Employer Engagement

Employer Engagement

What is one of the most critical factors in a full immersion bootcamp?  We feel strongly that it is the level of engagement that the bootcamp has with the marketplace.  The reason that many students have committed to set aside 12+ weeks of their time is the promise of employment at the end of the training and with good reason as the job market for developers is off the charts!  In the Orange County and Southern California market it is…

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Guest Speaker #6 Young Joon Cha from OnDemandKorea

Guest Speaker #6 Young Joon Cha from OnDemandKorea

We were pleased to have Young Joon Cha from OnDemandKorea (ODK) guest-speak for us last week.  Young is Managing Director of a company that has enjoyed outstanding growth since its inception.  ODK is an online video streaming service tailored to the Korean market. He presented to us the history, culture and future of ODK as well as the opportunity for those interested in working for a successful and fast growing company. Here are just a few stats Young provided around…

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Guest Speaker #5 – Liam Stannard from BigRentz

Guest Speaker #5 – Liam Stannard from BigRentz

Liam came in last Thursday to guest-speak on tech strategies of the mid-sized company, BigRentz, and also offered his own personal experiences with software engineering and the industry as a whole.   About Liam Stannard Liam currently works as CTO for BigRentz and is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience delivering solutions to a wide variety of technology verticals including mobile, social, online advertising, security, lead generation, and hospitality. He has proven expertise leading teams designing,…

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Guest-Speaker Series #4 – J.C. Jubilo from Mophie

Guest-Speaker Series #4 – J.C. Jubilo from Mophie

J.C. is a UX designer in Orange County and contracts with her clientele to create solid user experiences and strong visual designs for their websites and mobile apps. She founded the OC-Designers-Developers (OCDD) Meetup in Irvine in June, 2013, which now has over 300 members. In 2013 she won the UCLA Developer’s Contest (a.k.a “Hackathon”) for a currency converter app concept that her team presented. She currently works for Mophie in Tustin, CA as a UI/UX designer and is currently…

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Announcing: New iOS Mobile Development Course

Announcing: New iOS Mobile Development Course

  Our new iOS mobile development course starts November 18th, 2014.  Sign up today by clicking on the link at the end of this blog article.     Using Objective-C and the latest frameworks iOS has to offer, learn how to quickly build responsive and socially engaging Apps for millions of people on the App Store.     iOS Class Learning Objectives The goal of this class is to assist intermediate developers who have an understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP). …

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New Course: Part-Time JavaScript Fundamentals Class

New Course: Part-Time JavaScript Fundamentals Class

Attend our part time JavaScript Fundamentals course to learn to code, create, and build JavaScript arrays and functions.  By the end of the course, you’ll understand how to write JavaScript code to create attractive and interactive HTML5 sites and applications.     About JavaScript According to W3schools, JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world!  It is most commonly used as a part of web browsers and allows client-side scripts to interact with the user, control the browser,…

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Guest Speaker Series #2 – Hector Parra from Pivotshare

Guest Speaker Series #2 – Hector Parra from Pivotshare

  Hector Parra has 14 years of programming experience and has worked at companies like Rebel Courage, PingKast, and Hexahex.  He cofounded Starfall Group and currently works as a front-end developer for Irvine-based Pivotshare, an online media distribution company.  Last Thursday he graciously came after hours and spoke with us about his vast experience as a web developer.   Beginnings When I was kid, Legos were my favorite toys; I liked to build things.  I liked to build new things, I…

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LearningFuze Gets Featured in Course Report!

LearningFuze Gets Featured in Course Report!

About Course Report: Course Report is the most well-known coding bootcamp indexing and review website in the world, right next to Bootcamper IO. Most people who search online for a coding bootcamp to learn will most likely find Course Report. Course Report Published LearningFuze Article Recently, I wrote an article describing the hottest web development technologies in Los Angeles and the astounding job growth in the industry. Read the full article here.

Agile Team Development – Special Guest Speaker Marvin “Marv” Chan

Agile Team Development – Special Guest Speaker Marvin “Marv” Chan

Yesterday we had Marv Chan from Kelly Blue Book come and give our students a presentation of agile development and was also gracious enough to share his work experiences and provide invaluable insight to our students.   Marv is currently responsible for front-end development of new features, enhancements and site maintenance. He coordinates regularly with project managers, software engineers, and quality assurance to ensure efficient processes and timely releases. We have summarized some of the key points from his presentation…

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

We’ve noticed that a lot of our prospective students have something in common – an anxiety about a switch to a full-time class for twelve weeks. Some of the 20-30-somethings we talk to already have a part- or full-time job. Some can leave them to prepare to start new careers in web development, yet some have mandatory obligations and simply cannot. Some are already in school, some live far from Irvine and don’t want to add a daily commute, and…

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