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Zip Code Wilmington and the Division of Small Business Team Up to Assist Delaware Businesses

Grant helps small businesses access highly skilled tech talent they need to compete Delaware small business owners will have greater access to graduates from Zip Code Wilmington's computer coding training program thanks to a new partnership between Zip Code Wilmington and the Delaware Division of Small Business. Zip Code Wilmington is now designated as a certified trainer by the Division of Small Business. As a part of this partnership, the Division will give companies under 100 employees who...

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Balancing Bootcamp and Parenthood

Tips for coders to get through bootcamp while managing responsibilities at home. Being a parent can be one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs on the planet. It comes with big responsibilities that many find hard to balance when deciding whether or not to make career moves. In the case of immersive coding bootcamps such as Zip Code Wilmington, parents are expected to carry a heavy courseload, fit in practice hours and still make time for lunches, drop-offs, playtime… the list goes on. It...

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The Future Of Coding Education Has Arrived In Wilmington

Every day that passes, the business world becomes more dependent on technology; it's where the future of business lies. The challenge businesses across the world are confronting is the distinct shortage of talented individuals to develop the technology their future depends on. Enter Zip Code Wilmington. On June 1st, 2015 we officially launched the program at the Nemours Building in Wilmington. We gathered to celebrate the beginning of one of the most exciting and transformative technology...

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3 Books Every Developer Needs To Read

There are a lot of developers in the world, though no two are the same. Each person—young or old— has followed a different path in their life to get to where they are, and the world of software developers is no different. Some earn their roles by going to traditional four year colleges to earn computer science degrees, or they earn an english degree. Some are self-taught, holing themselves in their rooms for hours tinkering with the most basic code, or building the most basic program. While...

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How Java Changed Programming Forever

They say that fire brought man out of the dark ages, and the internal combustion engine brought us chugging into the industrial revolution. Java turned 20 in May 2015. The formative years of what is potentially one the most important eras in the history of man kind. The technological revolution drives the economy, our social lives, and is actively shaping how we live. What started as a side project for Java founder James Gosling, while he was at Sun Microsystems, has started something of its...

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6 Reasons To Hire a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Original article courtesy of coding dojo. If you have ever passed on a potential hire because they have coding bootcamp experience rather than a formal CS degree, it’s time to forget everything you think you know about bootcamp graduates and reconsider your options. Max Nisen at Business Insider eloquently illustrates the following point in his article Google Has Started Hiring More People Who Didn’t Go to College: "Computer-science degrees teach theory and help the best engineers advance the...

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Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

Each year tuition and college fees increase, leading exiting students to have a massive amount of debt. According to The College Board, over the past decade, the average increase for universities is 5%, which is higher than the general inflation rate and increase in personal income. By 2033 students attending a public university with in-state tuition can look at nearly $100K in debt after four years of school (current average of $40K). However, the current job market is becoming even more...

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Coding Bootcamps Filling A Need

The idea of intensive, targeted learning is not a new one. Vocational schools have existed for decades. In 1963, the Vocational Education was passed, thus beginning the modern era of federal funding for career and technical education. Then, in 1990, the Perkins Act further defined the vocational education as: “Organized educational programs offering a sequence of courses which are directly related to the preparation of individual in paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging...

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5 Tips For Starting A Second Career

Starting a second career is both a difficult decision and an all around difficult undertaking. There are myriad unknowns that could crop up and stifle your dreams. At the same time, there’s seemingly limitless possibility that’s created when you finally do commit to making the switch. Starting a second career is more than just changing jobs, it’s typically defined as starting a new job in a completely different industry or completely different side of the business. Luckily we’re here to shed...

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Java In Great Demand For Great Reasons

No matter where you are in the world, somewhere close by there’s an application running Java. And that gives developers of those applications an overwhelming feeling of job security. From San Francisco to New York City, Java remains one of the most in-demand coding languages for startups and established organizations alike. And there’s no signs of slowing down. According to BLS.gov, the job outlook for software developers is expected to grow 22% through 2022. That’s a stark contrast when...

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