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What’s it take to land a job in Cybersecurity?

By David Lee on

As with any profession, a successful career in cybersecurity is an accumulation of education, training, and real-world experience. Formulating an actionable career strategy and getting started in this diverse, technical profession can be daunting, and we are here to help.

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In Celebration of Juneteenth

By Jeff Malek on

It is not a “day off” for me or our staff, it’s definitely a “day on”. Meaning, if we’ve learned anything in the last few weeks of 2020, it’s that 155 years later, collectively as a nation we haven’t said enough in support of anti-racism, we haven’t done enough in support of anti-racism, and we need to persist going forward, reminding each other that we have a lot of work ahead of us.

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Anti-racism: Being Non-Racist Is Not Enough

By Jeff Malek on

We remain committed to breaking down systemic barriers and ensuring all people are treated with respect and dignity. Privilege exists. Systemic racism exists. We are united with our staff, students, alumni, and partners in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.

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Leading the Way: How Code Fellows is Innovating Cyber Education

By David Lee on

How does Code Fellows all-new Ops sequence—that culminates in a certificate of Cybersecurity Engineering—set itself apart from other cyber education offerings? Let’s take a look!

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COVID-19: How to Thrive in This Time of Uncertainty

By Mitchell Robertson on

At Code Fellows, we are passionate about helping individuals transform their lives through education. We believe that it is critical to learn the skills that allow you to pursue your passion while also providing for you financially. Being able to work remote, means you not only have the ability to endure tough times like the ones we are facing now but also live where you want, work where you want, and live the life that you want.

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Learning to Code: 5 Paths to Becoming a Software Developer and How to Enhance Your Skills Along the Way - Part 4

By Heather Cherewaty on

Are you learning to code or looking to improve your technical skills? Join us for a 5 part blog series on the many paths to a career in Tech and how you can improve your skills, and your job prospects, along the way! Monthly, from September through January, we’ll be exploring various learning mediums and how to best leverage those resources for success. We’ll cover free online tutorials and courses, coding schools/bootcamps, CS degree programs, interview prep, and continuing education. You can find September’s blog on “The Self-guided Route” here, October’s blog on “The College Route” here, and November’s blog on “The Code School Route” here.

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Learning to Code: 5 Paths to Becoming a Software Developer and How to Enhance Your Skills Along the Way - Part 3

By Heather Cherewaty on

Are you learning to code or looking to improve your technical skills? Join us for a 5 part blog series on the many paths to a career in Tech and how you can improve your skills, and your job prospects, along the way! Monthly, from September through January, we’ll be exploring various learning mediums and how to best leverage those resources for success. We’ll cover free online tutorials and courses, coding schools/bootcamps, CS degree programs, interview prep, and continuing education. You can find September’s blog on “The Self-guided Route” here and October’s blog on “The College Route” here.

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VET TEC: What Is It, and How Can It Help Fund Your Coding Curriculum?

By Teri Pfeffer on

Transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce can be difficult, so it’s helpful to know all of the resources available to help you succeed in a new career path. One resource available to you: the VET TEC program. Learn from our military program manager, Teri Pfeffer, about what the VET TEC program is and how it can help fund your coding courses.

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Learning to Code: 5 Paths to Becoming a Software Developer and How to Enhance Your Skills Along the Way - Part 2

By Heather Cherewaty on

Are you learning to code or looking to improve your technical skills? Join us for a 5 part blog series on the many paths to a career in Tech and how you can improve your skills, and your job prospects, along the way! Monthly, from September through January, we’ll be exploring various learning mediums and how to best leverage those resources for success. We’ll cover free online tutorials and courses, coding schools/bootcamps, CS degree programs, interview prep, and continuing education. You can find September’s blog on “The Self-guided Route” here.

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Learning to Code: 5 Paths to Becoming a Software Developer and How to Enhance Your Skills Along the Way - Part I

By Heather Cherewaty on

Are you learning to code or looking to improve your technical skillset? Join us for a 5 part blog series on the many paths to a career in Tech and how you can improve your skills, and your job prospects, along the way! Monthly, from September through January, we’ll be exploring various learning mediums and how to best leverage those resources for success. We’ll cover free online tutorials and courses, coding schools/bootcamps, CS degree programs, interview prep, and continuing education.

