Meet Abdishakur, a current student of Emerging Digital Academy’s Gosling cohort!


Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Narobi, Kenya and grew up in the Pacific Northwest of America.


Why Emerging Digital Academy?

I was looking for better career opportunities, and was also wanting to pick up a new skill.


What were you doing before joining EDA?

I was a security guard.


What’s your ideal occupation after graduating from EDA? Are there any companies you would love to work for?

My ideal occupation is junior developer. I don’t have a specific company in mind, but for my first job I would hope to work for a company that isn’t too big and has smaller teams.


What’s the most interesting or surprising part about your time at Emerging Digital Academy so far?

I am surprised by how support-structured based it is. I knew coming in that I would get some support, but it has exceeded my expectations by a lot.


What are your hobbies outside of the coding academy?

I love reading, cooking new things, playing basketball and video games every once in a while.


Is there any advice you’d give to somebody thinking about joining Emerging Digital Academy?

It’s difficult but having the dedication to see it through will get you a long way.



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Madi Simpson

Madi is a lifelong creative and lover of the Fargo-Moorhead area. She's gained real-life experience in the worlds of entrepreneurship and marketing by starting her own sustainable upcycled clothing business in 2018. In her free time, Madi can be found hanging out with her mini poodle Georgie, baking delicious pastries, tending to her jungle of houseplants, or enjoying an iced vanilla latte from one of the downtown cafes.