My friend and classmate Ricardo died about two months after we graduated from our software development bootcamp. The bootcamp lasted seven months, but anyone would tell you that the program’s intensity forced tight-knit relationships among classmates, like some sort of software school foxhole. This June, it will have been two years since Ricardo’s passing, and I don’t think there’s been a single week when I haven’t thought of him at least once.

Sometimes thoughts of Ricardo are unexpected, and I have countless examples of these moments. While I was running in a 6-hour race in Georgia this February, a man…

Leah Miller

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