Bootcamp hopes to diversify tech industry
Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Chuck Soder.
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).
For instance, the first five students to graduate from the program were all women. And seven of the eight students in We Can Code IT’s current class, which includes men, are either black or Hispanic.
That’s how founder Mel McGee planned it. One of the company’s goals is to help diversify the information technology world.
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Originally published August 16, 2015.
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