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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 July 1, 2021
    Classical guitarist Matt Linder spent a decade as a performing musician and teacher, but when the pandemic canceled his gigs, he took the opportunity to follow his interest into tech and machine learning. After spending a few months of dedicated self-teaching, Matt enrolled in FourthBrain’s Machine Learning Program to level up his...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on June 30, 2021
    Is Miami the next big tech hub? Huge employers like Citrix, Chewy, and Spotify (which all have South Florida offices) seem to think so. And so does the GM of BrainStation Miami, Johanna Mikkola! Between the workforce development funding available to Miami residents and the support from Mayor Suarez, there are plenty of opportunities for future technologists in Florida. Johanna shares her tips...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on June 29, 2021
    Design teams rely on user research to ensure that their products are addressing the exact needs of their users. Jordan Mesias of Trilogy Education Services, a 2U Inc. brand, walks us through user research fundamentals and its ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on July 1, 2021
    Did you know that anyone who has been laid off due to COVID-19 is eligible for $14,290 in grant money from the government to take Coding Temple’s bootcamp? We touched base with Katie Sindelar from the Coding Temple team to learn about eligibi...
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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing tech field that has helped companies of all sizes improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their services and products. But don’t you have to be a PhD to work in AI? Wrong! Carianne Burnley, a Career Coach at Springboard, breaks down the career path from beginner to director and ...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on June 22, 2021
    In 2020, professional ballerina Rina reassessed her career goals and began to follow her new passion for UI/UX design. Rina explains how the multi-layered instructional support – from mentorship to tutor assistance to career counseling – at CareerFoundry’s online UX Design bootcamp played a vital role in helping her make a succe...
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  • Rachel Meltzer
    Rachel Meltzer
    Updated on June 21, 2021
    Django is an open source web framework that is popular because of its security, scalability, simplicity, and versatility. But how is Django used by developers today? In this beginner’s guide, find out the link between Django and Python, and the top 5 reasons developers rely on Django. We’re also digging into the differences between Django and Flask, and how you can use Django in your own we...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on August 18, 2021
    Iris Colon wanted to take the leap from customer service and sales jobs into a new, challenging career with opportunity for growth. After completing an online intro course at NGT Academy, Iris found her new career path in network engineering. Even as a beginner, Iris explains how Continue Reading →
  • Data visualization is key to understanding patterns in data, discovering actionable insights, and sharing data with non-technical team members. With so many data visualization tools out there now, Lighthouse Labs Instructor Marwan Kashef walks us through Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly, three top data viz tools relied on by ...
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  • When the pandemic opened up a window of time at home, Cris Matson had the opportunity to enroll in Eleven Fifty Academy’s online Web Development bootcamp. Learn how Eleven Fifty Academy’s Progressive Income Share Agreeme...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on June 9, 2021
    Ever wonder how far a coding bootcamp education can get you? Travis Cook was a successful tech recruiter when he decided to focus on his true passion: technology and data. When Devmountain opened in 2013, Travis enrolled in their first coding bootcamp cohort, and after an 8-year career in tech, he now works as a Senior Front End ...
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  • Melissa spent years working in customer service, but was looking for a new challenge. After completing free coding courses online, Melissa made the leap and enrolled in UT Austin Coding Boot Camp, offered in collaboration with edX, while still working full-time and caring for her young family. Now Melissa is a Web Develop...
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  • Thinkful is now offering Deferred Tuition (which can also cover living expenses!) to eligible students in the US. We caught up with Erin Thompson from Thin...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on May 27, 2021
    Aladrian Goods and Cici Yang were caught in careers they weren't passionate about when they decided to tap into their creative sides. Both Aladrian and Cici enrolled in CareerFoundry’s fully remote UX Design bootcamp in order to kickstart their careers in UX design – and two years later, their careers have taken off! Cici and ...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on August 18, 2021
    Cybersecurity is an essential part to many modern businesses and neglecting it can be costly. To identify a system’s vulnerabilities that can be exploited by criminal hackers, cybersecurity professionals conduct penetration tests. But what exactly is pen testing? And how do you become a pen tester? Continue Reading →
  • Liz Eggleston
    Liz Eggleston
    Updated on June 14, 2021
    The demand for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise in 2021, and that includes a need for Ethical Hackers – a role that may sound like an oxymoron but is actually crucial to the security of any business that uses computers or the Internet. But what exactly does an Ethical Hacker, also known as a Penetration Tester, do on the job? Continue Reading →
  • Joseph Eaton
    Joseph Eaton
    Updated on June 14, 2023
    As a society, we depend on technology and automated processes. We’ve gone from simple computers the size of entire rooms to sophisticated microchips and technology that fits in your pocket. In the last few decades, we’ve seen the tech industry explode and its potential only continues to grow. But what exactly is coding? And how is coding used today? We’re diving into the roots of coding, the ...
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  • Most data science bootcamps require prior knowledge – a college-level understanding of linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, and Python – to get accepted into their programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a college degree in those subjects or that attending college is a better way to get into dat...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on May 12, 2021
    After years touring with the Air Force Band, trumpeter Andrew Syzmanek was looking for a new kind of challenge. When a Python course piqued his interest in tech, Andrew (and his wife, Amelia!) decided to enroll in devCodeCamp to pivot into software development. Using the GI Bill to cover his bootcamp tuition, Andrew walks us throu...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Jess Feldman
    Updated on July 22, 2021
    UX design is an in-demand, creative tech field that is a part of every business, from web and app design to product development. What kinds of jobs can you expect to apply for and work in throughout your UX design career? From entry-lev...
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