Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Robert L. Smith.
It may be the biggest chasm in the skills gap. Coders, people who can write the instructions that tell a computer what to do, are in demand across the region and throughout the country.
Women and minorities are especially underrepresented in the computer sciences, studies show. They make up a fraction of a growing, well-paid workforce.
Mel McGee hopes her crusading group, We Can Code IT, becomes a bigger part of the solution. The non-profit group is preparing to launch its first coder boot camp next month, a for-profit venture that will seek to train a diverse crop of computer programmers.
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Originally published February 2, 2015.