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Meet Jess! C5 Adie

1. What were you doing before you became a Software Engineer? My previous career was in clinical research compliance, which involved a lot of reading research studies to make sure they complied with federal regulations and were ethical. Compliance is a rather small piece of the clinical research industry, and the technology used to process research is often outdated. In a few of my roles, I worked closely with software engineers to test software updates and even acted as a…

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The Next Chapter

by Cynthia Tee, Executive Director It has been an honor to be Ada’s executive director and to help carry forward Ada’s bold, important mission. We just graduated Cohort 6, yet another amazing group of Adies out to change the world. Cohort 7 is presenting their capstones this Friday and about to start their internships. Cohort 8 starts in 2 weeks. In a month, we open up admissions for Cohort 9. Our Adie community continues to grow, and is made up…

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A look back on the last 5 months

It’s been a wild 5 months for our current cohort! 2 weeks ago, they found out where they will be going for their internships. And currently, they are tapping away at their keyboards to get their capstone projects complete. We want to take a moment to reflect on their time here and what they are looking forward to moving ahead. Below are a few of our student’s reflections on their last 5 months here: Brenna I was always a big…

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Meet Amira! C3 Adie

1. What were you doing before you became a Software Engineer?  I was a couple years out of college, living at home with my parents, working as a graphic designer/marketing catch-all at a small HVAC company. The day-to-day of my job consisted of writing copy for emails and blog posts and designing graphics for marketing materials and trade show booths. I loved designing, but hated the job.  2. Where are you currently working and what do you do?  I am…

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A look inside C7-Week 6!

Our seventh cohort of students have just completed their sixth week of curriculum, and their first week of web development! Each class spent the week learning HTML and CSS with the purpose of creating static websites. The curriculum highlighted CSS layouts and the importance of using semantic HTML. Each student created their own personal websites based off of wireframes they created. Below we have highlighted a few of these student projects that are on the web! (Note: this is the…

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Beyond Bathrooms: Equity and Safety for All Genders

We have to come rely on our federal government for its critical role in protecting the rights of all individuals in this country, especially those of us who are put most at risk by political scapegoating and fearmongering.  We stand firmly against the removal of federal guidelines that support the rights of trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people to use the restroom appropriate to their identity. Because we know that it is our trans students, peers, friends, and family who are…

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Measuring and Evaluating Success

Ada was founded to close the gender gap while addressing the labor shortage in Seattle Tech. Over the course of the three and a half years that we’ve been operating, our mission has pivoted to focus on diversifying Tech in more ways than just gender. We recognize that changing the landscape of Tech must be intersectional and that our road will not be without bumps, detours, and u-turns. We believe that Ada’s role in dismantling the homogenous culture of Tech…

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A learning experience for everyone

We just finished capstone projects for our sixth cohort! Wow! Each student has a different project idea with their own personal learning goals. Many of the challenges students face during capstones are above and beyond what they have faced during classroom time. Students must manage their time, communicate often and be able to manage their own tasks and goals. We find that this experience is invaluable in helping students develop their own workflow before they transition into their internships. No…

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A New Cohort, a New President

Although we are not shocked that our new president is following through on his campaign threats, we’re still grappling with the extent to which fear and hate are dictating our federal policies. We stand against Trump’s slough of executive orders, and we’re honored to be part of a city community that will resist federal dictates. As we prepare to welcome Cohort 7 into the Ada community, we are reminded to keep asking ourselves where we can improve in creating a…

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Ada Welcomes Cohort 7

Ada Developers Academy is proud to announce our new 7th cohort, starting class in February! Congratulations everyone! Addie L Alena M Alison Z Alix H Allison N Anacelia G Andrea V Ann D Anna B Anna MB Ashton E Aurora A Bo T Brenna D Cara C Chantal R Cynthia C Danielle B Elizabeth D Emma P Erica C Haby R Hyunji K Jackie W Janice L Janice W Jou Jou S Kaitlin R Kayla K Kelly S Kelsey M…

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