Our latest on Devmountain
Devmountain has been offering their bootcamps to individuals seeking to change their career into the tech industry since 2013, and now they are expanding their programs to include more of the skills that today’s employers are looking for. Hideo Hansen, President and General Manager for Devmountain, discusses Devmountain’s three new course offerings, and what kind of support remote students can expect. Plus, Hideo shares details about the new Coding Basics course geared total coding beginners, whether you are pivoting into a tech career or just want to add a new skill to your toolbox!
Devmountain has been teaching programming and Quality Assurance (QA) for nearly a decade! What are the major changes that students can expect in 2021?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 →
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Since Apple launched the Swift in 2015, the mobile programming language continues to evolve and grow. Between Swift 2 and Swift 5, the world has moved closer to a “mobile-first” environment – but what exactly has changed, and what can we expect in 2021? Karl Pfister, iOS Program Director at Devmountain, shares what’s in store moving forward in iOS development, and the two trends he predicts for 2021.
When Swift 2 was first released, it was still pretty unstable. Companies didn’t have a lot of confidence (for good reason) in Swift as a programming language. The first updates in Swift were all about building stability and confidence in the language. Later, Swift became really intelligent about garbage collection (the ability to discard unused memory). That type of intention with the Swift language is exciting for mobile developers.Continue Reading →
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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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.Continue Reading →