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Blog Category: Coding

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 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…

How to Identify a Good (or Bad) Coding Boot Camp

Good vs bad coding bootcamps

As the market for coding and web development continues to grow, more traditional schools are now entering the coding boot camp market. Offering a coding boot camp allows these institutions to enter the emerging market and meet its growing demand. It is now possible to become a full-stack developer, coding professional, or a skilled digital technology…

Node JS vs PHP – Which Platform is Best for Development?

Node JS vs PHP

PHP and Node.js are two of the most commonly used server-side platforms. Despite their shared popularity among developers, there are many significant differences between both of these leading back-end technologies. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. The language was created to build scalable network applications. The platform involves an event-driven,…

How to Become a Web Developer in 2019

Man learning to become a web developer
1) Gain the Latest Web Development Skills The first step to becoming a successful web developer is to learn in-demand, relevant skills. A boot camp is a great way to develop these skills, ensuring you learn the most up-to-date material. With an online coding boot camp education, you are exposed to the latest technologies from…

Why Employers are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Graduates

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. We see a number of employers hiring online coding boot camp graduates due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity). Because of the nature of a fast-paced online boot…

Are Online Coding Boot Camps Worth It?

A natural question that comes up as students are considering coding boot camps is, “are online coding boot camps worth it?”. To put it into perspective, boot camp graduates have continued to have strong career prospects, often with competitive salaries. Additionally, according to the *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of web developers is expected…

Celebrating Women In Tech This Mother’s Day: Video

This Mother's Day, we're reflecting on the incredible women in tech. We are inspired by the talented women who have either gone through our boot camp programs, lead our classes as instructors, or support our students as teaching assistants or support staff. Thank you for making an impact on our future as you help to advance the technology industry! Watch…