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Blog Category: Alumni

A Friendship Yields a Championship: Two SMU Coding Boot Camp Students Win Major Hackathon

Kyle Foster and Taylor Lewis each had very different roads to coding boot camp. Despite these differences, the experience not only brought them together as friends but also sparked a professional partnership—one that would lead them to win the Daimler Truck North America Hackathon only a few months later. With Kyle doing back-end development and Taylor handling the front end,…

A Six-Figure Salary at a Fortune 500 Following Data Analytics Boot Camp

While Balasubramanian “Bala” Ganapathy hasn’t always had a major interest in data analytics, he has always invested in constantly improving his skills. Bala grew up in India and completed the majority of his education there. He received his first MBA in the city of Bhubaneswar and used this degree as a cost and management accountant for nearly…

A Loan for Coding Boot Camp Leads to a New Career

As Damian Ramirez knows well, you can never master computer science; the technology is constantly changing at a startlingly rapid pace. Despite having coded since he was a teenager, Damian wasn’t reaching his full potential working in business intelligence. After being asked by his company to take over their e-commerce initiative, he jumped at the chance to…