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Diversity at Work: Why It Should Be an All-hands Mission

By Lauren Sauser on September 20, 2016

When organizations survey a limited spectrum of employees for each job created—Ivy League grads with their MBA, for example—they put themselves at risk for the kind of strategic monoculture that endangers innovation.

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The Success of Pokemon GO (and What Developers Can Learn From It)

By Lauren Sauser on September 12, 2016

Before it became a niche project at Google or a global phenomenon, Pokémon GO was an April Fool’s joke. It turns out this mobile “joke” was destined to earn 25 million daily users in a single week, double the value of Nintendo’s stock, and spark a social contagion that stands unprecedented in the history of mankind’s interest in gaming.

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ITT Tech Students: Launch Your Career with 50% Off Upcoming Course

By Dave Parker on September 6, 2016

This morning, we heard the news that ITT Tech is closing their doors and leaving students with an uncertain future. That’s a shock to students who are trying to pursue high value careers and for employers who are looking to hire quality technical talent.

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Practice Makes Perfect: Preparing for Tech Interview Questions

By Lauren Sauser on September 6, 2016

Succeeding in a programming interview requires practice. Along with technical skill, you’ll need the initiative and confidence to share what you know. Intentional practice of a few common interview questions will help you succinctly showcase why you’re a good fit. Below, read the six common questions that hiring managers often use in their search for technology professionals, then get some additional tips and tools for adequately preparing for the big in-person interview.

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5 Types of Tech Companies You Should Consider Working For

By Lauren Sauser on August 29, 2016

Companies need software developers—and whether you’re looking to round out your resume or to secure a new and gratifying challenge—organizations both large and small are eager to receive applications from competent, qualified developers.

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Meet Kate: A Conservationist Who Found New Passion In Code

By Dave Parker on August 25, 2016

Kate Zurlo-Cuva moved to Seattle for family, only to discover her love for front-end development, and a new career as a Technical Project Manager.

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Stacked Model: How to Expedite Your Job Search

By Lauren Sauser on August 22, 2016

Changing careers and finding the perfect job is about dedication, confidence, and sticking to a system. In your quest to become a professional software developer, improving your skills at a coding bootcamp and stacking your job applications can lead to multiple offers and higher pay.

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Meet Branton: Microsoft Veteran Turned iOS Developer

By Dave Parker on August 18, 2016

After more than 12 years at Microsoft, Branton Boehm felt stuck in a cycle of diminishing challenges and boredom.

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Expanded Financing Options Now Available from Skills Fund

By Lauren Bauml on August 16, 2016

Congrats! By reading this, you’ve taken the first step towards transforming your life and career with Code Fellows' high-quality web and mobile development training. With a number of important decisions ahead of you, we’ve laid out a roadmap to help navigate the journey ahead.

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Stuck in a Rut? 5 Ways to Revamp Your Job Search

By Lauren Sauser on August 15, 2016

If you're struggling in your job search, it's time to alter your strategy. Here are some tips for when you’re knee-deep in job applications and not getting results.

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Climb Credit Financing is Now Available for Code Fellows Students

By Code Fellows on August 11, 2016

We’re excited to announce a new financing option for our students! Code Fellows and Climb have partnered to offer financing for Code 201, Code 301, and Code 401 on both the full-time and part-time tracks.

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5 Technologies Changing K-12 Education

By Lauren Sauser on August 9, 2016

In the midst of mind-numbing testing cycles, burgeoning enrollment, and shrinking budgets, American classrooms need help—and educational technology (ed-tech) may be part of the emergent solution.

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Meet Tara: Developer at Jaguar Land Rover

By Jordana Gustafson on August 5, 2016

If you met Tara Kreft last fall and then ran into her again today, you’d notice two major differences.

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How to Assess and Negotiate a Job Offer

By Sanjala Chitnis on August 2, 2016

Effectively evaluating and negotiating an offer involves understanding individual priorities and knowing the hiring market. When switching careers, be prepared to ask potential employers for what you’re worth—and then negotiate for it.

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Meet Bion: Chocolatier Turned Software Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on July 29, 2016

Bion Johnson had been a hobbyist audio programmer for years when friends encouraged him to pursue programming as a career. He decided to take a chance with Code Fellows and enrolled in the second course we ran after launching in 2013. He used his time in the course to start a successful career as a software developer, and now shares his advice for others who are joining the industry.

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Join the Community: 8 Websites Where You Should Make Your Presence Known

By Lauren Sauser on July 26, 2016

Being active in an online community is a productive way to build connections and diversify your understanding and experience with software. We recommend these eight networks to get you started.

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Meet Keri: Marketer Turned Front-End Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on July 21, 2016

Keri Brady was pursuing a career in marketing when she realized she wanted to expand her technical skill set—and career potential—as she continued to work with fast-growing startups. She shares why she chose Code Fellows and what helped her be successful during and after the program.

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“Or Equivalent Experience”: Why You Don't Need a Four-Year Degree to Land a Coding Job

By Lauren Sauser on July 20, 2016

As total student loans in the US approach $1.5 trillion and the average university graduate braces for more than $35,000 in academic debt, more Americans are opting for less traditional—and faster—forms of education.

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5 Technologies Changing the Agriculture Industry

By Lauren Sauser on July 8, 2016

The agriculture industry is tasked with feeding the inhabitants of planet earth, and considering that an estimated 795 million human beings go malnourished each day, the system has room for dramatic improvement.

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Music Meets Code: How a Musician's Background Translates to a Career in Tech

By Lauren Sauser on July 6, 2016

For professionals and hobbyists alike, software has become a necessary component for the recording, mastering, and distribution of music. Code connects artists and audiences in ways unimaginable to the rock stars of yesteryear. The laptop—while lacking the stage presence of an electric guitar—has emerged as the hallmark tool for a new generation of music makers.

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Meet Chelsea: From Data Entry to Full-Stack

By Sarah June Fischer on June 30, 2016

Chelsea Lura decided to level up in her career and become a Full-Stack JavaScript developer through Code Fellows. She shares what she's getting to do now and some advice for fellow students.

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10 Tips to Interview Well

By Lauren Sauser on June 28, 2016

Not knowing how to answer an interview question; being late; delivering a weak handshake; saying the wrong thing—these are just a few of the nightmares that lurk in the dark corners of a job hunt. The good news? All of these anxieties can be easily alleviated with deliberate preparation before your next interview.

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How to Explain Gaps in Your Resume

By Lauren Sauser on June 18, 2016

When applying to jobs in software development, as in any other profession, you should expect to compete against other highly qualified applicants. A common concern we hear from incoming students is that their previous work history or gaps in their resume will hinder their job search. Even with demand for software developers at an all-time high, it’s essential to consider how your past work experience will affect your hireability going forward, particularly as you interview for your dream job.

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Meet Clare: Scientist, Yeast Engineer, and Code Fellows Graduate

By Lauren Sauser on June 16, 2016

Clare Monahan spent half a decade as a protein engineer. As she neared her financial limitations as a scientist without a PhD, she turned her attention to writing code. Clare shares with us about her transition from the lab to the classroom, and then to a new career as a software developer.

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What is the Cloud?

By Lauren Sauser on June 14, 2016

It’s not magic that allows your smart phone to summon Snapchat’s responsive contortionism at a moment’s notice: it’s the vast network of computer servers located in branded warehouses around the planet that your device is fundamentally connected to. It’s the Cloud.

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Meet Mark: Financial Analyst Turned Front-End Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on June 10, 2016

Mark Palfreeman realized he could combine both his creative and analytical side in a career in front-end development after working with data-centric and creative departments early in his career. He shares about the ups and downs during the course and what he's doing now at Deloitte Digital.

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How to Plan Your Career Change, Part 2

By Lauren Sauser on June 7, 2016

The first half of this series looked at five steps to explore a career in software development. From researching earning potential to attending introductory classes, you’ve prepared to make the switch.

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Meet Mike: Starbucks Shift Supervisor Turned Full-Stack Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on June 3, 2016

Mike Elliott was teaching himself to code and taking on freelance development projects while working at Starbucks. When he decided he wanted to pursue web development full time, he came to Seattle and enrolled at Code Fellows to put the final polish on his skill set. He shares about his experience and some pro tips for incoming students.

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How to Plan Your Career Change, Part 1

By Lauren Sauser on May 31, 2016

If you are bored at your current job, dread Mondays, or just feel generally under-challenged and under-paid, you may need to do more than change jobs—it might be time to change your career.

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A Letter To Seattle's Laid-Off Workers

By Lauren Sauser on May 27, 2016

While Forbes’ 2016 assessment ranks Seattle as one of the fastest growing cities in the US, several of the city’s most recognizable brands—including Boeing, Nordstrom, and Microsoft—have recently eliminated more than 1,000 jobs.

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Is Code School an Alternative to College?

By Dave Parker on May 24, 2016

It’s that season again—the time of year when my friends are posting on Facebook about the amazing results of their child’s college acceptance for the upcoming academic season.

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Meet Alexandra: Experienced Software Developer and Code Fellows Graduate

By Sarah June Fischer on May 20, 2016

Alexandra Norcross had 15 years of software development experience behind her when she opted for a change. After hearing about Code Fellows from a recent graduate, she decided to switch from developing for desktop and the web to programming iOS apps. She shares her experience during her course and what surprised her most about the program.

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Creating Art With Code

By Lauren Sauser on May 18, 2016

Can code be used to create art? Absolutely—just ask the growing community of artists who are using free, open-source technology to engage audiences with a new medium of digital expression.

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Code Fellows Presents MedBridge with GeekWire's Bootstrapper of the Year Award

By Lauren Sauser on May 10, 2016

The GeekWire Awards 2016 took place yesterday evening in the Sky Church of Seattle’s Experience Music Project to celebrate more than a dozen categories of tech innovation, including ‘Startup of the Year,’ ‘Next Tech Titan,’ and the ever-prestigious ‘Geek of the Year.’

