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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 →
In our March 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup, we discuss all the industry news that we've been talking about at Course Report! We have some fun celebratory announcements, we looked at news about the positive impact bootcamps are having on individuals and companies, and the debate continued between coding bootcamps and computer science degrees. We heard about some great student experiences at bootcamp, some wonderful diversity initiatives, and new scholarship opportunities. Plus, a good number of new coding bootcamps and campuses launched in March. Read the roundup below or listen to the podcast!Continue Reading →
With the closing of Dev Bootcamp (slated for December 8, 2017), you’re probably wondering what other coding bootcamp options are out there. Dev Bootcamp changed thousands of lives, and built a great reputation with employers, so we are sad to see it go. Fortunately, there are still plenty of quality coding bootcamps in the cities where Dev Bootcamp operated. Here is a list of coding bootcamps with similar lengths, time commitments, and curriculums in the six cities where Dev Bootcamp had campuses: Austin, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.Continue Reading →
Financial companies often need software developers just as much as companies in the tech industry. So what are FinTech roles, how do you find them, and what qualities are those companies looking for in a developer? .NET coding bootcamp Coder Foundry sees many graduates entering developer roles at finance and banking companies. We asked Coder Foundry Marketing Director, Hashim Warren, to explain the FinTech industry, what aspiring developers need to learn to succeed, and how to effectively demonstrate your skills in a FinTech job interview.Continue Reading →
Shane Overby was working in manufacturing in North Carolina, but started to see automation creep in and threaten his job security. He decided that he needed to be the one coding the automation software, so when Shane’s brother (who is also a developer) recommended Coder Foundry, he enrolled at the Kernersville campus. Shane tells us how the hands-on approach suited his learning style, how useful the Coder Foundry mock interviews were to landing his first job, and all about his career progression (Shane is at his second job now!) since he graduated in 2015.Continue Reading →
In Coder Foundry’s Master Programming Class, students learn .NET, C#, Angular JS and HTML5. T.J. Jones is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at full-stack coding bootcamp Coder Foundry in North Carolina. He tells us why the school has a focus on .NET and C# courses, and what sorts of enterprise companies are looking for people with those skills.
In our 2015 Student Outcomes Report, we learned that students who learned C# were the most likely to be employed as a developer after graduation. Why do you think that's true?Continue Reading →
Course Report has some exciting things rolling out in 2016, but for now, here's what you may have missed in November! Remember to email me with noteworthy news to include in next month's roundup.Continue Reading →
Today we’re diving into the .NET interview. Our guest today is Bobby Davis. Bobby ran into trouble finding fresh talent for his companies so he decided to start training developers himself, which is how Coder Foundry was formed. Bobby helps students win the technical interview because Coder Foundry does a lot of work on job placement and technical interview training as well.Continue Reading →
Before becoming Director of Education and Lead Instructor at Coder Foundry, Andrew was a university professor, so he’s been on both sides of the fence. In addition, Andrew had a 12-year background as a software developer, technical writer and corporate trainer. Course Report recently caught up with Andrew to discuss his thoughts about recent developments with the College Scorecard and how computer science degrees and coding bootcamps compare.Continue Reading →
In this Live Bootcamp Q&A, we are joined by Philip Weiser who graduated from Coder Foundry, a .NET bootcamp in North Carolina, in March 2015. Philip is now a developer at RIA Solutions Group and is about to start a full-time job at CaptiveAire, so we’re talking all about life after Coder Foundry in addition to his experience at Coder Foundry. See the full transcript below!Continue Reading →