About a year ago in Durham, North Carolina, four of our code school students were hard at work in the last few weeks of their immersive course, focused on a final project that they had no idea would turn into a real-world website for a national nonprofit organization.
Amy Gori, Ruthan Freese, Chet Corey, and Emily Bond wanted to re-create an outdated website for Girl Develop It – a national nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Chapters for the organization are located in 46 cities, and there are 35,000+ members nationwide.
But the project didn’t end on Demo Day. Instead, their re-design was so impressive, Girl Develop It decided to implement it. What began as a final project ended up becoming the primary website for this national organization. Read More