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Software Development Jobs: What You'll Do (and How Much You'll Make Doing It)

By Lauren Sauser on May 10, 2016

If you’re going to school to be a coder, you’ve likely already considered what job titles you may one day be adding to your LinkedIn profile. Differentiating between engineering and development titles is important for our graduates when choosing a career and building skills for success.

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Meet Monica: Journalism Major, Front-End Developer, and Code Fellows Graduate

By Sarah June Fischer on May 5, 2016

Monica Davidson is a seasoned Code Fellows alumni and software developer who studied front-end development in a Bootcamp (now Code 201) and Development Accelerator (now Code 401). She shares how she used her training at Code Fellows to achieve a life-long dream and how her training as a journalist helped her become a better software developer.

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Code Fellows Graduates Victorious at AngelHack

By Lauren Sauser on May 3, 2016

Congratulations to Code Fellows graduates Logan Tegman, Jesse Thach, Sabrina Tee, Natalie Chow, and Jose Tello for winning the grand prize at AngelHack’s April hackathon in Seattle!

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Meet Kasim: Material Engineer, Software Developer, and Code Fellows Graduate

By Lauren Sauser on April 29, 2016

Kasim Siddiqui spoke with us about his return to Seattle, his search for a more purposeful career, and the importance of a supportive spouse. Siddiqui received a scholarship to attend Code Fellows in 2015, and studied full-stack JavaScript.

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Parks n’ Tech: Code Fellows Student Project Acknowledged by Seattle Mayor

By Lauren Sauser on April 26, 2016

We're proud to recognize the work of four students who were selected to showcase their Code 301 project, Seattle Park Finder, at the signing of an executive order by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray earlier this year. Murray’s order calls upon all city departments to make their public datasets available online.

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Meet Ron: Navy Mechanic, Flight Instructor, and Code Fellows Graduate

By Lauren Sauser on April 19, 2016

Ron Floyd, veteran and graduate of Code Fellows Portland, gave us feedback on how he made the career switch, his first year employed as a Web Developer, and how he made the most of his time at Code Fellows.

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We're Bringing Code 101 to New York

By Sarah June Fischer on April 16, 2016

We’re excited to announce that Code 101 is coming to New York City!

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Inescapable Code

By Ross Buchanan on April 13, 2016

*Editor's Note: Code is truly everywhere. As our dependence on smartphones, wearable tech, and user-friendly digital kiosks and automotive touch screens and point-of-sale systems continues to grow, so does the need for people who can understand (and even build) what's going on under the surface.*

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Boost Your Career: 8 Non-Programming Jobs that Benefit Big from a Coding Education

By Lauren Sauser on April 5, 2016

You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate the work-streams, vernacular, and economy of software development—but if your job requires you to directly support programmers, your proficiency with code will inevitably correlate with your compensation.

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Getting Creative with an Education in Code

By Lauren Sauser on March 30, 2016

Nearly half of the occupations in the US will be computerized over the next 20 years, and many industries are rushing to renovate their products and services for the future. The brands, industries, and individuals who can deliver a quality user experience—particularly to a mobile audience—have the best chance of success.

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Meet Emily: JavaScript Developer, Rabbi, and Code Fellows Graduate

By Lauren Sauser on March 22, 2016

Emily Aviva Kapor-Mater earned a certificate in Full-Stack JavaScript Development from Code Fellows in August 2015. She now works as a full-stack developer in Seattle, and enjoys building software that facilitates simple, practical, and socially-positive experiences for users.

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Introducing Skills Fund, a New Lending Option for Students

By Sarah June Fischer on March 15, 2016

Our students can now apply for loans through Skills Fund!

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Measuring Your Application For Success

By Lauren Sauser on March 15, 2016

Measuring your application’s performance offers an opportunity to objectively understand the product’s functional, practical, and financial viability. This means recording as much data as possible—and remaining determined to act based upon what certain segments of data expose.

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Meet David Gardner, Code Fellows Grad and Co-Founder of DealTapp

By Lauren Sauser on March 8, 2016

David Gardner is a co-founder at DealTapp, an app that connects Seattleites (and soon, others) with the best local deals. Gardner completed an iOS development night class here at Code Fellows in 2015, and credits the atmosphere and instructors of the course with making his app possible.

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3 Major Perks of Being a Software Developer

By Lauren Sauser on March 1, 2016

In the demanding market where they work, U.S. software developers earn almost double the average American worker. Additionally, the United States Department of Labor has predicted that the number of American software engineers will grow by 17% between 2014 and 2024—dramatically faster than any other occupational segment.

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Aye, Robot! How High Tech is Changing the Assembly Line

By Lauren Sauser on February 23, 2016

The science fiction image of droids and robots going about daily life alongside humans is quickly becoming a reality. Futuristic fiction has predicted modern advancements in science and tech as we watch robots learn from humans and join assembly lines and factory floors.

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How to Build a Web App, Part 4: Marketing and Promotion

By Lauren Sauser on February 13, 2016

You’ve spent countless hours preparing your web app for “The Market” . . . but what now? Do the people you’ve imagined using your product actually exist? And if so, how do you find them?

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How to Build a Web App, Part 3: Pushing It Live

By Sarah June Fischer on February 6, 2016

Well done! You've successfully planned and built your project. Here's how to get it on the web.

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The Developers Who We Want to Be When We Grow Up

By Sarah June Fischer on February 2, 2016

There is no limit to how high a career in software development can take you. There's a long list of programmers, engineers, self-taught coders, and scientists who have greatly influenced the tech industry and the technology that our students use today. As we thought about the amazing minds that inspire us at Code Fellows, four distinct traits surfaced. Here are the qualities that we admire in the innovators in the tech industry, and some of the engineers who have them.

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How to Build a Web App, Part 2: Writing the Code

By Sarah June Fischer on January 26, 2016

Okay, you've checked off everything in Part 1 and are ready to start writing some code. What now?

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What Success as a Developer Looks Like

By Sarah June Fischer on January 20, 2016

We have a saying at Code Fellows that all of our students hear at least once during their time on campus: "May the code you write today be better than the code you wrote yesterday."

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How to Build a Web App, Part 1: The First Steps

By Sarah June Fischer on January 9, 2016

The process of building a web app starts long before you write your first line of code. Here's how to make a plan and what tools you'll need before opening your text editor.

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1984: The Year Women Left Coding

By Sarah June Fischer on January 5, 2016

Software development is rising in the ranks of lucrative and fulfilling professions, with salaries rivaling those of physicians and attorneys—with much less schooling required. But unlike law and healthcare, the tech industry is heavily dominated by men.

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2015 in Review: 8 Advancements in Science and Tech

By Sarah June Fischer on December 29, 2015

The end of 2015 is approaching faster than we'd like, but this year hasn't passed without a lot of monumental changes, especially in the realms of science and technology. Read on for some of the most exciting news of 2015.

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2015 Gift Guide: Last-Minute Ideas for Your Favorite Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on December 15, 2015

The items we assembled for this year's list all fit into two distinct categories: Form Follows Function, featuring more practical gifts, and For the Fandom, focused on less useful (but still awesome) gadgets. Check out the list below to find the perfect gift for the software developer in your life!

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7 Everyday Tasks Brought to You By Code

By Sarah June Fischer on December 10, 2015

Long before the Internet of Things began exploring a computerized world with app-controlled home thermostats, lights, and security, computers changed the way we live. Did you know that these 7 everyday tasks are only possible because of computer code?

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The PNW Is the Place to Be for Tech Jobs

By Sarah June Fischer on December 5, 2015

The numbers keep rolling in. If you want a stable job in the Pacific Northwest, turn to the tech industry. Here's how acquihires, $1.1 billion in venture capital, and over 15,000 tech companies pump life into the Pacific Northwest.

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Seahawk Tackle Russell Okung Launches the Greater Foundation, Our Newest Partner

By Sarah June Fischer on November 24, 2015

Code Fellows is proud to partner with the Greater Foundation to provide more opportunities for the next generation.

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3 Issues Facing the Tech Industry that Impact Diversity

By Sarah June Fischer on November 19, 2015

Diversity—or rather, the lack—is stirring a lot of good conversations in the tech industry today. If you Google "minorities in tech," over 230 million results come up, ranging from articles that highlight diversity issues to companies and organizations that are pledging to do something about it.

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Thinking About a Career Change? Chicago is Hiring

By Sarah June Fischer on November 13, 2015

Silicon Valley, with its high rent and lack of diversity, is quickly losing its place as the country's leading tech hub.

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Programming is an Ideal Career Path for Military Veterans—Here's Why

By Sarah June Fischer on November 5, 2015

Leadership skills. Critical thinking. Discipline. The ability to work quickly under pressure. Focus on the team. Software development requires these skills, and military veterans already have them.

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The Results Behind the Rise in Code Schools

By Sarah June Fischer on November 4, 2015

Code schools are a growing phenomenon across the U.S. More career switchers, hobbyist coders, and even seasoned devs with outdated skill sets are opting to spend $10k-$15k and two to four months in an intensive program rather than enroll in a Computer Science program or try to learn on their own.

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4 of CNN's Top 10 Best Jobs in America Involve Coding

By Sarah June Fischer on October 21, 2015

Out of CNN's 100 Best Jobs in America, Software Architect is #1.

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Job Fairs: Connecting Partners and Alumni

By Sarah June Fischer on October 13, 2015

Thank you to the great companies who came out to our job fair!

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Linked Lists in Objective-C: There’s a Protocol for That!

