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Women in Tech: Evelyn Espinoza-Macias

May 11, 2021

Growing up in a low-income, Spanish-speaking household in South Omaha, Evelyn Espinoza-Macias said she always struggled with a language barrier.  Her parents, though supportive, could not speak English or provide the same level of help on schoolwork that many of her peers received. The Latinx young woman remembers spending countless extra hours at school working […]

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AIM Code School instructor Vanessa Kasun champions the transformational power of coding

September 4, 2020

Vanessa Kasun is debugging some code. The gregarious AIM Code School instructor is finalizing her presentation for the upcoming Heartland Developers Conference on Sept. 24. The topic? How to build a React app from the ground up.  Kasun will take HDC attendees from installation of the Node.js open-source cross-platform Javascript runtime environment to launching a […]

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Making the most of a challenging summer: Ralston High School and AIM conclude new virtual self-paced web development course for students

August 7, 2020

The AIM Institute and Ralston High School have partnered to deliver an online, self-paced course in web development for high schoolers and are celebrating the successful completion of its inaugural run. The course was administered by AIM Code School instructor Vanessa Kasun, who held regular office hours and was available to answer students’ questions. The […]

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Breaking Down Barriers and Making Tech a More Inclusive Place for All

June 3, 2020

Through carrying out our mission at the AIM Institute, we know Omaha is committed to becoming a more equitable place for all people to live and work. But like cities across the country that are shaken by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we also know a long road of progress lies ahead to […]

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Omaha South High School Grads Launch Tech Careers, Land Paid Summer Internships at Union Pacific 

May 20, 2020

This summer, two recent Omaha South High School graduates, Suraj Poudel and Evelyn Espinoza Macias, will enter highly competitive paid internships at Union Pacific after participating in the AIM Institute’s pilot workforce development program that teaches high school students how to code.  Ashok Fichadia, Assistant Vice President of IT Development for Union Pacific, said the […]

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