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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 →
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You’ve likely heard that mentorship is key to a successful career change, but what exactly makes a great mentor and how can you get the most out of a mentorship? As a beginner coder, Elana was drawn to the rave reviews of Hack Reactor’s career prep and tight knit alumni network. With the added bonus of Telegraph Track – a free extra layer of resources provided to underrepresented students at Hack Reactor, including extra office hours, speaker programming, networking opportunities, and a mentorship program – Elana graduated ready for her first job as a software engineer. We talked with Elana and her mentor, Fro, about how to build a fruitful mentorship in tech!
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What does it take to evolve from a bootcamp graduate or Junior Developer to a senior role like a Software Architect? Everyone says software engineering is a career of “lifelong learning,” but we’re breaking down exactly what that means during your first 10 years after bootcamp. With the help of Curtis Schlak, a Galvanize/Hack Reactor instructor with over 20 years of engineering experience, we’ll also explain what a Software Architect does on the job, how to get better at writing code, and how to become a thought leader at your company.
Software Architect is a general title. In the same way that architects design houses, buildings, and communities as urban planners; Software Architects do the same thing for software.Continue Reading →
Many bootcamps are moving online in 2020, but Hack Reactor has actually offered their immersive bootcamp, Hack Reactor Remote, since 2014! Today, Jonathan Lewis from Hack Reactor walks us through the Hack Reactor online classroom, the differences between their in-person and remote bootcamps, and his advice for anyone who is asking themselves, “is this the right time to do a coding bootcamp?” Read on or watch the video walkthrough to see if Hack Reactor’s online classroom is the right learning environment for you!Continue Reading →
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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:
At Course Report, we have been keeping tabs on how coding bootcamps are responding to and meeting the needs of their current and upcoming cohorts. We’ve seen in-person coding bootcamps transition to delivering live remote instruction, and also a lot of new hardship scholarships and initiatives to support students breaking into tech now.Continue Reading →
Since Kevin Weng graduated from Hack Reactor he has worked as a software engineer at Gliffy, Lyft, and now Google! Three years ago, Kevin felt stuck in his Mechanical Engineering job, so he decided to attend Hack Reactor’s full-time coding bootcamp in San Francisco after hearing glowing reviews from multiple friends. Kevin walks us through how he made his way from bootcamp to Google, how Hack Reactor prepared him to keep learning on the job, and shares some tips for other aspiring career changers!Continue Reading →