What is Business Intelligence? What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Data Analytics? We’re diving into this lucrative career path with Candace Periera-Roberts, a General Assembly instructor with 20 years of experience in data. Learn about the BI Analyst career trajectory and average salaries, how to learn business intelligence (spoiler alert: you don’t need a data degree), and which personality traits make a great business intelligence analyst.Continue Reading
Fernish has reinvented the process of renting furniture and built an engineering team made up of developers from different backgrounds – including Thinkful graduates! We caught up with Director of Engineering and tech blogger Kim Burgaard about onboarding a recent Thinkful bootcamp grad, what entry-level developers can expect to work on at a startup, and why completing an internship is an excellent way to break ground in your new tech career after a bootcamp. Plus, Kim shares his tips for optimizing your tech resume to impress an interviewer!
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Data cleaning is an integral component of analyzing data. But what actually goes into this important skill and which tools should you choose to clean data efficiently? Lighthouse Labs Data Science Mentor, Andrew Berry, walks us through the process of preparing data and identifying issues within a data set, and how data professionals use Python plugins like NumPy and PySpark to clean inaccurate data. Plus, get a sneak peek into how Lighthouse Labs integrates data cleaning into their Data Science Bootcamp curriculum.Continue Reading
An immersive data science bootcamp is the best way to make a full career change, but Python tutorials can be a great place to start your journey. Have you ever wondered, “What is Python used for?” Well, we’ve rounded up the best online Python courses, from tutorials to learn Python 3 to Python projects for beginners. Some of the best Python courses aren’t free, though, so we’ve included a few paid Python programming tutorial options that cover Python more in-depth.
Whether you’re a hands-on learner who likes to work on a project-based Python tutorial or you’re someone who learns best by reading, there’s something here for everyone. There are even Python tutorials that you can do from your phone! Try analyzing your Netflix data or building a weather app if you’re up for a hands-on challenge.Continue Reading
College student Severa Cox worked in the restaurant industry as a general manager until the pandemic struck. That’s when Severa woke up to just how vulnerable she was in her current career. With funds provided by the CARES Act, Severa left college and enrolled at Eleven Fifty Academy where she was inspired by her instructors and felt welcomed by her diverse cohort. Only two weeks after bootcamp graduation, Severa explains how Eleven Fifty Academy helped her land her first software engineer job, plus how the online bootcamp environment gave her an advantage in her first remote job!
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Cybersecurity is constantly evolving as technology advances – and your career in cyber will grow just as quickly! Springboard curriculum expert and long-time cybersecurity professional Mark Adams breaks down the cyber security career path, how to progress from entry-level cybersecurity analyst roles to senior cybersecurity engineering roles, and the average cybersecurity salaries that bootcamp graduates can expect. Plus, Mark shares how Springboard’s Cyber Security Bootcamp is preparing students with the skills employers expect from cybersecurity analysts today, and what you need to know to pass CompTIA certification exams.Continue Reading
Since Apple launched the Swift in 2015, the mobile programming language continues to evolve and grow. Between Swift 2 and Swift 5, the world has moved closer to a “mobile-first” environment – but what exactly has changed, and what can we expect in 2021? Karl Pfister, iOS Program Director at Devmountain, shares what’s in store moving forward in iOS development, and the two trends he predicts for 2021.
When Swift 2 was first released, it was still pretty unstable. Companies didn’t have a lot of confidence (for good reason) in Swift as a programming language. The first updates in Swift were all about building stability and confidence in the language. Later, Swift became really intelligent about garbage collection (the ability to discard unused memory). That type of intention with the Swift language is exciting for mobile developers.Continue Reading
Ilias, a graduate of BrainStation’s digital marketing bootcamp wrote a Verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes competition! Over 1,200 tech bootcamp graduates wrote a Verified review for their school on Course Report and went into the draw to win a $500 Amazon gift card! We caught up with Ilias to hear about their bootcamp experience!
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Their latest CIRR report shows a 91% alumni job placement rate at The Software Guild, but how exactly is The Software Guild preparing graduates for the workforce? Director of Career Services, Kipp Graham, tells us about their commitment to each bootcamper’s success, from their initial career goals to landing their first job. Plus, Kipp explains how to assess whether a company is the right fit for you and what employers are actually looking for in today’s junior developers.
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