Big Pivots, Bright Futures

This afternoon I had the absolute joy and honor of presiding over the graduation of our first Step it Up America class at Fiserv. For those not in the know, Step it Up America is a program that reaches out to Veterans and offers them a chance at pivoting from their current jobs and circumstances into Information Systems and Computer Science careers. It is an absolutely amazing program centered around some amazing people. Our program centered around Mainframe Operations and Mainframe Systems Programming. For the young men and women who were in the class, it was a rigorous 20+ week hands-on course. This program is not for the faint of heart. It requires a real dedication and commitment. The class …