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Second Chances

Second chances can promote personal growth, opportunity, empathy, and stronger relationships. While it may not always be easy, it can lead to positive outcomes for both individuals and society as a whole.

Check out our roundtable discussion on this topic!


Maddie Erhardt​​, Demand Generation Manager at Logically, recommends:

Nikki Veen, Senior Software Engineer at Otus, recommends:

  • Actualize - The coding boot camp she attended in 2016 
  • Treehouse - Really great online coding classes, especially for beginners!
  • Pluralsight - Slightly more advanced online coding tutorials
  • FreeCodeCamp - Totally free beginner online coding tutorials
  • Udemy - Tons of coding tutorials covering all levels and many different ancillary topics, as well
  • Harvard University - You can take the Intro to Computer Science, Intro to Programming, and Intro to Game Development classes for free (among a bunch of other topics, as well)
  • Meetup - The world of development is all about knowledge sharing and collaboration - this is a great way to meet like-minded people, figure out what you're really interested in, find a mentor, etc.

Elda Rivera, Strategic Solutions Director and Co-Founder at No More Mondays, recommends:

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