Amber Riley started her career in a tech support role, but wanted to continue learning and growing in tech. She decided to pivot her career into software engineering by enrolling remotely at TrueCoders. Amber shares with us how the online coding bootcamp gave her the structure, community, and programming foundations she needed to be qualified for developer and test engineer roles. Plus, Amber breaks down how the Career Services team at TrueCoders helped her land a Software Test Engineer job at eFinancial!Continue Reading
So much goes into building a successful website, and it requires the efforts of both web designers and web developers. But what exactly are the differences between these two tech roles? We dive into the typical responsibilities and average salaries of today’s web designers and web developers, plus the languages and tools that web developers and web designers rely on. Plus, find out how to learn web development and web design, whether you’re upskilling or making a career pivot!
A lot of work goes into building a website and how a website looks is one of the most important aspects. Web designers are responsible for the visual aspects of a website.Continue Reading
Metis transitioned to fully remote learning in 2020 and now students can actually choose to take the bootcamp full-time (Live Online) or part-time (Online Flex). But how should you decide between these two paths? Rita Biagioli, an Instructor at Metis, gives us a tour of the Online Flex classroom, explains the time commitment in the Online Flex bootcamp, and tells us how to choose between the Live Online Bootcamp vs Online Flex Bootcamp at Metis.Continue Reading
On Demo Night, Hackbright Academy students present the capstone projects that they’ve been building for 12 weeks to their cohort, instructors, and potential employers. We caught up with Julie Pitman and Marissa Aguilera, two Hackbright Academy alumnae, to learn more about their Demo Night projects, what inspired them to build each app, and the programming languages they used to bring their idea to life. Plus, Julie & Marissa share their tips and what they wish they had known before enrolling at Hackbright Academy!
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Eleven Fifty Academy has years of experience teaching in-person at their Indianapolis campus; but in 2020, the bootcamp transitioned to include an online classroom model that now supports students in over 20 states! Dr. Jonathan Huer, Chief Learning Officer at Eleven Fifty Academy, walks us through the virtual classroom, the instructional support online students can expect, and the team’s commitment to helping bootcamp graduates land tech jobs. With five part-time and full-time courses, free virtual introductory sessions, and a robust career services team, find out how Eleven Fifty Academy is creating pathways into tech for beginners and upskillers.Continue Reading
Christine worked in sales before deciding to shift careers into UX design. She attended the UX bootcamp at General Assembly and took out a loan from Climb Credit, a popular bootcamp lending partner, to pay for the tuition. Christine tells us about paying off her loan while working in design and whether it was ultimately worth it to take a Climb loan out for a bootcamp!Continue Reading
Classical guitarist Matt Linder spent a decade as a performing musician and teacher, but when the pandemic canceled his gigs, he took the opportunity to follow his interest into tech and machine learning. After spending a few months of dedicated self-teaching, Matt enrolled in FourthBrain’s Machine Learning Program to level up his knowledge. Matt shares how FourthBrain’s part-time program empowered him to learn machine learning and launch a new career as a Machine Learning Engineer at Headspace!
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Is Miami the next big tech hub? Huge employers like Citrix, Chewy, and Spotify (which all have South Florida offices) seem to think so. And so does the GM of BrainStation Miami, Johanna Mikkola! Between the workforce development funding available to Miami residents and the support from Mayor Suarez, there are plenty of opportunities for future technologists in Florida. Johanna shares her tips to stand out in the Miami job market and what a bootcamp grad can expect from the Miami job search.
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Design teams rely on user research to ensure that their products are addressing the exact needs of their users. Jordan Mesias of Trilogy Education Services, a 2U Inc. brand, walks us through user research fundamentals and its role in product design. Jordan breaks down the three major steps designers follow when conducting user research and the five most popular user research methods – interviews, surveys, card sorts, usability tests, and A/B tests. Plus, find out how you can learn UX research at a design bootcamp like the Trilogy/2U-Powered Boot Camps.Continue Reading