James Gallagher
James Gallagher

Career Karma ISA Researcher in Residence

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James Gallagher is a researcher and writer at Career Karma where he focuses on researching the future of education. James' work explores topics such as coding bootcamps, alternative financing models, and education policy ideas.

Flatiron School Data Science Course

Flatiron School, founded in 2012, is a coding bootcamp that offers in-person and online instruction in a wide range of technical disciplines. The bootcamp’s mission is to create an alternative education model that provides students with the 21st century tech…

Technical Interview Guide: Get Ready to Get Hired

You’ve written a good technical resume and cover letter, applied for tons of jobs, and caught the attention of a good company. Now you’ve been invited in for a technical interview. What do you do? The technical interview is undoubtedly…

Guide to Deferred Tuition vs Income Share Agreements

Coding bootcamps have not just devised innovative ways to educate students; they have also been experimenting with new, student-first financing methods to help expand access to their programs. Indeed, whereas in the past, students would only be able to pay…

Remote Working: The Ultimate Guide with 20+ Tips to Succeed

Remote working is becoming an increasingly popular method of working. It is predicted that by 2027, the majority of the US workforce will be working remotely. The office work lifestyle is familiar to most people: get dressed in your company…

Higher Education is Due for Disruption

Universities have a strong value proposition. In a university, you will receive a well-rounded education in a subject you find interesting, and leave with the knowledge you need to find a well-paid job in your field of interest. Historically, attending…

How Outschool is Disrupting K-12 Education

While the internet has fundamentally changed many different parts of our lives—from how we shop to how we communicate—the education system has not been impacted too much by these changes. Indeed, many classrooms rely on old technological infrastructure, and teach…

Software Engineer vs Developer

In the programming industry, the terms “software engineer” and “software developer” are used interchangeably, and people often think they mean the same thing. True, there is not an official distinction between these two roles, but companies who advertise jobs in…

How One Bootcamp is Solving the Tech Sales Talent Gap

Fast growth in the technology sector has led to increased demand and higher salaries for skilled workers in computing-based roles. This demand has quickly outpaced the number of people who are graduating from traditional computer science degrees, thus creating a…

Want a Job in Technology? Consider Coding Bootcamps.

It’s no secret that the number of jobs in technology are expected to grow significantly over the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the tech industry is expected to grow at a…

Department of Education May Experiment with Income Share Agreements

Student loans, while useful in a wide variety of cases, are not for everyone. Students who are debt-averse, or who would prefer to pay for their education contingent on their school providing them with clear value, are not best served…