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New Code 501 Course Announced: One-Day Class Offers Hands-On SQL Training

By Sarah Fischer on

Are you ready to take on advanced data problem solving? Step into the shoes of a data analyst and learn how to tackle interesting SQL problems with our new Code 501 course!

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The 2018 Gift Guide for Software Developers

By Sarah Fischer on

It’s here again! The time of year when we poll the devs in our lives to find out the hottest gifts that the developer in your life would love to find in their stocking.

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Give the Gift of Education

By Sarah Fischer on

This year, 128 people received scholarships to pursue life-changing opportunities in tech, in part because of the generosity of the alumni and companies who supported our Diversity Scholarship Fund. Let’s make it happen for even more individuals in 2019.

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4 Projects Sponsors, 8 Mentors, and 80 Devs Walk Into a Code School…

By Elizabeth Scutchfield on

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Community Hack Night Initiative!

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Introducing the New Talent Portal!

By Elizabeth Scutchfield on

We’ve launched a new way for hiring managers and dev teams to find their next teammate!

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Veteran Tech Summit!

By Elizabeth Scutchfield on

Veterans, supporters, and members of Seattle’s tech industry, you are invited for our second annual Veteran Tech Summit on November 1, 2018!

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Money-Back Guarantees, Placement Stats, Starting Salaries, Oh My!

By Mitchell Robertson on

Here’s how to sort through the data and find the right school for you.

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6 Reasons for Pair Programming

By Allie Grampa on

Iterative loops. Code reviews. Fast feedback. Error checking and linting. These are software engineering practices that have proven to dramatically improve the quality of code developers produce. What if you can could get all of this, instantaneously, while typing code line by line and character by character? You can, with pair programming, a technique common to many agile work environments.

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People, Partners, Products: Seattle Orgs Win Big with Our Expanded Employer Services

By Elizabeth Scutchfield on

We hear it all too often: competition is tight for tech talent.

It’s time to get creative.

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How to Choose a Stack

By Sarah Fischer on

We get this question a lot: “How do I choose which Code 401 course to take?” Here’s how we answer.

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Meet Allie! From University STEM Professor to Code Fellows Instructor

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Allie! She spent six years teaching in higher education before joining the team at Code Fellows. Read about her start in programming, how she empathizes with new coders, and why she loves helping people start new careers in tech.

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Help Raise $100K Towards Diversity Scholarships!

By Mitchell Robertson on

Since launching our Diversity Scholarship Fund in 2015, we’ve partnered with individuals and companies such as Expedia, Zillow, and Substantial to fund over $2.7M in scholarships.

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Cooking, Coding & Career Changes: A Chef’s Journey in Learning to Code

By Kayla Asay on

Hello! My name is Kayla Asay and I am a software engineer.

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I Can Do Things That Are Hard: How Learning to Code Changed My Life

By Jake Hawken on

Not too long ago, I wasn’t a programmer.

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Meet the Team: Mindy Mills, Admissions Advisor

By Sarah Fischer on

Meet Mindy! As a part of the admissions team at Code Fellows, she helps aspiring devs know if our program is right for them, and helps them get fully prepared for their first day of class.

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5 Types of Non-Tech Companies That Need Software Developers

By Lauren Sauser on

Technology companies aren’t the only businesses that depend on coders, or pay them well. Both the public and private sectors benefit from the specialized support of software developers, and the opportunities for employment are diverse.

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3 Major Perks of Being a Software Developer

By Lauren Sauser on

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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8 Tips Before You Hire from a Code School

By Mitchell Robertson on

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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TechHire Will Change the Game

By Mitchell Robertson on

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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Why Code Fellows Will Be Going Strong in 50 Years

By Mitchell Robertson on

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

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Student project harnesses brain power to fly AR Drone

By Sarah Fischer on

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 Mitchell Robertson on

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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