10 Front-End Design Tools To Get You Started

10 Front-End Design Tools To Get You Started

The kind of people who end up doing web development for a living are the same types of people who like to research answers, do their homework, and dive right in. Since you’re here, I’ll safely assume that you’re no different. So it’s obvious you’re interested in learning a thing or two about web design and/or development, but you’re wondering how you might dabble before going full-steam into a development bootcamp like ours? Good news for you, here’s 10 free…

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Teach Yourself Programming Or Not?

Teach Yourself Programming Or Not?

  Probably one of the most commonly asked questions amongst newbie programmers is “Am I better off teaching myself programming, or should I get professional instruction (or something in between?)” And we must admit, this is probably the most crucial question anyone considering a career in programming will face, for upon the correct answer rests the actual probability of success for each individual. Think about it: we’re all built differently, we all see things differently, and we certainly all learn…

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Program Bootcamp Demographics & Performance Report

Program Bootcamp Demographics & Performance Report

Over 430 graduates and currently bootcampers from over 49 programming schools participated in a 2014 industry study meant to analyze positive outcomes of programming bootcamp enrollment and graduation.   Student Demographic Profile     The average bootcamper is about 29 years old, has about 6 years of work experience, with minimum to zero programming experience. Worth Noting:     Over 75% of graduates surveyed report being employed in a full-time job which required the knowledge and experience learned at bootcamp….

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Proficiency: The Standard To Which We Teach

Proficiency: The Standard To Which We Teach

If you had to define another person’s skill aptitude on a scale from 1-5, 5 being highest, how difficult would it be?  Pretty easy, right?  But what do those numbers mean?  For instance, what does “2” mean in words?   Let me provide a context: let’s assume that you’re a web developer teacher and it’s the end of the day Friday.  Your boss calls you in for a meeting.  He’s curious to know how the class is progressing, especially at the…

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3 Essential Components Needed To Be A Successful Student Here

3 Essential Components Needed To Be A Successful Student Here

Last week, I posted a blog entry, “Is Our Coding Program For You?” that elaborates on why the web development is a good industry to get in to and talked about our 12 week bootcamp.  However, some of the incoming students we talk to ask us this increasingly common question: “Can I do this?” What they are really asking is “I’m not getting in over my head by joining your 12 Week, intensive program, right?”  And it’s a really good question.  I’ll…

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How To Talk Like A Web Developer

How To Talk Like A Web Developer

Trying to figure out what Node.js is? jQuery? Stop searching and start finding with this one-stop shop of web development terminology that we use every day.   AJAX Stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. AJAX is typically used for creating dynamic web applications and allows for asynchronous data retrieval without having to reload the page a visitor is on. The JavaScript on a given page handles most of the basic functions of the application, making it perform more like a…

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Our First Open House Is A Success!

Our First Open House Is A Success!

We are pleased that we had such a great turn-out last Saturday, August 9th!  We had an hour-long presentation where we discussed our program and how beneficial it is for those who have a keen interest in becoming legitimate web developers, but want to do so in a fully-immersive environment and at an accelerated pace. Many of our attendees gave us great feedback on our presentation and program in general at the end of the open house.  We answered our…

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Your Amazing Portfolio + Our Guarantee

Your Amazing Portfolio + Our Guarantee

We had amazing feedback from our Open House attendees lately. One of the concerns we promised we’d go over in more detail was to answer the question of what you could expect from going through our course in terms of what you’d be able to build, as well as other benefits.  First, check out the projects that you will be completing throughout weeks 4-12 of our program.  This will partially answer your question regarding what you’ll be able to do by…

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4 Year CS Degree vs. 12-Week Coding Bootcamp

4 Year CS Degree vs. 12-Week Coding Bootcamp

Here is what Stephen Portanova said about graduating coding bootcamp in relation to his college experience: “I learned 10 times more, in one-tenth the time, that I did at a four-year institution” Hundreds of these types of sentiments and reviews regarding the efficiency of coding bootcamps can be found with a simple Google search, but why take anyone else’s word for it?  The reason why attending our coding bootcamp is the obvious choice for establishing an incredible career is clear: In a…

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How Procrastination Can Kill You

How Procrastination Can Kill You

Far too often, people limit their own potential by over analyzing all the various pathways to success.  Some that graduate high school worry too much about getting into the “perfect” college- a year later, they’re still not enrolled.  Many graduate college and worry about about landing “the right job.”  Four to six grueling years in university has convinced them to settle for no less than “x amount” for starting salary or “this and that” for the working environment.  Alas, two years…

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