As a Senior Admissions Producer, Kelly Killoran knows what it takes to excel in General Assembly’s immersive bootcamps. The 3-4 week-long application process is similar for software engineering, data science, and UX/UI design, with coding challenges respective to each. Don’t know where to start? Kelly takes us through the exact level of knowledge you need to know before you apply, and resources to propel you into your tech career. Find out what stands out in prospective students, from soft to hard skills, and how to get ahead in the admissions process.
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Richard Martinez was a political science graduate who believed in changing his community. For years, he gave back by joining the Americorps and becoming an educator. When Richard decided to make a career-change into cybersecurity, he relied on NexGenT to help him get the correct certifications in three months. Richard shares how the curriculum he learned at NexGenT (plus their dedicated career support) helped him land his first network engineering job at NASA!
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Flatiron School has offered remote learning since 2016, but like most bootcamps, courses have moved entirely online now due to COVID-19. However, there is still a unique culture in each of their campuses, including the flagship New York classroom. Flatiron School's New York Market Director, David Jordan, walks us through the differences between Flatiron School online vs in-person, gives us a virtual sneak peek of the Flatiron School online classroom, and shares advice for students who are looking for an online bootcamp and looking for a career change when they graduate.Continue Reading
David had some previous experience working with data, but when COVID-19 left him unemployed, he focused full-time on making a career change into data analytics. Impressed by its flexible learning style and job guarantee, David enrolled in Springboard’s Data Analytics bootcamp. After learning Tableau and Power BI, David used the Springboard job search methodology to land a Data Analyst job at Mercedes-Benz! David shares what sets Springboard’s career services apart from other bootcamps, whether Springboard was ultimately worth it for him, and his tips for future students about how to make the most of this part-time, online program.
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Working in the fashion industry sparked Deveshree Shinde’s interest in digital marketing. When Deveshree decided to pursue a career-change, she chose BrainStation for their hands-on, comprehensive, and project-based bootcamp model. Her bootcamp experience became the catalyst to career opportunities she hadn’t imagined! Deveshree shares how her BrainStation portfolio helped her land a Digital Marketing Manager position at TENGIVA!
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When pediatrician Veej Rangarajan felt called to learn tech, she looked to Code Fellows to make her career change possible. Veej completed all four levels (102, 201, 301, and 401) offered by Code Fellows, and when the bootcamp went remote, she decided to become a Teaching Assistant. Veej shares how the unique network and career support at Code Fellows helped her confidently land her first developer job at Zonar, and why Veej says Code Fellows was worth it for her!
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Artificial intelligence (AI) fuels significant technological advancement (hello self-driving cars!) but how exactly do machine learning and deep learning play into that development? Andrew Berry, a Lighthouse Labs Data Science Mentor, breaks down the difference between machine learning and deep learning, how data analysts and data scientists are using machine learning to find solutions to complex data problems, and the exact programming languages and technologies you should learn in order to break into each data field. Plus, Andrew shares his favorite learning resources, including how the Data Science Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs helps career-changers kick-start their data career!Continue Reading
When Ian Driscoll, a Lieutenant for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, was promoted into an IT role, he knew he needed to learn a whole new skill set. To gain a foundation in the cyber field, Ian chose to attend the 24-week, part-time Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand. As a total tech newbie, Ian shares how The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin curriculum and mentorship helped him quickly advance his career and grow into his new cyber/IT role.
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In design, a prototype acts as a blueprint, helping transform ideas into a complete product. Jon Haines, a UX Designer and a UX/UI Webinar Instructor at Thinkful gives us a full rundown on prototyping: the two types of prototypes, how they fit into the design process, and the three most popular UX design tools used by designers in the field today. Learn about the pros and cons of three prototyping tools: Figma, Adobe XD, and Webflow. Plus, Jon shares his insights on how Thinkful’s webinars are supporting new UX designers, and what may be on the horizon for the UX field in 2021.Continue Reading
What does it take to evolve from a bootcamp graduate or Junior Developer to a senior role like a Software Architect? Everyone says software engineering is a career of “lifelong learning,” but we’re breaking down exactly what that means during your first 10 years after bootcamp. With the help of Curtis Schlak, a Galvanize/Hack Reactor instructor with over 20 years of engineering experience, we’ll also explain what a Software Architect does on the job, how to get better at writing code, and how to become a thought leader at your company.
Software Architect is a general title. In the same way that architects design houses, buildings, and communities as urban planners; Software Architects do the same thing for software.Continue Reading