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How Changing Technology Drives the Need for Coders and Software Developers

In our last post, we talked about why coding has become the new go-to professional skill. http://www.zipcodewilmington.com/blog/myth-you-need-a-compsci-degree-to-succeed-as-a-developer  Significant numbers of employers now assume new hires will arrive with at least basic coding skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the job growth for software developers is expected to grow by 17% from now until 2024, which is much faster than average compared to other occupations. What drives that...

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Myth: You Need a CompSci Degree to Succeed as a Developer

You don’t need a CompSci, math, technology, or in fact, any degree to succeed as a developer. This profession is roomy enough to accommodate many education levels and backgrounds. Let’s back that up with some stats. The StackOverflow 2016 Developer Survey received responses from 50,000 developers. They found that 56% of respondents did not have a degree in CompSci or a related field. Don’t most job postings specify degree requirements? Even if a developer doesn’t have a degree in math, science,...

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What You Need to Know Before Arriving at a Coding Boot Camp

Intense. Rigorous. Immersive. Those are some of the words we use to describe the Zip Code Wilmington Software Development Boot Camp. Many Zip Code Wilmington students are new to coding and have never attended a boot camp. In our information sessions, we set the expectation to prospective students that this is a full time, immersive program that requires a lot of hard work and commitment. But being at Zip Code gives our students the best of both worlds: they’re being trained by industry...

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