CNN feature article on Catalyte

By Adam Curtis

“There are very few places in the world where a person gets an opportunity just based on aptitude. Here is an opportunity that’s changing lives.”

This quote is from Mike Norris, one of our longest-tenured software engineers. CNN features Mike’s story in this article by Pariji Kavilanz on Catalyte and our ability to identify, train and hire untapped talent from unexpected places. From the article:

When Mike Norris graduated from Baltimore’s Stevenson University with a degree in business information systems, he thought he’d quickly nab an entry-level tech job. Instead, he found himself working as a security guard patrolling parking lots, earning $7.50 an hour.

“I graduated in 2001, during the dot-com bust. There weren’t jobs anywhere for my skills,” said Norris. “In the end, I was happy just to have a job.”

Today, Norris, now 40, is a senior software engineer earning a six-figure income. He’s been able to buy his first car, his first house and even owns a rental property.

Norris credits his success to a five-month training program he participated in at software engineering services firm Catalyte.

Mike Norris reviews a client project with fellow developer Alicia Waide

Read more here about how we can take people from all walks of life and transform them into elite software engineers in a little over two years.