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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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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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