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Five Skills You Need to Master Today to Launch a Successful App

Steve Tucker

While attending the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, Steve Tucker worked with a team of other learners to develop GhostedBy, an app that allows users to report when a company “ghosts” them by not responding to their follow-ups after an in-person interview. In addition to empowering job seekers, the app is designed to help companies with their online…

Problems Solved: What Josh Dodd Emphasizes as a Coding Boot Camp TA

Josh Dodd

When Josh Dodd and his wife moved from Colorado to Georgia, trading the mountains for oaks and Spanish moss may have posed a challenge, but it didn’t constitute a problem. Certainly not for Josh, who viewed the change of scenery as an opportunity to try something he had always wanted to do: coding. So he enrolled in…

How to Juggle a Career, a Newborn, and Learning to Code

Signing up for a coding boot camp is a big commitment. Learning a dozen new programming languages and software to build a portfolio of real-world projects takes a lot of work. Now imagine that you’re also working a full-time job while attending classes. And you just had your second baby. Piece of cake, right? Welcome…

The Mom Advantage: Why Tech Needs Mommies

Valarie Regas Blog Picture Georgia Tech Boot Camps

Think supermoms can’t be super-coders? Think again. As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day and all of the inspiring moms across the country, we want to share one boot camp grad’s words (inspired by the formidable FDR) far and wide: “BRAVERY ISN’T THE ABSENCE OF FEAR. IT’S BEING AFRAID AND DOING THE THING ANYWAY.”…

This Air Force Vet Wants to Use His Coding Skills to Solve Social Services Challenges

Student Spotlight Kenneth Barnes Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp

This piece, written by Muriel Vega, originally appeared on Hypepotamus. After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Kenneth Barnes wanted to come back to his original social work-oriented career path — with a tech twist. Upon realization of how technology could help the family services field from document submission to case management, Barnes decided to enroll in Georgia Tech’s Coding…