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The Just-Launched Amazon Sumerian Helps You Build VR, AR and 3D Apps Fast

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon’s highly anticipated mixed-reality building service has officially been announced: Amazon Sumerian will allow enterprising entrepreneurs everywhere the ability to quickly build and host VR, AR or 3D apps online. And yes, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) application is free to use. You’ll just need to…



Learning to Code Means Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 9:30 am

This is part three of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  Four weeks have passed already. Every morning we talk about what’s “clicking,” what we need help with, the tech events we’ve gone to, and big news in the…

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WeWork Gets Smart With Education for Adults and Kids

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

WeWork’s success is pretty undeniable at this point. Whether it’s their huge valuation or the fact that a new office pops up every five minutes, the coworking company has made a huge impact on the business world from coast to coast. And now, they’ve…


Programming Skills Power the Economic Future

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since the first IBM PC was launched in 1981, computers of varying types have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. They are in our homes, our businesses, and even in our pockets. The impact of the technology revolution that has followed since…

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No More Excuses: Learning to Code is Easier Than Ever

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

At this point, there is no excuse for not learning to code. There are so many accessible online and affordable courses that can help you build a foundation and work on your timeline. You might think you must go through an online college program…



Coding Made Me Learn How to Learn Again

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This is part two of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  On the morning of the first day of class, I fell back into Community Coordinator mode. I took the elevator to the 4th floor and the Web…



I Quit My Job and Now I’m Learning to Code

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Yep. This isn’t a Dream. I Actually Just Quit My Job. This time I won’t be spending 6 months hiking miles across the country. Rather, I’ll be spending 6 months learning web development, studying, coding, and building things at Galvanize. I’m taking the Web…


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Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

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4 Free Sites That Can Teach You Code

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Learning how to code is more accessible and affordable than ever, but not everyone has time to take off work or leave their job to pursue their interest or passion. While there are very affordable classes you can take from the comfort of your…

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Get a Computer Science Education Without The Debt

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

A computer science degree can open many doors for your career in the tech industry. But, let’s face it, degrees are expensive and time-consuming. What if you could learn all the knowledge you’d get from a computer science degree, without having to shell out…


Lego Boost Is Bringing Blocks to Life Using Code

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Lego toys have brought a whole new level of fun and entertainment in our lives with the introduction of Lego Boost. Since Lego was invented a century ago by the Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen, Lego has made billions of children happy and has even…



How a Coding School Fueled This Data Scientist’s Passion for AI

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Once you’ve decided it’s time to go to a coding school, you’ll want to make sure the one you pick is worth it and provides value. We sat down with Paulo Arantes, an alumni to the Galvanize Data Science program who is now a Machine…


Why JavaScript is the Programming Language You Need to Learn

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 6:30 am

Do you know what this website and Facebook have in common? Both use JavaScript. In fact, just about every website uses JavaScript. Considered one of the three core languages of web development, JavaScript is a handy language responsible for everything from pop-ups to animations…



How One Man Left a Big Record Label to Become a Data Scientist

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Will Johnson stumbled into the music business in his early 20s. On a whim, in 2014, a friend of his who managed a national touring band offered him a gig as a roadie. Will had just graduated college in Virginia, and, well, touring with…



How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

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How to Maximize the WordPress Command Line Interface

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The WordPress format may be easy to work with, but it still requires a lot of time to keep everything updated. Fortunately, developers who are looking to shave a few minutes off of their work can turn to the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI)….


The 29 Top Coding Schools and Bootcamps of 2017

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Coding might be the last remaining industry that represents the American Dream: After passing a quick course from one of the best coding schools, enterprising and hard-working individuals can turn a skill into a career in the industry — something that you can’t really…