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Jul. 12, 2021 1:59 pm

Comcast’s new Grows to Code program trains its technicians to become entry-level engineers

The pilot cohort in 2020 trained 12 field agents with coding skills to become entry-level engineers. This year's cohort includes 31 employees from across the country.

Jul. 9, 2021 5:05 pm

How I Got Here: Zoe Cohen on her path from international development to biz partnerships at Azavea

Azavea's social impact work drew Cohen to the software company. Here's why she picked Philly, and why she thinks tech has a role in reversing climate change.

Jul. 6, 2021 7:58 am

Excelling at spreadsheets and design alike at The Tactile Group

Leigh Peele is the management machine behind the digital design firm’s creative projects seen across Philly.

Apr. 28, 2021 12:38 pm

How I Got Here: Jenny Fung’s tech career path from environmental science to Azavea apprentice to full-stack software engineer

The Callowhill-based GIS software and data analytics company invited her to train for the role she wanted while on the job. It's one strategy in the push for diversity in tech.

Feb. 22, 2021 7:01 am

Geospatial data science education is meeting market demand

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts developed the United States’ first professional science master’s degree in GDS. Here's why tech career changers should consider it.

Aug. 14, 2018 10:44 am

The 4 guiding stars for career changers

Blackfynn software engineer Daniel Hunter wasn't always a coder. Here are the principles that took him away from the music business and into a career as a self-taught technologist.

Mar. 22, 2018 9:52 am

This one goes out to all the career changers

Meghan Kelly of Girl Develop It knows how you feel, and is moderating a panel during Philly Tech Week 2018 about how she made the leap into technology (and how you can too).

Sep. 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Why coding is like ballet, and other unexpected tips for landing your first dev job

Briana West had just finished up her coding bootcamp and was looking for work. When she realized it was her personal story that mattered, job interviews got much better.

Jul. 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Wanna ease the transition for non-technical staff? These 4 tips will help

Career changers shared what works best during a panel discussion sponsored by Linode.

May 2, 2017 11:47 am

‘Do the thing that scares you’: 4 women share advice on breaking into tech

At at an event during Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast, a group of technologists shared their pro-tips on how to navigate a career shift.

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