We get this question a lot, so I figured I’d write up a blog post to answer it.
What to prepare for a coding bootcamp depends very much on the coding bootcamp you hope to attend. When choosing a coding bootcamp, it’s very important to understand the different types that exist so that you can choose the coding bootcamp that is right for you.
While there are many differ...Read More
Coding bootcamps, coding schools, dev bootcamps, code academies - they may go by different names, but they are all phrases that describe the same phenomenon.
What is a coding bootcamp?
A coding bootcamp is a vocational program that teaches its students the skills necessary to become a software developer. A software developer - sometimes called a computer programmer or...Read More
You’ve decided that you’d like to break into a career in technology. Technology is taking over the world. Robots are eating people’s jobs in every industry. You don’t want to be left behind, so you decide to jump on the bandwagon.
But you’re not 19 anymore. In fact, you have a career in something other than tech. You’re an accountant, a welder, a mechanic, or a lawyer -...Read More
I recently received the following question via email:
"Hello! I'm a junior in high school and I've been looking into computer science programs for college and I was just wondering if a coding bootcamp is a substitute for a computer science degree. Would you recommend joining a coding bootcamp post-college or beforehand?"
These are fantastic questions, and I thought that m...Read More
We're so proud of the most recent Actualize Online Live cohort that graduated yesterday. Each Actualize grad presented their individual Capstone projects at our online Showcase to a panel developers while others watched on YouTube LiveStream. Even though the Showcase is over, you can watch the whole thing on YouTube below.
The Capstone project that each Actualize student builds is ...Read More
SwitchUp conducted an interview with Leapfrog Online, a Chicago-based tech company who has hired five Actualize grads over the course of a few years. A special thanks to Kevin from Leapfrog Online and Mary from SwitchUp for doing this wonderful interview!
The interview covers many topics, including:
- Why do you think Actualize grads are a good fit for your team? Read More
The prospect of learning to code is quite daunting to most people. To someone who knows very little about it, the mind conjures up images of lots of green 0’s and 1’s upon a black background. With semicolons, angle brackets, and gobbledygook - software development seems to most as a skill that is some twisted hybrid of advanced calculus and dark magic. Only geniu...Read More
In this post, I'd like to address a general but fundamental question: Do coding schools work? It’s a very legitimate question. After all, coding schools promise to provide their students with skills that will lead to an exciting career and significant jump in salary after just several months of training - and without any degree or certification. That’s quite a tal...Read More
A lot has been written about coding schools in recent years, as over one hundred such programs have sprung up since 2012 throughout the US and abroad. The media in particular has been fascinated by this phenomenon, and rightfully so. The notion that it’s possible to attend a vocational school - and not receive a degree or any certification - and gain skills that ...Read More