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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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Women have historically been left out of tech careers and education – only 21% of undergraduate computer science degrees were awarded to women in 2019. But bootcamps are different – women make up 36% of coding bootcamp alumni, and while the industry hasn't quite achieved gender parity, the percentage of women improves year over year (41% in 2020!) and continues to outpace the percentage of women in traditional computer science degree programs. At these eight all-women bootcamps, 100% of bootcamp alumnae are women!
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Lisa Casner graduated from Hackbright Academy four years ago and then landed her first role as an intern at Opendoor. Now that she’s been promoted to Senior Software Engineer, Lisa has launched an Apprenticeship Program at Opendoor to help recent bootcamp grads get on-the-job experience working alongside a rapidly growing engineering team. Lisa describes what you can expect in the 6-month apprenticeship, how to stand out in the interview, and why mentorship is an important component at Opendoor.
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Chloe Condon worked as an office manager to support her career as an actress before choosing Hackbright Academy in 2016. Five years later, we’re visiting with Chloe to talk about the impressive career she’s built as a developer evangelist and an advocate for bootcamp graduates. Learn about the projects that Chloe’s working on as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, her two pieces of advice for women building a career in tech, and what to look for in your first engineering job after a bootcamp.
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Python and C++ are both object-oriented programming languages, but the similarities end there! We’re comparing these two languages – covering examples of how Python and C++ are used in the real world, how they are used in today’s tech ecosystem, and which language is best for beginners. Plus, learn about free C++ resources and Python bootcamps where you can master these languages.
C++ is an object oriented cross-platform programming language based on the programming language, C. It’s mostly used for low-level programming like operating systems, native applications, high-performance applications, and games.Continue Reading →
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On Demo Night, Hackbright Academy students present the capstone projects that they’ve been building for 12 weeks to their cohort, instructors, and potential employers. We caught up with Julie Pitman and Marissa Aguilera, two Hackbright Academy alumnae, to learn more about their Demo Night projects, what inspired them to build each app, and the programming languages they used to bring their idea to life. Plus, Julie & Marissa share their tips and what they wish they had known before enrolling at Hackbright Academy!
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Julie Pitman had two decades of business experience in the medical field, but when her company made staff cut-backs, she took it as an opportunity to make a career change. Julie shares how Hackbright Academy’s online prep course and online software engineering immersive bootcamp gave her the skill set and confidence she needed to land software engineering roles at two startups. Plus, we ask Julie if Hackbright Academy’s inclusive, all-women community has proven to be as supportive in an online setting – read her answer.
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