Hey! I've been an Account Exec (sales) for my entire career, and have recently been interested in pursuing a Sales Engineer career path, likely with a SaaS company, which is what my background is in. Curious if, to flesh out the technical side of my knowledge-base, there's a recommended lesson plan/course. Understanding it would depend on the employer and their specific specialties, I'm wondering if there's some base knowledge of certain languages/APIs that would be a good start.
Thanks for any insight!
I have a well formed idea with an MVP. Now I need to make it a site. Developer suggests responsive but others have suggested app. I don't agree with developer and the company is lazy - they take a LOT of vacation.
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I am taking a gap year between high school and college. I want to do a 12-week intensive coding academy. I live outside NYC and would prefer full-time on campus classes. Any recommendations?
Okay, so it's not 12 weeks, and it's not in New York, but you might want to check out Holberton in San Francisco. If you want to get into software engineering, it's the place to be. They teach full-stack software engineering in a fast paced project based environment. Just a warning though, you might get hooked on software engineering and not return to traditional education once you've tasted the forbidden fruit.August 26, 2017
I have a master degree in Civil engineering, and I have zero coding or data analyze experience. I want to switch career to IT for the big money, what type of bootcamp will suit me? which direction should I go? I have read a little about full stack engineer and big data engineer, will they fits me, or would there be something else?
There is only one way to find out! Try out some courses online... Some people are more suited to data and some people are more suited to the software side of things - it is a personal preference. Without testing and trying things out - you will not be able to find out. We recommend starting with free online courses such as Coursera and moving slowly to paid ones like thinkful/bloc. Then finalize your career move with a fulltime bootcamp!August 22, 2017
I never suggest making a career move solely for the money. If you don't get enjoyment from what you are doing every day, you will never be paid enough.
Bootcamps are good at giving you some specialized skills, but it's best if you already have the fundamentals under your belt. They are generally too fast paced ...August 22, 2017
So, my question is will the bootcamps consider me eligible for their training program. And do the bootcamps give job assurance to all those who finish their training .
I cannot speak for all bootcamps, but to answer your question in a word: yes. I had attended Ironhack's Full Stack development bootcamp in Miami that focused on the MEAN stack, having had even less relevant experience than you (I had only worked a variety of retail and call center jobs, and briefly worked assembling aircraft parts before this), and was hired straight out of the school as a Full Stack .Net Developer. Your previous experience would actually put you at an advantage, if anything.August 16, 2017
Is it worth it to do a bootcamp prep course? Will it help me get a job?
If so, what is the best prep program? Does First Step Coding give you more advantage over a free course or a bootcamp run course (like Fullstack or App Academy prep)?
Hi there! I'm going to do my best to answer while imagining I'm not the founder of First Step Coding and you're just a friend trying to figure out the best path to take : )
I'm going to frame this as a set of questions back at you.
How good of a self-learner / autodidact are you?
Have you taught yourself to play an instrument or other skill that requires 100s - 1000s of hours of practice? Most people are pretty bad at self-learning for a variety of reasons, but anecdotally I'd say the #1 reason is the lack of inherent accountability. It's all too easy to skip the hard parts or quit if no one's watching and checking up with you. For many people, the accountability that comes with a teacher and classroom full of people learning with them ...August 01, 2017
My suggestion is that if you need to take a bootcamp prep course, you may not be ready for the intensity of a bootcamp. Bootamps are best designed for students who are already well versed in the fundamentals and foundations of basic computer science principles, and move at much too fast a pace for student show are new to software engineering. They are best for students who want to gain a very specific skill since most bootcamps teach and focus on one specific thing.
If you are looking to gain some of those fundamentals and foundations, then you may want to look into a more comprehensive program. I didn't have too much experience in tech when I decided I wanted to start gaining the skills needed to build a career in software engineering. I found a school that was ...August 01, 2017
Hi there, Yes! Many bootcamps are now offering Bootcamp "Prep" courses. Check out SwitchUp's guide here: https://www.switchup.org/blog/the-best-bootcamp-prep-courses-do-you-need-one-and-how-to-chooseAugust 01, 2017
A year ago, I completed a bachelor in bioinformatics. I also did an internship in a laboratory for 4 months the summer before where I designed a pipeline to analyze genomic sequences. I hated every day of it, since I felt like I didn't get the results I wanted fast enough, and I had to sit in front of a computer all day. Thus, after graduating in bioinformatics, I decided to get into pharmacy (I didn't really think too much about it; I just wanted to change my career path). I have now completed one year of pharmacy, and I'm not sure I want to be a pharmacist, either. I find it really stressful - having to deal with patients, doctor, answering phone calls, etc - and I'm not a very detail-oriented person. I know that as a pharmacist, my salary is much more likely to be higher than that ...
I am from India and I used to have my own restaurant. I used to keep a track of my orders and what customer's likes and dislikes, so I used to maintain a whole data sheet. From there I got to know what data can do for business.I did a research on data science. I am very curious to learn data science.But I m from a different background (non tech).I did management I have studied python , inferential and descriptive statistics and Intro to data science form Udacity (Pre-requisites for data science) I have 6 years of experience working as a business analyst in risk management.I have hands on experience on SQL. Am I the suitable candidate for data science? I applied for the post graduate in one of the universities in India but wasn't able to fulfill their eligible criteria. They were ...
I have a decision I must make and am not around the right people to help me make it. I am very interested in hearing from either people who have been in my situation (long-term unemployed AND over 50 years old OR from someone who hires people).
Last week I applied for and got accepted ...
You are in a bit of a tricky situation. I attended a School in SF that teaches full-stack software engineering and we have had students from 18-58 pass through our doors. Being older can give you some challenges, but that doesn't mean you can't make software engineering your career at your current age. My biggest concern for you is your current savings. Although Chicago is not as expensive as SF, $3,500 is not going to last very long, not to mention that you have to factor in transit from Italy as well.
You do have an advantage, which is the fact that you have some previous experience in the tech industry, but bootcamps seem to be the most effective for students that have some current knowledge of the industry and want to gain a new specific skill.
July 25, 2017
I read all your references and it looks like you have a good curriculum and experience as well. The bootcamp would serve to update you and bring you back to the job market. Here at school, we received many job offers for our students and none of them specifies age. Because there is more demand than programmers, this is not a common issue to take into account. You can also work as a freelancer later. First of all, you need to like programming, doing something that you really enjoy.
As for location, as you are in Italy, I suggest you bootcamp in Europe. There are several excellent schools and so it would be easier for you to fund the course as well. Some schools offer scholarships for women and the unemployed, this also lowers the value of the investment. Others allow you to ...July 25, 2017
I want to get into IT security and was thinking of taking the in person immersive Evolve security Academy but I worry if I fall behind. I do have some basic computer and network knowledge, but no programming.
What are the other added cost beyond the $10,000? Along with passing the course I also am curious if you have a job placement service.
Also, when would this class start in Chicago?
Thanks for your interest in Evolve Security Academy! We have a lengthy admissions process to set expectations and assess your technical background. Our number one pre-requisite is people who are passionate and have the right attitude and aptitude to immerse themselves into cyber security. We find it easier to teach green people who are smart and passionate about learning, than people with loads of technical experience "on paper" who don't but forth the effort needed to be successful in this high paced training environment. Basic computer science, networking and linux knowledge make you a stronger candidate. There are no other costs beyond the $10,000 in tuition. We do offer placement services but job placement is not guaranteed. Our Winter 2017 Cohort begins ...July 24, 2017