Taking the Reins: Why Marques Gaston Decided to Take Out a...

Marques Gaston was working as a legal assistant at a law firm in Illinois when he realized that he wanted to make a change...

Why Companies Should Create Their Own Boot Camps

By Eric Wise Over the past five years, boot camps specializing in shrinking the technical skills gap have gone mainstream, with hundreds of programs running...

Chain Reaction: How Jhanisus Melendez Went From Chemistry to Coding

To start a chemical reaction, you first need a reactant. That’s exactly what ex-chemist Jhanisus Melendez got one day while he was working as...

How Jessica Erwin Dealt With Loss: From Social Worker to Data...

When she was a hospice social worker at Rush University Medical Center, Jessica Erwin thought she had found her purpose—a rewarding job that made...

How to Become a Strong Female Role Model: The Story of...

As a musician and massage therapist, Ashley Hurlburt always thought she was a clear-cut right-brain thinker. When she started doing data entry for a...

From Fresh Powder to a Fresh Career: A New Passion for...

Emma Nelson was working as a snowboarding instructor in the mountains of Colorado when her curiosity was sparked by an unexpected skill: coding. “I...

Getting Technical: How Tech Teams Can Get the Best Results from...

By Eric Wise This is the second in a series of posts on building outstanding tech teams.  Now that we have discussed maximizing predictability by understanding...

No Degree Required: How Boot Camp Helped Beau Batchelor Land a...

Traveling around was nothing new for Beau Batchelor. Raised in a military family, he grew up all over the world—moving from his birthplace of...

The Teacher Becomes the Student (Then the Master): How a Math...

Nicole Barry has always enjoyed coding. In college, she minored in computer science and picked up some programming skills but decided to pursue a...

Homeward Bound: Alexander Lee’s Second Act at UC Davis for a...

Alexander Lee graduated from UC Davis after majoring in psychology, philosophy, and sociology back in 2008. Eleven years later, after a surge of career...

Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Tech: Eduardo Vilchez Translates Currency...

When asked what sparked his interest in coding, Eduardo Vilchez is quick to note that he’s always been intrigued by the interplay between business...

First FinTech Boot Camps Offer Financial Pros an Edge in an...

When the Dow drops 800 points in one day and global banks announce layoffs in the tens of thousands, economists and financiers start to...

A Loan for Coding Boot Camp Leads to a New Career

As Damian Ramirez knows well, you can never master computer science; the technology is constantly changing at a startlingly rapid pace. Despite having coded...

Getting Technical: Advice for Tech Teams Involved in the Interview Process

By Eric Wise This is the first in a series of posts on building outstanding tech teams.  “We only hire the best.”  Admit it. That’s a common...

Big Data, Big Jobs: Follow Nikitha Rao’s Journey to a Data...

When she was a programming analyst for an investment management firm, Nikitha Rao’s role included cleaning, fetching, and standardizing data. “It was the part...

From Petri Dish to Professional Coder: How this Lab Tech Changed...

When Kevin Lee landed a job in biotech right out of college, he was excited. He’d worked in the field as a researcher before...

See How Clifford Thompson Went from Math and Science Teacher to...

What sparks a math and science teacher to leave teaching and pursue an MBA and a data analytics boot camp? For Clifford Thompson, it...

Isabelle Pinard Didn’t Know What a UX Researcher Was—Now, It’s Her...

It wasn’t long ago that Isabelle Pinard didn’t know what the terms UX/UI meant. Now, she proudly boasts it as part of her job...

From PhD to Python: An Academic’s Path to A Data Analytics...

Juliana (Julie) Novic was no stranger to the classroom when she enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University Data Analytics Boot Camp. Already armed with a...

Alexa Oswald Was Ready for a Career Change—a Loan and Coding...

Alexa Oswald remembers her first day at boot camp vividly. Feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy clouded her head. Her experience as a taekwondo instructor...