When Silver Ehiwario – a chemical engineer and mom of three – hit a roadblock in her job search, she decided it was the perfect time to learn a new skill set. Silver enrolled at The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin and excelled at the part-time boot camp as a busy mom juggling family responsibilities and a new pregnancy. Now five years after graduating from The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin, Silver reflects on just how crucial her boot camp experience was to helping her launch her non-profit and become the director of Women Who Code - Houston.
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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! Jordan, a graduate of Codesmith, wrote a Verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes! Jordan shares his advice for future bootcampers and how Codesmith helped him land a job as a Software Engineer at NPR!
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Women have historically been left out of tech careers and education – only 21% of undergraduate computer science degrees were awarded to women in 2019. But bootcamps are different – women make up 36% of coding bootcamp alumni, and while the industry hasn't quite achieved gender parity, the percentage of women improves year over year (41% in 2020!) and continues to outpace the percentage of women in traditional computer science degree programs. At these eight all-women bootcamps, 100% of bootcamp alumnae are women!
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You probably know Springboard for Cyber Security, Data Science, Software Engineering, and Design bootcamps, but they’ve recently launched the Tech Sales Career Track for career changers looking to get into tech but without learning to code. Springboard Learning Designer, Dalia Abbas, shares what you’ll learn in the tech sales curriculum and why it’s a perfect time to pivot into the exciting world of tech sales. Plus, Dalia’s advice for how to get the most out of the online tech sales bootcamp experience, especially if you’re studying and working full-time.Continue Reading
It’s no secret that technical talent is in high demand in 2022 – but which job titles should you be aware of in your job search? We caught up with Flatiron School’s Senior Director of Coaching, Mollie Khine, about the growing trends in today’s tech job market. Learn about the two job titles that Mollie is noticing on the rise for 2022, and which frameworks (and soft skills) employers are looking for right now in new hires. Plus, Mollie shares her insights about interviewing remotely in 2022.
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With nearly two decades experience in the military and law enforcement, Chad Martinez was just about to launch his own business when the COVID-19 lockdowns scuttled his plans. Chad discovered the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP), which is aimed at assisting veterans impacted by COVID-19, and was able to cover his entire Sabio bootcamp tuition plus receive a living stipend with VRRAP funding. Find out how Chad landed his job as a Junior Software Engineer at Blackburn Labs just one month after graduation, and his insights for other veterans about making the most of Sabio’s coding bootcamp and career services.
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When elementary school teacher Mark found himself learning how to code alongside his students, he realized tech may be a better career fit for him. Wanting to land a developer job quickly after graduating, Mark enrolled at The Software Guild’s part-time, online .NET/C# coding bootcamp to learn the tech stack that would make him most marketable in Minneapolis. But what was Mark actually able to learn at Software Guild? Take a tour of the car sales application that Mark built for his final project, and learn how this capstone project helped him land his job as an Application Developer at Interstates!Continue Reading
After a decade working in travel & tourism, the COVID pandemic sparked Amy to rethink her future. Between her longtime interest in tech and a friend who recommended a bootcamp, Amy considered her options to learn coding and enrolled in The Jump’s Part-Time, Full Stack Bootcamp. Equipped with frameworks and tools like React and Docker, Amy is now a Junior Front End Software Engineer with Intelligence Fusion! Amy shares how she juggled parenting, working full-time, and The Jump, and her tips for other working parents considering a pivot into tech.
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Lisa Casner graduated from Hackbright Academy four years ago and then landed her first role as an intern at Opendoor. Now that she’s been promoted to Senior Software Engineer, Lisa has launched an Apprenticeship Program at Opendoor to help recent bootcamp grads get on-the-job experience working alongside a rapidly growing engineering team. Lisa describes what you can expect in the 6-month apprenticeship, how to stand out in the interview, and why mentorship is an important component at Opendoor.
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