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Danny Fuentes

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If I could do it all over again which bootcamp...

Hi guys,

So in a previous coaching session I was asked "Danny if you could start all over again which bootcamp would you consider?"
I've been doing some research on schools for a few people...
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What is the best way to get started in a career...

What is the best way to get started in a career in tech?

STEP 1    IDENTIFY

One of the first steps is to identify which career is of your interest. 
Which are the different career paths?
If...
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What is a Variable? - JavaScript

What is a Variable?
Variable store Data, for example: numbers, colors, letters or strings.

What is a string?
As presented in W#Schools "A string can be any text inside double or single quotes": 
var...
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Women who reached the stars

Sometimes we begin to lose motivation while going through challenging moments in a bootcamp. At times it's our mind trying to see us reach our final goal vs. the Impostor Syndrome. During the day I...
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A Day in the life of a Product Manager

What is a Product Manager?
Product managers are responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it

What are some basic...
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What do I do if I find more than one Bootcamp I...

So a lot of you have asked how to choose a bootcamp, and have asked why should you apply?

If you need to know how to choose a school, here's a link to a previous post I made with suggestions on...
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If you're part of a Squad that meets up for code...

Hey guys!
Not my regular post, but I am in the search for squads that get together to code. One of the best ways to learn is by practice. I have a lot of newbies that constantly ask if any squads get...
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What is Machine Learning?

What is machine learning?
Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being...
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What is a Forensic Computer Analyst?

What is a Forensic Computer Analyst?
The forensic computer analyst is the detective of the cyber security world. Forensic computer analysts review computer-based information for evidence following a...
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Learning React JS

What is REACT?
React.js is an open-source JavaScript library that is used for building user interfaces specifically for single-page applications. It’s used for handling the view layer for web and...
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User Experience topics to understand before...

User Experience Research 
User Experience (UX) research is the process of discovering the behaviors, motivations and needs of your customers through observation, task analysis, and other types of...
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Some helpful Excel formulas for Data Analysis

Today while following up with one of my Coaching children..lol...I was hearing he was a bit stressed. I asked how I could be of help, he explained he was going through an assignment and was seeking...
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A tip on choosing a bootcamp

What to do when you have multiple options in your *Fast Track?
A common situation we all go through when looking for a bootcamp is "Which should I choose?" "How do I know which is best?"

*What is...
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What is LYRIC? - A small part of Coaching with...

The term LYRIC was actually established as of today! LOL ..but to be honest it's a formula that I always give  in my coaching sessions. I received a text from a wise woman I coached, shoutout to...
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What is Blockchain?

In the past weeks I've had a few coaching sessions where I've been hearing of the interest in BlockChain. So Ive decided to do my own search and figure out what is exactly needed to become a Block...
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What is SQL ?

What is SQL?

First things first, it's pronounced just as it's written "S Q L" not "sequel". Ok glad we got that out of the way.
SQL is the standard language for relational database management...
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Cyber Security career paths

Forensic Computer Analyst
The forensic computer analyst is the detective of the cyber security world. Forensic computer analysts review computer-based information for evidence following a security...
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What does a UI designer do?

What is UI design?
UI designer focuses on the user's visual experience. It determines how a user interacts with an interface be it an app or a video game or a website. UI designer design all the...
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Why learn Bootstrap?

What is Bootstrap?
Released in 2014 by two engineers who worked at Twitter. Includes accessibility with HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals,...
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Why is it important to work in teams?

As found during some research:
"In software engineering, team programming is a project management strategy for coordinating task distribution in computer software development projects, which involves...
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How do Data Scientist spend their time?

As I'm researching on the day to day life of a Data Scientist. I noticed in different webpages they have one detail alike, they take a moment to plan out their work for the day before actually...
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What is Digital Marketing?

What is Digital Marketing?
Digital marketing is the component of marketing that utilizes internet and online based digital technologies such as desktop computers, mobile phones and other digital...
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What is Penetration Testing in Cyber Security?

