Devon Jones went from teaching Special Education to working as an Automation Engineer via a coding bootcamp. She will cover the application/interview process, her experiences as a non-technical woman learning to code, struggles in navigating the tech culture of Silicon Valley while interviewing and working, and how her non-technical background became an asset to every company she has worked for. Devon will then explain how recruiting from bootcamps can increase diversity and productivity, how to attract, support, and retain bootcamp grads, and how companies can benefit from sponsoring and partnering with coding bootcamps. These points will be backed by data collected by NCWIT.