By Stephen Lardieri on October 7, 2015

_In this blog post, iOS Development Accelerator student Stephen Lardieri explains how to use Objective-C protocols to eliminate special-case code from a typical linked list implementation._

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Instructor Spotlight: Sam Hamm and the Transition from Higher Education to Teaching at Code Fellows, Part 2

By Sarah June Fischer on October 2, 2015

What does a seasoned higher education professor think of the intensive bootcamp model, and what are his tips for students preparing to take the plunge? Read part two of our interview with Sam Hamm, Code Fellows instructor and longtime technologist. Miss part 1? Read it here »

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Instructor Spotlight: Sam Hamm and the Transition from Higher Education to Teaching at Code Fellows, Part 1

By Sarah June Fischer on October 2, 2015

Sam Hamm, our Code 201 instructor in Seattle, shares his background in technology and why he made the switch from teaching music at a college to helping other up-and-coming developers dive into the tech industry.

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Co-Founder and VP of Education Gives a Glimpse of Code Fellows' Past and Future, Part 2

By Sarah June Fischer on September 16, 2015

Brook Riggio, one of the first Code Fellows instructors and the VP of Education, sits down with us to talk about why he loves to teach, how Code Fellows started, and what he’s excited for with the launch of our new program. *Continued from Part 1.*

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Speech Recognition in the Browser

By Jakub Jedryszek on September 15, 2015

*Special guest and Microsoft Engineer Jakub Jedryszek recently shared a presentation on speech recognition in the browser at our campus in Seattle. In case you missed it, read on to find out how you can integrate speech recognition into your app in pure JavaScript. For some background, read his first article on voice commands in the browser.*

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Co-Founder and VP of Education Gives a Glimpse of Code Fellows' Past and Future, Part 1

By Sarah June Fischer on September 15, 2015

Brook Riggio, one of the first Code Fellows instructors and the VP of Education, sits down with us to talk about why he loves to teach, how Code Fellows started, and what he’s excited for with the launch of our new program.

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The End: Transitioning After a Full-Time Bootcamp

By Isabella Organ on September 9, 2015

Four weeks sounds like a really long time when you’re coming from working 20 hours per week into a course that promises 50+. Not to mention a commute that, while still not bad, is three times as long (in each direction) as what you are used to. But in the blink of an eye, it was simply over.

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Find the Right Program for You

By Dave Parker on September 3, 2015

How do you get a great job in a tech company? The answer to the question shouldn’t require a secret handshake or a hidden map. That’s why we’ve upgraded our program at Code Fellows.

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It's Here: Get on the Fast Track to a Job in Tech

By Sarah June Fischer on August 21, 2015

Now you can take classes back to back and land a fulfilling job in the industry without missing a beat or wondering what's next.

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Something Big is Coming

By Sarah June Fischer on August 21, 2015

Keep it between the two of us.

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Get a Great Job Faster With Our New Course Schedule

By Sarah June Fischer on August 18, 2015

We’ve reworked our program to ensure that it’s the fastest path to get you professionally trained and ready for a career in the tech industry.

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Front-End Development Grads Show Off Final Projects

By Sarah June Fischer on August 8, 2015

After seven weeks in class, our Front-End Development Accelerator students were ready to spend their last week working on their final projects. They teamed up with the JavaScript students—who were halfway through their eight-week course—and put their skills to work. See what they created.

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Meetups You Should Check Out This Month, Part 3: Chicago

By Sarah June Fischer on August 7, 2015

Meet entrepreneurs, software engineers, aspiring developers, startup founders, and others at an upcoming meetup! Check out the list below to find networking events near you.

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Meetups You Should Check Out This Month, Part 2: Portland

By Jordana Gustafson on August 7, 2015

Looking for ways to meet other developers in the industry? Whether you need more talent for your team, some help on a project, or a chance to catch up with other devs, check out this list of weekly and monthly meetup groups right here in Portland.

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Meetups You Should Check Out This Month, Part 1: Seattle

By Sarah June Fischer on August 7, 2015

Becoming a well-rounded developer includes getting out in the community, meeting other coders, and learning about what's new in the tech world. Check out these Seattle-based meetup groups for more ways to stay up-to-date on the industry.

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8 Tips Before You Hire from a Code School

By Mitch Robertson on August 6, 2015

With the recent rise in code schools and the number of new devs entering today's tech market, how can you be sure the grad you're about to hire is the kind of quality you need for your team? Here are 8 tips to make sure you're hiring the best.

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iOS Grad Wins Grand Prize Out of 26 Teams at Sears Hackathon

By Sarah June Fischer on August 1, 2015

What can you build in a weekend? A hackathon-winning mobile app, for starters.

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10 Pitfalls That Can Hold You Back From Being Hired

By Dave Parker on July 30, 2015

Interpersonal skills can help—or hurt—your path to landing a job just as much as technical skills. Check yourself for these 10 pitfalls to make sure they won't stand between you and your dream job.

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How to Build and Launch a Web Product

By Will Little on July 9, 2015

Dear aspiring entrepreneur, While you *really* don’t know what you are getting yourself into (no one ever does), your crazy ambition is what we love about you.

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Why Dropping Out of College was the Best Decision I Ever Made

By Kate Fleming on June 27, 2015

*Can Code Fellows really replace a 4-year degree? Read the story of Kate, a Code Fellows graduate who dropped out of college, enrolled in Foundations I, and hasn't looked back.*

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Part 4: Networking Beyond Meetups

By Gina Luna on June 25, 2015

The word “networking” stresses me out. It brings to mind strangers wearing self­-adhesive nametags while milling around a room with cheap appetizers and forced small talk. The good news is that that’s only a small part of networking.

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Part 5: Negotiating Your Salary 101

By Gina Luna on June 24, 2015

So ... negotiating is uncomfortable. And important. And a guaranteed part of your job search. Ooft.

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Part 3: Build Your Online Brand

By Gina Luna on June 24, 2015

When an employer searches for you online, you want them to like what they find. If they don’t, you could be passed over, but if they do, it may result in an interview.

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Part 2: Five Ways to Write a Better Cover Letter

By Gina Luna on June 24, 2015

Let’s put an end to to­-whom-­this-­may-­concern cover letters. Good cover letters add personality to your resume, clearly and simply communicate your credentials, and tell the reader what they want to hear.

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Part 1: Shy Guy's Guide to Meetups

By Gina Luna on June 24, 2015

*Professional development is a large part of what our Development Accelerator students study during their eight weeks on campus. This five-part series is a glimpse into the training they receive to polish their online presence and be successful in their job search.*

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Meet Dave Parker, the New CEO of Code Fellows

By Sarah June Fischer on June 24, 2015

We're incredibly excited to welcome Dave Parker, startup veteran and experienced leader, to the helm at Code Fellows! We sat down with Dave to talk about his background, favorite books of the month, and more. Read on to get to know our new CEO!

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Mic'd: The Best New Recording App for the iPhone and Apple Watch

By Sarah June Fischer on June 10, 2015

Our students have a natural passion for technology and continue to create awesome projects long after they graduate. Tim and Brian, two iOS developers who graduated in 2014, create a streamlined audio recording app that topped the charts and blew away their expectations. We talk with Tim about how his brainchild came to be.

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Early Impressions of WWDC 2015

By Brad Johnson on June 10, 2015

Most of the headlines you’ve seen about WWDC this year—Swift going open source, iPad split screen, Apple Music, and Drake’s super weird moment on stage—have already been covered to death by all of the big tech blogs. Instead, let's take a look at some of the smaller announcements and new features that will be exciting for people who spend their days inside of Xcode.

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Part Five: The 42-Year-Old Coding Virgin

By Gino Bona on June 9, 2015

SEATTLE — The final week of Bootcamp involved the creation of an app.

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Part Four: The 42-Year-Old Coding Virgin

By Gino Bona on June 2, 2015

SEATTLE — “Two weeks down, two more to go.”

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Part Three: The 42-Year-Old Coding Virgin

By Gino Bona on May 28, 2015

SEATTLE — The second week of Computer Science & Web Development Bootcamp began with some sobering news: A few of my classmates decided to drop out.

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Part Two: The 42-Year-Old Coding Virgin

By Gino Bona on May 19, 2015

SEATTLE — It’s 8:52 AM on Monday, May 11. I enter the basement of Code Fellows’ building located in Seattle’s South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood. Most of my classmates are already seated. I sit down in the back row, giving myself maximum distance from the instructor. This is my first time in a classroom environment in twenty years. And I’m nervous as hell.

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How to Land an Awesome Development Job: Community Event for Job Seekers

By Sarah June Fischer on May 16, 2015

Local hiring leaders share the secrets to success in the Seattle tech market.

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Alumni Take Python Class Project to New Heights

By Sarah June Fischer on May 15, 2015

Five days. It's not a lot of time to plan, build, debug, and present a fully-functioning app, but it's what we ask our Development Accelerators students to do after seven weeks of intense training and practice. We talk with a team of graduates who decided their project wasn't quite finished, and made plans to make it even better.

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Part One: The 42-Year-Old Coding Virgin

By Gino Bona on May 14, 2015

*“Hello. My name is Gino Bona. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina and I’m a coding virgin. I graduated from Ithaca College twenty years ago with a degree in Television and Radio, which won’t do me a damn bit of good over the next four weeks. So I have that going for me.”*

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Introducing the Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship Fund

By Kristin Smith on May 12, 2015

Diversity Scholarships are now available for students!

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New Starter App Launches React Projects Fast

By Sarah June Fischer on May 7, 2015

React is growing in popularity, with Instagram, Khan Academy, the New York Times and others using the new library released by Facebook. Ivan Storck, web developer and Code Fellows co-founder, created a React starter app—born out of his own team’s needs—to give others a quick way to launch a new project. He shares about the creation of the project and his take on the influence of ReactJS on the JavaScript community.

