Tips & Advice

All of the advice you need to choose the right career path, expert tips about the best programming languages, and guides for beginners to get started in tech.

  • AI has taken 2023 by storm, from generative chatbots like ChatGPT to AI-generated art. But artificial intelligence and machine learning aren’t that new! Lighthouse Labs’ resident data expert, Simon Dawkins, demystifies AI and machine learn...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on September 12, 2023
    As of 2023, there are 3.3 billion Android OS users in the world! Android has a 71.8% market share of mobile operating systems globally, so developing (and testing!) apps for Android is an exciting niche for anyone looking to work in mobile environments. The instructional team at Continue Reading →
  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on September 6, 2023
    Fintech, short for financial technology, is reshaping the way today’s financial services are delivered and consumed, and it's creating career opportunities for individuals with a passion for innovation, technology, and finance. Find out what it takes to succeed as a fintech professional, the responsibilities (and salaries!) you can expect at each rung of the fintech career ladder, and the com...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on September 5, 2023
    App Academy prepares students for software engineering roles right after bootcamp graduation. But what does that actually look like? We caught up with a real employer – Elizabeth Thompson, the Senior Engineering Manager at Continue Reading →
  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on August 8, 2023
    Popular since the 1970s, structured query language (SQL) allows technologists to organize and access data simply and quickly. SQL is utilized in data and engineering jobs alike and doesn’t require you to know how to code. Larisa Molodyk, Product Manager at TripleTenContinue Reading →
  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on July 27, 2023
    Southern California is a competitive tech hiring market – but worth it! Speaking directly from the LearningFuze campus located in California, President Parth Shah advises you how to land a tech job in Southern California. He outlines what SoCal employers look for in new hires, how to stand out in the local...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on July 25, 2023
    We often hear that AI could replace human software engineers — but GitHub Copilot is a tool that developers can use to be more effective. Curtis Schlak, the Vice President of Academics at Hack Reactor by Galvanize, explains just how GitHub Copilot can be integrated into a software engineer’s ...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on July 5, 2023
    Lighthouse Labs recently released their 2022 Student Outcomes Report, which highlights that 82% of their graduates were hired into full-time, meaningful work within 180 days! Meri Ghazaryan, the Senior Manager of Employer Partnerships...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on July 27, 2023
    So much research goes into designing (and upgrading!) today’s products to ensure they are functional and easy to use. Jaime Creixems – a UX expert and Springboard mentor – walks us through the 12 steps of the UX research process, from isolating key pain points to conducting interviews with actual users. Learn about the top three traits of successful user researchers and why the mentored bootc...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on June 23, 2023
    There are thousands of exciting career opportunities in cybersecurity, but which roles can you land after graduating from a cybersecurity bootcamp? Flatiron School Cybersecurity Instructor, Gilles Castro, expertly breaks down the differences between two popu...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on May 18, 2023
    For anyone considering a career in tech, learning JavaScript will likely be key to landing your first job. But how long does it really take to learn JavaScript? Zachary Lynch, a Sabio graduate-turned-instructor, lays out the timeline of how long it takes to go from coding newbie to JavaScript mastery. Zach also sh...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on May 19, 2023
    The creation of React revolutionized how we interact with the browser. But what are React classes and hooks? And do today’s developers use classes and hooks interchangeably? Robert Gardner, an Instructor at LearningFuze (and formerly Director of Engineering at Google!), e...
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  • We’re just a few months into 2023 and there is seemingly a new generative AI tool launching every other day! How do you stay ahead of the AI curve — especially if you were hoping to make a career change into tech this year? Evan Shy, CEO of Coding Temple, digs into how Coding Temple is iterating to mee...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on May 16, 2024
    Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved over the past 70 years to learn human-like cognition and ease the workload by performing functions faster than humans in computation, perception, reasoning, learning, problem-solving, and even creativity! In 2024, AI is unavoidable in the modern ...
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  • Worried that AI is going to replace the need for QA Testers or Quality Assurance Engineers? While the potential for AI is expansive, Stephen Hudson, the Curriculum Lead at TripleTen, shares why AI won’t reduce the need for QA Engineers in our lifetime! Stephen explains h...
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  • Can you use technology to improve the relationship between humans and our planet? Green technology is a fast-growing industry that utilizes tech to promote the livelihood of the planet by reducing the negative impact of humans on the environment. Continue Reading →
  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on February 2, 2024
    Processors (a.k.a. CPUs) are the central processing units that enable information to be circulated in the circuit board of a computer or smart device. Software engineers need to know what a processor is because, along with RAM, it plays a major role in the speed of a device. The faster the processing power, the faster code can be communicated within software. Curious how a processor operates ...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on April 14, 2023
    If you are a problem-solver, empathetic, and have a great imagination then a career in product design may be for you! As the Curriculum Designer for the Product Design Bootcamp at Continue Reading →
  • Over the past 30 years, the healthcare industry has become more tech-enabled: from medical record digitization to bespoke software for health insurance companies to virtual patient-doctor treatment platforms to the data analysis behind pharmaceuticals. According to a Continue Reading →
  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on April 5, 2023
    Thinking about diving into a data career? The first step is setting up your data analytics environment. In this beginner’s guide, Simon Dawkins, Lead Data Instructor at Lighthouse Labs, walks you through a data analytics environment including the three main components that make up your environment. Find out how you’ll use data analytics environment...
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