McDermott Encourages High School Students’ Success With Transeo

The Heights | Boston College

Jimmy McDermott’s plans for pursuing consulting while in college changed only moments after his graduation from high school. Thirty minutes after he received his diploma, McDermott, BC ’21, answered a phone call from his superintendent about building a community service tracking app, which he promptly accepted.  

McDermott went on to co-found the life-readiness planning tool, Transeo, combining his passion for education with his love for technology and entrepreneurship. 

Inspired by his father, McDermott said he decided to explore programming while in high school. During his sophomore year, McDermott took an iOS programming class. At the time, this type of computer science education for high school students was unheard of, he said.

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