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MEET OUR ALUMNI


They'll go on to change the world. With different backgrounds from around the globe our alumni join tech companies as developers, start their own businesses, and launch products that people want.

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Walley Yang

An Air Force Veteran's Story



After 12 years in the U.S. Air Force, Walley decided that he wanted to transition full time into programming. With a full-time job and family, he didn't have the ability to pack up his things and leave for a different state for months at a time. He knew that an online bootcamp was the right fit for his situation.


Walley knew that he wanted to focus on learning algorithms and data structures. He also wanted to build up his confidence and experience by working on a team. After graduating from the Firehose program and successfully navigating the technical interview world, he landed a contractor job at Boeing. He's now moved on to an awesome new position at HumanGeo, where he's working as a Software Developer.



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Before: Architect
After: Software Engineer at Cloudistics
“I cannot underestimate how worthwhile the Firehose experience was for me. It is a very well-run bootcamp and I especially realized how fast I was learning during the bootcamp when I was back to learning on my own.”
- Denis Martens






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Christina McIntyre

A Career Switcher's Story


Chris had been homeschooling her children as a stay-at-home mom, but was looking for an effective way to break into the technical world of software development. Living in a small, rural area, Chris knew it would be difficult to find challenging and rewarding work.


Her in-depth research revealed what mattered most, and deciding on Firehose was an easy choice. Now, Chris is raising her children and can balance her family life with her work as a developer.



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Before: Digital Marketing Assistant
After: Frontend Developer at Amper Music, Inc.
“They train you to become a self-sufficient developer. When I finished the program, I was confident that I could teach myself anything.”
- Vincent Chin


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Before: Gym Manager
After: Web Developer at Salon Lofts
“This was by far one of the best investments I've ever made in myself.”
- David Lee


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Before: Business Specialist at Apple
After: Ruby on Rails Developer at Venture360
“You feel part of a team that wants to help each other become better coders and encourage each other in so many ways. It's freaking amazing.”
- Josh Zandman






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Thomas Petrini

An Entrepreneur's Story



Thomas had raised over $2 million from investors for his previous company, building it to 10 employees with operations in 5 states. However, as he set out on his next venture, he knew firsthand the limitations he would face as a non-technical founder trying to launch a business.


He needed two things: a high-quality online coding bootcamp, and a mentor with CTO experience. His research led him to Firehose, and now, he is growing his team after a successful launch, and actively talking with investors following an interview with Y-Combinator.



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Before: Professional Musician
After: Front End Developer at VSA Partners

“I feel that I am prepared to take on a job in this field. I owe that to the wonderful instruction at The Firehose Project.”
- Tyler Pendleton


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Before: Help Desk Support
After: Software Engineer II at Liaison International
“I landed 3 big freelance projects during my time in the program to easily cover my entire program tuition.”
- Ben Ricker


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Before: IT Product Management
After: Web Engineer at WeTransform
“The big difference at Firehose is the personal touch. I recommend the program to everyone. I mean, nothing is perfect, but I give you a 9.999. :)”
- José Moreno





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Before: Project Manager
After: Technical Analyst at Madison Square Garden

“I switched into a new career before I even graduated from Firehose.”
- Audrey Wong


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Before: Freelance Violinist
After: Junior Developer at eSped.com
“There are a lot of good bootcamp programs out there but what sets Firehose apart is the personal attention you get.”
- Ethan Siegel






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Shaun Shapiro

A Construction Manager's Story



Shaun graduated from college and began a career as a project manager in construction, but shortly realized he wasn't satisfied. He started to explore coding, and after playing around with Python and a few tutorials, he was hooked.


Shaun knew he would need to take his skills to the next level to land a job. He went through most of the Firehose curriculum on nights and weekends, focused on honing his real-world skills and connecting with the Firehose community. Now, Shaun is a full-time Rails developer at Move.com.



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Before: Chemistry Student at UCLA
After: Software Developer at Image Options
“I accepted a position as a software developer shortly after graduating.”
- Weng Cheong Sin




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I can’t stress enough how great the Firehose community is and the group project is probably the most important aspect of the course as it will emulate the real-life workplace of an Agile web development team. - Shaun Shapiro



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Before: Store Manager
After: Junior Web Developer at LasLabs
- James Foster


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Before: Student
After: Software Engineer at RGR Marketing
- Myo T Kyaw




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I even had my code from the final group project brought up on a projector and reviewed during an interview, helping unlock the door for me into a position as a software developer. -Jeff Gerlach



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