I was very excited to be invited to a special meet and greet with Van Jones on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Mr. Jones was in Atlanta for his We Rise Tour by with Live Nation. Jones is the founder of the #YesWeCode scholarship. The fund helps send minorities to schools and bootcamps to learn software engineering. Rodney Sampson of Tech Square Labs organized the event.
I am a proud recipient of their scholarship and am excited about sharing my new software engineering skills with others as we try to make the tech industry more diverse. The #YESWECODE scholars pictured above with me are all students of The Iron Yard.
State Representative Dar'shun Kendrick, and other local CEOs and business executives were also present.
Our classes will be ending soon and I will be updating the blog with exciting details about my journey to becoming a full fledged software engineer.
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