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.

  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on February 10, 2022
    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 e...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on February 2, 2022
    Product Management is a gratifying career, but you won’t find a “product management degree,” so what’s the clearest path to becoming a product manager? BrainStation Founder & CEO, Jason Field, is answering all of our questions about how a product manager fits into a tech company, which technical skills a PM needs to learn, tr...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on January 3, 2022
    Learning the technical skills at a data science bootcamp is only the first step in a journey to working in tech. Landing your first role can be intimidating and imposter syndrome can affect even the most seasoned professionals. Jen Raimone, Director of Career Services at Metis breaks down the top two soft skills a data scientist needs t...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on December 28, 2021
    What are the tech skills employers will be looking for in 2022? From the continued rise of artificial intelligence to the importance of solid communication skills, BrainStation Founder & Co-CEO, Jason Field, shares the 2 trends that his team observed in 2021, and his predictions for the top 3 trends of ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on December 28, 2021
    The average graduate of a coding bootcamp is 5-7 years away from becoming a Software Architect – which means more responsibility, a wider breadth of experience, and higher salaries! So what exactly is a Software Architect and what kinds of questions can you ask yourself as a beginner if you want to advance your career towards architecture? Christian Nally, an Instructor at Lighthouse Labs, ex...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on December 27, 2021
    Chloe Condon worked as an office manager to support her career as an actress before choosing Hackbright Academy in 2016. Five years later, we’re visiting with Chloe to talk about the impressive career she’s built as a developer evangelist and an advocate for bootcamp graduates. Learn about the...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on December 27, 2021
    As the Director of Admissions at Devmountain, Jaclyn Anderson understands the effort it takes to enroll in and succeed in an immersive bootcamp. Devmountain’s 2-week application process assesses each applicant’s career goals and skills to ensure potential bootcampers enroll in the program that best suits th...
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  • Rachel Meltzer
    Rachel Meltzer
    Updated on February 2, 2024
    New programmers who want to learn established, well-supported languages may be asking themselves, “Should I learn C++ or Java?” These two programming languages have many similarities since Java was replicated on C++. However, C++ is typically used for low-level programming, while Java is usually used for high-level programming.  Learning either of these programming languages at a coding boot...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on January 27, 2023
    Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech and everyone wants to know how to get their foot in the door. Although you’ll likely be interviewing remotely this year, you’ll still need to demonstrate communication skills and well-rounded knowledge in your interview. So what exactly will you be asked in a cybersecurity interview in 2024? A panel of experts – instructors and alumni...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on December 7, 2021
    Python is a popular language used in data science, machine learning, scripting, and cybersecurity, but it’s also a powerful language used by web developers to build huge web applications like Spotify and Dropbox. We asked Joel Carter from the Python bootcamp Coding Temple to share his expertis...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on December 26, 2023
    Data analytics is a great entry-level path into the data landscape, but are there specific traits that you can recognize in yourself that will make you successful in this field? Michael Foote, a Career Coach at Springboard, believes that there are three qualities that make successful data analysts and shares them here! And if you ...
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  • Rachel Meltzer
    Rachel Meltzer
    Updated on December 15, 2021
    If you’re a creative problem-solver, then a career in design may be for you! But how do you choose between a career in web design versus a career in user experience (UX) design? Since these two career paths are both user-focused, they have many similarities, but we’re breaking down the nuanced differences between web designers and UX designers to help you find the better fit for you! Find out...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on November 18, 2021
    Haley Stamp worked as a writer and editor before pivoting into tech. Now as a graduate of Sabio, Haley has joined the team as an instructor and web developer. Haley shares how the Sabio community is making space for women in tech and helping formerly incarce...
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  • Rachel Meltzer
    Rachel Meltzer
    Updated on November 10, 2021
    Python and C++ are both object-oriented programming languages, but the similarities end there! We’re comparing these two languages – covering examples of how Python and C++ are used in the real world, how they are used in today’s tech ecosystem, and which language is best for beginners. Plus, learn about free C++ resources and Python bootcamps where you can master these languages. What is Py...
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  • Digital marketing is an ever-evolving, vital element in today’s successful businesses. General Assembly instructor an...
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  • The last few years have seen people buzzing about the possibilities of blockchain technology. Bitcoin has been a popular topic for some time, but there’s more to blockchain than just Bitcoin! Blockchain applications in cybersecurity, data science, and software engineering are on the rise. Learn about some of the ways that blockchain is used across different industries and how it’s growing. W...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on October 28, 2021
    You may think of Python as a data science programming language, but did you know that Cybersecurity Engineers heavily rely upon Python? From penetration testing to automating security processes, Python has become an in-demand skill for today’s cybersecurity professionals and Continue Reading →
  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on October 22, 2021
    jQuery is a JavaScript framework that’s used to build out interactivity in websites. But if you Google, “jQuery,” you might think that this is a dying technology! So should you still learn jQuery in 2022? In today’s video Q&A, Zachary Lynch, an instructor from Sabio, is here to talk us through jQuery – what ...
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  • Nat Davis
    Nat Davis
    Updated on October 20, 2021
    As a pioneer in programming languages and now one of the most popular languages, Java is a heavyweight in the world of coding. Java has a pretty steep learning curve but produces massive career benefits. From software engineering to data science, find out what kinds of careers (and salaries!) you can expect once you understand Java. Plus, find out how you can learn Java in order to launch you...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on October 13, 2021
    To support career-changers who need to continue working while learning data skills, BrainStation now offers a part-time Data Science Bootcamp. BrainStation’s CEO and Founder, Jason Field, explains how this 8-month program has been specifically designed to follow the same rigorous curriculum as the full-time bootcamp, while supporting working students. Learn what it takes to get into the part-...
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