Bree was a bartender, a lawyer, and spent 10 years in marketing/advertising. She became interested in coding to bolster her skills in the digital marketing space, however once she built her first website, there was no turning back. Committed to changing her career, she threw herself into a six-month intensive coding program and now works full time with Mode Set, a development consultancy in Denver. She is passionate about encouraging people with diverse backgrounds to pursue their coding curiosities.
Rachel is a teacher first, having started in Las Vegas with Teach for America in 2007 and continuing into 2014. In 2010 she and a partner started a school within a school, the Scholars Working OverTime (SWOT) program to propel students toward college. She got her start in programming through DevBootcamp’s Chicago program in 2013. Over the 2013-2014 school year she began teaching programming to her students. Since they didn’t have computers, Rachel had them write code with paper and pencil. She acted as the computer to correct their work.