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What to Expect In Your First Junior Web Developer Job

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You’re interested in coding—but what is it really like to be a professional developer? What can you expect from your first week on the job? If you’ve done some research into the field or taken a coding boot camp, you probably have a good sense of what to expect when you begin your first junior…

Chain Reaction: How Jhanisus Melendez Went From Chemistry to Coding

To start a chemical reaction, you first need a reactant. That’s exactly what ex-chemist Jhanisus Melendez got one day while he was working as an ophthalmic image grading specialist at the Doheny Eye Institute.   “I was given the opportunity to work on a program that would automatically calculate data about our patient’s retinas. I thought Hey, this…

5 Tips for Writing a Great Web Developer Resume

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There are many positions for professional web developers today. However, to secure an interview and get hired in your dream job, a strong resume is critical. Writing the perfect one is not easy. Many candidates wonder what their resume should look like and what it should include, and this can vary because it represents different…

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…

How Project-Based Learning Helped Alvin Go Escape His Career Plateau

What if your journal—the place where you write your deepest thoughts—could provide insights like a therapist? What if every entry could be analyzed and deliver comprehensive statistics about your overall emotional state? And what if you could use this information to predict your moods, understand your mental wellness, and possibly circumvent negative emotions? Thanks to…

How a C-Suite Harvard MBA Learned to “Talk Tech” at Boot Camp

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Taking the road less traveled can mean many different things. For some, it could mean dropping everything and traveling the world at age 60. For others, it might be going to culinary school after working a desk job for years. For Israel Niezen, Chief Revenue Officer of Telescope, a television audience engagement company, it meant…

Six Tips for Writing Clean Code

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  Despite what you may think, not all code is created equal. There’s good code, bad code, and sometimes what’s referred to as “spaghetti code” (it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like). We want to make sure you’re writing the good stuff, so here are a few pointers on how to clean up your…

Five Reasons to Hire Boot Camp Graduates

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  We all want results, fast. That’s how our world moves today. Technology has changed everything in how we live our lives to how we work. We need to keep up the pace.  Enter accelerated programs such as Coding Boot Camps that equips students with relevant coding skills quickly. The advantage of a Boot Camp…