How to Accelerate Your Learning with Stacked Modules

By John Cokos on

Learn. More. Faster.

It’s a bold promise and one that can be fulfilled only when we are willing to not only challenge our assumptions about how we learn but abandon what we think has worked for us in the past. Get comfortable being uncomfortable and really accelerate your learning with an experience-based, stacked approach.

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Greene - From Military Police & Game Designer to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“If you have a hard time learning, then any new skill is going to be difficult for you. I think Code Fellows gives you the advantage of it being hands-on, Code Fellows just puts your hands on code way more than any sort of college setting. And finally, if you’re a veteran, don’t be ashamed to use your benefits! You’ve earned them!” – Michael Greene

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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel - From Digital Marketing Specialist to Senior Product Designer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“I joined Code Fellows to level up the position I was in. You find the resources to be a better person, to be a more capable person." – Daniel Nguyen

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Alumni Spotlight: Sara - From Personal Trainer to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

"Being able to find a place like Code Fellows where I could just trust that they would teach me the things I needed to know was major.” – Sara Russert

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Alumni Spotlight: David - From Anti-Money Laundering Investigator to Front-End Engineer, Designer, Entrepreneur, & Founder

By Mitchell Robertson on

"Being able to wake up and work on things that you enjoy every day, that’s what’ll keep you going.” – David Lindahl

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben - From Music & Audio Director to CEO & Co-Founder

By Mitchell Robertson on

“I ended up at Code Fellows, and it was fantastic. It was six months of being surrounded by other people who were really passionate about it and not only did I learn about the software world, how it all works, all the pieces and how they fit together, but when I was talking with other developers, I understood what they were telling me.” – Ben Harris

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael - From Microbiologist to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“I dropped out and started learning how to code, I decided to pull the trigger and join Code Fellows. Going into coding, I knew that I wanted to start something and work for myself in biology. We bought a home in the last few years now, something we couldn’t do on a biology salary and I can take time off now to try and work on a startup.” – Michael Porter

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Alumni Spotlight: Rae - From Yoga Instructor, Nanny, and Server to CEO, Designer, and Developer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“Before Code Fellows, I was working 3 jobs, I was stressed, I was tired, and I still was having a hard time making ends meet. I didn’t have a background in computer science or coding, I remember that first day flew by, the instructors and the people in my group just all felt really great to be around. If you do that first 101 class and the time goes by super fast, then don’t be afraid to take the leap" – Rae Helsel

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Alumni Spotlight: Amber - From Videographer to Senior Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“As a military spouse it was hard to get a career going due to the constant need to move. I had taken programming courses before in college, and it was not conducive to my own style of learning. I decided to take a different approach to my learning when I started at Code Fellows to help me succeed and have a different experience this time around.” – Amber Kim

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Alumni Spotlight: Brian - From Assistant Real Estate Manager to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“Everybody learns differently, and Code Fellows really is a great environment for picking it up. Make sure you have a plan of what you’re looking for, at Code Fellows, it’s really easy to make a plan because it’s kind of a one-stop shop!" – Brian Alspach

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Alumni Spotlight: Jo - From Attorney to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“I didn’t have a tech background, I’d never written a single line of code, I didn’t know what HTML was, I didn’t know anything. I think being at Code Fellows, having other people in the same boat as me, and then having instructors who had been through it, they were super empathetic. That really helped me.” – Jo Arroyo

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Alumni Spotlight: Garfield - From Jamaica Native to Senior Consultant

By Mitchell Robertson on

“At Code Fellows, I found a community of people that I rely on, even now in my day-to-day job. Now I work from home for one of the largest consulting companies in the world, but I still rely on my community!" – Garfield Grant

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Alumni Spotlight: Chris - From Project Manager to Principal UX Engineering Manager

By Mitchell Robertson on

"I was able to gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time and I think it really helped me find what I enjoy doing. Some decisions are always worth the risk, so whatever your motivation, dip your foot in and see if you think you might enjoy it. Don’t be afraid to take short term, small risks to see if that next step is a launching pad.” – Chris Holt

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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah - From Registered Nurse to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“I came in with essentially zero experience, and one thing about Code Fellows that was really cool, was that it decreases the barrier to entry as far as you not having to get a four-year computer science degree. I think that made it a little easier to digest knowing that it was more fast-paced.” – Sarah Creager

