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Sabio Fellows Continue to Thrive in Microsoft LEAP program

By Adriana - June 28, 2016 No Comments
The Microsoft LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program is an immersive 16 week program that provides participants with real world development experience. The program is formerly known as Industry Explorers. The goal of the program is to not only provide development experience but to foster inclusivity and support diversity.

Three Sabio fellows have been accepted into this program with Eliot Sosa (pictured above) being the latest. Eliot started the program this week. The process to get into the program involves an application with essay questions and two interviews. The program takes place in Redmond, Washington. Eliot ended up flying up to Washington to interview in person instead of via Skype and spent a day prior to the interviews studying his programming language skills to brush up on some of the skills that he hadn't used recently.

Eliot said that his Sabio preparation helped him for his interviews for the LEAP program. "Once you realize that you are having conversation with people and 'stay frosty' [cool under pressure], you just have to demonstrate your problem solving skills."

Achiamar Lee-Rivera (pictured above) just finished the program. She said, "My time in LEAP gave me priceless insight into the software development process. From conception to delivery, I learned so much from my mentor during my project. The most powerful takeaway that I think applies to most things in life [not just programming] is to iterate, iterate, iterate!"

Congrats Eliot and Achiamar! Sabio hopes to send more fellows to the LEAP program.

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