All Posts By Anna Farr:

Detroit Codes Harder

July 21, 2017

Since the beginning of 2016, we’ve exposed over 1,800 individuals to coding through our free Intro to Coding Workshops. The Intro to Coding Workshops are part of a much longer history and much deeper effort. While many of us are doing our best, the tech industry remains no stranger to recurring patterns of discrimination and Read more →

A Mission to Diversify the Tech Industry: DEVELOP(her)

November 30, 2016

I first discovered Grand Circus when I heard about the Apprenticeship Program, a course that provides non-traditional pathways to high-demand tech careers for those underrepresented in the industry. My first thought was, “Where can I find a job that allows me to make a real change that will impact my community?”. Lucky for me, Grand Read more →

From Teacher to Java Developer, Meet Chelsea Gallagher

November 4, 2016

Update: Chelsea is now a Client Support Manager at Cirrus Group LLC and goes by Chelsea Kulick.   What’s more stressful than final projects in a coding bootcamp? Final projects while planning a wedding! That’s right, Chelsea Gallagher planned a wedding all while being a student in our June 2016 Java bootcamp! In addition to this, Read more →

Meet Kwaku, Business Development Associate turned Software Engineer

August 31, 2016

Update: Kwaku is now a Media Technology Teacher at University Preparatory Academy Middle School. It’s my pleasure to feature Kwaku Osei-Bonsu on our Student Spotlight blog segment. Originally, Kwaku is from Oak Park, but identifies Ghana as home since that is where the bulk of his heritage lies.  He was a student in our February Read more →

Diversity in Tech Infographic by Grand Circus

August 17, 2016

LET’S TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY Diversity in the workplace is a must. Having a mix of culture, background and race all under the same roof is an opportunity for creativity, collaboration and improves the overall health of your company. This definitely isn’t a new concept, so why is it that on the national level underrepresented minorities Read more →