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Teach Your Kids to Code: Engaging Resources to Get Them Started

By Sarah June Fischer on May 2, 2015

First penmanship, then typing, and now programming—this is the evolution of skills that students as young as elementary age are learning alongside math, writing, and science. While programming classes aren't in every school district yet, more grade schools are incorporating computer science studies, and students are discovering how engaging and creative it can be.

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Refresh Seattle is Moving to Code Fellows

By Sarah June Fischer on May 2, 2015

Our Seattle campus is the new home of Refresh Seattle's monthly meetup!

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A New Course Comes to Code Fellows: The Front-End Development Accelerator

By Sarah June Fischer on May 2, 2015

“A user interface is like a joke: if you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” Good web design and flow is taken for granted, but creating well-structured, clear user interfaces is harder than it sounds. In this era of the app, interactive websites have become the standard. A well-structured app essentially disappears so the user can accomplish their goal without hindrances from the very tool they're trying to use. Learn how to create innovative, modern, intuitive websites and apps with our newest Development Accelerator.

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Behind the Algorithm: Students Create Apps to Demonstrate Computer Science Concepts

By Sarah June Fischer on March 25, 2015

In Foundations I, students create a website that visualizes an algorithm or a data structure of their choosing.

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TechHire Will Change the Game

By Kristin Smith on March 12, 2015

On Monday, President Obama announced the launch of TechHire, an ambitious employment initiative that will bring together government agencies, businesses, and non-profits to provide technology education and training opportunities to all Americans.

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15+ Programming Books to Keep on Your Shelf

By Sarah June Fischer on March 11, 2015

Every developer needs a set of go-to resources, whether writing their first lines of code or building on 10+ years of experience. Our instructors are avid readers, and we've pulled together a few of their top picks to help you get started, stay current, and advance your skills.

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10 Resources and Tools to Dive Deeper Into Programming

By Sarah June Fischer on March 11, 2015

Looking for more advanced coding challenges and resources? We've compiled a list of our favorite online tools and resources for developers who need extra challenge as they level up their skills.

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See What Foundations I Students Build

By Sarah June Fischer on March 5, 2015

We are continually blown away by the creativity of our Foundations I students. The course was created to help beginners get on the right track from the start of their education—once equipped with the right tools and training, students are able to create so much more than they expected after just four weeks in class. To get a taste of what you will create throughout this night course, take a look at this sample of projects from our students!

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Lead a Workshop at Code Fellows

By Sarah June Fischer on March 4, 2015

Come share your knowledge with the world! Code Fellows is hosting free tech talks and workshops at our South Lake Union Seattle campus and in our new downtown Portland space.

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[Tutorial] How to Set up a Rails 4.2 Mailer with Sidekiq

By Scott Hale & Javier Soto on February 24, 2015

Sidekiq is a simple, open source background processor for Ruby. This tutorial explains how to set up your app in Rails 4.2 with background jobs from Sidekiq using Redis.

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[Tutorial] How to Upload Files Using the AWS SDK Gem

By Andrew Sinner on February 18, 2015

Modern hosting services like Heroku offer only *ephemeral* storage, meaning you can’t keep files on the server. When users need to upload their own files, you’ll need your Rails app connected with an external file system. This tutorial explains how to upload files to a Rails app using the AWS SDK gem.

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Your Web Design Career Will Flourish if You Learn to Code

By Dexter Lesaca on February 14, 2015

To keep up with changing industry trends and stay relevant in the world of web UI development, web designers need to create comps using code.

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Why Code Fellows Will Be Going Strong in 50 Years

By Kristin Smith on February 12, 2015

Code schools went mainstream in 2014, and all signs point to a bright future. Here's why:

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Learning Rails: 5 Tips to Become an Exceptional Rails Developer

By Javier Soto on February 11, 2015

A few months ago I was in the same place as you are now, asking myself: What is the best way to learn Rails?

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WatchKit Workshop: Start designing apps for the Apple Watch

By Sarah June Fischer on January 22, 2015

iOS Development instructor Brad Johnson is gearing up for his WatchKit Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 3. He shares why he's excited about the new Apple Watch and how Apple's newest product line is influencing the future of wearable tech.

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Microsoft Studios' Project Spark leads the way for user-created adventure games

By Sarah June Fischer on January 14, 2015

Have you ever thought about what kind of adventure you would create if you were a game designer? Now you can create your own adventure with Project Spark, a new game development platform by Microsoft Studios. After four years of production and its official release in October 2014, Project Spark is quickly gaining traction as users create their own games and play those created by others. Bradley Rebh, the project's lead designer, shares how Project Spark came to be, and what's in store for the future.

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Eskimo: The new JavaScript framework for rapid app development

By Brent Parrish on January 8, 2015

*On several occasions throughout our Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator, students choose a topic to present to the class in the form of a 5-minute lightning talk. One of these students, Brent Parrish, shared about a new tool from Clevertech for rapidly developing new apps. Read on for Brent's take on Eskimo.*

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Instructor Picks: What's Coming in 2015

By Sarah June Fischer on December 31, 2014

As Apple showed us this spring with the release of Swift, the software development industry can and does change fast. We polled our instructors on what they see as the biggest changes looming for the new year. From new gadgets to software updates, watch for these events, updates, and new releases.

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Sass Master Dale Sande brings expertise to 4-night class this February

By Sarah June Fischer on December 25, 2014

*This February, we're introducing a new workshop that focuses on Sass, a popular CSS extension language. Experienced front-end developer and Code Fellows instructor Dale Sande shares with us why he is such an advocate for Sass and why he's excited to lead the workshop.*

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Clarifying the 5+ roles of a “Front-End Web Developer”

By Will Little on December 23, 2014

Anyone who has looked for a job in this area understands that there is widespread confusion about *who* does *what* when it comes to designing user experiences (UX) and building user interfaces (UI) in a web browser.

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Simple Sprite Kit Tutorial in Swift, Part 2

By Kevin Pham on December 19, 2014

In the first part of this tutorial, we created the basic scrolling background and flying spaceship. In this part, we are going to add the oncoming missiles that the spaceship can collide with, and the end game screen when the spaceship collides with these missiles.

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What You Shouldn't Put on Your Resume

By Gina Luna on December 16, 2014

One page isn’t enough space to highlight your entire professional history. It is usually, however, a good allowance of space for you to list the qualifications that make you an attractive potential hire for a specific position and employer.

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Simple Sprite Kit Tutorial in Swift, Part 1

By Kevin Pham on December 16, 2014

In this two-part tutorial, we are going to make a basic 2D game in Swift using Sprite Kit.

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Singletons and Swift

By Nate Birkholz on December 16, 2014

*Singletons are a widely-used pattern in iOS development. Even Apple uses them in its own APIs, so you know they are legit! Yet despite the official approval from our friends in Cupertino, the singleton pattern is still widely debated on the interwebs. Nate, a recent graduate from our iOS Development Accelerator, does a great job explaining the pattern, its pros and cons, and how to implement a singleton in Swift.* ##### –Brad Johnson, iOS Development Accelerator instructor

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Why we added ReactJS to our JavaScript Development Accelerator curriculum

By Ivan Storck on December 13, 2014

The pace of change in the JavaScript community is dizzyingly fast, like experiencing high g-force turns in a fighter jet.

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Everything You Need to Start a Modular, Testable, Full-Stack JavaScript Project

By Ivan Storck on December 12, 2014

Whether you're about start on a coding challenge from a potential employer or have a commitment-free weekend to hack on a new project, here is everything you need to start on a modular, testable JavaScript project on the server and the browser.

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Instructor Picks: Gift Ideas for the Developer in Your Life

By Sarah June Fischer on December 11, 2014

With the holidays just around the corner, we asked our instructors what stack-specific gifts they would love to find their name on this year.

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JavaScript and iOS Students Team Up to Create 9 Apps in 1 Week

By Sarah June Fischer on December 6, 2014

One week is not a lot of time for a handful of developers to brainstorm, build, test, debug, and present a brand new app, but that's exactly what we ask our Development Accelerator students to do. Twice.

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Top Resources For Learning AngularJS

By Ivan Storck on December 4, 2014

As students focus on learning Angular for front-end web development in our Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator, we have several go-to resources when they need extra help on a specific concept.

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Which class is right for you? This question and more answered during online Q&A

By Sarah June Fischer on November 18, 2014

Want to know more about our school, but live outside of Seattle? Viewers from around the world are invited to tune in and ask questions during our monthly online Q&As. This month, participants asked a range of questions, from housing and computer logistics to course content and homework load. Watch the full video below, and join us on Google+ for our next online Q&A.

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[Student Project] How to add Sucker Punch to your Rails app in 5 easy steps

By Phil Wilt on November 8, 2014

*In this blog post, Ruby on Rails graduate Phil Wilt explains how to set up Sucker Punch, an asynchronous library for more efficient management of incoming and outgoing emails within a Rails application.*

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The Three Laws Of Interaction Design

By Diogenes Brito on November 6, 2014

*We teach our Front-End UX Design & Development students how to create clean and functional user experiences. This guest post outlines three important rules that all UI designers should abide by.* ##### – Dexter Lesaca, Front-End UX Design & Development Instructor

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The #1 Interview-Killing Mistake to Avoid

By Edmond Lau on November 6, 2014

*Code Fellows develops the whole professional. We don't just give someone a technical skill set, we also teach them how to highlight those skills when trying to get a job, like during an interview. This guest post identifies and offers a solution to a common interview mistake.* ##### – Gina Luna, Business Development and Partner Relations Specialist

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Peer programming: 5 reasons learning in a group beats studying on your own

By Sarah June Fischer on October 30, 2014

Pair programming, a common term used in agile work environments, is the practice of two programmers sharing one workstation. At Code Fellows, we learn in groups, which I like to think of as *peer* programming, which is two (or more) programmers learning from each other in one unified setting.

