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“We’ve All Dedicated Ourselves to Tech and Learning”

Delaware native Leon Hunter is an instructor at Zip Code Wilmington. He’s served in this role since April, but his history with the school goes back further. A friend of his attended the bootcamp and was struggling with an assignment. The friend reached out to Leon, a professional software developer, for help. Leon was glad to assist. What Leon remembered most from that experience, however, was the feeling inside Zip Code Wilmington. Leon recalls, “I really liked the environment. Even though my...

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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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