Devmountain has been offering their bootcamps to individuals seeking to change their career into the tech industry since 2013, and now they are expanding their programs to include more of the skills that today’s employers are looking for. Hideo Hansen, President and General Manager for Devmountain, discusses Devmountain’s three new course offerings, and what kind of support remote students can expect. Plus, Hideo shares details about the new Coding Basics course geared total coding beginners, whether you are pivoting into a tech career or just want to add a new skill to your toolbox!
Devmountain has been teaching programming and Quality Assurance (QA) for nearly a decade! What are the major changes that students can expect in 2021?Continue Reading
After years touring with the Air Force Band, trumpeter Andrew Syzmanek was looking for a new kind of challenge. When a Python course piqued his interest in tech, Andrew (and his wife, Amelia!) decided to enroll in devCodeCamp to pivot into software development. Using the GI Bill to cover his bootcamp tuition, Andrew walks us through what it was like to make a career change through a coding bootcamp alongside a spouse, and how devCodeCamp prepared him for a job at Amazon Web Services. Andrew also shares his #1 tip for nailing the AWS interview!
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UX design is an in-demand, creative tech field that is a part of every business, from web and app design to product development. What kinds of jobs can you expect to apply for and work in throughout your UX design career? From entry-level to senior roles, Thinkful Senior Career Coach Elyse Yarnell is breaking down the typical UX designer career path, including the skills you need to land the job and the UX designer salaries you can expect at each stage. Plus, learn how Thinkful’s curriculum and career support teaches students the sought-after technical and soft skills and effective job search strategies to land a UX designer role right out of bootcamp graduation.Continue Reading
DigitalCrafts’ new online UX Design bootcamp can be a good fit for both career-changers and upskillers who already work in tech or design. We caught up with Max McChesney, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalCrafts, to learn why it was important for DigitalCrafts to offer a UX Design bootcamp in 2021 and why the curriculum includes modules on digital leadership and engineering. Plus, Max shares which jobs UX graduates are prepared for and his tips for making the most of the bootcamp experience.
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Carly Fennell had extensive experience in biomechanical engineering, but soon realized that data/programming skills would help her career blossom. Soon after her maternity leave, Carly took a leap of faith, quit her job, and enrolled in Lighthouse Labs’ online Data Science Bootcamp. As the parent of a one-year-old, Carly shares how she made the full-time bootcamp work for her, and her tips for other parents considering Lighthouse Labs. Plus, Carly shares how she launched her own data consulting business right after bootcamp graduation and how she landed clients like Lululemon and the NFL!
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Julie Pitman had two decades of business experience in the medical field, but when her company made staff cut-backs, she took it as an opportunity to make a career change. Julie shares how Hackbright Academy’s online prep course and online software engineering immersive bootcamp gave her the skill set and confidence she needed to land software engineering roles at two startups. Plus, we ask Julie if Hackbright Academy’s inclusive, all-women community has proven to be as supportive in an online setting – read her answer.
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Matthew Gardner had been working in design for years, but when his current organization noticed a gap in customer engagement, Irrational Labs offered the training they needed to discover new solutions. Matthew shares what it was like to juggle a full-time job with the Irrational Labs Behavioral Science bootcamp, and how he got the most out of the online learning experience. Plus, Matthew provides his insights into what a designer can gain from learning behavioral science at Irrational Labs, and how those skills can elevate a design career.
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Since 2015, Tech Elevator has been teaching the tech skills that students need to make a career change into software engineering. Now, Tech Elevator has added an Income Share Agreement (ISA) to their list of financing options! We caught up with Admissions Lead, Kalyn Breneman about Tech Elevator’s ISA program to find out more about ISA eligibility requirements, the actual ISA terms students are held to, plus the kinds of jobs and salaries Tech Elevator students can expect to land after graduation.
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With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for employers who are onboarding bootcamp grads onto their fintech teams!
Fintech stands for financial technology, and this term essentially describes innovative technology that improves the delivery of financial services. While fintech has technically been around since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 and the post-2008 financial crisis regulatory changes that fintech truly started to blossom.Continue Reading