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Getting a second chance at success

The world of code is almost limitless. Learning to manipulate the lines, characters, ones and zeroes that make up scripting languages can unlock doors to vast horizons, qualifying you for a career you love (and that pays well). Sometimes, however, you need a little help preparing for that career. At Zip Code, our mission is to create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity that helps our graduates change their income potential for life, and impact the local economy by increasing the region's...

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JPMorgan Chase and Zip Code Wilmington: Together from the Beginning

This interview was conducted with Wendy Duckrey, Delaware Hub Recruiting Lead at JPMorgan Chase by Erica Freedman, Content Marketing and Client Service Specialist at SwitchUp. JPMorgan Chase regularly hires graduates from Zip Code Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware.  Since inception, JPMorgan Chase has partnered with Zip Code Wilmington to hire graduates into software engineering roles.  The students that graduate from the Zip Code program have served as strong employees at JPMorgan Chase,...

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Empowering the Next Generation with Coding

Learn five ways that coding will help empower the next generation to innovate, analyze and communicate. It’s safe to say that the next generation is tech-savvy, but empowering them in code is the next step to success. When recent 2017 Zip Code Wilmington graduate, Latasha Watson shared her story on the impact of learning code it included an unexpected twist. Not only was Latasha able to start a new career and make better money to support her family, but she was also able to introduce her...

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Corporate Partner Highlight: BlackRock

What sets Zip Code Wilmington apart from other coding boot camps? Our laser focus on job placement for our graduates. We create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity to help our graduates change their income potential for life while increasing the region's ability to meet the growing demand for software developers. We rate our success as a school based on the success of our graduates finding valuable employment. As of our April 2017 graduating class, 92% of graduates have accepted paid technical...

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New Year, New Career

Make 2018 different with a new set of skills and career in tech. It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season has ended and people are geared up and focused on their resolutions for the New Year. As trite as resolutions may seem to some, many others look to the New Year to wipe the proverbial slate clean and start again. It’s an opportunity to refresh, refocus and renew in your life — career goals are no different. That’s where Zip Code Wilmington comes in. For those that are looking to...

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Zip Code Wilmington’s 2017 Year in Review

We’ve accomplished so much in 365 days… and we’re just getting started. 2017 has been a wild ride for Zip Code Wilmington. As the year closes and we embark on 2018 we decided to reflect on some of the great things that Zip Code has accomplished over the last year. 1. We guess you can call 2017, our year of growth because the organization has expanded in more ways than one – the most obvious being our location. In September, we made the big move to the co-working space, The Mill. We not only...

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Which Language Are You Speaking: JavaScript

Zip Code Wilmington has added JavaScript to its fall teaching schedule as part of the back end programming track. Get ready to arm yourself with a useful, new coding language. Don’t be fooled. Even though JavaScript (JS) has Java in its name, the languages are different. JavaScript is a web-based language used to build interactive websites, while Java is a programming language that most refer to as “the basics.” JavaScript was developed by Brendan Eich of Netscape Communications in 1995....

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Meet Dolio Durant

Zip Code Wilmington is growing in more ways than one – a bigger and better space, more classes and even new instructors. Enter Dolio Durant.  Durant joined the Zip Code crew in August as a technical instructor. He is an expert software engineer with more than 18 years' experience, an avid world traveler, part-time rock star, and automotive enthusiast turned instructor. Let’s have a little Q&A session with Durant, to learn more about him, his interests and what he plans to bring to Zip Code...

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Calling all Innovators!

The third annual Delaware Innovation Week will take place November 3 to November 11. Are you ready? Delaware is small but mighty, which is evident as the state advances its position at the forefront of tech and entrepreneurial activity. A perfect example is Delaware Innovation Week – a culminating week of events showcasing the state’s burgeoning innovation community through workshops, networking and demonstrations.  This year’s DIW17 will include 30 open-calendar events celebrating technology...

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A New Place to Call Home

Creative energy floods the hallways. It’s located in the heart of downtown Wilmington. And it’s Zip Code Wilmington’s new home.  Zip Code Wilmington is now located on the fourth floor of the Nemours Building (1007 N Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801), in of one of the city’s most popular startups, The Mill. Although our physical move was just one city block, in the process we’ve added more than 1,000 square feet of workspace and joined a community of innovators. The Mill is a co-working space...

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