We teamed up with Epicodus last month to create our first Switchboard for a code school. Epicodus runs an immersive, four-month code program where students from all backgrounds come to pursue programming as a career. Epicodus alumni and students connect on Switchboard to find opportunities, share resources, and make time to play together.
Jennifer McCarthy, Epicodus alumna and enrollment coordinator, says that collaboration and peer learning are cornerstones of the Epicodus experience. Switchboard’s focus on community-building and connectivity make it the perfect fit for the school.
“We wanted to continue that collaborative spirit outside our classroom doors and create a place for our students—past and present—to communicate on what matters to them!” Jennifer says.
Over a hundred members of the Epicodus community signed up for the Switchboard in its first month. Alumni have been eager to share and pay their knowledge and experience forward. Even new students have offered advice and help. Epicodus’s mission is to prepare its community for meaningful careers as programmers, and the Epicodus Switchboard is a natural extension of that aim.
Jennifer is optimistic about Epicodus’s future. “As we continue to grow and bring on more students, we are more committed than ever to maintain the feeling of closeness and affinity we have for each other. Switchboard is the perfect tool to allow for that,” Jennifer says. “Our Switchboard community can grow with us, but the quality of the communication and connections that are made does not decrease. It's kind of a big deal, and we love it!”
We can’t wait to see the Epicodus community grow on Switchboard.