Why Coding is a Great Career

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As you’ve probably noticed, software runs the world. From your mobile devices to your TV screen, from your car to your coffee machine, software is all around us, and behind all of it is good, clean, code. Over the past few years the limits to what technology can do for us on an everyday basis has expanded, and with that has come a tremendous need for talented software developers to write the backbone of all of these technologies. This presents you with an incredible opportunity to take advantage of the huge demand for software developers.

Governor of Delaware Jack Markell recently remarked:

“…many of our employers have told me that they can’t find enough qualified IT workers and must resort to hiring them away from each other. We need a new pipeline of Delawareans trained to do these jobs.” 

This is where Zip Code Wilmington comes into play. We launched our coding boot camp for this exact reason; there is a demand in the area for skilled, hard working software developers. We shaped our curriculum based on what employers were telling us. Zip Code Wilmington’s mission is to help put skilled students like you in those indispensable positions so that we can take the first step towards changing the world. Let us help you get started.

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Why Java?

Java LogoAt Zip Code Wilmington, our curriculum is centered around Java because of its versatility. Zip Code is laser focused on your career development and readiness, and we place our emphasis here because Java is everywhere. It’s in mobile devices, cable boxes, enterprise systems for Fortune 500 companies , and even cars. Java is versatile. Java has similar syntax and concepts to popular languages like C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, as well as a number of the “rising star” languages such as Scala, Clojure, Kotlin – all are java-based.

Training (12 weeks) + Apprenticeship (26 weeks) = Job (lifetime)

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”Dale Carnegie
“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.”Herbert Spencer

Zip Code Wilmington’s mission is to educate our students in the programming languages and skills that employers are demanding. This gives you an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself into a program built to help you launch your career as a software developer.

Our employer network is actively engaged with our students on many levels. They have helped us craft a curriculum such that when you graduate you can be an immediate asset to any organization. Here at Zip Code we believe that it’s more than just the knowledge to code that will give you a step up in the game. Networking is a key focus throughout the duration of the class. We host several sponsored events throughout the year as well as invite our partners to speak in front of the class. We also host guest lectures and hackathons. We do all of this to give you the best chance of success as you graduate and step into your career as a software developer.

Why choose Zip Code Wilmington?

Right now, there are over 100 different coding schools for you to choose from, not to mention all of the courses online. So why choose Zip Code?

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  1. We’re where the rubber meets the road.  Learning online is great and all.  So is building websites in the classroom.  But for real-world experience, Zip Code can’t be beat.
  2. Our employer network puts you at a real advantage. We have real opportunities available when you graduate, with great, established companies.  And you’ll interact with established programmers throughout the program.  They will uncover the exact strategies you need to be successful.
  3. We teach Java and .NET.  Look it up.  No other technologies will take you further in your career.  Java and .NET are used inside the majority of Fortune 100 companies, including banks.  .NET is the backbone of the majority of websites and web apps you use today.
  4. Our cost is quite manageable. Our cost is on the low side of the industry.  If you complete an apprenticeship, you’ll make more money than you put in. Check out our scholarships page to learn more.

Our Partners

  • Tech Impact
  • Barclays Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Corporation Services Company