What is one thing that everyone in tech has in common? Lifelong learning. It is important to keep your finger on the pulse of what the pros are talking about. We need to always be pivoting, learning, and adapting. Thankfully there are brilliant people out there who are creating content that is innovative, informative but also funny, entertaining and inspiring.

Changing careers and moving into tech is mentally challenging and can get overwhelming when you start to learn more, then you realize just how MUCH there actually is to know. The tech industry is fast-paced, has endless opportunities, and is…


At Code Fellows, we believe tech careers should be open to everyone. The future of tech needs to be shaped by the diversity in our world-through the full breadth of humanity. It will be the people from all walks of life desiring to level up, the curious who fall in love with learning, and the problem solvers who see things that need to be changed that will find rewarding careers in technology. …


In part 1 of this three-part blog series, we looked at how to get a home cyber range started in order to host a threat detection ecosystem via VirtualBox. We deployed a Dell Precision T3600 along with VirtualBox, a budget-friendly computer model selected to support additional CPU cores. Next up, we will need to establish remote connectivity to conveniently access the command line, the screen, and the file system in order to treat this computer like a true dedicated server.

In computer operations jargon, we have clients and servers. Servers are dedicated host systems whose sole purpose is to run…


The evidence clearly shows that markets focused on innovation, policy, and financial investment thrive. However, the biggest challenge to economic growth is the lack of skill-based education to meet the demands of the market.

When communities don’t invest in relevant skill-based education, the economy suffers. There are typically large segments of the local population in these communities that are left out and left behind. In order to ensure stable and thriving economies, we must invest in education that provides the skills necessary to attract global companies, start new companies, and improve the overall infrastructure of the community. …


Nashville may be well known as the country music capital of the world, but it’s quickly transforming into an emerging tech hub. That is why we are proud to be partnering with PivotTech to bring tech education to underserved communities.

PivotTech is located in the heart of Nashville making waves with a vision to inspire Black Americans to discover rewarding new careers in tech. Co-Founders Joshua Mundy and Quawn Clark launched PivotTech in 2020 in order to provide a gateway to generate generational wealth for individuals who have been historically left out within their community. …


Turning Ideas Into Code: Making Roman Numerals Count

To get us thinking about how we can talk about the inexplicable processes our brain uses to break down problems, we can take a dive into a subject that takes very little effort for many of us: counting numbers. Counting is a task that many of us complete on a daily basis, thus it should serve as a great canvas for discussing our mental process. Let’s take a close look at writing code to understand Roman numerals, and see all the work that happens before the coding begins.

What do these 5…


Ever wondered how cybersecurity pros simulate threats in a safe manner? Join me in this first entry in my series all about how I built my own affordable home cyber range, and how you can too!

Why a Lab Computer?

Cybersecurity professionals make use of a wide range of tools that run primarily on a Windows or Linux operating system (OS). Security techniques often involve tracking the communication between multiple machines on a network. Rather than building out dozens of special-purpose physical computers on a local-area network or cloud, this environment can be simulated with virtual machines (“VMs”). …


2021 is here and like most of the world, you are probably thinking about what your New Year Resolutions will be. Rather than fall into the rut of setting and forgetting your resolutions this year, create goals that inspire you to get up every day and get after accomplishing them.

I love the rhythm of our calendar and the fresh start that the New Year offers. I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to help energize me all year long, unlike the lack-luster feelings of short-lived resolutions. I enjoy the new year more as a result — it’s a…


Your web browser is an amazing thing. You can use it to get mac & cheese delivered while watching your favorite TV show and video chatting with your loved ones all at the same time. Your browser is able to do all this using the power of apps built with JavaScript. Your browser has JavaScript running in every tab, and you do not need any coding experience to start to play around with it.

Wanna learn some cool stuff YOU can do in your browser? Grab a computer (laptop, desktop, or even Chromebook), pop open your Chrome browser, and join…


2020 lessons learned
2020 lessons learned

It has been said that we don’t often know what we have until we lose it. 2020 has definitely been a year of a lot of loss-lost time, lost freedoms, lost community, lost jobs, lost lives-but it has also given us a lot. Here are five things we have learned, that will impact most of us for the rest of our lives.

Your Health and Wellbeing are Essential

Far too often we take our health and wellbeing for granted. Many of us don’t consider going to the doctor unless we are triaging a current issue. Not only has COVID shown us how vulnerable our health is…

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