stigma and make careers for girls in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) more accessible. [...]

Mel McGee is a woman who’s made her way in the male-dominated world of technology.2016-07-08T16:03:42+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

2020-04-17T15:26:38+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 McGee2020-04-17T15:26:38+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