I spoke with Jerome Hardaway. I caught Jerome in a transition. He just started working at Microsoft about 2 months ago as a Software Engineer.
This is awesome on its own, but beyond that, Jerome is the founder of Vets Who Code, a non-profit organization that focus on teaching military veterans for free in the United States how to code so they can move to the tech industry after service.
Vets Who Code has helped over 250 veterans to learn to code and find jobs.
I spoke with Jerome about his own story as a veteran that got into coding himself. He shared the origin story of how Vets Who Code came about and how the organization operates.
He told me about the advantages that veterans bring to the table when they get into the tech industry. The discipline, the focus, the team work, the desire to build something bigger than themselves, just to mention a few.
In the end Jerome shared a few of potential next steps he may be taking with Vets Who Code and with his own career.
Stick around to hear the stories from Jerome Hardaway, veteran and coder.