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Month: September 2014

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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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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