CircleCI has roughly 100 employees and at least 10 of us are here as a result of attending a coding bootcamp. Love them or hate them, bootcamps are here to stay and they’re becoming more entrenched in the hiring pipeline. Course Report counted 30 technology-focused bootcamps in 2013. Today, they list more than 300.
Security Engineer, CircleCI
Tad is a Security Engineer at CircleCI. He has also worked as a newspaper reporter and a private investigator. Outside work, he loves being a dad and is a founder of Day of Shecurity, a technical hacking conference to bring more women into infosec. Tad also maintains a blog that explores basic security concepts.
I spent the weekend volunteering at the annual BsidesSF security conference, which piggybacks on the larger RSA Conference this week in San Francisco. A couple of the best talks involved issues related directly to CircleCI users. Here’s a recap for those who didn’t attend.
CircleCI Engineer Tad Whitaker knew he would teach kids about software principles when he volunteered to participate in an international program called Hour of Code. But as he helped students at San Francisco’s Argonne Elementary School for two days this week, he had a surprise: a rise in productivity and engagement when a technical problem forced the students to pair program.
Next week CircleCI will work alongside Airbnb and Salesforce to introduce software coding concepts to more than 400 San Francisco public elementary school students.