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New Western New York Tech Boot Camp: 'A Shining Example of the Power of Diversity'

Written by: Natalie Brophy
Published on: Jun 17, 2022

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Namita Acharya and JahJah Quarles likely would never have crossed paths if they didn't share a common goal of breaking into Buffalo's fast-growing tech industry.

Acharya, a 52-year-old from Williamsville who worked in admissions at the University at Buffalo, and Quarles, a 30-year-old correctional officer who grew up on the East Side of Buffalo, both wanted to learn new skills and were looking for a career change when they heard about Buffalo's Tech Academy Data Analytics Bootcamp.

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