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Where are they now? Zip Code Alumnus Armard Bellamy

Zip Code alumnus, Armard Bellamy, finds dream job through a path of constant personal evolution. A “dream job” –– that’s the elusive goal for which many people are striving. Although the specific details of the job are cloudy for most, this final dream destination will fulfill their passions while filling their bank accounts. Or so they hope. But what exactly is a dream job? Is it when you have a flexible schedule? Is it a salary that allows for monthly island-hopping vacations? Armard Bellamy,...

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How zip code talent helps us innovate as we evolve our tech stack

One Zip Coder’s Journey Trailblazing Angular Test Automation Written by Chris Frahme, Lead QA Engineer, Wilmington Trust As a QA Lead for Wilmington Trust and a corporate partner with Zip Code Wilmington, my colleagues and I  have established a solid relationship with the organization, its leaders, and its students. I have personally been a speaker at several of the Speaker Series Lectures and enjoy enlightening students on what to expect when they hit the workforce.   Our business at...

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Breaking into tech recap

We came. We saw. We broke down barriers for tech newbies. Taking the first step toward a career change can be equal parts thrilling and terrifying. On one hand, you’re taking the step to better your future; on the other, you’re entering a new world as a novice. But if you’re looking for a change in direction, you are in good company. In fact, the average person changes jobs an average of 12 times during his or her career, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The technology field is a...

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What the Tech?!

In business there is work to be done, problems to solve, deadlines to meet, and customers to satisfy. But how is this getting communicating? For technical and non-technical counterparts, effective communication can pose a challenge – especially if both parties are not fully knowledgeable in the subject matter at hand. Oftentimes, techies can’t seem to convey what they believe to be simple information to a non-tech audience; conversely, the audience struggles to understand and interact with the...

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Discover how to be the best Zip Code Wilmington candidate

How to ensure you have the best chance at admissions into Zip Code Wilmington You’ve decided to take the plunge and join a coding bootcamp. Congratulations! You will now join the small community that pushes forward today’s tech-driven world. In the midst of the exhilaration of choosing a program, it’s important to prepare for the inevitable next steps of applying to and attending a full-immersion coding boot camp. The Nitty Gritty: Assessment and Pre-Boot Camp Assistance Be prepared that this...

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Alumni Spotlight: Whitney Martinez

Learn about this alumna’s brave journey to Zip Code Wilmington and why she believes that she’s “forever changed.” In September 2018, a nervous, yet excited, Whitney Martinez arrived in Wilmington for her in-person interview, the final step in Zip Code Wilmington’s application process. Like other applicants, she prepared by thinking through potential problems and examining her resume for talking points. But, unlike the others, Whitney travelled more than 1,500 miles to make the interview. “When...

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Fuel your passions through coding

“Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.” ― Ernest Barbaric A key benefit of learning to code is the abundance of new opportunities it brings. Coders have the unique ability to problem solve through technology, which gives them the space to innovate. Some people use their new skill to grow a business, as a means to be creative––or even to grow their passion. At least that’s what we strive for at Zip Code...

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Tackling the technical interview

Interviews are intimidating by nature. We get it. You want a position that you’re confident that you could succeed in, but it’s up to a stranger to decide your fate. So you laugh nervously, fidget and try your hand at small talk while simultaneously trying to memorize your resume talking points. Trust us, we’ve all been there.  Whether you’ve been programming since you were a pre-teen, or just completed bootcamp in your 40s, the technical interview frightens everyone. But don’t fear—just get...

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Admissions Prep Sessions

The road to success starts with preparation. While we provide online tutorials for all applicants after they apply, we understand that sometimes it's tough to learn a new language on your own.  Zip Code Wilmington now offers monthly admission prep sessions for first-time applicants preparing for the online assessment. Over the years, there are two things the Zip Code Wilmington team has noticed about bootcamp applicants: 1. They’re awesome; 2. They’re often nervous about the application...

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Alumni Spotlight: April Rivera

Learn how this Zip Code Wilmington alumna gained confidence through coding. April Rivera graduated from Zip Code Wilmington in April 2018. Within two months she made a seamless transition to her new position as a software engineer at JPMorgan Chase. “I spoke to my friend a few weeks ago about how much your life can change in a few months,” explains Rivera. “Last year everything in my life was so different because I loved my team, but I knew I outgrew my position. But I love the pace of my new...

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