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How to Become a Web Developer in 2019

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1) Gain the Latest Web Development Skills The first step to becoming a successful web developer is to learn in-demand, relevant skills. A boot camp is a great way to develop these skills, ensuring you learn the most up-to-date material. With an online coding boot camp education, you are exposed to the latest technologies from…

Why Employers are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Graduates

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. We see a number of employers hiring online coding boot camp graduates due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity). Because of the nature of a fast-paced online boot…

Are Online Coding Boot Camps Worth It?

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A natural question that comes up as students are considering coding boot camps is, “are online coding boot camps worth it?”. To put it into perspective, boot camp graduates have continued to have strong career prospects, often with competitive salaries. Additionally, according to the *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of web developers is expected…

Celebrating Women In Tech This Mother’s Day: Video

This Mother's Day, we're reflecting on the incredible women in tech. We are inspired by the talented women who have either gone through our boot camp programs, lead our classes as instructors, or support our students as teaching assistants or support staff. Thank you for making an impact on our future as you help to advance the technology industry! Watch…

Failing Forward: Jesse Forte’s Journey to Coding

Failing Forward: Jesse Forte’s Journey to Coding

Redemption (launching this July) is a book about achieving a better life, through struggle and hardship. That title could also sum up author Jesse Forte’s life thus far. Having reported overseas and even spent a stint homeless, Jesse now works as an application analyst at Kubra, a crisis management company. From journalism to coding—with a little…

Student Spotlight: Abby Thoresen Pursues a Dream

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Jobs that require coding skills are growing at a much faster rate than the national average for other jobs, and Burning Glass reports that there are already 7 million job openings that require coding skills. But not everyone is benefiting equally from this opportunity for career growth. According to a report from Accenture and Girls Who Code, the…

Coding Boot Camp Coming to East Valley

Coding boot camp coming to East Valley

The Town of Gilbert and University of Arizona are partnering on a new coding boot camp in the Heritage District area. The 24-week boot camp offers students work in Javascript, HTML, CSS, Java, and other applications. The tech students will also get help with career counseling, resumes and portfolios. A similar program started in Chandler…

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