Lavender Zhang was a student at Flatiron School’s part-time Data Science bootcamp and ready to build her Capstone Project. Empty shelves at her local grocery store at the start of the pandemic inspired Lavender to build a dashboard that could predict food crisis levels and infrastructure needs. Lavender walks us through her final project, explaining where Flatiron School instructors helped her navigate challenges, and how she’s been able to discuss topics like geospatial visualization in interviews! Plus, hear Lavender’s timely advice for aspiring data scientists and the need for data skills in 2022.Continue Reading
Jonah Gerstel worked in chemical and process engineering for four years before a data project on the job blossomed into a passion for data science. Wanting to expand his knowledge, Jonah’s research on the best data science bootcamps pointed him to NYC Data Science Academy. Jonah explains how the comprehensive curriculum, instructor support, and career services at NYC Data Science Academy made it possible for him to make a career pivot into data full-time. After reskilling with the online Data Science Bootcamp, Jonah landed his first data role as a Senior Data Analyst at Known – find out how he did it and what he recommends for future bootcampers!
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When Judy Thao hit a ceiling as a dental hygienist, she began looking for a new career path with more opportunity. By enrolling at the Software Guild, Judy got the foundations and real-world project experience she needed to launch a career in full stack development. Now four years into a successful tech career, Judy walks us through what it took to get started as a developer and how her Software Guild experience continues to help her as a Senior Associate Full Stack Developer at RSM. Plus, Judy's advice for any bootcamp graduates currently on the job hunt!
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For years, Debora dreamed of being a digital nomad working in web development. The shutdown caused by the pandemic gave her the time and space to commit to making her career change from IT to web development. Debora was able to learn from her home in London by attending Ironhack’s remote bootcamp, which quickly taught her React, Node, and everything else she needed for web development interviews. Now, Debora is embracing her new job as a Full Stack Engineer at Guider and the digital nomad lifestyle she had always hoped for!
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Data analytics is a great entry-level path into the data landscape, but are there specific traits that you can recognize in yourself that will make you successful in this field? Michael Foote, a Career Coach at Springboard, believes that there are three qualities that make successful data analysts and shares them here! And if you recognize any of these traits in yourself, Michael tells you how to get started learning data analytics with Springboard Data Analytics 101.
Data analytics is a discipline focused on the collection, organization, storage, and analysis of data to extract insights. Data analytics also encompasses all of the tools and techniques used to accomplish these tasks.Continue Reading
If you’re a creative problem-solver, then a career in design may be for you! But how do you choose between a career in web design versus a career in user experience (UX) design? Since these two career paths are both user-focused, they have many similarities, but we’re breaking down the nuanced differences between web designers and UX designers to help you find the better fit for you! Find out how these two careers differ, what the daily life of web designers and UX designers look like, and the salaries to expect in these career paths. Plus, our favorite online tutorials and bootcamps to become a Web Designer or a UX Designer!
User experience (UX) design considers any interaction a user has with a product or service and optimizes it. UX design thinks about how an experience makes the user feel, how an interface looks, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish desired tasks.Continue Reading
Haley Stamp worked as a writer and editor before pivoting into tech. Now as a graduate of Sabio, Haley has joined the team as an instructor and web developer. Haley shares how the Sabio community is making space for women in tech and helping formerly incarcerated individuals launch a tech career through RebootLA. Plus, find out Haley’s advice for making the most of the bootcamp experience and her favorite learning resource for total coding beginners.
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Mike was working on a fishing boat in Alaska when he realized he needed to dive deeper into his passion for data analytics. As a UT Austin alum, Mike was excited to enroll in The Data Analysis and Visualization Boot Camp at Texas McCombs, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, to make a career change into data. With the boot camp’s real world projects and dedicated career support, Mike landed his first job four months after graduating as an Associate Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton!
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Recent college graduate Nathan Nunez found himself underpaid and overworked in sports broadcasting. Nathan enrolled at Coding Temple because he was impressed by their 99% job placement rate and commitment to their alumni. Nathan shares how Coding Temple’s online, full-time bootcamp covered software engineering and data, helping him land his first Data Analyst job at Cirium just two months after graduating! Read his advice for recent college graduates considering a bootcamp and if Nathan says that Coding Temple was worth it for him.
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