Is Miami the next big tech hub? Huge employers like Citrix, Chewy, and Spotify (which all have South Florida offices) seem to think so. And so does the GM of BrainStation Miami, Johanna Mikkola! Between the workforce development funding available to Miami residents and the support from Mayor Suarez, there are plenty of opportunities for future technologists in Florida. Johanna shares her tips to stand out in the Miami job market and what a bootcamp grad can expect from the Miami job search.
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Design teams rely on user research to ensure that their products are addressing the exact needs of their users. Jordan Mesias of Trilogy Education Services, a 2U Inc. brand, walks us through user research fundamentals and its role in product design. Jordan breaks down the three major steps designers follow when conducting user research and the five most popular user research methods – interviews, surveys, card sorts, usability tests, and A/B tests. Plus, find out how you can learn UX research at a design bootcamp like the Trilogy/2U-Powered Boot Camps.Continue Reading
Did you know that anyone who has been laid off due to COVID-19 is eligible for $14,290 in grant money from the government to take Coding Temple’s bootcamp? We touched base with Katie Sindelar from the Coding Temple team to learn about eligibility requirements, why the WIOA approved Coding Temple, and how this WIOA program can prepare displaced workers for the tech job market.
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing tech field that has helped companies of all sizes improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their services and products. But don’t you have to be a PhD to work in AI? Wrong! Carianne Burnley, a Career Coach at Springboard, breaks down the career path from beginner to director and tells us about 5 job titles you might apply for in artificial intelligence. Plus, find out how Carianne supports students in landing their dream AI careers after Springboard’s bootcamps.Continue Reading
We often think of a coding bootcamp as a full-time commitment, but there are also part-time options that are still built for career changers. We caught up with two alumni who took two different paths – Andie quit her job and took the Codesmith Full-Time Immersive while Lanre decided to continue working and supporting his family while he took the Codesmith Part-Time Immersive. Both Andie and Lanre have been successful in their own right, landing careers at Google and Exodus Movement, and we’re diving into how they each did it!Continue Reading
In 2020, professional ballerina Rina reassessed her career goals and began to follow her new passion for UI/UX design. Rina explains how the multi-layered instructional support – from mentorship to tutor assistance to career counseling – at CareerFoundry’s online UX Design bootcamp played a vital role in helping her make a successful career pivot from dance to design. Find out how CareerFoundry prepared and coached Rina through her UX design job search, and what types of design projects Rina is now working on as a UX designer at Order Guru!
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Django is an open source web framework that is popular because of its security, scalability, simplicity, and versatility. But how is Django used by developers today? In this beginner’s guide, find out the link between Django and Python, and the top 5 reasons developers rely on Django. We’re also digging into the differences between Django and Flask, and how you can use Django in your own web applications!Continue Reading
While many coding bootcamps are for-profit educational institutions, there are a handful of non-profit coding bootcamps that are on a mission to help career-changers break into tech! Some non-profit coding bootcamps are working to make the tech industry more diverse while others exist to uplift underserved communities and provide training for high-wage jobs. There are also coding bootcamps that began as a private, for-profit partnership but grew into non-profits.
In this guide, we’ve rounded up 8 non-profit coding bootcamps and everything you need to know about them. Find out what makes non-profit coding bootcamps unique, why a bootcamp would choose to become a non-profit, and which non-profit coding bootcamp might be best for you!Continue Reading
Iris Colon wanted to take the leap from customer service and sales jobs into a new, challenging career with opportunity for growth. After completing an online intro course at NexGenT, Iris found her new career path in network engineering. Even as a beginner, Iris explains how NexGenT helped her build the knowledge base and confidence to pursue a career in networking and land a NOC Technician job at Insight Global! Plus, Iris shares how NexGenT’s live, interactive curriculum and online community made her bootcamp experience more enriching.
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Data visualization is key to understanding patterns in data, discovering actionable insights, and sharing data with non-technical team members. With so many data visualization tools out there now, Lighthouse Labs Instructor Marwan Kashef walks us through Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly, three top data viz tools relied on by today’s data professionals. Find out the pros and cons of using Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, and the importance of understanding the basics like simple graphs and charts. Plus, Marwan shares how Lighthouse Labs is helping to teach data visualization to anyone who wants to add this valuable skillset to their toolbox!Continue Reading