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14 Online Learning Resources for an Aspiring Web Developer

By Sarah June Fischer on October 30, 2014

Whether this is day one or one thousand of your journey in learning to create web and mobile apps, it can be tough to know which resources are the best to continue your education. At Code Fellows, we have several great resources that we point students to as they explore new technologies and topics. Here are the top resources we share.

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Answers to your application questions: This Google Hangout video dives deep

By Sarah June Fischer on October 23, 2014

Last week, CEO Kristin Smith joined instructors Ivan Storck and Dexter Lesaca for an hour-long Q&A on Google Hangout to answer a range of questions from applicants, including what types of jobs Code Fellows graduates get, what sets Code Fellows apart from other code schools, how to get started in web and mobile development, and more.

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Tech Tip: Clean up your code with Lighter View Controllers in Swift

By Bill Richards on October 21, 2014

As your app grows in size and functionality, you might find yourself working with bloated view controllers. Even if you separate all your data sources and delegates with nice clean pragma marks, you still end up with large amounts of code. What if there is an easier way?

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Portland Computer Science & Web Development course starts Nov. 3rd

By Sarah June Fischer on October 15, 2014

We are kicking off our Portland classes with an intro to computer science!

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The future of WordPress

By Dean Wenick on October 14, 2014

I’ve been working with WordPress for several years and think it provides, hands-down, the most intuitive and clean user experience for my clients—the content creators.

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Understanding UX Design & Front-End Development

By Dexter Lesaca on October 1, 2014

"What exactly is UX?" I get this question a lot. It is a prevailing question that eludes many, including UX designers themselves. Let's try to clear up some of the vagueness around UX, shall we?

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Is AutoPrefixer not working in Sublime Text 3?

By Chris Eisenbraun on September 27, 2014

Try this one weird trick.

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How to create a Markdown-friendly blog in a Rails app

By Kayla Morrison on September 25, 2014

When making my new portfolio, I wanted to include a simple blog. My requirements were that I be able to 1) write my posts in Markdown and 2) put the three most recent posts on the home page. Simple, right? Nope. This took me forever to figure out.

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Code Fellows is coming to Portland this Fall

By Sarah June Fischer on September 18, 2014

After a year and a half of refining our program in Seattle, Code Fellows is excited to begin expanding to other tech communities across the country.

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Record your favorite drinks with Cocktail Manager

By Sarah June Fischer on September 18, 2014

After spending eight weeks upgrading their skill set, many of our graduates test out new technologies and add to their experience by creating apps that have been in the back of their mind for a while.

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3 things iOS devs should focus on with the release of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch

By Brad Johnson on September 18, 2014

There has never been a more exciting time to be an iOS developer.

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Git and GitHub: what's the difference?

By Dale Corns on September 12, 2014

Working as a TA at Code Fellows, I discovered a common misconception: students who are new to web development assume that Git and GitHub are one in the same. I published this document to correct this misunderstanding.

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CEO, CTO, and instructor answer questions during Google Hangout [video]

By Sarah June Fischer on September 11, 2014

CEO Kristin Smith, CTO and Co-Founder Will Little, and instructor Ryan Sobol sat down to answer your questions during Tuesday's Online Q&A. Watch the video and find out what's ahead for our school!

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Google Places API and Swift

By Kirby Shabaga on September 10, 2014

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Implementing a Singly Linked List in Python

By John Shiver on September 10, 2014

One of the hardest parts about becoming a web developer without a CS degree (aside from the obvious bits) is learning data structures and algorithms on your own.

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Core Data and Database Browser for SQLite

By Kirby Shabaga on September 6, 2014

OK, so you've started to work with Core Data and the persistent store coordinator. It's cool, but wouldn't it be nice if you could view the contents of your [SQLite](http://www.sqlite.org/) database outside of the simulator? In a few short minutes, you can!

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Life after Code Fellows: Diana Pham and the creation of DinoHulk

By Diana Pham on August 26, 2014

*Editor's Note: In this article, Code Fellows graduate Diana Pham tells about life before, during, and after graduation. A year after completing the women-only Ruby on Rails course, she shares how she arrived where she is today: helping others learn and love to code.*

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Networking in Seattle's tech community

By Matt Wojciakowski on August 23, 2014

Part I of a professional networking series on Meetup groups in Seattle.

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"Take the leap!" Ruby on Rails graduate reflects on his year after graduation

By Sarah June Fischer on August 23, 2014

Bill Richards, software developer at F2M2, shared about his experience at Code Fellows, the exciting projects that he's working on, and advice for students who want to learn to code.

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Code Fellows graduate creates app to aid Trap Neuter and Return community

By Sarah June Fischer on August 23, 2014

Whether they join the development team at an established company or start projects and companies of their own, our students hit the ground running after graduation. Ewelina Kieley, a [Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator](/full-stack-javascript-development-accelerator) graduate, recently finished an app that helps the Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) community track cat colonies.

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5 tips when applying to Code Fellows

By Lindy Merida Levinson on August 15, 2014

Here are are five things that will help you be a successful applicant to our program:

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How to know if you're ready for a Development Accelerator

By Lindy Merida Levinson on August 15, 2014

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Code Fellows is, “How do I know if I am ready for a [Development Accelerator](https://www.codefellows.org/courses/development-accelerators)?”

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10 things you need to know before applying to a code school

By Lindy Merida Levinson on August 15, 2014

This immersive style of learning is not for the faint hearted. Here are 10 things to consider before submitting your application.

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Five Lessons I Learned from Teaching

By Ryan Sobol on August 14, 2014

Ryan Sobol, experienced (and well-travelled) software developer, shared his initial thoughts after he guest lectured at Code Fellows last September. Since then, Ryan has taught our Foundations II: Ruby course and is assisting with the inaugural Computer Science & Web Development Bootcamp. Read on for his thoughts on the first time teaching at Code Fellows.

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Code Fellows is Coming to Chicago

By Nick Moran on August 14, 2014

The Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator starts full time on May 11.

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iOS students get hands-on resume help during Friday workshop

By Sarah June Fischer on August 8, 2014

Every Friday, development accelerator students break away from their class schedule to hear from industry leaders or attend workshops. Today, iOS development students concluded their third week with an introduction to resumes from Gina Luna, Business Development and Partner Relations Specialist at Code Fellows.

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Live Google Hangout with CEO answers your questions [video]

By Sarah June Fischer on August 7, 2014

Yesterday evening, Kristin Smith and I sat down for a live Hangout on Air to answer questions submitted through Twitter and email.

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Open House: Join us every 3rd Thursday

By Sarah June Fischer on August 5, 2014

Every month, we open our doors to the public to come enjoy a beer as they check out our classrooms and and ask questions about our programs. Instructors, staff, and graduates are there to talk with guests and answer questions.

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New workspace welcomes students for their first day [photos]

By Sarah June Fischer on August 5, 2014

This morning, we kicked off our inaugural Computer Science & Web Development Bootcamp, as well as the fourth Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator.

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The Ultimate List of UX Design and Development Resources

By Brian Studwell on July 30, 2014

Before, during, and after my time in the [Front-End UX Design & Development Accelerator](https://www.codefellows.org/front-end-ux-design-and-development-accelerator), I kept a detailed list of my favorite books, infographics, websites, and articles.

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The secret to finding a job: Crafting an enticing pitch

By Matt Wojciakowski on July 29, 2014

Nailing a tech job interview is about more than whiteboarding. You need to have a good pitch. Incorporate these essential ingredients in your 30-second pitch to make a great first impression and land a job interview.

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How I Stay Up to Date on JavaScript

By Ivan Storck on July 23, 2014

Part of what we teach students in our development accelerators is how to keep up with changes and news in the stack that they've chosen to study. Here are the sources that I give my students to stay up to speed on all things JavaScript:

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Life after Code Fellows: Landing your first job

By Sarah June Fischer on July 22, 2014

Every Friday, guest speakers share their insight and advice with development accelerator students. In Week 7, we welcome back a panel of alumni who share their first-hand experience of what it's like to go from studying a chosen stack at Code Fellows to applying for professional programming jobs. Here are some of the tips that a recent alumni panel shared.

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Biggest Day-to-Day Changes from Obj-C to Swift (Part 2)

By Steven Stevenson on July 19, 2014

Alright, you've seen Swift a little bit here and there. You've seen some cool block syntax—now let's try to bring the main parts together so that we can start building objects and classes.

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Code Fellows iOS instructors launch podcast series to keep you informed on Swift

By Sarah June Fischer on July 18, 2014

If you're tired of wading through blog posts and want a different way to learn about the nuances of Apple's new programming language, check out the new podcast series from iOS development instructors John Clem and Brad Johnson.

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10 reasons why I like Slack and think you should try it

By Ivan Storck on July 17, 2014

At Code Fellows, we've cut down on our internal email by taking advantage of a tool called [Slack](https://slack.com/). Here are several reasons why I like it (and think you will, too).

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Student project harnesses brain power to fly AR Drone

By Sarah June Fischer on July 12, 2014

Before graduating from their Development Accelerator, students complete and present a final project. Robert, a JavaScript student, brought in an idea that involved an AR Drone 2.0, Mindflex Duel headsets, and an Internet connection. He teamed up with two other students and a TA to get his project—quite literally—off the ground.

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Code Fellows is hiring instructors for local teams across the USA

By Will Little on July 11, 2014

Are you an experienced web/mobile developer with a passion for teaching? If so, we’d love to talk to you.

