Devon is an Automation Engineer at HomeAdvisor and the star of one of our new computer science (CS) work-based learning Challenges. Our CS Challenges better serve underrepresented populations by incorporating: a) a greater purpose in demonstrating how tech jobs help people, animals, or society; b) a real world context that shows relevance of learning tech tasks; c) a focus on mastering essential skills; and d) recognition and encouragement supports.
Here’s one of my favorite Couragion quotes from a young woman after learning more about Devon’s personal journey, “I think attending bootcamps to learn new skills is a great pathway for me.” Devon started out as a teacher and decided to change it up after attending Hackbright Academy which is a 12-week immersive software engineering program for women. Devon’s story is a great example of alternative postsecondary pathways!
If you will be at CSTA in Omaha, Nebraska July 8th – 10th come say hello and take the Couragion CS Challenges yourself! We’ll be in booth #40 next to our friends from Oracle Academy.