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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JUNE 3, 2015
    A Digital Marketing Consultant at Google, Randy was ready to ramp up his technical knowledge, so he began searching for an intensive but part-time programming bootcamp in New York City. His research led him to Fullstack Academy and the Flex Immersive, which would allow him to learn around his work and travel schedule. Now heading into the last weeks at Fullstack, we talk to Randy about hi...
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  • Harry Hantel
    Published on JUNE 1, 2015
    Welcome to the May News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Want your bootcamp's news to be included in the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school! Coding Bootcamps In The Headlines Can Coding Bootcamps improve diversity in the tech industry? N...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 26, 2015
    Abdullah Alger, a Professor of English in Egypt who recently completed the Frontend Web Development Course at Bloc. He explained why he picked Bloc over other online options, walked us through two of the projects he made during Bloc, and described his goals for the future. What is your professional background? I’m an English professor, and have worked in Egypt, England, and Saudi Arab...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 21, 2015
    Kate Fleming has a pretty amazing story, filled with supportive mentors, smart decisions, and lessons learned along the way. After deciding college wasn’t for her, Kate took two Foundations classes at Code Fellows and the Web UI Development Accelerator. She graduated with three job offers and took a Solutions Engineer position with digital analytics consultancy Pointmarc. We talk to Kate ab...
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  • You've just finished your bootcamp experience (con-grad-ulations!) and now you’re ready for your first job in tech. This is not the time to power down; in fact, today is when the really hard work begins. While finishing a bootcamp is an accomplishment, graduation doesn’t get you a job. You’ll need to stay focused, hungry, and diligent on your search. Here are 7 ways to spend those crucial...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 20, 2015
    Annandra Grace had an advancing career at an insurance company for 16 years, but was ready for a new challenge. She came across an ad for The Tech Academy while searching for jobs in tech and was immediately intrigued. After a campus visit that convinced both her and her brother, a self-taught programmer, she enrolled in the Portland .NET bootcamp. Now having completed the course at Tech Ac...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 20, 2015
    After Dan Blakeman graduated with a degree in International Politics, his passion for technology led him towards online marketing. After having the chance to develop a successful social network with outside developers, Dan was ready to make the leap into Web Development. The Makers Academy online program Ronin was a flexible option that didn’t sacrifice job placement assistance. Now 2 mon...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 19, 2015
    You've heard the title "Full-Stack Developer," but what exactly should you learn to make the leap into web? In this webinar, we'll focus on the three most popular languages taught at coding bootcamps: LAMP Stack, MEAN Stack, and Ruby on Rails. Join us for a lowdown on each programming language, explore the syntax with instructors from Coding Dojo, and learn what makes each unique. In this ...
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  • Accelerated Learning Programs (affectionately called coding bootcamps) have gained popularity over the past three years in the education world; since bootcamps are largely judged by their ability to get graduates jobs, their success is aligned with a student’s success. Accelerated Learning Programs like General Assembly and gSchool make it their mission to fit students into a job market that ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 14, 2015
    Jeff Louie was a Physics and Econ double major at UC Davis who always had an interest in astronomy. After completing MakerSquare’s San Francisco JavaScript bootcamp, Jeff continued his education as a Fellow before landing a position as a software engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We chat with Jeff about his coding bootcamp search, learning how to learn, and how much of Interstel...
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