Digital leadership has quickly become a sought-after skill in today’s tech-savvy workforce. We caught up with Jason Field, BrainStation’s Founder and CEO to hear more about BrainStation’s part-time Digital Leadership and Innovation certificate course, what learners can expect from the curriculum, and how it imbues students to stay curious and continue learning. Jason breaks down how to get the most out of the Digital Leadership and Innovation course, and the best resources to stay engaged with today’s top digital leaders.
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In an effort to close the employment gap for women in tech, Perficient has partnered with Hackbright Academy to offer a new full-time software engineering program called Bright Paths. We caught up with Tom Hogan, Perficient’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and Andrea Lampert, Perficient’s Vice President of People, to hear how the Bright Paths program gives aspiring women coders the foundational skills needed to become a software engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated women and the inaugural cohort for the Bright Paths program kicked off in March 2021 in Detroit! Find out how the Bright Paths program nurtures its students and graduates with supportive career services and job placement. And apply here!
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Uninspired by the slower pace and lack of support in college, Michael left his Computer Science degree program at the university. When Michael’s lifelong interest in computers led him to pursue a career in coding, he enrolled at Eleven Fifty Academy. Michael tells us how Eleven Fifty’s Software Development bootcamp gave him the structure and hands-on learning he needed to make a career change in 12 weeks, and how his bootcamp experience continues to pay off three years later.
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You’ve likely heard that mentorship is key to a successful career change, but what exactly makes a great mentor and how can you get the most out of a mentorship? As a beginner coder, Elana was drawn to the rave reviews of Hack Reactor’s career prep and tight knit alumni network. With the added bonus of Telegraph Track – a free extra layer of resources provided to underrepresented students at Hack Reactor, including extra office hours, speaker programming, networking opportunities, and a mentorship program – Elana graduated ready for her first job as a software engineer. We talked with Elana and her mentor, Fro, about how to build a fruitful mentorship in tech!
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When musician Matthew Finch moved to New York and started managing a music venue, many of his responsibilities became data-related. Before he knew it, he had found a new passion in data analysis! Matthew explains why Flatiron School in New York City stood out from other data science bootcamps and how music and data science go hand-in-hand. Read Matthew’s advice about how to conduct a successful data science job search and how he landed his job as a Machine Learning Engineer at Bloomberg!
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When Courtney Hans was laid-off from a marketing job she loved due to COVID-19 cutbacks, she found a silver lining by enrolling at Code Fellows. Code Fellows’ discounted tuition for those affected by recent layoffs ensured that Courtney could fully commit to her career change. Courtney breaks down what she learned in Code Fellows’ remote cybersecurity program, and how they prepared her for technical interviews. Plus, Courtney explains why someone with a business and marketing background can be an asset to a cybersecurity team.
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David Boutin had no coding experience before applying to CodeBoxx. Two years after graduating, he’s been promoted, leads a team of developers, and continues to apply the skills (both technical skills and soft skills) that he learned during the bootcamp. Find out how this Canadian military veteran found his passion for web development by following the three pillars of CodeBoxx. Plus, since graduating, David has started teaching at CodeBoxx to pass on the education that changed his life – see his advice for other students!
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Is there a difference between a Web Developer and a Software Engineer? Sure, there are some historical differences, but in the real world, how do these two roles play out? Is one job harder to get than the other? Are salaries different? Gregorio Rojas, co-founder and head instructor at Sabio, joins us to share what he’s learned over the past 20 years in the industry.Continue Reading