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  • From Food Delivery to Game Analyst After Thinkful’s Data Analytics Bootcamp

    Jess Feldman8/4/2021

    Even with a background in economics, Doug was passed over for the data positions he wanted because he didn’t have an advanced degree. He spent his time rising up the ranks at Domino’s Pizza, going from food delivery to store manager, before the pandemic had Doug reassessing his career goals. In this article, Doug tells us why he chose Thinkful’s Immersive Data Analytics Bootcamp and how he learned the hard and soft skills he needed to land a job as a Game Analyst at App Annie. 

    What inspired you to make a career change into data analytics?

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  • Web Designer vs Web Developer

    Jess Feldman7/22/2021

    So much goes into building a successful website, and it requires the efforts of both web designers and web developers. But what exactly are the differences between these two tech roles? We dive into the typical responsibilities and average salaries of today’s web designers and web developers, plus the languages and tools that web developers and web designers rely on. Plus, find out how to learn web development and web design, whether you’re upskilling or making a career pivot!

    A lot of work goes into building a website and how a website looks is one of the most important aspects. Web designers are responsible for the visual aspects of a website. 

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  • Inside Thinkful’s Deferred Tuition Plan: Everything You Need to Know

    Jess Feldman9/14/2021

    Thinkful is now offering Deferred Tuition (which can also cover living expenses!) to eligible students in the US. We caught up with Erin Thompson from Thinkful to learn how this new plan creates more accessibility to Thinkful’s immersive bootcamps. Erin breaks down the differences between Deferred Tuition and an Income Share Agreement (ISA), what the Living Expenses portion of the program actually covers, plus the kinds of career support Deferred Tuition students can expect. Trying to decide between upfront tuition vs ISA vs deferred tuition plans? We cover that too!

    Why has Thinkful decided to offer Deferred Tuition + Living Expenses now?

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  • 5 UX Designer Jobs You Can Land After a Bootcamp

    Jess Feldman7/22/2021

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    UX design is an in-demand, creative tech field that is a part of every business, from web and app design to product development. What kinds of jobs can you expect to apply for and work in throughout your UX design career? From entry-level to senior roles, Thinkful Senior Career Coach Elyse Yarnell is breaking down the typical UX designer career path, including the skills you need to land the job and the UX designer salaries you can expect at each stage. Plus, learn how Thinkful’s curriculum and career support teaches students the sought-after technical and soft skills and effective job search strategies to land a UX designer role right out of bootcamp graduation. 

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  • 6 Fintech Companies That Hire Bootcampers

    Rachel Meltzer4/29/2021

    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. 

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  • 8 Companies That Hire Digital Marketing Bootcampers

    Rachel Meltzer4/21/2021

    Before you dive into a digital marketing bootcamp, you might be wondering, “Who hires digital marketing bootcamp graduates anyway?” The quick answer is: plenty of companies! Many companies rely on bootcamper talent for their cutting edge marketing know-how and real world experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best companies to work for after your digital marketing program. These companies hire for entry level marketing jobs like social media management, SEO specialist, content marketer, or marketing manager. 

    Companies know that digital marketing bootcamps teach the most important skills for modern marketing. Unlike hiring interns or college grads, bootcamp alumni are already equipped with the skills they need to succeed because they learned from real-world examples. 

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  • Career Roadmap: Product Management and Technical Project Management

    Jess Feldman3/24/2021

    Working alongside development teams, design teams, and company shareholders, product managers and technical project managers ensure that ideas come to fruition. From top responsibilities to average salaries, Thinkful experts Jim Jones and Anne de Ridder break down what to expect in these career paths. For those pivoting into these in-demand, tech-adjacent fields, Jim and Anne demystify the typical interview process for these roles and what to expect in the technical assessment. Plus, learn how Thinkful is graduating students with the experience and portfolios they need to land a technical project manager or product manager role. 

    Jim Jones, Technical Project Management Immersion Instructor at Thinkful

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  • Deep Dive: Product Management vs Technical Project Management

    Jess Feldman7/22/2021

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    Product management and technical project management have become in-demand tech-adjacent fields that often don’t require managers to have extensive coding knowledge in order to excel. But what is the difference between product management and technical project management? Two instructors from Thinkful break down the on-the-job responsibilities and most used tools for product managers and project managers. Plus, learn what Thinkful includes in the curriculum to help students make a career change into product management and project management.

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  • The Best Ruby on Rails Tutorials for Beginners (Top 11 List)

    Rachel Meltzer2/22/2021

    If you already know Ruby, you should be able to jump into the Ruby on Rails framework easily, right? Well, not always! Luckily, there’s a Ruby on Rails tutorial for that! We’ve rounded up the 11 best Ruby on Rails tutorials so that you can dip your toes in and nail the essentials. 

    What is Ruby used for anyway? Ruby is used for building web applications, prototyping, and some data analysis. It’s a general-purpose programming language similar to Python. Ruby on Rails is a framework for web development built with Ruby. 

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  • Why Fernish Hires Thinkful Bootcamp Grads

    Jess Feldman9/14/2021

    Fernish has reinvented the process of renting furniture and built an engineering team made up of developers from different backgrounds – including Thinkful graduates! We caught up with Director of Engineering and tech blogger Kim Burgaard about onboarding a recent Thinkful bootcamp grad, what entry-level developers can expect to work on at a startup, and why completing an internship is an excellent way to break ground in your new tech career after a bootcamp. Plus, Kim shares his tips for optimizing your tech resume to impress an interviewer!

    How did you become a software engineer, Kim?

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