Learn what these five bootcampers wish they had known before they went to a bootcamp – how expectations met reality, how they actually got their first jobs, what surprised them about the teaching style, and whether the experience at Coding Temple, General Assembly, Sabio, DigitalCrafts, and Springboard was worth it to these graduates.Continue Reading
Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field as employers across all industries look for qualified candidates. With years of experience helping career changers, Eleven Fifty Academy experts, Pat Rhodes (Vice President of Career Services) and Nick Birch (Co-Founder and Vice President of Learning) share their top four tips for anyone getting into the cybersecurity field today. Plus, find out how Eleven Fifty Academy’s all-encompassing Cybersecurity Bootcamp gives students the skills, hands-on experience, certifications, and job readiness they need to launch their careers.
So Pat & Nick, why should someone launch a cybersecurity career now?Continue Reading
Flatiron School Data Science Instructor, Lindsey Berlin, has a passion for learning as much as she can about data science and sharing that with her students. Lindsey knows what it takes to succeed in Flatiron School’s intensive data science bootcamp and shares how students in both the full-time and Flex formats can get the most out of their bootcamp experience. Plus, learn what students can expect in the Flatiron School curriculum, and how she keeps her lessons fresh with today’s newest data science tools and technologies.
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Gwen was a mechanical engineer working in aerospace before pivoting into software development. She chose to make the career change with Code Fellows four years ago because of their instructors and curriculum. Gwen shares why the pace and culture in tech suits her better than aerospace, and how she leveraged her past leadership experience to land senior-level roles right out of bootcamp. Just over three years after graduating from Code Fellows, Gwen is now a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft – learn about her job today!
What were you up to before Code Fellows, Gwen?Continue Reading
Flatiron School is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and graduating over 10,000 technologists! To mark the milestone, we spoke with Carla Stickler, a Broadway star who transitioned into tech in 2020 with Flatiron School. Even as a total beginner, Flatiron School’s curriculum, instructional support, and career services helped Carla completely pivot her career. Carla shares how she’s progressed as a developer since bootcamp graduation, and why artists make such important additions to tech teams.
What inspired you to pivot from Broadway actress to a software engineer?Continue Reading
Three years after graduating from The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin (powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand) we caught up with Software Engineer Melissa Cadena on how her boot camp experience continues to drive her career. Even without a college degree, Melissa shares how UT Austin Boot Camps elevated her career from Customer Relations Representative to Associate Software Engineer at Southwest Airlines — and how her career change journey is the catalyst for companies changing their hiring practices to skills-based! Plus, Melissa shares her top tips for non-degree holding boot camp students and other women considering getting into tech.
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Jill Oakes worked in TV for 16 years before transitioning to a tech career. She chose the Full Stack Software Engineering track at TrueCoders to boost her C# skills because of the job-relevant curriculum and affordable price. Jill walks us through WordleAssistant, an app she built for her capstone project at the bootcamp. Jill shares how TrueCoders gave her a slew of projects like WordleAssistant to add to her Github, and how that helped Jill land her first software developer role at online seed retailer, Beck's Hybrids! Plus, Jill shares her tried-and-true advice for incoming bootcampers on how to get the most out of their bootcamp experience.
BrainStation has tripled its physical footprint in NYC with its expanded flagship campus in SoHo! BrainStation Founder and CEO, Jason Field, walks us through what students can expect at this new campus, the bootcamps and courses they’ll teach in New York City, and how BrainStation is equipped to help students make career pivots and upskill in the city. Plus, find out which companies are hiring NYC bootcamp graduates from BrainStation’s large employer network.
BrainStation just expanded its NYC location – what is the expanded NYC campus like?Continue Reading
Managing Cloud systems is a big task and innovators continue to find ways to improve technology and solve bigger problems. We talked to Thomas Fowler of Flatiron School about Kubernetes and how developers use it to simplify their systems and workloads. Learn what using Kubernetes looks like on the job and when new developers should consider adding Kubernetes to their skill set. Plus, Thomas shares his top two resources for anyone learning or currently using Kubernetes.
Kubernetes is the Greek word for pilot or helmsman. Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is a container orchestration software that automates deployment, scaling, and management of workloads. It was born from an internal project called Borg started in 2004 that was later open sourced in 2014 by Google — and it’s become mainstream since then.Continue Reading