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St. Louis, MO, USA | Age 28 I am 28 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. When I was laid off from my job at a bookstore, I was looking for a new direction in life. I first learned about LaunchCode via Reddit, and heard about the edX CS50x course from family members who saw...

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA  |  Age 30 After completing two tours in the Army, I enrolled in the music business program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. I love music, so my initial goal was to parlay this into a career as a sound engineer/sound mixer. About mid-way through the program I took a course on commerce, which introduced me to the idea of...

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St. Louis, MO, USA | Age 40 I immigrated from Bulgaria in early 2000s, and couldn’t speak English. I had a CS degree from Bulgaria but it was useless here, so I’ve been working in construction for the last 14 years. I saw CS50x and LaunchCode as a way to get back into doing what I really love. CS50x was my first edX course. I...

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Age 27 Saint Louis, MO, USA I graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. For four years after school, I spent my time making art and paying the bills by working service jobs. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to learn computer programming, but I couldn’t figure out where to begin. Then, along came LaunchCode, and edX’s awesome free...

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