What were you doing before you went to Coding Temple? What was your educational or career background? I was in the financial industry for 20 years, specifically trading. I traded such products as S+P 500 index options, Dow Jones Index options as well as agricultural options. I was a member at both the CME and the CBOE. I attended University of Illinois where I graduated with a degree in finance and had a GPA of 4.8/5. What stood out to you about
Derek Hawkins joined the Coding Temple team as an instructor earlier this year in January. However, coding didn’t become his passion until a few years ago. As a freshman in college at Illinois State University, Derek didn’t have that one major that stuck out to him that he considered to be the perfect fit for him. He felt he didn’t really have a sense of direction and settled on Occupational Safety and Health Administration as his major.
Is Coding Temple The Right Fit For Me? Entering a coding bootcamp is intensive which is why it’s important to ensure that the one you choose is the right fit for you. You’ve decided that you want to join a coding bootcamp because you want to learn to code or maybe you’re making a career change. Whatever the reason may be, the next step is finding which one is the best fit for you. How do you know which
DevBootcamp: A Tribute First, we would like to acknowledge DevBootcamp for being one of the pioneers of web development bootcamps. They, along with a handful of others, have changed the education industry in the same way that Steve Jobs changed the mobile phone. DBC is the reason code schools are called “bootcamps.” First cohort graduated in SF in 2012 – eons ago in internet time. End of an era. –@sarahmei The Impact
Coding Temple Alumni Ryan Bacastow graduated college with a Political Science and Spanish Language degree and started working for the ECLAC but found that he wasn’t satisfied with this career path. He decided to enroll in Coding Temple’s 10-week Full Time Python bootcamp program and is now currently a Python data analyst at William Blair Global Investment Banking. Read on to learn about his experience at Coding Temple! What were you up to before you went to Coding Temple?
For the first couple entries, I discussed my decision to make a pivot and switch careers from fitness to tech. But what is coding bootcamp like? Is it really possible to learn multiple languages over the course of 10–12 weeks and learn them to a level that can make you employable? Is it worth the 10–20,000 price tag? The simple (yet painfully unfulfilling) answer: Results may vary. As I believe I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m wrapping up week 8 out
In December of 2016, Coding Temple was featured on Fox News 32 Live on the morning show. View the video below of the segment
Our friends at Built In Chicago posted a really great infograph on Chicagos most lucrative programming languages. Click on the image below for the full article “The internet can provide a basic understanding of many individual programming languages,” said Ripal Patel of Coding Temple. “Bootcamps bridge the gap between e-learning and a traditional college experience, combining lecture, hands-on training, and a portfolio-based curriculum. This accelerated immersion transforms students into junior developers with promising careers.” Chicago’s Most Lucrative