Texas Tech University and Austin Coding Academy (ACA) today announced an ongoing partnership to launch “Texas Tech University Coding Academy”, a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers. Texas Tech University Coding Academy will launch its first cohort at Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes in early 2020.
Since coding academies have become an increasingly visible part of the tech landscape over the last half-decade, more schools have cropped up with more coders graduating every year. With so much new popularity, it's fair to ask if a coding boot camp is worth it. In fact, we’re going to ask it (and explore it) even more directly:
Great code doesn’t always translate into a great hire. While it definitely helps, there is more to being a successful web developer than a mind rich in technical knowledge. Here are seven characteristics common in web developers - other than technical skills - who are successful at their job:
Software companies, start-ups, and tech giants aren't just looking for coders. Junior web developers who are proficient in these three soft skills find success and are able to accelerate their coding career faster than even the best technical developers:
Whether you are looking to advance your career, supplement your skill set, or just love to learn, these five websites below offer instant and interactive courses to teach you programming languages… for free.
While there are many paths to a coding career, those who are successful shared a similar method for landing their first job in web development. As a fledgling techie, you can land your first job by following in the footsteps of coders before you, and use these twenty tips for success in the job market.
With the rise of coding bootcamps as a pathway into the world of tech, there are a lot of options to choose from. One of the most important decisions to make is whether you want to attend an in-person class or an online bootcamp. While both options provide their own advantages, here is why you should opt for an in-person experience:
The thought of changing careers is exciting to many people at one time or another. With your goals and ambitions no longer constrained by your old career path, a career change may open up your potential and let you surprise yourself. But that excitement can vanish if you’re afraid changing careers is too risky or complicated. Here are some strategies that can help you make a transition while minimizing risk.
Looking for your first web development job in Austin can seem extremely daunting. This is especially true if you are new to town and don't have a built-in network of friends to help you get you foot in the door at a tech company. Fear not! We’ve rounded up some great resources and to help. Take a look:
The average American spends at least 40 hours a week at work for several decades. A career represents too much of your lifespan for it to be something that makes you miserable. While the thought of making such a huge overhaul may be daunting, here are some signs it’s time to take a leap and move into a new career path.
Mastering a new skill can take years of focus and practice. But what if you want to speed things up a little? When it comes to getting a job as a web developer, you may not want to wait years to get started. Good news: there are some things you can do in your spare time every day that will help you get better in less time. Here are five things to try to learn programming faster.
If you’re just starting out on your path as a developer without much or any experience to show off in your portfolio, the road ahead may seem daunting. So what makes a great developer portfolio? Let’s take a closer look at the important elements that make up a solid developer portfolio that will land you an interview.
As the Austin tech scene continues to appeal to job seekers and people looking to switch careers, one common concern is: “I work in the service industry and I don’t have any technical job experience. Will anyone even hire me?”. While technical skills are important, there are other ways you can prepare yourself for a career switch.
Web Developers across the United States make an average of $67,990 annually. This increasingly popular career path currently has over 162,000 jobs ranging from entry to senior level. Find out how you can fit learning to code into your day:
Let’s look at how much money you can expect to earn working as a web developer and how experience, education, location, and coding specialty can all impact your salary. Knowing what your skill is worth will help you negotiate better pay as you advance through your career.
If you’re just starting to consider pursuing a career as a developer, you’ve probably done your fair share of research. What does a typical day look like? How much money can I expect to make? What do I need to learn before I can apply for a position?
Austin Coding Academy is partnering with Lyft, one of Austin’s most popular ride-sharing apps, in an effort to make its classes more accessible to the same drivers who make our city more accessible to all.
In an age of constant digital distractions, focus may seem like a foreign concept. But focus is crucial for web developers; unfortunately, once you lose it, getting it back is a challenge. Most of us can’t afford to lose time when work deadlines are approaching, so here are some actionable tips to help develop focus and get more done at work.
Austin Coding Academy is excited to announce the formation of Lubbock Coding Academy in partnership with Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), South Plains College, and Texas Tech University. Read more:
Austin Coding Academy recently added a 4-week job placement course, covering everything from resume-building, to getting interviewing. We talked to Edsel Rivera director of the course and Technical Recruiter at Dosh about why teaching more than just coding is important.
It's a great time for job placement at Austin Coding Academy! Here are six of our graduates who have landed or have already started in full-time developer roles in recent months! We couldn't be more proud of the hard work that they've put in to get to this point. Check them out:
At Austin Coding Academy, we take pride in providing our students an unmatched level of support and community. One element of student support that we're most proud of having available in 2019 is unlimited tutoring for all ACA students.