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There’s something about a good mobile app that just helps you throughout the day– be it your Linkedin, Google maps, or CNN app– we depend on our smartphones for a lot. Due to the global rise of smartphones and tablets, mobile apps can be the go-to source for information, entertainment, productivity, e-commerce, and more. By 2020, global mobile app store downloads will reach 288.4 billion! With the rise of mobile applications on the market, the demand for mobile software developers continues to grow. We thought it was only right to give you a breakdown of what it really takes to be a mobile applications developer. From educational requirements to general stats on the profession to the top mobile coding bootcamps around the world– read below for our Ultimate Guide to Mobile Development Bootcamps! http://bit.ly/Mobile-Dev-Bootcamp-Guide
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Online coding bootcamp +Thinkful has recently expanded into Data Science! We sat down with Head of Education, Grae Drake, and Lead Data Science Instructor, Alex Nussbacher, to learn more about their new online Flexible Data Science Bootcamp. If you’re interested in data science but feel you don’t have enough flexibility to learn full-time and in-person, then keep reading. Learn why Thinkful chose to make the application process a three-week prep course and how they created a curriculum full of real data sets, experiments, and projects to build a comprehensive portfolio.

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Anne loved helping people as a college counselor, but she always felt like there was something missing in her own career. After a friend urged her to think about UX design, Anne realized she could combine her creativity and psychology skills, so she enrolled at +DESIGNATION Labs UX Design bootcamp in Chicago. Anne tells us how the pre-work phase prepared her for the bootcamp, how her background in psychology impacted her design skills, and the importance of a great design portfolio. Plus, we hear about her new UX Design job at Accenture!

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Michael Miller-Hairston found a passion for coding during his degree in digital culture, then taught himself to code while waiting tables. He almost went back to college to study computer science, then came across +Coder Camps and enrolled at their Phoenix, Arizona campus. Michael tells us about O Source, the project his team of three built in just three weeks. He shares his screen to demo the project and explain how he hopes it will help new coders build up their experience and portfolios. Watch the video or read the interview. http://bit.ly/Michael-coder-camps
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Jenny Pletner worked as a program manager in the tech industry and even managed teams of developers, but she always wanted to work on the software development side of the industry. See why Jenny decided to learn to code in San Diego at LEARN Academy. See how she’s navigating the career change as a woman in tech, and how she landed her job at Parallel 6 through an internship during LEARN!


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After Jessie Yang witnessed her friend losing movement in her hand in an accident, she wanted to build an app to help people with hand rehabilitation. So she and her team at +Dev Bootcamp came up with the idea for vHab, an app which uses 3D imaging to help people strengthen their hands through a variety of games. Jessie, Jenna Van Conett, Natalie Liles, and Albert Farhi explain how Dev Bootcamp prepared them to quickly learn new technologies to build their app in just one week, plus they gave us a live demo to show us how vHab works! http://bit.ly/Final-Project-vHab-Dev-Bootcamp
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When you think, “Chase,” you probably think “banking.” But the tech team at JPMorgan Chase is 40,000 large, and their Global Head of Technology Recruiting Strategy, Chuck Xenakis, sees coding bootcamps as a viable source of tech talent. JPMorgan Chase has hired five coding bootcamp grads from +Tech Elevator Cleveland in Columbus, Ohio, and plans to hire more. Chuck tells us what impresses him about the Tech Elevator grads, and why hiring coding bootcampers is both good for companies, and helps lift the community at large. 

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Maggie Neterval had a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, but felt she just wasn’t on the right career path. After switching lanes and moving to NYC to work for an organic food delivery startup, Maggie discovered her passion for tech. Her Founder House roommates introduced her to coding bootcamps, and Maggie enrolled in +The Grace Hopper Program, an all women coding bootcamp in New York. Learn more about Maggie’s journey into tech, why she chose to teach other bootcampers as a Fullstack Fellow after graduating, and how she landed her new job as a Front End Engineer at Dataminr! http://bit.ly/Grace-Hopper-Alumni-Maggie
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Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. In January, we applauded initiatives that bring technology to underserved communities, we looked at employment trends, and new coding schools and campuses. Plus, we heard a funny story about an honest taxi driver. Read or listen to our January 2017 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast: http://bit.ly/january-2017-news-roundup
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Dan Tutolo was a Chinese linguist in the U.S. Army, then worked as an Oracle Administrator and learned SQL before deciding to become a web developer. As a Military Veteran, he chose to enroll at +Sabio in Los Angeles, partly because the school accepts the GI Bill, and because he would learn by working on a real-world project. Dan tells us about the process to apply for GI Bill funding, and how current Sabio students are now building Dan’s own website as their real world project! 
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