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Angular, Part 3: 10+ Resources

By Tyler Morgan on July 8, 2014

There are a lot of great resources to help you stay informed on Angular. Here are my favorites to get your resource library started.

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Angular, Part 2: Getting started with Angular

By Tyler Morgan on July 8, 2014

In [Angular, Part 1](https://www.codefellows.org/blog/angular-part-1-why-choose-angular), I shared why Angular is my go-to front-end development framework. Now here's how to get started.

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Angular, Part 1: Why choose Angular?

By Tyler Morgan on July 4, 2014

Angular has a lot of advantages over other client-side Javascript frameworks. Here are a handful of reasons why, when building an app, I turn to Angular first.

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When it comes to learning design and code, two local 6th-graders say, “Do it!”

By Sarah June Fischer on July 2, 2014

Semira and Fiona, middle school students and recent Startup Weekend participants, have big plans for helping other kids develop a passion for programming.

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Ember, Part 1: Why I use Ember and you should too

By Ivan Storck on June 28, 2014

Here are some of the reasons why I prefer [Ember](http://emberjs.com/) as a front-end development framework.

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Ember, Part 3: 10 resources for getting (and staying) up to date

By Ivan Storck on June 28, 2014

Stay on top of changes in [Ember](http://emberjs.com/) with these resources.

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Code Fellows is coming to a city near you!

By Kristin Smith on June 26, 2014

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Size classes with Xcode 6: One storyboard for all sizes

By Brad Johnson on June 23, 2014

My favorite feature of Xcode 6 so far is the new size classes concept in Interface Builder. Size classes are Apple's solution to the question "How can I easily work with so many different screen sizes and device orientations?"

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Writing completion blocks with closures in Swift

By Brad Johnson on June 23, 2014

I never fully understood blocks until I learned how to write a method that took a block in as a parameter.

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Heuristics and Design

By Brian Studwell on June 23, 2014

We use heuristics. We find patterns.

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How to implement an NSNotification observer in Swift

By John Clem on June 23, 2014

As I sat down to write some code this week, I stopped for a moment to think about a more "Swift" way of applying an NSNotification observer; here's what I came up with:

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Biggest Day-to-Day Changes from Obj-C to Swift (Part 1)

By Steven Stevenson on June 23, 2014

Since Apple released Swift, its new programming language, developers around the world have been jumping in and seeing what is different. Yes, there are quite a few differences, such as Optionals, Generics, Extensions, Mutators, and even custom Operators (the list goes on). But for the everyday Objective-C programmer, they have to know what to do to get Swift up and running.

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The Basics of Optionals in Swift

By Brad Johnson on June 23, 2014

Optionals allow variables to not have a value. This is similar to having a variable set to nil in Objective-C. The biggest difference is the amount of safety Swift has baked into the creation and management of optional variables.

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3 Tips for Effectively Learning Swift

By John Clem on June 23, 2014

As I sat in the SFO airport waiting for my flight home to Seattle from WWDC, I started to come up for air after what was the biggest series of changes for iOS/Mac developers since I started learning Cocoa.

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How to host a NodeJS app on an EC2 Ubuntu Server

By Ivan Storck on June 23, 2014

This post takes you through the process of setting up your first server on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Ubuntu Server.

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Ember, Part 2: Getting started

By Ivan Storck on June 23, 2014

Here is the quickest way to get started with [Ember](http://emberjs.com/).

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How to install View in Browser plugin in Sublime Text

By Brian Studwell on June 18, 2014

I started writing code in [Brackets](http://brackets.io/), the open-source text editor developed in partnership with Adobe. I still think it’s great, but for the sake of being on the same page with my cohort at Code Fellows, I snagged [Sublime Text Editor](https://www.sublimetext.com/), a perennial favorite of many devs.

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What are Package Management Systems?

By Brian Studwell on June 18, 2014

Hint: Not banana hammocks. Read on for an explanation and helpful analogy of package management systems in software development.

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Develop faster in Rails with Zeus

By Billy Shih on June 18, 2014

Waiting is my least favorite part of developing. In Rails, every time you run a test or a rake command, even if it’s just a few seconds, it’s seconds that stop your flow.

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Swift two-day intensive course starts June 28

By Sarah June Fischer on June 17, 2014

Get hands-on Swift experience in a group learning environment with other seasoned iOS developers during our two-day course lead by iOS Development instructor John Clem.

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Why Libsass is important to the community

By Dale Sande on June 16, 2014

Life is ever changing, right? Everything around us is always in a constant state of change. Either you learn early to be flexible with these winds, or you resist them.

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Using Custom Initializers in Swift

By John Clem on June 13, 2014

Custom initializers have always been a staple of Cocoa. Here's how to use them in Swift.

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How to create a tiled image across multiple image views in Objective-C

By Steven Stevenson on June 12, 2014

A short demo on how to create a tiled image across multiple image views and how to interact with it in a game-like setting.

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Speed Alley: The fastest way to copy an array

By Matt Merkes on June 12, 2014

Ever wonder the fastest way to copy an array? Let's find out!

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Learn the basics of Sass and Compass

By Billy Shih on June 11, 2014

During my time studying Ruby on Rails at Code Fellows, we had to do a lightning talk on a topic of our choice. Since Rails utilizes Sass, and my CSS skills have always been more of a learn-on-demand thing rather than a deep dive, I decided to check Sass out. While doing so, Compass came up often, so I added a little bit of it to my presentation.

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First Hackathon: What Went Well and What Didn't

By Billy Shih on June 11, 2014

Billy Shih, a graduate of our Ruby on Rails program, shared a recap of one of his first hackathons and some advice for making the most of your hackathon experience.

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Favorite student resources for staying up to date [stack-specific]

By Sarah June Fischer on June 7, 2014

As students go through their development accelerator, they gravitate towards certain websites and resources to stay informed on news and find tips for mastering their programming language. Below are the favorite websites from students in each development accelerator.

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How I stay up to date on Rails

By Ivan Storck on June 6, 2014

Find the top books, videos, newsletters, and other resources to stay up on all news for Ruby and Rails.

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Take your Sass skills to the next level with list-maps

By Dale Sande on June 4, 2014

Sass 3.3 is out and you should start using Maps.

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Sudoku Solver from Scratch in JavaScript (TDD Style): A Tutorial

By Matt Merkes on June 4, 2014

As a JS noob, it can be tough to come up with ideas to practice your skills.

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Code Fellows switches from Objective-C to Swift for all iOS courses

By Sarah June Fischer on June 3, 2014

Apple just announced the transition from Objective-C to Swift, the new programming language for OS X and iOS applications.

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Python Development Accelerator Kick-Off

By Sarah June Fischer on June 3, 2014

Students assembled in the Easy classroom for Day 1 of their 8-week program.

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UITableViewCell Editing and Sorting

By Steven Stevenson on May 31, 2014

Ever wanted to see your table view animate a little as you scroll? Or how about changing the order with UITableView's built-in editing methods?

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Hive 2014

By Sarah June Fischer on May 31, 2014

Register today for Hive 2014, a design and technology conference held at Seattle's Town Hall on June 20th & 21st.

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Women-Only Ruby on Rails Development Accelerator

By Sarah June Fischer on May 30, 2014

We're offering a development accelerator exclusively for women who want to advance their careers as Ruby on Rails web developers.

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Morse Torch App Final!

By Steven Stevenson on May 23, 2014

Here it is: The Morse Application in action!

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Example Blog Layout and Tutorial

By Ivan Storck on May 23, 2014

Starting a blog to share your new coding knowledge with the world? Use this tutorial to get started.

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Trello: An open source tool for the Kanban system of process organization

By Brian Studwell on May 22, 2014

As development accelerator students dive into group projects, they each develop their own system for staying organized. Brian, a current Front-End UX Design & Development student, shared his team's favorite tool for keeping track of everything.

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Useful Links for Front-End Web Development

By Max Brockman on May 22, 2014

I've been in Code Fellows' Front-End UX Design & Development Accelerator for a couple weeks now, and some of the most useful info I've learned is a vast library of really great websites that talk about web design.

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Sublime Text: Applying Code Snippets

By Brian Studwell on May 21, 2014

One of the guiding principles of programming is the idea that we should use technology to make our lives easier. Make the machines do the grunt work! In that vein, let’s tangle with code snippets.

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How to make a Morse Torch app (Part 3)

By Steven Stevenson on May 21, 2014

Part 3 of a 3-part series on how to build a morse code app with the iPhone flashlight.

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How to make a Morse Torch app (Part 2)

By Steven Stevenson on May 17, 2014

Part 2 of a 3-part series on creating a Morse code app with Torch, the flashlight on the iPhone.

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How to Set Up Your Computer for Full-Stack JavaScript Development

By Ivan Storck on May 16, 2014

On day 1 of our Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator, students set up their computers with the programs they will need for the next 8 weeks and beyond. If you are curious about our offerings, or are just getting started in web development, take a look at the programs and tools we use.

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How to make a Morse Torch app

By Steven Stevenson on May 14, 2014

Have you ever wanted to make a Morse code app? Here's the beginning of a 3-part blog post on how to use NSOperations and AVFoundation's Torch (iPhone's flashlight).

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Hosting a website on a free AWS EC2 instance: Not for the faint-hearted

By Matt Merkes on May 14, 2014

Have you ever tried to get your website going on a free AWS EC2 instance and failed to get it running? I sure did.

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Build Your Future with the Right Foundation

By Sarah June Fischer on May 14, 2014

Foundations I starts next month, so reserve your spot for this 4-week night course.

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A quick list of things to make Sublime awesome

By Dale Sande on May 10, 2014

There are a lot of great articles out there on how to set up Sublime Text and all the reasons behind those choices. This is NOT one of those. :) Here is a quick list of things that are really popular with Sublime users.

