May 28, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: David Delmar Sentíes - Founder of Resilient Coders

For the 102nd episode of our podcast, I interviewed David Delmar Sentíes, Founder of Resilient Coders.

Some people wish for change, while others take action. David is in the “take action” category. He calls himself a Workforce Equity Activist, which means he is passionate about both economic opportunity and economic equity.

Resilient Coders is a coding bootcamp that trains people of color for careers as software engineers and connects them with jobs. One might think that he has a passion for coding, but that is not the case. Coding is actually the megaphone, as it provides the window of opportunity for his students to pursue a high-growth career building software.

Students participate in a 14-week program which teaches them coding skills in various languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more. Lots of companies are employing graduates of Resilient Coders like Wayfair, Wistia, R Studio, Digitas, and many others.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • David’s background and how he got involved in the tech industry.
  • What it means to be a “Workforce Equity Activist.”
  • What led David down the path of starting his own coding bootcamp.
  • All about Resilient Coders, including its mission to use coding to make social change.
  • Advice on Implementing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.