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Your Top 15 Online Boot Camp Questions Answered

You’re interested in an online boot camp—but you first want to know how it actually works. What can you expect from the online format? If you’re just discovering our boot camps, you likely have many questions that you’d like the answers to before taking the next step. It is important to make an informed decision…

Why Employers Are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Learners

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

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, in cooperation and in accordance with SMU, current SMU Boot Camp classes will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to effectively lead classes on Zoom through…

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…

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…