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Madelyn Arsenault was a disheartened college student who wanted a career that she was passionate about. After speaking with satisfied Devmountain alumni and their family, Madelyn enrolled in the immersive Web Development bootcamp in Dallas, Texas. Madelyn explains how Devmountain helped her transition from student to Junior Front End Developer, tells us if she thinks Devmountain was worth it, and shares her advice for bootcamp graduates who are on the job hunt now!
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In “normal” times, 83% of bootcampers are employed after graduating from a coding bootcamp. But the question we hear most often in 2020? Will I get a job if I go to a coding bootcamp during the COVID pandemic? Should I “wait and see” or should I take advantage of this time to change careers? Companies like ServiceNow continue to hire bootcampers as developers because demand for their product has surged during the pandemic. Other companies like Progressive are shifting to online work and remote hiring and onboarding. Candor and Layoffs.fyi have kept real-time, 100% user-generated lists of companies that are hiring, freezing, furloughing, etc throughout the pandemic, and The New York Times posits that big tech could emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before. But the hiring landscape has undoubtedly changed and is impacting coding bootcampers, so we’re answering all your questions about whether you’ll get a job or not after bootcamp. Plus, advice from bootcampers who have landed jobs during COVID-19 about how they did it!Continue Reading →
Phoenix Shane dove into programming by teaching herself SQL, but she knew it was only the beginning. In order to get a better footing with her tech career, Phoenix enrolled in Devmountain’s Web Development Immersive to develop a broader understanding of coding languages and the tech skills that developers use everyday. Learn more about Phoenix’s bootcamp experience at Devmountain, how she got an internship at TEKSystems during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her advice for kickstarting your software development career.Continue Reading →
The U.S. Army helped Josi Reis-West discover her love of computers and programming; Devmountain gave Josi the skills to turn that passion into a career. Josi shares why the Devmountain campus in Dallas was a perfect match for her needs and how the Devmountain Career Services team helped her find and land a developer job at CitiBank. Plus, Josi’s tips for those on the remote job hunt today and why other tech-minded veterans should consider a coding bootcamp like Devmountain.Continue Reading →
Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad, or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job of your dreams. Remote work and remote coding bootcamps open a wide range of possibilities, including better salaries (remote software developers make an average salary of $66,000), less time spent commuting, and a better work-life balance.Continue Reading →
How is software released without any bugs? QA Testers! So what is QA testing and what do QA engineers do? AJ Larson, Quality Assurance Bootcamp Director at Devmountain, explains how QA fits into the software development lifecycle, the tools you need to know learn to be a QA tester, and the difference between web development jobs and QA jobs.
QA stands for Quality Assurance. At a high level, QA Testing exists to confirm that the product you're making is the product that the customer wants and is released with no bugs.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then here are our tips:Continue Reading →
DevMountain Director of Outcomes and Student Success, Chris Dominguez, gives us a peek at how his team helps graduates land jobs with companies like American Express and Wayfair after coding bootcamp. Chris explains how he helps DevMountain students reframe their (often seemingly irrelevant) backgrounds to enhance their resumes, and shares his tips for applying to jobs in iOS, UX Design, Web Development, and Software QA.Continue Reading →
Coding bootcamps are ramping up as we get closer to fall – in August we published our latest market growth report (23,000 grads expected in 2019), Flatiron School acquired a cybersecurity bootcamp, and companies like LinkedIn and JPMorgan Chase hired bootcamp graduates! We chat about the history of income share agreements, coding bootcamps for social good, women in tech, and companies hiring from (and vouching for) coding bootcamps. Plus, we tell you about the 9 newest tech bootcamps that opened in August!Continue Reading →