Why This Coding Bootcamp Is Teaching Empathy: more empathetic engineers are actually better at their jobs.

This Dev Bootcamp program aims to make the tech industry a friendlier place for women and minorities.

Engineering Empathy strives to give coders of all genders the knowledge and emotional skills to cultivate inclusive work environments.

The program consists of six core units: feedback and teamwork, diversity and allyship, resilience and the inner critic, empathy and authenticity, navigating difficult conversations, and team dynamics. …


Plus, more empathetic engineers are actually better at their jobs. Research from the University of Georgia and the American Society for Engineering Education discovered that empathy helps engineers to develop a more “nuanced, critical understanding of the multiple perspectives that characterize contemporary engineering problems.”

 
by Rebecca Grant