Career support begins as soon as you enroll in BloomTech and continues until you accept a well paying job offer.
I have been working as a software engineer for the past 10 years building frontend and backend applications. I have worked for companies such as CBS, USAA, and Ragnar. I’ve also written a few of my own apps and even helped start a few companies.
I grew up in San Diego, CA and was introduced to programing when I was 14. My dad taught me how to build Flash animations and update our small movie theater’s website (mainly movies and showtimes). Later in college, I took my first computer science class and have never felt so challenged. It was the most stressful and overwhelming class I took, and as such, it was the most rewarding.
When I’m not coding, I’m spending time with my wife and our two boys (5 and 2). We like to hike, play boardgames, try new restaurants, and just explore the area around us. We currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cynthia manages operations for the Learner Success Team at BloomTech which supports Learners as they optimize their learning potential. Prior to joining BloomTech she worked in student affairs for 15 years building academically-based retention programs for universities and K-12 districts. She earned a Master's degree in Education at Portland State University focusing on creating collaborative, sustainable practices that advance equity and social justice in communities. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two daughters.
Daniel has been teaching Software Development for over 5 years after a 15 year career as a Software Engineer working for companies including IBM, USAA, The Denver Post, and several startups. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and 4 of their 5 teenagers. He loves teaching programming because it is about a new way of thinking and creating using the newest tools humans are discovering and inventing.
Rachel manages the career coaching team at BloomTech, which supports all graduates in landing high-paying tech roles. Before BloomTech, she built up the career and placement function at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. Her past life is in technical recruiting, by way of Axiom Law & HBO. Connect about anything job search, podcast, or sweet-tooth related.
Marygrace came to BloomTech after 8 years of working in traditional university settings with learners of all ages and backgrounds. She earned a Master's degree in Education at San Francisco State University, and has a deep interest in equity in education. Who has access to the tools and skills to build a better life? How do we address inequities and build a world where all can thrive? BloomTech fits perfectly in this view - creating opportunities for folks to change their life circumstances. In her spare time, she hangs out with her spouse and two kids, plays computer games, and crochets.