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Tech Thursday: More Haitian-Americans choosing tech over traditional “Haitian” careers


Tech Thursday is an occasional series that looks at how Haitians are faring in tech, a sector that offers more money, caché and potential to drive change to a new generation of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. This is the first installment.

FORT LAUDERDALE ― Back in 2015, as Getro Naissance studied to take his law school entrance exams, a former roommate told him he could become a software engineer in three to six months. Naissance, then 26, could not believe it, but he did find himself taking long breaks on his parents’ balcony to learn about computer programs in between logic problems.

Fascinated by what he was learning, Naissance soon forgot about becoming a lawyer, which would have taken seven years, and joined a six-month coding bootcamp. Two weeks later, he was employed as a technologist.

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