When Ian Driscoll, a Lieutenant for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, was promoted into an IT role, he knew he needed to learn a whole new skill set. To gain a foundation in the cyber field, Ian chose to attend the 24-week, part-time Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand. As a total tech newbie, Ian shares how The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin curriculum and mentorship helped him quickly advance his career and grow into his new cyber/IT role.
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In design, a prototype acts as a blueprint, helping transform ideas into a complete product. Jon Haines, a UX Designer and a UX/UI Webinar Instructor at Thinkful gives us a full rundown on prototyping: the two types of prototypes, how they fit into the design process, and the three most popular UX design tools used by designers in the field today. Learn about the pros and cons of three prototyping tools: Figma, Adobe XD, and Webflow. Plus, Jon shares his insights on how Thinkful’s webinars are supporting new UX designers, and what may be on the horizon for the UX field in 2021.Continue Reading
What does it take to evolve from a bootcamp graduate or Junior Developer to a senior role like a Software Architect? Everyone says software engineering is a career of “lifelong learning,” but we’re breaking down exactly what that means during your first 10 years after bootcamp. With the help of Curtis Schlak, a Galvanize/Hack Reactor instructor with over 20 years of engineering experience, we’ll also explain what a Software Architect does on the job, how to get better at writing code, and how to become a thought leader at your company.
Software Architect is a general title. In the same way that architects design houses, buildings, and communities as urban planners; Software Architects do the same thing for software.Continue Reading
When Lauren Weber was laid off from her job as a franchise business consultant due to the pandemic, she decided to make a career-change into tech. Within three months, Lauren was hired as a Software Test Engineer at CyberGRX. How did she switch industries so quickly with zero experience in tech? It all started when she decided to enroll in Coding Temple. Learn how Coding Temple’s 10-week Full Stack Development Course quickly got Lauren job-ready, plus how their extensive career services gave Lauren the job support she needed.
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Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to navigate, so we did the legwork for you – read our guide to finding a workforce development grant for bootcamp in 2021.
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David Amyot was lost and uninspired by the path he was taking in college and in the Army. Driven by a lifelong love of computers and enlightened by the opportunity that awaited him in programming, he discovered CodeBoxx, and sought what was offered in this 16-week bootcamp. Now a Junior Developer in CodeBoxx’s Digital Solutions Business, David is financially and personally secure in the direction of his dreams. Find out how he went from no experience to the experience of a lifetime, utilizing an array of new skills ignited by the power of this coding bootcamp.
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A key component of most coding bootcamps is a capstone project that marks the culmination of everything students have learned. We caught up with Carrie Grossman, Frida Garcia, and Priyanka Farrell, three recent bootcamp graduates from the DigitalCrafts Full Stack Software Development Immersive to learn more about the capstone project, Brewsy, that they built together in just two weeks! Plus, these three grads share insights into what it’s like to learn and collaborate in DigitalCrafts remote classroom, and the types of jobs they’re prepared for today.Continue Reading
Laura Brennan worked in a variety of administrative jobs (including running her own bar in France!), but she yearned for a career that would fuel her ambitions to be a creative problem-solver. Laura listened to the advice of her supportive family and enrolled in BrainStation’s Web Development Bootcamp. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how Laura quickly landed a job as a Technical Support Analyst at Q4 Inc. with the support of BrainStation. Plus, get a look at her freecycling project that helped her land the job!
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Rena Silverman was a journalist for 15 years before a move to California inspired her to develop her technical skill set at Berkeley UX/UI Boot Camp. Three months after graduating from the program, she used her network to first land a job at Run The World as their Chief UX Writer and then, a few months later, at Truebill as a Content Strategist. Rena shares her personal experience as a Berkeley Boot Camp student, plus her insights on what it takes to make a career change into UI/UX Design today!
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