Alumni

Top Study Tips for Breaking Into Tech: Advice from a Bootcamp Grad

It’s fall in California. The leaves have long-since turned burnt orange and red and fallen to the ground; I can almost feel the cold air outside without even opening the window. A little over one year ago, I sat in…

Basic Machine Learning Projects for Beginners

You can hardly open your RSS feed these days without seeing some breathtaking new accomplishment in the field of machine learning. Everything from neural networks to hidden Markov models to Kalman filters are being used to spot tumors in X-rays,…

Post-Bootcamp Life: The Top Junior JavaScript Developer Jobs

You’ve made it through coding bootcamp, and you’re ready to put your new skills to good use. Your income share agreement was an amazing tool to help you through your school without breaking your bank, but you’d like to find…

Imposter Syndrome: Conquering Your Fears To Break Into Tech

Photo by Monique Hawkins “What would you attempt in life if you knew you could not fail?” This question was posed to me by a friend over dinner.  It sent me through a quandary of emotions that only my Career…

Changing the Score

Pre-Bootcamp and Preparation  Hi, I’m Katie! I am a music teacher turned software engineer. I currently work full time as a fullstack software engineer, a job I landed just two weeks after graduating the coding bootcamp called Rithm School.  Unbeknownst…

Change It Up! How to Make a Career Transition as a Software Engineer

I have never formally studied computer science. My first job upon graduating college involved calculating gaming odds at a casino company. And yet, in 2016, like legions of others with unconventional backgrounds, I found myself working as a software engineer…

My Thoughts On Coding Bootcamps (Now That I’ve Graduated)

Coding bootcamps are so hot right now. They come in all shapes and sizes though, but this article is based off my time at Flatiron School’s Access Labs. It’s a 15 week, deferred tuition program, with a focus on React and Rails.…

What I Wish I Knew Before Entering a Coding Bootcamp

Now that I’m 11 weeks into a coding bootcamp, and nearly done (15 weeks), I’ve begun to realize that there were a ton of things I wish I knew from the start. Of course, not all coding bootcamps are created…

Hack Reactor Interview Process and Prep Tips

After weeks of researching coding bootcamps, I was convinced that I wanted to attend Hack Reactor except for a “minor” problem – the admission challenge. From everything I gathered to that point, the technical interview would consist of a 45-minute…

The Reality of Breaking Into Startups

The First Product You Build Is Yourself From the Social Network to Silicon Valley, the media frenzy surrounding the nature of startups has taken on an idealized life of its own. What many people don’t realize is, proving that you have…