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I’ve had quite a few people respond to my complaints about Pay It Forward with, “But you wouldn’t have your job if you didn’t go to that bootcamp. Shouldn’t you just pay Pursuit?” It is a miracle I found a tech job at all. If I was put up against grads of other bootcamps, I would not stand a chance.

When I came to Pursuit, I was committed to putting my all into the nine-month program. During my time as a Fellow, there were multiple incidents that made me question Pursuit’s professionalism and common sense. I did not leave the program because I would still be bound to the Pay It Forward agreement if I found a tech job on my own. …

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This is a follow up to my earlier post I Can No Longer Support Pursuit. In that post, I stated Pursuit had sent me updates about the Pursuit Bond earlier this year. Getting the Bond updates from Pursuit was maddening. I wondered why Pursuit continued to treat its Fellows so poorly. I began to wonder what game Pursuit was playing.

In the last week of February 2019, I received an email from Pursuit. It was from an employee I had never met before. This employee wanted to connect with me and share important updates about Pursuit. He asked if I had time over the next week or two to meet. I asked if we could do a phone call and we agreed to an appointment for a week later. …

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I first learned about Pursuit from the New York Public Library (NYPL). I had finished the NYPL’s coding program and at graduation I received information about a few coding bootcamps and their fellowship opportunities. …


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