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing, also known as Pen Test/Ethical Hacking is used to simulate a Cyber Attack to determine and test where in a Computer System, Network, or Web...
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What is a Bug Bounty Program? (Cyber Security)

What is a Bug Bounty Program?
A bug bounty program, also called a vulnerability rewards program (VRP), is a crowdsourcing initiative that rewards individuals for discovering and reporting software...
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What is TinEye ?

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit images to know the location of where it was taken, where it has been used and if modified versions of it exist; uses image recognition...
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Exercising from an office environment

As techs we will be spending between 40-50 hours per week in front of a monitor and we will be needing some type of movement in our joints other than our knuckles typing away.

Taking the time to...
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What is Product Management?

What is Product Management?

The product manager is responsible for defining the release process and coordinating all of the activities required to bring the product to market.

What are the duties...
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Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners

When a Cyber Security bootcamp has been completed successfully you'll need to take certification tests. Here's a few certifications to check out

1. CompTIA Network+ and/or Security+ :
-Network+...
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What is included in the Cyber Security course?

Within Career Karma there are two Cyber Security Bootcamps.
Springboard and Flatiron School

**SPRINGBOARD

Secure Lifecycle Management
Methodologies and standards around development and testing...
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What is Cyber Security?

What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks. Often contrasted with...
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Tips to succeed in a bootcamp

One of the most important things to understand, is that each person will have their own experience in a bootcamp. Everyone has their own learning style. So wether you learn with music in the...
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What is Artificial Intelligence, and where is it...

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the use of computer science programming to imitate human thought and action by analyzing data and surroundings, solving or anticipating problems and learning or...
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Learning Javascript

When beginning to learn Java Script you aren't expected to have a background in it, but you are expected to have already reviewed HTML and CSS. This is a language that is able to be used in frontend...
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What do Data Scientists do?

What does a Data Scientist do?
They design data modeling processes, create algorithms and predictive models to extract the data the business needs, then help analyze the data and share insights with...
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Is a Full Stack Developer a Software Engineer?

When I was introduced to the tech industry last year the most difficult decision was to choose what I wanted to pursue. My indecisiveness was brought by the interest between UX/UI and Software...
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What skills Should a Data Analyst have?

What exactly does a Data Analyst do?
A data analyst collects, processes and performs statistical analyses of data. They can translate numbers and data into plain English to make it useful for a range...
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Are Data Scientist paid well?

"Glassdoor in its 2019 report, named Data Scientist as the best job in the US. 
Echoing its competitor’s sentiment, LinkedIn has ranked the role as number one in its top 10 jobs list."

What is the...
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What does a Full Stack Developer do?

What is meant by Full stack?
"A full stack developer is a web developer or engineer who works with both the Front and Back ends of a website or application. They can tackle projects that involve...
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What are some websites or apps whose design you...

Although my interest is Software Engineering, we do have certain languages in common with UX/UI. Aside from that, I still enjoy looking at the way pages are designed, the color schemes used, fonts,...
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What is an Income Share Agreement (ISA)?

What is an Income Shared Agreement?

An income share agreement (ISA) is a contract agreement between a student and their school. The student borrows money from the institution to fund their...
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Should I learn C before C++

As much as you may think C and C++ are similar, they aren't. There's no exact order of learning any of these two languages. What may work in one language may not work in the other, although they are...
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Do any coding bootcamps offer internships?

When we're searching for bootcamps one of the main key points I look for is Internships or "Job Guarantee".

So what does Job Guarantee actually mean?
*Schools that refund your tuition if you do not...
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Do any coding bootcamps provide housing?

The following are lists of Bootcamps that may offer some sort of housing benefit. If you find yourself in need of housing, consider researching the school of your choice.

Bootcamps that include...
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Top 10 topics to touch on during your bootcamp...

Aren't sure what to talk about on your Bootcamp Behavioral Interview? Don't get nervous, just review these questions. 

*Bootcamp History
How many graduates has the school had, and how many years has...
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What are the laptop requirements for programming?

