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...the driving force behind Creating Coding Careers (CCC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization dedicated to revolutionizing the tech industry and paving the way for a more inclusive future.

As the president and CEO of CCC, Mike is a visionary leader who is passionate about empowering underrepresented individuals and bridging the diversity gap within the tech community. With an unwavering commitment to creating equitable opportunities, he has transformed countless lives by providing a launchpad for aspiring tech professionals.

But Mike's impact extends far beyond simply opening doors; he is a catalyst for success, helping companies forge high-performance engineering teams from the often-overlooked wellspring of talent. His deep understanding of the industry, coupled with his innate ability to spot potential, has led to the launch of over 100 student careers at prestigious organizations such as IBM/RedHat, Apple, WalmartLabs, Sony, AWS, Facebook, Deloitte, Trust&Will, and numerous other leading tech companies.

Mike's superpower lies in his exceptional skill of cultivating and nurturing grit-filled individuals, empowering them to become proficient software developers. With his guidance, determination, and unwavering belief in the potential of every person, he helps them overcome obstacles and grow into formidable forces in the tech world.

Now, you have the extraordinary opportunity to tap into Mike's wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise. As a sought-after speaker, he captivates audiences with his magnetic presence, inspiring countless others to embark on their own transformative tech journeys. Whether it's delivering engaging keynotes, leading impactful workshops, or sharing his invaluable insights, Mike's ability to ignite passion and motivate others is unmatched.

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At each engagement, Mike has consistently been praised for his ability to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He has a knack for delivering powerful messages that inspire people to take action and pursue their goals. His ability to connect with people on a personal level has created a lasting impact on many of his listeners.
 
 
Loki Bright
Chief Executive Officer

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At each engagement, Mike has consistently been praised for his ability to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He has a knack for delivering powerful messages that inspire people to take action and pursue their goals. His ability to connect with people on a personal level has created a lasting impact on many of his listeners.
 
 
Loki Bright
Chief Executive Officer

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At each engagement, Mike has consistently been praised for his ability to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He has a knack for delivering powerful messages that inspire people to take action and pursue their goals. His ability to connect with people on a personal level has created a lasting impact on many of his listeners.
 
 
Loki Bright
Chief Executive Officer

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Unlocking Potential: 

Building High-Performance Engineering Teams from Overlooked Talent

  • Identify untapped talent sources
  • Implement inclusive recruitment and hiring practices
  • Foster diverse candidate referrals
  • Conduct structured interviews with standardized evaluation criteria
  • Create an inclusive work environment through diversity and inclusion initiative

breaking barriers: 

Empowering Underrepresented
Individuals in Tech

  • Overcome imposter syndrome through self-reflection and recognition of achievements
  • Build strong support networks through mentorship programs and networking events
  • Provide resources on navigating bias in the workplace
  • Foster self-advocacy and assertiveness for career advancement
  • Promote a culture of inclusion and value diverse perspectives

Grit: 

The Key to Success in Software Development

  • Cultivate resilience through stress management and embracing failures as learning opportunities
  • Foster a growth mindset and perseverance in challenging projects
  • Encourage continuous learning and skill development in the tech industry
  • Provide a supportive learning community through collaborative coding projects and knowledge-sharing platforms

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