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


Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Nepal and grew up in North Dakota.


Why Emerging Digital Academy?

I wanted a chance to get into the field of tech and honestly I just love everything related to computers… also for the money!


What were you doing before joining EDA?

I was a crew member at McDonald’s.


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

My ideal occupation is software developer. I would love to work for any company in FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google), provided that the terms of the contracts meet what I am looking for. I want to work for these companies because there is a level of prestige associated with it for me personally, because I don’t like being second place.


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

I have been throughly enjoying it more than I thought I would. I thought it would be very boring as it’s something that requires sitting down a lot but it’s super entertaining.


What are your hobbies outside of the coding academy?

I love biking, playing games, and going to trails!


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

I would tell them that it’s challenging but solving problems in the course is very rewarding. I say just do it!



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Madi Simpson

Madi has lived in Fargo most of her life and lives the downtown Fargo dream. She's a #FargoFounder: at age 22, she launched her reworked secondhand apparel business and focused on that for 3 years before retiring the business in December 2021. In her free time, Madi can be found hanging out with her mini poodle Georgie, visiting the local antique shops, or enjoying an iced vanilla latte from one of the downtown cafes!