The most common question I receive, among a few others, is "which laptop should I have for programming?"
The following info is based on a small research I performed. However, it is always best to ask...
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How do I start a Podcast?

What is a Podcast?
A podcast is a series of spoken word, audio episodes, all focused on a particular topic or theme.

10 steps to starting:

1. Pick a topic
If your podcast is based on a current...
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Fastest way to learn Java

What is Java used for?
One of the most widely used programming languages, Java is used as the server-side language for most back-end development projects, including those involving big data and...
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How Does LaunchCode Work?

If you've been through a bootcamp and are in search of a job, this is the place to check out!
You'll be matched with employers experiencing a shortage of talent.
How are you matched? By compatibility...
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What kind of support do I get in a Part-time...

As a newbie in a bootcamp, you're going to need a lot of support. Regardless if you're in a Full time or Part time, you'll always need someone to help and guide you. Wether it's with a certain...
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How much does Devmountain cost?

-Web Development (immersive)
Students will be taught the basics of front-end & back-end development. Build websites, create web applications, or work in software development.

Locations:
Lehi,...
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Does Pluralsight give certificates?

Yes, after having 100% completion of the video courses, you can  receive a PDF certificate.

These certificates can be submitted as CEUs (continuing education units) or CPE (continuing professional...
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How much does Skillcrush cost?

The following is information on costs for the Skillcrush courses:

"Break Into Tech" is one payment of $1599 or twelve monthly payments of $149 each.  
Syllabus:...
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What does the Data Science Curriculum in...

The Data Science bootcamp uses Python-based curriculum, real-world case studies, and machine learning concepts that prepare you for a career as a Data Scientist. 

Prep:
As one of the reasons to...
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Who owns Coding Dojo?

Michael Choi was a partner at one of the top tech companies in the country. While on the search for developers, due to companies growth, he began to notice a gap between what was being taught to...
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What to learn after python?

As one of the most mentioned languages, it is important and beneficial to learn Python. But you want to learn more...

Here's what I found after doing some research.
The next languages to learn...
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Best resources to learn Python

One of the most common languages you hear of is Python.

What is it used for?
Python is a general purpose and high level programming language. You can use Python for developing desktop GUI...
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How to keep mind and body healthy in a tech...

As a student in any course you want to be sure of two things, keep your mind and body healthy.
Working in the tech industry requires a lot of time invested sitting concentrated on a monitor. 
So what...
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Which Tech Documentaries/DocuSeries to watch on...

The following is a list of some of the BEST Documentaries and/or DocuSeries (according to IMDB) to help you entertain during down time or while we go through this extensive quarantine:

1.CONNECTIONS...
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What other careers can a Software engineer branch...

Deciding on a new career can be tough always. I chose to go with Software Engineering.
Something I've always wanted to know is "what if I change my mind, can I branch out into a different...
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Name 3 people in Career Karma who had an impact...

My journey began July of 2019. I was confused as many of the newbies are. I had so many questions and didn't know who to ask or where to begin. My first contact from a CK member was obviously Ruben...
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Do companies hire bootcamp grads?

As a Coach one of our most common questions is "Will any company hire me for a job with a bootcamp certificate?"
The answer is YES!
While some companies will be looking for candidates with a...
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How long does it take to become a Game Developer?

Game developers are specialized software developers with a bachelor's degree who help design and manage the creation of video and computer games.

So how long can it take?
Based on college degrees it...
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How do you stay accountable and organized...

One of the toughest decisions when looking for a bootcamp is deciding the type of dedication you can commit to. 
Within the options are:

 *Full-Time      *Part-Time      *Self-Paced

In this case...
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How much can you make after Thinkful?

The question every student/candidate asks himself. How much will I make after graduation?
The following information is based on the stats provided by Thinkful and *is updated every 6 months.

Average...
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What song best describes your journey of breaking...

Deciding on one particular song is tough but once you sit back and analyze what was behind your current decision, then take a moment to wonder what the future holds...A couple songs come to...
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Do you need to know a lot of math for data...

