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After losing her job at the start of the pandemic, Sarah Shatto realized that reskilling could change the trajectory of her career. She decided to enroll in the remote Software Development bootcamp at Code Fellows after receiving a scholarship for those impacted by COVID-19. Sarah shares how the Code Fellows instructors supported her as a single parent and how the interactive curriculum helped this extrovert build a network online and land a job as a software engineer at Nordstrom!
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With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for employers who are onboarding bootcamp grads onto their fintech teams!
Fintech stands for financial technology, and this term essentially describes innovative technology that improves the delivery of financial services. While fintech has technically been around since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 and the post-2008 financial crisis regulatory changes that fintech truly started to blossom.Continue Reading →
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When Courtney Hans was laid-off from a marketing job she loved due to COVID-19 cutbacks, she found a silver lining by enrolling at Code Fellows. Code Fellows’ discounted tuition for those affected by recent layoffs ensured that Courtney could fully commit to her career change. Courtney breaks down what she learned in Code Fellows’ remote cybersecurity program, and how they prepared her for technical interviews. Plus, Courtney explains why someone with a business and marketing background can be an asset to a cybersecurity team.
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When pediatrician Veej Rangarajan felt called to learn tech, she looked to Code Fellows to make her career change possible. Veej completed all four levels (102, 201, 301, and 401) offered by Code Fellows, and when the bootcamp went remote, she decided to become a Teaching Assistant. Veej shares how the unique network and career support at Code Fellows helped her confidently land her first developer job at Zonar, and why Veej says Code Fellows was worth it for her!
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Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to navigate, so we did the legwork for you – read our guide to finding a workforce development grant for bootcamp in 2021.
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Oh Summer, one of the best seasons of the year! While it’s a time to relax, bask in the sun, and plan trips with family and friends, summer is also an awesome time to learn. If you’re a current student, teacher, or professional looking to learn to code, a summer bootcamp is a great opportunity to learn to code in a short time frame. Various coding bootcamps offer summer courses to help you launch a new career in tech. Check out the following courses to help you #learntocode this Summer 2021.Continue Reading →