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Why Wilmington?

With its evolving tech scene and promising business opportunities, learn why Wilmington may just be one of the country's newest tech hubs.  Wilmington, Delaware is under construction – and for great reason. In just a short stroll down Market Street, you can see that the lifeline of this city is the creativity of its people and the beauty of its community. New shops and restaurants, revitalization projects, eye-catching art and beautiful co-working spaces are evidence that tides are shifting....

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Zip Code Wilmington now offers housing options for students

Let us paint the picture. Brian just received his acceptance letter to join Zip Code Wilmington’s next cohort. (Congratulations!) He excitedly calls his loved ones to tell them the great news. He hangs up and logs into Twitter to write a post about “new beginnings” accompanied by a selfie. In the midst of his excitement, a list of responsibilities begins to fill his mind: How will he manage the three months of intense boot camp? Can he work almost 100 hours a week? Where will he live? The Zip...

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Military service members benefit from the new partnership between Zip Code Wilmington and Liberty USO

The Philadelphia Business Journal named Desa Burton, Assistant General Counsel for InterDigital, a 2017 “Veteran of Influence.” The honor was fitting for Burton, but also reflects an accomplishment that will assist many other veterans in the tri-state area. Burton is leading a new initiative conceived and sponsored by mobile technology innovation pioneer, InterDigital, along with JoAnne Schultze and Launia Terry from Liberty USO, which is focused on STEM education for transitioning military...

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The future world according to code

Jobs and careers are "rebooting" with new combinations of industry-related education and experience combined with computer programming and coding skills, according to a report from tech industry employment experts Burning Glass. The financial industry, manufacturing and engineering, and healthcare are the top industries which are already requesting that employees have coding skills. Two-thirds of the highest-paying and fastest growing jobs in these industries request computer science skills...

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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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