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Why Women Should Learn To Code

Why Women Should Learn To Code

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Computing and technology jobs are the number one source of new wages in the United States—yet only 13 percent of US engineering jobs are held by women. Can you imagine how advanced the world of technology would be like if more women joined the ranks? Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is joining us for a live Q&A; to answer all of your questions about how to get more women involved in coding, as well as everything you need to know about starting a coding bootcamp!

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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.

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