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What is a callback, anyway?

By Matt Merkes on May 10, 2014

Back in my early days of noobhood, I started taking a look at Node.js and quickly got overwhelmed with all of these strange things called callbacks.

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How to set up Rails on Heroku and Dokku

By Steven Stevenson on May 10, 2014

Steven Stevenson, a graduate of our iOS Development 8-week program, shared some tips on setting up Rails on Heroku and Dokku.

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Hack to End Homelessness

By Sarah June Fischer on May 6, 2014

We encourage students to attend networking events, sign up for workshops, and participate in Hackathons, especially after they've graduated.

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How to Set Up Your First Minispec Project from Scratch

By Ivan Storck on May 6, 2014

Get a simple ruby project going, the right way.

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Spring Dev Accelerators Kick Off Day

By Sarah June Fischer on May 6, 2014

Three Development Accelerators launched at Code Fellows headquarters this morning, welcoming students into Full-Stack JavaScript, Front-End UX Design & Development, and Ruby on Rails programs.

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Front-End Design & Development Graduation Day

By Sarah June Fischer on May 3, 2014

Students from our first program focusing on front-end UX design and development graduated after an intense 8 weeks.

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iOS Development Project Week: Student Mobile Apps

By Sarah June Fischer on May 2, 2014

It's the day 4 of the first project week for our iOS Development students, and they're well under way on their projects. At halfway through the intense 8-week program, they're already creating complex mobile apps. Here's a glimpse at some of the amazing projects that are coming out of one very busy week.

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Beginning iOS Development: Books, Stack Overflow and GitHub

By Billy Shih on May 1, 2014

While learning how to create my first app, I realized that not only do I need to learn how to code, but I’m an outsider to resources that developers love and use everyday.

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Becoming a Web Dev: Follow Up on Code Fellows

By Billy Shih on May 1, 2014

Billy Shih, a graduate of our second Ruby on Rails 8-week program, shared about his time at Code Fellows and the job search afterwards.

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Trees as graphs vs. Trees as data structures

By Dr. Ben Keller on May 1, 2014

Helping students prepare to get a job is a really important part of what Code Fellows does. Part of this is acing the technical interview, so we spend a lot of time practicing white-boarding with algorithmic problems that our students can be confident when faced with similar questions.

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Stretch your programming skills: 4 languages you should learn this year

By Dr. Ben Keller on May 1, 2014

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POLL: Where Should Code Fellows Expand to Next?

By Sarah June Fischer on April 25, 2014

Do you wish Code Fellows was closer to your city?

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Come party with us on Cinco de Mayo!

By Sarah June Fischer on April 23, 2014

We have exciting news to share that's worth celebrating! Join us at World Sports Grille, 6-10pm on May 5, 2014 for a Cinco de Mayo party.

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Closures: The 'ringers' of JavaScript

By Matt Merkes on April 17, 2014

How do closures work? This post helps the JavaScript noob understand closures a little better.

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Python and JavaScript Boot Camps Graduate

By Sarah June Fischer on April 11, 2014

Over 25 students graduated this past week from Python and JavaScript boot camps.

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All 2014 classes and bootcamps now on Calendar

By Sarah June Fischer on April 10, 2014

Plan your schedule early and sign up for a 2014 bootcamp or Foundations class.

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Internet of Things Idea Lab

By Sarah June Fischer on April 9, 2014

Join us for this free workshop hosted by architectural design firm NBBJ to discuss new ways technology can transform where and how we live.

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iBeacon outside retail: 5 fields where Bluetooth Beacons can be game changers

By Wojtek Borowicz on April 4, 2014

There's currently a lot of talk in the tech world about iBeacon and Bluetooth beacons. However, about 80 percent of the conversation focuses on retail and shopping. Everything seems to revolve around coupons, digital loyalty programs, and mobile payments.

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5 tactics that sabotage your job search

By Sarah June Fischer on April 4, 2014

Neck-deep in job applications? Avoid these methods that hinder your success and push you further from your dream career.

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Maximize for Mobile: Building a Responsive Site

By Elliot Chong on April 3, 2014

28% of website traffic comes from mobile. Are you prepared?

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How to use your iOS camera to interpret Morse Code

By Steven Stevenson on April 1, 2014

Let's talk about some math...

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5 ways to avoid being a terrible new hire

By Sarah June Fischer on March 29, 2014

Shamoon Siddiqui, president at Develop.io, has noticed a trend in developers, and he wants to put an end to it.

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Mithril.js: A new JavaScript MVC framework

By Sarah June Fischer on March 26, 2014

This small-but-powerful framework is easy to learn and simple to use.

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Bootcamp alumni win People's Choice Award at local hackathon

By Sarah June Fischer on March 25, 2014

Recent Code Fellow graduates Ramin Sedighi and Andre Smith, in a group of seven developers, created and launched a database and app that helps shelters access information about the people they serve.

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Changing your life starts with the first step

By Sarah June Fischer on March 20, 2014

You're ready to start exploring the world of software engineering. We're ready to help.

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Join us for a Hands-On iBeacon Workshop

By Sarah June Fischer on March 19, 2014

Explore the technology and potential for the Apple iBeacon in our upcoming workshop on March 26th.

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South Lake Union: Seattle's Tech Hub

By Sarah June Fischer on March 15, 2014

Code Fellows is located in the heart of Seattle's tech center. Here is a glimpse of the neighborhood that houses major companies including Amazon, PATH, University of Washington Medicine, and more.

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Job Interviews: What (not) to do

By Sarah June Fischer on March 14, 2014

Congratulations, you've landed an interview! Here's how to make sure you don't blow it.

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Now is the time to sign up for Foundations II

By Sarah June Fischer on March 13, 2014

Know your development stack. Whether it's Front-End Development, iOS, Ruby on Rails, Python, or JavaScript, we want to give you the training you need to excel in boot camp.

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A List of Foundational JavaScript Tools

By Kalina Wu, Ivan Storck, and Sarah Fischer on March 12, 2014

In our development accelerators, students are introduced to several tools and libraries to expand the abilities of their code. Kalina, one of our current JavaScript students, compiled a list of these tools and wanted to share it with other Code Fellows.

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Bootcamp students celebrate Code Fellows graduation

By Sarah June Fischer on March 8, 2014

Thirty-one Code Fellows graduated from iOS and Ruby on Rails bootcamps today after presenting their final group projects from this past week.

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Guest speakers from Zulily talk with students

By Sarah June Fischer on March 7, 2014

Every week, Code Fellows invites speakers to talk with students about the tech industry and what they should know before entering the workforce.

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Teach Your Kids to Code with Flappy Bird

By Mike Anderson on March 5, 2014

The prospect of learning to code can be intimidating for people who have no previous experience and no idea where to start. At Code Fellows, we believe that everyone can develop if given the opportunity.

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100 students learning the foundations of Computer Science

By Sarah June Fischer on March 5, 2014

The inaugural Foundations I class held at the Seattle Public Library welcomed over 100 eager students.

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Leap Motion comes to Code Fellows

By Sarah June Fischer on March 4, 2014

During their time at Code Fellows, students are trained to constantly watch for emerging technology. One way we encourage students to explore new gadgets is by hosting workshops.

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Foundations I Location Announcement

By Mike Anderson on March 1, 2014

We're excited to launch our first Foundations I course this Monday, March 3rd, 2014!

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5 Qualities Google Looks for in New Hires

By Mike Anderson on March 1, 2014

Want a job at Google or another major tech company? Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, shares five traits that every developer should have.

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How to Succeed in a Development Accelerator

By Sarah June Fischer on February 26, 2014

Last Friday, Code Fellows graduate Alec Matias spoke with our JavaScript class on his experience in the very first Ruby on Rails intensive course that Code Fellows held in early 2013.

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Introducing Pint, the new build system for Grunt.js

By Ivan Storck on February 19, 2014

Organize your build into small, testable pieces with Pint, a new dependancy-aware wrapper for Grunt.js. This interview with Pint creator Eric Baer describes why he developed Pint and how it's relevant for JavaScript developers.

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Bower all the things

By Dale Sande on February 11, 2014

Having spent the vast majority of my career in the front end space, there has always been a thirst for better processes and management of resources.

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Big Announcement: Foundations Courses Starting Soon

By Code Fellows on February 5, 2014

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The Power of Code: iOS Bootcamp builds Morse Code App

By Chris Meehan on February 4, 2014

The iOS Bootcamp designed and built an app that sends and receives Morse Code messages using the flash and camera on iOS devices.

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Rapid Growth Visualized: The History of Node.js via Git Commits

By Ivan Storck on January 30, 2014

Node.js usage has been expanding rapidly. I took a look at the growth of the Node.js project through the lens of a few Git Visualization tools.

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5 Reasons why Python is Powerful Enough for Google

By Cris Ewing on January 28, 2014

You're getting ready to start a new company. What language should you choose to build it?

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Get better quality images and stop thinking like a print designer

By Code Fellows on January 25, 2014

I admit it, I have a print background. As much as I try to leave that all in the past, it always creeps up and bites me in the ass.

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Bash for Fun & Profit

By Cris Ewing on January 24, 2014

A few enhancements can improve your experience working in a shell.

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The Game of Life: Week 2 of iOS Bootcamp

By Mike Anderson on January 24, 2014

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Quick intro to Gulp.js

By Jake Chapman on January 23, 2014

Has the time already come for me to hang up the old and put on the new? Let's dig into what Gulp.js is and why I'm considering switching from Grunt.js.

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How to get a Python IDE without the weight

By Cris Ewing on January 23, 2014

Want to set up Sublime for optimal Python development?

