Introduction to our #CodeCan campaign...

At Codess, we are devoted to empowering, educating and celebrating everyone who has an interest in technology. It’s time to dispose of the dated and untrue stereotypes that that suggest the tech industry is ‘boring’, ‘inflexible’ and ‘male dominated’. Instead, we have created our campaign to shine a light on the vast benefits that learning to #CodeCan bring about. Whether you’re interested in a new career, music, education, gaming or pretty much anything else, you’ll be surprised to find out how much coding can help!

We’ve met 5 incredible women who are all using code in very different ways. Check out their fantastic stories on our blog. Join our #CodeCan movement on Twitter by telling us what coding has enabled you to do…

Callie's story...

My name is Callie Leone and I'm 27 years old. Initially, I developed my interest of coding and tech because I wanted to be part of the team that actually created and shaped the innovations of the future. I am particularly passionate about human wellbeing which led to one of my proudest projects at my company, Gyro, called Coders vs Cancer - a hackathon for women, to build preventative solutions for breast cancer. After that, I worked with the United States Department of Defense to launch their national security technology accelerator and spearheaded their first hackathon for humanitarian and disaster relief.


I am currently working on the launch of Galvanize's NYC campus. I’m really excited about the opportunity to build a community that truly champions diversity and inclusion in the NYC-tech community. Additionally, I will be hosting several social-impact hackathons in 2017. I'm excited about working with Galvanize to bridge education and enterprise. It’s so inspiring when you can create something that spans across disciplines, those intersections allow people to be truly creative and innovative.


Would you advise people to learn how to code?
Tech spans across every industry in the world from aerospace to fashion to agriculture and humanitarian endeavors. Understanding what goes into the process and how technology works is incredibly valuable. Just go for it! If there is something you are interested in, give it a try. I strongly believe that everyone should learn coding basics and programmatic thinking.

The best advice I can give, is to go in with an open mind and stay curious about the world. If you are curious, you will never be bored, always be learning and that ultimately will help you find your path. 


Last words?
I hope, in the future, we will see major breakthrough companies that are led by women and minorities to show how much companies today are missing out, by not including them. I will do everything I can to build that future!

I've joined the #CodeCan movement... now it's your turn! Tweet @Codessforum and let the world know how #CodeCan improve lives.