Typically one of the most common questions we get as Coaches is 
"How much and what kind of math is needed for Data Science?"

What kind of math?

-Linear Algebra  -Calculus
-Probability        ...
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What does Data Science include?

Based on the Syllabus provided by Thinkful these are the topics and sections covered:

-Analytics and Experimentation
 This section covers the basics of SQL for accessing and aggregating data from a...
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How do you define Data Science?

It's the study of data that involves scientific methods, algorithms, processes, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from many structural and unstructured data. 
The goal of data science is...
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How can I get my living expenses accounted for...

One of the biggest decisions to make when attending a bootcamp is deciding if you want to keep your current employment in order to pay bills or if you want to be completely dedicated to a...
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Which program should you take at Thinkful?

Thinkful has a selection of different Bootcamp options. The question is, which would be best for you?
If you're like me and had trouble deciding which program/course to take, here's a very helpful...
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How much coding knowledge do you need for...

As with any Bootcamp you aren't required to be a "Pro" but it will help to have knowledge of the basics.
Once you begin the application process, get in contact with an Advisor, have orientation and...
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What languages do you learn in Thinkful?

According to the syllabus for Software Engineering, the languages learned are as follows:

HTML   
CSS   
JAVA SCRIPT
JQUERY   
NODE  
REACT   
REDUCT   

Other...
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How much does General Assembly cost?

Each bootcamp has its cost but there are also different payment methods available to fund your learning experience. If you haven't already discussed these topics, don't forget to schedule your 1on1...
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What UX design tools do I need to know?

 As you know UX emphasizes a users experience as they use your product or service

So while doing a short research I found some useful tools for UX/UI Design:
Sketch        Invision Studio          ...
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What is one thing your family doesn't understand...

When beginning a Bootcamp everyone has to learn to adapt themselves to a new lifestyle basically, unless you've already been in the tech field and understand. 
One of the most important things is to...
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What to do if located in California but can't...

By now you've probably attended a Head Coaching Session with Ruben Harris(CEO) and learned about the Income Share Agreement option available for bootcamps

So what is an Income Share...
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How do you prepare for Thinkful engineering...

When preparing for Engineering Immersion you'll need:

-Apply
-Schedule a Consultation with an Advisor
-Begin Prep Course
            -Within the Prep Course you'll focus on:
               *HTML
   ...
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How much does Thinkful cost?

As the cost of every course is provided on the website, we do encourage you to schedule a 1on1 Coaching session with a Career Karma Coach to be informed of any updates to bootcamp costs.

*Costs will...
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Where are the Thinkful Campuses?

Locations for Thinkful:

WEST:                                               
Los Angeles
Portland
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle

SOUTHWEST:
Austin 
Dallas
Phoenix
Houston
Salt Lake...
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What courses does Thinkful offer?

The following courses are available at Thinkful :

-Software Engineering
-UX/UI Design
-Data Science
-Data Analytics
-Product Management
-Digital Marketing
   
   All programs are available in...
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Which UX Design tools do I need to know?

User Experience is a person’s impression of interaction with a product. The definition created by the International Organization for Standardization is the following:
“User Experience — person’s...
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What does a UX Designer do?

The UX Designer among being communicative, creative, and proactive must also comply with the following: 

-Understand product specifications and user psychology
-Conduct concept and usability testing...
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What should I ask a bootcamp during the interview...

The word interview gets you a bit nervous? No need to worry, we got you covered!
As you hear in the Head Coaching Session (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUT ON IT!) the Behavioral Interview is mostly for the...
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How do I prepare for bootcamp application process?

The best way to prepare for the bootcamp application process:

-Attend a Head Coaching session with Ruben Harris
-Attend a 1 on 1 Coaching Session with a CK Coach...
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How did Career Karma help you with your journey?

If you read my profile, then you know I worked as a driver for UPS. To me, that was the best job I could ever have, and was brainwashed into thinking no other job will pay you better or will provide...
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