Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Robert L. Smith.
To share economic opportunity, experts agree, Northeast Ohio needs to pull more people into the new economy, where jobs go begging for software developers and computer programmers.
Computer-coding camps have sprung up to retrain people for the lucrative work, provided they can afford a $10,000 tuition bill. For everyone else, Matthew Fieldman has an idea.
He calls it “Cleveland Codes,” a low-priced coding camp for people of modest means, one supported by philanthropy and social enterprise.
It’s one of 25 ideas to be aired Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Accelerate 2015, an idea expo presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center. Someone with a bright idea will walk away with $5,000 to get started.
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Originally published February 18, 2015.