A while ago, I shared with you all that I was interested in going to a Boot Camp to learn to code.
That opportunity has arisen, with my acceptance into the Winter cohort at Hackbright Academy, in San Francisco. Hackbright is an awesome
camp for me to go to both because it's a Python camp (meaning I'm not starting from complete zero), and it's an all women camp.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that to hold my seat while I get an aid determination, the deposit is $3000, which is money I don't have. I'm examining all of my options to make the deposit (and go to camp) because this is my dream and this is also my opportunity to do some heavy lifting for the girls and women behind me.
A few friends have suggested that if I had a crowdfunding page up for it, they'd consider it. I've put this page together. Since I know a number of people who aren't interested in Go Fund Me (I wouldn't be using them if my turnaround weren't so fast, myself) and I'll probably get asked, I do also have a paypal link if you want to help out with this: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know this might seem like a big ask after the summer I've had, so please know that if you don't want to contribute, or don't have the money to contribute, I still love and value you exactly the same. I'm only putting this up so that there's a convenient way for those who want to help.
Thank you all for your encouragement, love, and support in getting me to the place where this is what I have to ask for. I have come so far in this time, and I look forward to going even farther.
(PS: That's a shot from my old office as the picture. The post it says: "Friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we will change the world. - Jack Layton" The tea tag says: "'The first and great commandment is: don't let them scare you.' - Elmer Davis")