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10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Resistance Becomes Flow: Why a Marketing Writer Decided to Pursue Tech

Growing up with her father in IT, Rylie Johnson was always around computers. But it wasn’t until high school that she enrolled in a computer science class of her own. At the time, she wasn’t all that interested.  Years later, after receiving her degree in communications and digital humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, she joined the…

Ian Theis Is a Jack-of-All-Trades—Here’s Why He Added Coding Skills to the Mix

What do statistics, actuarial science, culture studies, comparative literature, and web development have in common? While an in-depth cross-analysis may bring forward some enlightening insight, the common thread might just be…nothing. If you ask Ian Theis—who has studied each and every one of these topics—one thing is clear: he loves learning. Ian worked as a business system…

3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals to Become a Web Developer

A lifelong technology lover, Jake Scheele knew he could turn that passion into a thriving career. Developing an app for his parents’ construction company sparked Jake’s interest in pursuing developing full-time, and it became his north star. Jake’s self-learning and passion projects left him with a thirst that could only be quenched by a formal education. When…

From Scientist to Web Developer: Concocting A New Career

Ugonna Ojiaku had all the makings of a burgeoning career. A series of internships and forged connections led to a great job right out of college—which isn’t always easy with an environmental science degree. Despite her early success, Ugonna questioned the future. She wasn’t sure how long she wanted to continue working at an environmental lab…