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Introducing G|Code’s Change Makers: Michelle Mei

In October 2020, the G|Code team launched the second cohort of Intro to G|Code, a 10 week program designed for young female and non binary folks of color to uncover interest and aptitude in tech within a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment. The Intro to G|Code Change Makers have shown us their grit, scrappiness, and creativity, as well as their commitment to community and personal growth. We are beyond proud of our Change Makers who will graduate in just a few days, and are thrilled to celebrate their achievements and share some of their stories.

Today, we celebrate Michelle Mei! Michelle calls Boston home and we have loved her curiosity and motivation to better understand tech. Read more about her journey below.

Why did you join G|Code?

I joined GCode to increase my comfort around coding and hear from young people in tech who could demystify the world of tech a little bit. With Boston being a tech hub, I wanted to gain a better understanding of what the tech industry is, see if a career is something I wanted to pursue, and learn about the culture.

What is a favorite moment or memory from G|Code?

The Kahoot quizzes and icebreakers.

What have you learned about yourself or about coding? How has participating in G|Code impacted how you see yourself and/or your future?

Coding takes a lot of practice and trial and error. Nobody knows everything about coding and best practices are always changing, so it’s actually impossible to know everything. You need to be passionate to stay on top of things! I think the process by which we approach a coding problem is the most important because languages change all the time but the logistics behind it is near-constant.

G|Code is a visionary non-profit striving to empower Boston’s young women of color by providing them with housing, technical training, leadership development, internship placements, and a resilient and compassionate community to learn from and grow alongside. Many thanks to Bridgette Wallace, Rizel Bobb-Semple, Bailey Siber, and the rest of the G|Code team and volunteers for making the Intro to G|Code program a success!

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