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Galvanize Releases Q2 2017 Entrepreneur Impact Report

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Helping companies grow is at the core of the Galvanize community, and to date our members have raised close to $4 B with $122M just in quarter two alone. To compartmentalize all of the positive impact, we’ve put together our second ever Entrepreneur Impact Report,…

9 Startups to Know From Pitchers & Pitchers Event at Galvanize

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers & Pitchers event, but revamped as a local, quarterly…

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

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There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

A Woman’s Journey from Attorney to Software Engineer

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Some people are daunted by the mere thought of making a career change, even when they really want to. Successful people take that challenge as an opportunity. They summon their courage and push themselves to explore new horizons. Erika Angarita obtained a law degree…

How to Land Your First Job in Tech

So you’re looking to land your first job in tech. Great! And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it’s sexy, and it’s blossoming with world-changing companies and opportunities. With the national unemployment rate for IT professionals at an incredibly low 1.6 – 3.9…

Galvanize Unveils First Ever Entrepreneur Impact Report

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Starting a company is easy. Scaling a successful company and making an impact in an industry is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle for the entrepreneurs and startups…

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

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When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned. GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data…

How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team and Find the Bright Spots

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Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school. A small number of people stand above the rest, some lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere near the median. Unlike high school, however, the folks on the…

Meet the Winner of Clean Energy Data Science Challenge

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Finding clean energy solutions is no easy feat. Recently, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank…

Women in Tech Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception

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We’ve all heard different versions of the same statistic: According to the Census, women make up 59 percent of the entire workforce in the United States and 51 percent of the country’s total population, yet women account for just 30 percent of the labor…

3 Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence to fight for the salary he wanted — and…

12 Inspirational Stories About Women Who Code

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Currently, women only represent 18 percent of the workforce in tech. While you might look towards education to fill this gap, the number of women obtaining computer science degrees hovers around the same percentage. And yet, in 2014, 38 percent of graduates from coding…

How Is Your Business Supporting Your Customers?

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For much of the 20th century, businesses were focused on extracting resources, creating products, and providing services that simply met the needs of their customer. And yet, as they focused on what the customer was purchasing, very little emphasis was put towards how customers…

4 Tips to Attracting Talent With Company Culture

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When interviewing potential candidates, being transparent with one’s culture can help everyone decide if it’s going to be a good fit for all. Kate Catlin of Flock sat down with a group of women at Galvanize to ask them how might companies be more…

An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

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Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…

5 Ways to Succeed at Your Next Whiteboard Interview

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Having a job interview on the books can be incredibly stressful. But if you’re expecting the interviewer to insist on the whiteboard to show off your abilities, it doesn’t have to be nerve wrecking. Mukai Matsiga of Galvanize provides some insight on how this portion of…

7 Necessary Steps for Creating a Compelling Brand Story

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Galvanize recently teamed up with Erin Berman from Blackbeard Studios, a digital marketing agency based out of San Francisco, to host a storytelling workshop. Erin has helped dozens of startups learn how to share their story through her service as a storyteller and mentor at…