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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

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…

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

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Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

3 Steps to Prioritizing Your Startup’s Growth

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We had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Metzger, Director of Growth Marketing at Madrona Venture Group, for a Growth Study Hall. Previously, he was Director of Acquisition Marketing for Zulily. With extensive knowledge in SEO/SEM, customer acquisition, and conversion optimization, he acts as an…

The Future of Business Favors the Fearless

PJ Tanzillo has a big job. By title, he’s the Head of Consumer Products for Favor. In practice, he oversees product management, offers marketing direction, and keeps an eye on finances, all while supporting the whole operations business. We were lucky to receive some…

How to Streamline the Data Science Workflow with SciKit-Learn [Video]

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You can never learn too much. SciKit-Learn is an open source machine learning library for the Python programming language. By learning the ins and outs of pipelines and FeatureUnions it can help data scientists improve their workflow. Isaac Laughlin, Data Science Instructor at Galvanize, presented…

How Uber Is Disrupting Business With Machine Learning [Video]

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With the company valued at over $62 billion and running in over 523 cities around the world with plans to launch a fleet of autonomous cars, Uber is constantly looking to disrupt and innovate. And they are leading the pack when it comes to the…