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Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33

2019-01-07T01:30:47+00:00

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33 The Post-9/11 GI Bill® offers education and training benefits to Veterans, Service members, and their families who served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability. […]

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Accepts Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 332019-01-07T01:30:47+00:00

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

2017-02-15T08:35:40+00:00

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."

Blue-collar Backlash: Are We Too Arrogant in IT?2017-02-15T08:35:40+00:00

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

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

2016-06-27T01:22:46+00:00

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, [...]

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech2016-06-27T01:22:46+00:00
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