Gus ridgway emerging digital academy alumni

Gus Ridgway is an Emerging Digital Academy graduate from the program’s twelfth cohort, Leavitt. Upon graduation Gus began work as a software developer at Scheels!

Learn more about Gus and his time at Emerging Digital Academy ⬇️


What impact has EDA had on you?

It allowed me to enter the career I wanted and it expanded my skills over the short span of 20 weeks.


What has been the biggest lesson you have learned?

I’ve learned that I shouldn’t be stagnant and I should constantly try to learn new things.


What is your favorite memory from EDA?

Presenting Farkle [solo project] once it was finished, it just felt good.


If you were to give advice to someone considering applying to EDA, what would you say?

I would encourage them to just try to program anything and if they enjoy it then pursue it.


What advice do you have for the next cohort?

Try to get through the whole course and do not use Chat GPT or anything similar. Googling is fine, but I think the best way to retain and understand what you learn here is to be able to recall it from memory.



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Avery Nelson