With $10 million windfall, free Seattle coding school for women goes national to speed change in tech’s bro culture

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The Seattle Times

Amber Tanaka was burned out. Tanaka had been working service jobs to support an acting career and was coming to realize that a passion for theater wouldn’t negate the grind of spending day and night in low-paid positions. Then the pandemic hit, live performances were paused and it became more difficult to find service jobs. “I can’t really afford to go back to school,” Tanaka thought. Then Tanaka, 26, heard about Ada Developers Academy, a Seattle-based coding school for women and gender-diverse adults, primarily serving people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, and those who are low-income. Students pay …

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