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.

Like other coding bootcamps, We Can Code IT says it can teach you the basics of coding in three months.

But unlike other coding bootcamps, We Can Code IT is actively seeking out students who don’t look much like the stereotypical coder (picture Mark Zuckerberg — or any other young, nerdy white guy).

That’s how founder Mel McGee planned it. One of the company’s goals is to help diversify the information technology world.

“It’s not a standard coding bootcamp. We’re doing something a little different,” said McGee, who has been a web developer for about 20 years.

However, it is a standard bootcamp in another way: We Can Code IT aims to turn people with little-to-no development experience into professional programmers — and help them land entry-level jobs.

The $10,000 price tag is pretty standard, too, though it drops to $9,000 for women, minorities and students from households that earn less than $47,500.

Read More at http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150816/NEWS/308169991/bootcamp-hopes-to-diversify-tech-industry