Tag Archive: Dev Bootcamp

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    by Angie Chang

    I Am a Pocket Gopher

    Faced with the choice of being “that girl” or ignoring a little piece of sexism that got thrown right in my face.

    By Molly Trombley-McCann (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    I am a pocket gopher.

    Last week, my Dev Bootcamp cohort received our official welcome email which included our official cohort designation: The Pocket Gophers of 2013! Who knew a standard welcome email would be so exciting?

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    by Angie Chang

    How We Became Software Developers In 10 Weeks (The Rising Femme Elite Of Tech)

    Learn about the 6 uncommon things the women at Dev Bootcamp learned in the process of going from no formal programming experience to finding jobs as software developers at top companies in 10 weeks.

    By Janet Chang (Alumn, Dev Bootcamp)

    It has been almost three months since the end of my software development training at Dev Bootcamp, where my fellow students and I spent 15+ hours daily over a 10-week period to learn to build fully functioning prototypes of web applications like Twitter, Basecamp, Airbnb and Yelp.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Hackathon Is A Microcosm Of A Startup (Everyone Hacks!)

    At my next hackathon, the biggest change I will make in my approach is to start with a more reasonable scope of project.

    By Alyssa Ravasio (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    This weekend, I learned that a hackathon is a microcosm of a startup.

    Initially, both are just ideas. As much as you want to build the next Google, success requires scoping out a realistic project and executing extremely well.

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    by Angie Chang

    After A Year Of Learning, I’m Officially A Software Engineer!!!!

    I also found that I now can’t wait to wake up in the morning just so I can keep coding and making stuff.

    By Natasha Murashev (Software Engineer, Hipmunk)

    Learning to code is one the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I can’t believe I actually stuck to it and didn’t quit. To be honest, I actually did quit a few times, for a few days or weeks in a row at a time, but I then came back to it and kept going.

    It’s been almost a year since I first decided to learn to code, and what a year! Over the past year, I’ve completed the Stanford CS106A Java course for free online, learned Ruby via rubylearning.org and through fun side projects, started learning Rails via Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorial, and completed Dev Bootcamp, which

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    by Angie Chang

    How I Learned To Code

    From one-day classes to Stanford courses, Natasha continues learning to code at Dev Bootcamp.

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Learning to code is one of the most challenging things I’ve accomplished in my life to date. It is also the accomplishment that I’m most proud of.

    The journey started two years ago when I moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry. After about a year, I was sick of standing in the sidelines doing “everything else” without having the power to make any changes myself.

    So I decided to learn to code…

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    by Angie Chang

    Hackathon: An Amazing Experience With New Friends

    “Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself…”

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Today, I participated in my very first Hackathon, and what an experience! So far, I’ve been building apps on my own, so this was the first time I got to help build something as part of a group…

    Our group decided to make an app for finding hackathons to go to based on location. More people kept joining the group, so while we started at 3, we ended with a group of 7 or 8. Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself and a developer who took care of the front-end and design.