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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel - From Freelance Musician to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“If you are looking to make any career change, and you’re passionate about whatever that is, soak up as much as you can. You won’t regret it!” – Daniel Zwelling

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Alumni Spotlight: Drew - From Serving Assistant to Software Developer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“The biggest thing is to be persistent, there are many hurdles and finding the way through eventually will work. Don’t doubt yourself!” – Drew Ferris

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Alumni Spotlight: Eve - From Psychotherapist to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“It was definitely a hard journey, but it was really wonderful in a lot of ways. It’s kind of surprising, unexpected, and beautiful all the different ways your skills come into play that you would have never thought just musing about making this change” – Eve Denison

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Alumni Spotlight: Jessica - From Graphic Designer to Software Developer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“You really have to ask yourself, would you dedicate and invest seven months of your life to change your life? If the answer is yes, then absolutely go for it!” – Jessica Parker

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Alumni Spotlight: Lydia - From Program Manager to Software Engineer

By Mitchell Robertson on

“The amount that I’ve learned since I joined Code Fellows and post Code Fellows is just insane. So much of software development is commitment, time, and patience. Things will click if you just keep going” – Lydia Minehan-Tubic

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Alumni Spotlight: Roscoe - From Boxing Instructor to Software Engineer 2

By Mitchell Robertson on

“Every week I was fully immersed in some topic that I knew nothing about, and by the end of the week, I knew enough to create something to present. They’re supporting and they’re watching every time you do a presentation. They’re there to clap for you, and that kind of support doesn’t come that often. Code Fellows is one in a million for me!” – Roscoe Bass

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Power under the hood: Playing with JavaScript in the browser console

By Jacob Knaack on

Have some fun with JavaScript directly in your developer console! Just a few lines of code can change text and behaviors on any website that you visit.

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Which Coding Language Should I Learn First?

By Brook Riggio on

Code Fellows’ own vice president of education, Brook Riggio, breaks down the differences between coding languages and shares his suggestions about which language you should learn first.

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Meet Hector: Code Fellows Graduate

By Mitchell Robertson on

When Hector Norzagaray enrolled in Code Fellows, he expected to learn how to code. What he didn’t expect was to find a community of people who rallied together to help him believe in himself—and make it through.

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Meet Kevin: From Commercial Photographer to Software Engineer

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Kevin Miller! He started his career as a commercial photographer, and as tech advancements started to influence his work, he was intrigued by the possibilities for a creator who knew how to code. Here’s how he went from photography to code, what he loved about his learning experience, and what his work looks like as a developer at Nordstrom.

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Meet Rob: From Math Teacher to Software Design Engineer

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Rob Reed! He started learning to code as a math teacher to make lessons more visual for his students, and realized he loved the challenge coding presented. Read how he made the most of his time on campus, what he loves about the tech industry, and how he became a Software Design Engineer at Concur.

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Meet Amber: From Front-End to Full-Stack with help from the GI Bill®

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Amber Kim! She was running her own web design and marketing firm while her husband was in the military. When they settled in Seattle, she was able to use his GI Bill® funds to expand her skill set at Code Fellows. She shares about her learning journey and her advice for other military spouses who are thinking about a career in tech.

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Meet Kaylyn: Nurse Turned Software Engineer

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Kaylyn Yuh! She graduated from Code Fellows as a full-stack JavaScript developer and now works as a software engineer at Bevy. She shares more about her time in class and what has surprised her most about her new role in tech.

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Meet Lee: Project Manager Turned UX Engineer

By Sarah Fischer on

Lee Broxson used a systematic schedule to apply for jobs and start a new career as a UX Engineer. Read on to learn the gameplan that leads to job offers from three different companies, plus his insight on how to land the right job after a coding bootcamp.

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How to Choose a Stack, Part 2: Full-Stack JavaScript

By Sarah Fischer on

Exploring a career in tech, but unsure which language to learn first? In this series, we’re detailing the pros of each language you can learn here at Code Fellows to help make that decision a little easier.

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

By Sarah Fischer on

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

By Matt Merkes on

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

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