Galvanize, Colorado Technology Association award scholarship

DENVER — Galvanize and the Colorado Technology Association have awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the Galvanize Web Development Immersive in Denver.

The  program enables women of all professional backgrounds to transform their career through a six-month immersive program in software development.

The scholarship was awarded to Sonja Chacon, a marketing professional who has worked in the travel industry for six years. Originally from Taos, N.M., Chacon is a University of Colorado Boulder alumna who has lived in Denver for 13 years. She also has owned a pie company and is a published poet.

“I have wanted to change my career for some time and this is an invaluable opportunity for professional growth and development,” Chacon said in a prepared statement. “I am excited to join the esteemed Galvanize network.”

The Women in Technology Scholarship — launched in 2017 — is awarded to a woman pursuing a career in technology who demonstrates strong character and passion for what a future in tech offers.

“Galvanize is honored to partner with CTA in awarding this scholarship to offer more women opportunity and access to careers in technology, helping to address the gender gap in this industry,” Emilie Kintner, general manager for Galvanize Denver & Boulder, said in a prepared statement. “We are blown away by Sonja’s story, creativity, and passion for technology and ecstatic to have Sonja join us this summer in the Web Development Immersive here in Denver.”

Galvanize is a technology-learning platform and community for data scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, with eight campuses across the United States, including Denver and Boulder. The program combines online education and in-person training, providing the most relevant and in-demand technology skills for consumers and enterprise organizations.

Galvanize members include first-time entrepreneurs, growing startups and Fortune 500 companies looking to advance their technology skill sets.