Meet the Geekwise Academy Cohort Classes!
Cohort Class 2 (July 2015 - January 2016)
Geekwise has been my springboard into the amazing world of development. The Cohort, I feel is the next step on that road. I see it as a challenge to grow and improve my skills as a developer. I'm thrilled to see where things go.
As a kid I would break all my toys just to see how everything worked inside. Now, that fascination is what keeps me learning new things and looking for exciting experiences. The Cohort is the perfect opportunity for me to pursue my true potential!
When I was invited to the Cohort I was very excited because there is a big opportunity for me to learn, add to my experience as a computer engineer and work on different projects. My plan is to learn new computer-languages, build apps and stay positive.
Former farm, produce, & dairy worker, I’ve come to the Cohort to help build a community in a much more effective way than I could have in agriculture. I feel at home at Bitwise and I’m excited to build a career in a field that will continue to change throughout my lifetime.
I know that the Cohort will provide me with the tools and knowledge to sustain a long lasting career in web development. I am very honored and humbled to have been chosen and really consider this a massive building block that will guide me through the rest of my development career. I'm also really excited that I don't have to sell cell phones ever again!
I’ve spent the last few years working as a community advocate serving underrepresented communities. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for technology and more specifically, the ability to create with the power of a computer. Being chosen for the Cohort is a blessing that I hope will give me the tools needed to build something that will help make peoples lives better.
When I was invited to be in Cohort, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I was happy, but I was especially grateful for the opportunity because I have never had a community believe in me the way Bitwise has. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish by the end of the program and cannot wait to see what it helps me accomplish in the future.
When I joined the Cohort I was hoping to gain the knowledge and ability to become a top developer. I see it as a chance to challenge myself to learn new skills, better serve my community, and support my family. I look forward to all the opportunities that are ahead, but with great power comes great responsibility. I am ready for that responsibility.
Cohort Class 1 (January 2015 - July 2015)
I love Bitwise because being here has been a great way to alleviate my vast hunger for knowledge. There is a positive environment where everybody is trying to push each other to become better at what they do.
When I was first invited to the Cohort, I felt extremely humbled. I wanted to be a part of something big. Bitwise is not only helping local developers, but the whole Central Valley in general. After the Cohort I want to stick around Bitwise and further my knowledge.
I wanted to participate in the cohort because it was a chance for me to become more of who I am and who I want to be. It will help me gain the tools that will allow me to reach the lifestyle I want and help others reach their goals as well.
Why did I want to be a part of the Cohort? I want to do better things for Bitwise. Becoming an elite cohort developer sounded like the best way to do just that. Once I've completed the Cohort I plan on working full time using my newly found skills to be a part of the full time dev team for Edit LLC.
I came to the Developer Cohort to challenge myself and rapidly build skills while working on real projects in a supportive environment. My plan is to build apps that will have a positive effect on peoples lives, strengthen our reliance on them, and inevitably take us into a dystopian future.
I wanted to be part of the cohort because I have an insatiable drive to learn and build. Upon completion I plan on building my own business and sharing everything I've learned so that someone else could have the same opportunities that I've been given.
When I first heard about the Cohort Program, I thought it would be a great opportunity to really dig deep into web development. I am grateful for the opportunity to work on projects early in my career that I would not have got on my own. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can learn and what the program has in store for me.
When I was invited to the Cohort, I saw it as an opportunity to become the developer I want to be. I really enjoy working on projects that will increase my level of knowledge and also make the clients proud of the end result.