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What is it actually like to be a Software Engineer at MongoDB? Codesmith alum and remote Software Engineer, Cris Newsome, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at types of projects and teams they work on at MongoDB. As a career changer in their 40s who copes with chronic illness, learn how Codesmith’s full-tuition Black Engineers in Tech Scholarship gave Cris the rock solid foundation of curriculum and career support they needed to switch from blue collar to new collar career in 2021. Plus, Cris shares their top 3 resources for other Black technologists!
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Coding bootcamps are certainly the most efficient way to quickly make a successful career pivot. But what is a coding bootcamp actually like? Since 2014, we’ve spoken with hundreds of alumni about their in-person, online, full-time, part-time, and self-paced bootcamp experiences and now we’re sharing their insights with you! Let’s break down a typical day at a bootcamp, teaching styles, and exactly what to expect in a bootcamp classroom.
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Over 1,200 tech bootcamp graduates wrote a Verified review for their school on Course Report and went into the draw to win a $500 Amazon gift card! Jordan, a graduate of Codesmith, wrote a Verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes! Jordan shares his advice for future bootcampers and how Codesmith helped him land a job as a Software Engineer at NPR!
Want to win $500 in our next Reviews Sweepstakes? Write a Verified review of your coding bootcamp experience – we’ll pick the next winner on July 31st, 2022.Continue Reading →
In this Live Alumni Q&A, the panel answered real questions from the audience like:Continue Reading →
When software engineer Minchan immigrated to the United States, he enlisted in the US Army and spent four years working in logistics and software management. After leaving the service, he realized he needed an immersive bootcamp like Codesmith to ratchet up his software engineering career. Here’s how the supportive community, hands-on learning, and job-relevant curriculum gave Minchan the technical skills he needed to land a job as a Software Engineer just one month after graduating. Plus, Minchan shares his tips for coding beginners interested in enrolling at Codesmith.
To empower and support more veterans to break into tech and build successful careers in software engineering, Codesmith has teamed up with Oddball to launch the Veterans Coding Scholarship offering full-tuition scholarships for Codesmith’s part-time or full-time Software Engineering Immersive programs. Check out Codesmith’s scholarship page to learn more about the application process and eligibility.Continue Reading →
If you’re researching coding bootcamps, then you’re undoubtedly thinking about what your career might look like after a bootcamp. Some bootcamp graduates work for huge banks or tech giants; others may begin their career at a startup and move into a leadership position – it really runs the gamut and the company you choose to work for after a bootcamp depends on your personal goals.Continue Reading →
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We often think of a coding bootcamp as a full-time commitment, but there are also part-time options that are still built for career changers. We caught up with two alumni who took two different paths – Andie quit her job and took the Codesmith Full-Time Immersive while Lanre decided to continue working and supporting his family while he took the Codesmith Part-Time Immersive. Both Andie and Lanre have been successful in their own right, landing careers at Google and Exodus Movement, and we’re diving into how they each did it!Continue Reading →
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 →