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Why Women Should Learn to Code: Resources

Why Women Should Learn to Code: Resources

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Are you ready to start a coding bootcamp? Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper program at Fullstack Academy is back to answer all of your questions about learning to code, finding the right coding program, and how to excel in this extremely in-demand career. Join us, and ask Michele anything, LIVE!


Michele is the director of the Grace Hopper Program, a NY-based women+ coding bootcamp with no upfront tuition costs teaching fullstack javascript in 17 weeks. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Michele is of Ecuadorian descent and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. In her spare time, Michele writes about leadership and professional development for NextGen Collective (by Hispanic Executive).

Coding Resources:

Our friends at the Grace Hopper Program are giving PowerToFly members FREE access Bootcamp Prep Online to learn the fundamentals of programming/JavaScript. In addition, our promo code "PowerToFly2019" will get you 50% off any in-person Bootcamp Prep Courses. These courses prepare you for admission into any top coding bootcamp, including the Grace Hopper Program.

The Grace Hopper Program's award-winning curriculum teaches fullstack javascript in 17 weeks in New York City or Chicago, and in a supportive women-only environment.


  • Do you offer scholarships?

    Question by Pamela on 2019-07-15
  • Is Python one of the most popular computer languages to learn? I notice it in many job ads. Thx!

    Question by anna on 2019-07-15
  • I graduated with a Bachelors in essentially Computer Science but have taken a different career path away from coding but not technology and working with developers. What would be the best way to get back into coding from here?

    Question by Michelle on 2019-07-15
  • Not at this time.

    Question by AL-Nisa on 2019-07-14
  • No questions

    Question by Latoya on 2019-07-13
  • How do you find projects that will “teach you how to code”?

    Question by Michelle on 2019-07-12
  • What are the course pr

    Question by Ruby on 2019-07-12
  • What advice do you have for women who have no experience in tech and are interested in going to a coding bootcamp and working in tech? I have attempted to start my application process for a coding bootcamp in my area, but I have never submitted it due to feeling intimidated and incompetent.

    Question by Elizabeth on 2019-07-12
  • I'm currently looking into different coding bootcamps and online programs but i'm afraid that I will put in all the work and still not get hired. How did you overcome the fear of inadequacy?

    Question by Crystal on 2019-07-12
  • Are there any online coding training programs you would recommend?

    Question by Natalie on 2019-07-12
  • What path do you recommend for someone who isn't interested in becoming a coder but is in a role that needs to communicate effectively with engineering or technical people and "speak their lingo"?

    Question by Brandy on 2019-07-12
  • How do I enter the programming/coding industry with a complete career change? Is a bachelor's required?

    Question by Maureen on 2019-07-11
  • Is having a social media (Facebook, LinkEdIn, etc.) profile really necessary to having a career in tech? Thank you.

    Question by Chloe on 2019-07-11
  • I work from home the last 4 years consulting in the food & nutrition sector. My work has led me to work with software developers and I would love to learn to code myself! Where do I start? I get confused by the various terminology and company offerings. How do I assess if the coding course I want to do is credible? (I am based in South Africa)

    Question by Nazeeia on 2019-07-11
  • What are some avenues to pivot into a career in coding?

    Question by Betty on 2019-07-11
  • Are there any companies that have programs that train women in coding, and also, provide job placement at the company? I heard a few years ago that News Corp had such a program, but recently changed its criteria to women returning to work in any career field.

    Question by Tara on 2019-07-11
  • I am considering a coding bootcamp but I'm unsure of it would be the right training or investment. I don't have a background in tech.

    Question by Marie on 2019-07-11
  • No specific question

    Question by Kate on 2019-07-11
  • I was a software developer for some years, then moved into system administration for the last ten years or so. I would like to move back into software development but realize that my skills are out of date (no web experience, know about Agile but never worked in that environment, etc.). What would you recommend for me to prepare for current and near-future software development work?

    Question by Patricia on 2019-07-11
  • Im currently a SAHM who needs a work from home, flexible career. My husband works in emergent health care and will always be on call therefore i’ll always be the primary care taker. I have 9 years of PR and marketing experience mostly in the energy sector. I think of myself as a creative person. Im afraid this career path isn't as flexible as i’d hope or that i’d feel creatively stifled, there are so many career options as well, once you learn to code. With my career objectives in mind, Ive considered UX/UI bootcamps, but I want to be in demand when im done and i heard many people from bootcamps are overlooked by recruiters especially for UX/UI. Any thoughts about what direction i should go in? Concerns with online bootcamps (my only option) and most in demand career pathways?

    Question by Dayna on 2019-07-11
  • No special question.

    Question by Monika on 2019-07-11
  • I have been a sys adm/engineer for a total of 17 years+, now with the shift of job roles to Dev Ops and SRE, I am in desperate need to learn how to code. I have been doing some learning on my own but it's hard to keep focus and sometimes I get a little overwhelmed to choose what should I learn first.

    Question by Margareth on 2019-07-11
  • I'm a 60 year old sys admin. I want to learn to code as a way to work from home as I near retirement, hopefully in 10 years. I have some basic powershell and many years ago I did a little scripting. Right now I'm a SharePoint administrator. Where should I start?

    Question by Deborah on 2019-07-11

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