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Alicia and Accessibility

Alicia and Accessibility

One of LearningFuze’s Full-Immersion instructors, Cody Miller, sat down with former student Alicia Evans of Knowability to discuss the importance of accessibility in web development. The demand for inclusive designs increases daily as the tech world races to cater to the needs of a quarter of the population. Evans and Miller discuss the untapped potential of accessibility designs and call for web developers to, “code for everyone”. Interested to hear more? Check out the link. If you’re looking to start…

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3 Important Traits A Cutting-Edge Tech Company Looks For In A Web Developer. Do You Have Them?

3 Important Traits A Cutting-Edge Tech Company Looks For In A Web Developer. Do You Have Them?

By Jordan Kimura Ad Exchange Group is an award winning company that focuses on marketing, advertising technology, and physical product e-commerce. Located in Irvine, California, they are partnered with companies such as Amazon Web Services, Facebook, and Cloudflare to name a few. Recently Ad Exchange Group came out to talk with the LearningFuze students about software development and what they value in a developer. Here are some tips and topics that were covered in landing a developer role at Ad…

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What Companies Look For In Developers (It’s Not Just Experience)

What Companies Look For In Developers (It’s Not Just Experience)

By Jordan Kimura Peter Renault, Talent Acquisition Team Lead of Technology from Cornerstone OnDemand came out to share with the LearningFuze community about the company culture and what they look for in potential Junior Web Developers. Cornerstone is at the forefront of cloud-based talent management software with more than 27 million users worldwide. The global company is based in Santa Monica (Silicon Beach), went public 5 years ago and continues to grow substantially. Peter shared a video of the company…

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How To Improve Your Interview Skills As A Web Developer

How To Improve Your Interview Skills As A Web Developer

By Jordan Kimura ViewSonic Human Resources Manager Vincent Chou spoke with the LearningFuze community about what employers look for when hiring a Web Developer or even a UI/UX Designer with development skills. With two graduate degrees in Human Resources and Business, he is able to apply a unique business-centric HR approach that gets results in the hiring process. Though web development skills are in high demand it is important to know how to best position yourself to compete in the…

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A Software Developer’s Journey to Nodewhere

A Software Developer’s Journey to Nodewhere

By Jordan Kimura You’ve added the sought-after programming languages to your skill set and are ready to apply your knowledge on the job. Now what? That was the topic that Shawn Bullock, Technical Mentor and former Software Architect at Experian, went in-depth about with the LearningFuze community. In his current role as a programming instructor and in his former role as a software architect at Experian from 2007 – 2014, Bullock continues to play an integral role in giving guidance…

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Landing that first tech job and thriving in it

Landing that first tech job and thriving in it

Building consumer focused brands for the web and driving targeted traffic through email marketing, data management, lead generation and brand building is what makes Restoration Media a standout online media firm. Sarah Aleem, Associate Counsel for Restoration Media, came to talk with the LearningFuze Cohort about how to thrive in the ever-growing tech industry. The first crucial step is how to conduct yourself in the interview process. Always come prepared with questions and make sure to follow-up after each interview….

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What is The BEST WAY To…Create A Great Product? How a Common Goal Can Be Reached With Different Approaches

What is The BEST WAY To…Create A Great Product? How a Common Goal Can Be Reached With Different Approaches

Good software is hard to build. Beyond the actual technical skills necessary, you must have a definitive goal and at the very least a clear vision of the next step towards that goal. This is common sense and execution may be pretty straightforward in a small setting. But it is an entirely different ball game when you are working across multiple teams and are managing many stakeholders, the execution becomes part of the challenge. Aaron Cash, Project Manager at Envoy…

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LearningFuze Alumni Spotlight: Trevor Linan

LearningFuze Alumni Spotlight: Trevor Linan

  Trevor Linan, a fellow Fuzer from the previous cohort, lands a web developer job at Arbonne and shares his inspiring and humble journey to becoming a coder. “A little over a year ago, I fell into a small project and absolutely loved it. I decided at that point that I wanted to pursue this goal and make it my number one mission. In the past year, I have changed in so many ways, on both the inside and the…

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Dahmian Owen from Blizzard visits LearningFuze!

Dahmian Owen from Blizzard visits LearningFuze!

Dahmian is a lead software engineer at Blizzard and manages a growing team of developers. He provided valuable insight into his career path and passion for development as well as tips on just what it takes to succeed as a developer and land the dream job. Dahmian had an interest in web development from an early age and immersed himself in the coding world by automating pretty much anything he could get his hands on, whether that was content of…

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