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Create a Node.js project from scratch with Node-Sass

By Dale Sande on January 23, 2014

Not sure if you are in the same boat as I, but I could not find any good resource out there that pulled this all together. So here is a step-by-step tutorial for creating a Node.js app from scratch, adding in Grunt and then Node-Sass. Yeah, try and find good docs on Node-Sass alone. :(

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Excited about our JavaScript Bootcamp

By Ivan Storck on January 22, 2014

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Domain Experts Wanted—Python Bootcamp

By Cris Ewing on January 10, 2014

Learn Python web development and share your passions with the world.

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How designers can survive the future

By Dale Sande on January 6, 2014

Today's interactive web application designers are not being 'asked' to be more involved in the coding process, but it is being demanded of them.

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Collecting data on paths toward software development careers

By Will Little on January 2, 2014

The recent controversy surrounding the timelines that women start "hacking" highlights an important problem with the software development community.

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What is UX Engineering?

By Dale Sande on December 24, 2013

UI Ninja and Unicorn are names that have been bestowed upon us by a fledgling industry still trying to crawl out of the primordial ooze that is Web App Development.

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Your opportunity to level up your UX Engineering skills

By Dale Sande on December 24, 2013

Jan. 16th, 7pm, come spend an evening with Dale Sande to discuss the new emerging roles in UX Design

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3 Battle-Tested Ways to Install PostgreSQL

By Ivan Storck on December 21, 2013

Having run over 100 students through my Ruby on Rails courses, I've come up with some straight forward ways to install PostgreSQL without too much pain. Here is how I do it:

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Your iPhone logs where you are and when you're there

By Mike Anderson on December 18, 2013

You were outraged that the NSA was tracking you—but, did you know that your iPhone keeps a map of where you've been and a log of how long you were there? It's on by default and buried deep within your preferences.

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Less painful cross-platform mobile development

By John Clem on December 16, 2013

Since the early days of native apps for mobile platforms, there have been numerous attempts to create a "Write Once, Run Everywhere" framework for mobile development.

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5 Ways to Manage Front-End Assets in Rails

By Ivan Storck on December 13, 2013

Ready to have the latest and greatest HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 components like Angular and Ember in your Ruby on Rails application?

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Finally, a pretty replacement for RI—Omniref

By Brook Riggio on December 6, 2013

Ruby and Rails both have pretty great documentation. This is important for developers of all levels, but absolutely essential for those just getting started with the Ruby language and the Rails framework.

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iOS Apps by Code Fellows

By Mike Anderson on December 6, 2013

The iOS Bootcamp students are doing amazing work. Apple has featured each one of the student's apps somewhere in the App Store. check it out ...

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This is Why Learning Rails is Hard

By Brook Riggio on December 5, 2013

It’s in the name. Rails depends on Ruby. But anyone learning Rails would tell you it depends on a lot more.

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Top 5 podcasts for iOS developers

By John Clem on December 3, 2013

Podcasts are a great tool for developers to keep learning and stay up to date on the latest in iOS development. Here's my top 5 ...

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Simple iOS Sprite Kit Game Tutorial

By Megha Gulati on November 23, 2013

In this tutorial we are going to make a basic 2D game with Sprite Kit.

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You’re Invited: Code Fellows Open House

By Mike Anderson on November 20, 2013

Interested in learning about how you can fast track your software development career? How about we throw in some free drinks to sweeten the deal?

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7 Ways Beginners can Learn Ruby on Rails

By Brook Riggio on November 19, 2013

Since everyone has different learning styles, there’s no single right way to learn a coding language. However, there are some basic principles that beginners can apply to get a jump start, and tailor the resources to their learning style along the way.

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Rake Tasks Cheat Sheet for Ruby on Rails

By Brook Riggio on November 13, 2013

Rake is a super helpful tool that becomes a good friend for most Ruby developers …

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How to Accelerate Your Learning with Stacked Modules

By Danny Sperry on November 8, 2013

Learning fast or learning slow: how to increase your productivity and proficiency.

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Write web pages in one language instead of three

By Ivan Storck on November 8, 2013

The typical work-flow of editing three separate files is clunky – three files, in three separate syntaxes: HTML /CSS / and JavaScript.

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The 10 Best JavaScript Libraries for Form Validation and Formatting

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Formatting and presenting data entry forms on websites is a challenge for developers, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite JavaScript libraries for forms, input formatting, and validation.

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Tomorrow's Ember 1.0 Release: 5 Things Every Dev Needs to Know

By Jeff Horn on November 8, 2013

The newest version of Ember.js is set up to launch tomorrow (8/30/13). Here are some of the things you need to know.

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Everything a Competent iOS Developer Needs to Know [Graphic]

By Brook Riggio and John Bender on November 8, 2013

How much do you need to know to be great?

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5 reasons iOS7 marks the best time to get started in app development

By John Clem on November 8, 2013

The imminent release of Apple's new mobile operating system means that now is the time to get started developing apps. Here are 5 reasons it's a good time to get started.

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Do I need programming experience to be accepted into a Code Fellows bootcamp?

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

This is by far the most common question we hear from bootcamp applicants. The short answer is “yes” – our evening classes and workshops are better suited for absolute beginners – but, interestingly, we are seeing a steady stream of two different kinds of programmers make it into bootcamps and successfully land jobs afterwards.

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You can learn to develop iPhone and iPad apps

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

The iOS bootcamp is fast approaching. Regardless of your level of experience, you should consider learning to develop in Objective-C.

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4 Tips to prepare a great interview for a new developer position

By Mike Anderson on November 8, 2013

Want to know what hiring managers are looking for when you go into an interview? We did too.

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Are You a Transformer?

By Maris McEdward on November 8, 2013

A lot of the conversations the Code Fellows team have with prospective students focus on the value Code Fellows provides to our students. And rightly so. There are a lot of choices out there and there are only so many resources and so much time.

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It's all in the family: the power of network effects

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

It's sometimes quipped that it's not what you know but who you know that counts. And while at Code Fellows we don't fully agree with this (we are an organization that teaches coding, after all!) we do believe strongly in the power of great networks.

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Landing a Software Development Job

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Mike Saffitz, CTO of Apptentive, a Seattle-based tech startup and TechStars Seattle 2012 company, gave a talk last Friday to the current Code Fellows class.

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Want to know the best way to learn Ruby on Rails?

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

We've got the answer here!

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Importance of Computer Science to Software Engineers Doing Web Development

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Not everyone finds themselves diving into web development with a computer science background. So if it seems like a viable career path, the burning question must be:

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Women in Technology Announces Scholarship Fund for Code Fellows Women-Only Class

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

We are incredibly excited to announce to our community that Women in Technology (WiT), working in conjunction with contributing Seattle-area companies, has put together a scholarship fund for participants in our summer 2013 women-only bootcamp!

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Hey Ladies, Thinking of Applying to Code Fellows? Do It!

By Maris McEdward on November 8, 2013

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From Musician to Software Developer - Career Transition with CodeFellows' Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

By Mei Lu, Founder and CEO, Jobfully.com on November 8, 2013

Career Transition with CodeFellows' Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

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Code Fellows Student Project: Fun With Stripe by Jeffrey Horn

By Jeffrey Horn on November 8, 2013

Jeffrey, a current Code Fellow, built an awesome app to handle all Code Fellows student payments

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Beyond The Code: Professional Development At Code Fellows

By Maris McEdward on November 8, 2013

Professional Development At Code Fellows

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Thinking of applying to CodeFellows? Read this!

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Read this!

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Another amazing turnout at Seattle Tech Meetup!

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Another great turnout at this month's Seattle Tech Meetup! Last I checked, there were over 600 RSVPs! The room was packed with passionate technologists networking, eating, and drinking delicious summer ales.

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We're launching a women-only Ruby on Rails class this summer!

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Twenty-five years ago, 42% of software developers were women[1]. Today,that number is around 26%. We are trying to do our part to bring balance to the industry.

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6 Reasons Why YOU should be a Code Fellow!

By Alec Matias on November 8, 2013

Code Fellows alum Alec Matias reflects on his experience as a student

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Are you hiring web developers?

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

We can help

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A Student Perspective on Code Fellows' First Bootcamp

By Alpha Ng on November 8, 2013

Code Fellows alum Alpha Ng writes: I have recently completed a 4-week technical bootcamp in Seattle called Code Fellows.

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We've made some changes to our bootcamp structure

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

We learned a lot from this first class, and received a lot of great feedback. So we want to make a few changes for the next class, starting in May. Read below for details on future boot camps and class schedules.

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Great finish to our inaugural Code Fellows class!

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

In a word, our first Code Fellows class was -- amazing. The students were heads down working hard for the past month -- learning and having fun!

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Get Awesome! Our Job Event Sponsors

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

On January 16, Code Fellows is hosting "Get an Awesome Job." We're bringing together 10 great Seattle startups hiring engineers.

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Awesome Job Event Preview

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Tomorrow, Jan. 16, we're hosting "How To Get An Awesome Job" in South Lake Union (find out more). I can't believe that not only do we have 125 people coming, we have a wait-list of 30 people.

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Zillow

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Zillow is a participant in Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring!

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WhitePages

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

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Simply Measured

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Simply Measured is a sponsor of Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring!

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MOZ

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Moz is a sponsor of Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring!

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MOBILEDEVHQ

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

MobileDevHQ is a participant in Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring! Event information.

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APPTENTIVE

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

Apptentive is a participant in Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring! Event information.

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BigDoor

By Code Fellows on November 8, 2013

BigDoor is a sponsor of Code Fellows' job event on Jan. 16, 2013. They're hiring! Event information.

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The Beginning of Code Fellows

By Andy Sack on November 8, 2013

In September of 2012, I was having coffee with Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow. We were having a casual conversation about the vibrancy of the Seattle technology scene—it's strengths and limitations.

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