Tim Dooley enjoyed teaching his high school students, but ultimately wanted a career that focused on unearthing exciting finds through innovative research. After some self-teaching, Tim enrolled at Metis’s full-time Data Science Bootcamp to learn everything from Python to data scraping to neural networks. Tim shares how the online community and dedicated career support at Metis made all the difference in landing his first Data Scientist role at Gartner!
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General Assembly Immersive graduates Jess, Shane, and Scott learned everything they needed to know about prototyping, user interface design, and how to build applications during the bootcamp. In General Assembly’s Social Impact Hackathon, they put all of those new skills to the test, and reinforced their soft skills of collaboration and communication. Learn more about Jess, Shane, and Scott’s experience building their winning app, Serenity, in just three days during the hackathon event. These grads share their advice on how to make the most of your online bootcamp experience! But first, General Assembly’s Outcomes Manager, Jason Schoch illuminates what makes the Social Impact Hackathon so unique and how it benefits bootcamp graduates.Continue Reading
A lot of work goes into building products and it can be difficult to manage tasks across different teams. The Agile Methodology is a set of practices that allows teams to effectively communicate and collaborate across disciplines in order to create working products. Sharing their insights from on-the-job experience and as instructors at Flatiron School, Marc Majcher and Thomas Fowler explain the principles of Agile, the typical Agile process, and examples of how teams today use Agile. These experts break down the differences between Agile and Waterfall, and list the top 4 Agile tools used by tech professionals.Continue Reading
Since 2014, Eleven Fifty Academy has graduated over 1,100 developers into the tech market. By expanding to include an online option, Eleven Fifty Academy is now helping students across the country make a career change into tech. Abi Tambasco, Vice President of Career Services and Employer Strategy at Eleven Fifty Academy, explains how her team has created a virtual pipeline of robust career support for students and graduates. With an employer partner network of 250+ organizations and companies, Abi breaks down the types of tech roles graduates land after Eleven Fifty Academy and what sets Eleven Fifty bootcamp graduates apart in the hiring pool.
We know that, unlike other industries, tech can be challenging to integrate into, so Eleven Fifty Academy aims to build a bench of career support offered to both students and graduates. Students begin interacting with our career services team early in the bootcamp. We provide students with career support during the first month of the 12-week bootcamp. We also provide graduates the same career services they received when they were a student!Continue Reading
Although Chris Santos was skilled in hardware test engineering, he knew it wasn’t his long-term career path. His tendency to organize led him to data engineering at Jigsaw Labs! With its personalized teaching style and career support, Chris explains what set Jigsaw Labs apart from other data bootcamps. Now Chris is three weeks into his new job as a Data Engineer at NEAR, and he shares what to expect in the online bootcamp, the kinds of projects and labs he built for his data portfolio, and his tips for anyone considering data engineering as a career.
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Should UX designers learn how to code? According to Brittany Bellanca, UX Design Instructor at DigitalCrafts, the answer is usually yes! Brittany shares the top programming languages that UX designers should have in their skill toolbox, examples of coding on the job as a designer, and what to expect in a career as a UX engineer. Plus, learn how DigitalCrafts is preparing UX design students for today’s design jobs with collaborative coding projects that include coding!
UX designers make everyday products, services, and technology as user-friendly and accessible as possible. UX design focuses on the interactions and flow behind the elements of an interface. For example, a UX designer is responsible for deciding how a button should perform when a user clicks it and where the click should take the user. Drawing upon user research, psychology and design, UX designers focus on more than usability—they also make products efficient and fun to use, too.Continue Reading
Four years ago, Mathew Kostiuk was working odd jobs and wanted to find a career that would mentally challenge him. With his interest in coding piqued, he enrolled in Lighthouse Labs' Web Development bootcamp in Victoria, Canada. Mathew explains the benefits of his Lighthouse Labs over self-teaching, how he climbed the ladder at Pixel Union from Tech Support into a Web Developer job, and his tips on making the most out of your time at a bootcamp. Plus, Mathew shares his experience working in e-commerce and the high demand for developers with Shopify skills.
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Curious about what career paths lie ahead for someone skilled in Python? Our latest Bootcamp Alumni Outcomes Report revealed that bootcamp grads saw a 43% salary increase from pre-to-post bootcamp – Python programmers in particular reported making $78,604 after graduating from Python bootcamps! This guide highlights Python jobs and their expected salaries to help you choose a coding bootcamp that’s right for you and your future. Whether you want to be a data scientist, analyst, developer, or engineer, if you’re interested in learning one of the most popular and powerful programming languages out today, there’s a place for you!
Python jobs are abundant in 2021, as Python is one of the most popular programming languages to learn, read, and use, and is relied on heavily in both web development and data science careers, namely as a Python developer, data scientist, and analyst. Python is also the primary program behind finance, big data, and statistics jobs.Continue Reading
After working for a decade in aerospace engineering, Jack Henstridge wanted to tap into his creative side and shift gears into UX design. After extensive research, he decided to enroll in the UX Academy program at Designlab because of the hands-on curriculum and mentorship opportunities. Jack shares how his Designlab bootcamp experience and portfolio helped him land his first design role as an Associate UX Designer at Travelport – before he even graduated!
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Java is a well-established programming language and learning Java can lead you into a great tech career. So what does the path look like from newbie to expert in Java development? Software Guild instructor, David Hunnicutt walks us through the job titles, responsibilities, and average salaries for today’s Java developers at the entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level. Plus, David shares insider tips on what to expect in the technical interview for Java developer roles, and how Software Guild is preparing students for their first Java developer position.Continue Reading