Tips from a coding boot camp graduate

It was early February of this year where I was getting close to giving up in my education. I loved the community aspect of college that people may refer to as the “college experience”, but I wanted more from my…

MY STORY – CLIMBING THE WRONG HILL

“Programming? You’re going to leave a 6-figure job to do what?” This is what my mom told me after I told her my plans to quit my job as an investment banker in order to pursue my dream of working…

Part I: What’s A Coding Bootcamp? App Academy vs. Hack Reactor

Update (12/6/2016) – After 2 years of working in software engineering, I decided to start a podcast called Breaking Into Startups where we interview top bootcamp founders and alumni who broke into software engineering. Check it out http://breakingintostartups.com! Today is a very SPECIAL day.…

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…

The Future of Talent: Inclusive & Technical

Recently, Glassdoor released a list of 15 companies that no longer require a college degree for employment. The list includes companies like Home Depot and Whole Foods as well as tech giants like IBM and Google. IBM’s Vice President, Joanna Daley, told…

Coding bootcamp: how does the daily routine look like?

As you may know, I am currently doing a programming bootcamp at Green Fox Academy, in Budapest. If you have been following my previous articles, you know what kind of knowledge and skills we have been building over the past two…

How to Hack Your Career

“Hacking Your Career” in this case refers to any shortcut, skill, or method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of getting the desired outcome aka job” It was a Tuesday evening and I once again experienced that internal battle…

From journalism to coding bootcamp — weeks 1 / 2

“What was I thinking?” — this sentence crossed my mind a few times in the past two weeks. “Why on Earth did I think I could learn how to code?”. But then something clicked in my head, I figured the solution to…

Failure, Resiliency, and Algorithms: My First 10 Weeks of Coding Bootcamp

Intro In January of 2017 I was working full time as a teacher in South Florida while heavily involved in activist work. I had just written down my 1 year plan to become a junior software developer, which entailed 4…

Hack Reactor Interview Process and Prep Tips

My Hack Reactor Interview Process 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…

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