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A second assignment in the field of technology

Zip Code Wilmington is one of six technical training programs in the country currently approved to receive tuition reimbursement in pilot initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new government program, Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), helps veterans enter the technology field by providing tuition and housing assistance for eligible veterans attending an approved technical training program, such as Zip Code Wilmington. The program focuses on...

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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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On Fire or Fizzled Out? How to Stay Motivated When Making a Career Move

With all resolutions, you’re on fire when January 1 rolls around. You’re at the gym religiously. You only shop the produce aisle at the grocery store. You swear to limit your Starbucks coffee consumption to only one a week. This year will be different. You’re passionate and ready to roll. Come February...it’s a different story. What once seemed easy is now a chore. You start to lose sight of your end goal. The work gets hard. The passion fades. Your gym bag collects dust. You slowly shift back...

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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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Open data in Wilmington has been a hot topic this month

As we noted in November, there’s an open data movement afoot in Delaware. In just a month, the campaign for more transparency has grown even stronger: the Wilmington Office for Economic Development, City Council and the Open Data Delaware Meetup have all begun pushing the movement forward. The director of Wilmington’s Economic Development office, Jeff Flynn, said the office purchased the domain opendatawilmington.com the other week. “Wilmington is ready for open data,” he said. So far, the site...

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The Power of Play; Win a game, land a job?

As head of Uber’s hiring growth team, Bob Cowherd is always seeking innovative ways to recruit engineers. The hitch with traditional hiring — resume, phone interview, in-person interviews, in-house tests — is that “only very far into the interviewing process do you see how talented the candidate is,” he said. So he was intrigued by San Francisco startup CodeFights, which crafts programming challenges for online competitions. Uber worked with CodeFights to develop a timed, competitive coding...

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The most in-demand (and valuable) programming languages

A new study reveals that Java developers make the most while JavaScript programmers are the most wanted. People choosing to enter the glamorous world of computer programming often wonder what language(s) are the best to learn. As I’ve written before, Python is a popular choice for beginners, for a number of reasons. But what languages will offer you the best chance at getting hired or will offer the highest salaries? A new study by Carl Joseph and Terence Siganakis of MS Gooroo sheds some light...

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What it takes to be a coder. Insight from Zip Code Wilmington's first cohort.

We're often asked what it takes to be a coder. After getting to know our diverse set of admitted students, I think I finally have the answer. Our admitted students come from varied backgrounds. Our current cohort is filled with former teachers, financial analysts, a carpenter, an art school grad, a professional poker player, a political campaign consultant, several MBA graduates and more. Each student has varying degrees of logic, math and design skills. However, there's one attribute that all...

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Infographic: Tech Jobs With The Highest Pay & Fastest Growth

Ever wanted to get a job in tech? Now's a pretty good time to do it. We grow more dependent on technology every day to do our jobs, complete tasks, and get things done. Think about it, without our laptops and smart phones along with the software that's on there, we can't communicate or interact with anyone who's not in the same room as us. The truth is there are more tech jobs opening up in the United States today than anytime in the history of the country, and there's a real shortage of...

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The 3 Best Second Careers Available Today

Changing careers is a difficult decision. But today, the average tenure of the contemporary employee at any one job is according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 4.6 years. That’s a lot of hopping around. However, even with all that jumped there is a lot of anxiety associated with it. The promise of greener pastures is riddled with familial considerations, uncertainties, and total unknowns. However, there are safe bets that can be made. Like the fact that tech and healthcare will continue...

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