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DigitalCrafts has been teaching developers for years, and they opened their new Tampa campus in July. We caught up with Operations Manager Jake Stodgel to hear more about the learning experience. Jake shares what sets DigitalCrafts apart from other Tampa bootcamps, and how DigitalCrafts’ hybrid learning experience is flexible enough to meet the needs of all types of students. Plus, Jake shares why learning to code in Tampa is an excellent career move (hint: it’s Florida’s largest tech hub!).
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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.
First, let’s break down some of the jargon that can make these programs seem out of reach to you:Continue Reading →
A key component of most coding bootcamps is a capstone project that marks the culmination of everything students have learned. We caught up with Carrie Grossman, Frida Garcia, and Priyanka Farrell, three recent bootcamp graduates from the DigitalCrafts Full Stack Software Development Immersive to learn more about the capstone project, Brewsy, that they built together in just two weeks! Plus, these three grads share insights into what it’s like to learn and collaborate in DigitalCrafts remote classroom, and the types of jobs they’re prepared for today.Continue Reading →
DigitalCrafts launched its online coding bootcamp program with live online instruction, and is now accepting applications for its summer cohorts. Led by a team of instructors with industry experience, the live online format at DigitalCrafts ensures that online students receive all of the same attention and benefits as in-person students. Plus, the DigitalCrafts team shares their tips on how to stand out in your job search post-bootcamp graduation.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 start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:Continue Reading →
DigitalCrafts alumni have been telling us about the bootcamp’s career prep for years – so what exactly goes into DigitalCrafts’ jobs curriculum? From interview prep to salary negotiation to honing soft skills, Student Success Manager Natalie Cataldo explains how DigitalCrafts students are set up for success post-graduation. We caught up with Natalie to find out what employers are looking for in new hires today plus how DigitalCrafts gets bootcampers job-ready with their comprehensive Career Prep module.Continue Reading →
After a 10-year career in journalism, Jack Maddox wanted to explore other job possibilities and become a tech entrepreneur. After working on one semi-successful idea with a developer, Jack decided to go to DigitalCrafts coding bootcamp in Atlanta to learn the skills to build his next idea. Jack walks us through his capstone project, Socialwise, which he is about to launch as a real business! He explains how it works, how he built it, and how his journalism background comes in handy every day.Continue Reading →
Chris Aquino has taught web development for the last 7 years and today, he’s an instructor at DigitalCrafts in Atlanta. We caught up with Chris to find out why he loves teaching new developers at DigitalCrafts, his predictions for the next big coding curriculum updates, his personal teaching style, and how he encourages his students to discover their inner programming superpowers.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 →