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COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of March 13, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, in cooperation and in accordance with The University of Central Florida, the campus will be closed until further notice due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to…

Overcoming High Hurdles and Testing Limits: Sarah Niemann’s Pursuit of Web Development

Sarah Niemann has always enjoyed the challenge of jumping conceptual hurdles. “It takes a specific kind of person to want to continually shoulder problems and think in a solution-oriented way,” she said.   As a recent college graduate with a business entrepreneurship degree, Sarah sprinted into a role with Employment Technologies, a technology-focused simulation company. She ended up…

Why Being Self-Taught Wasn’t Enough for One Coder

Austin Sharman was in high school when he first started learning programming. He enjoyed using Visual Basic to create video games during the first semester, but it was the second semester of coding in Java that truly sparked his interest. “The video game aspect of it didn’t appeal to me as much,” Austin said. “The second…

9 Tips to Becoming a Freelance Coder

As a freelance media producer, Andrew Stockus was always tenacious—he’s passionate about learning, self-growth, and new ways to expand his skill set. One day, motivated by curiosity, he googled online coding programs and noticed UCF Coding Boot Camp. Recognizing the University of Central Florida as a terrific school, he decided to enroll. He liked that it was a…

The Deloitte Duo: The UCF Boot Camp Grads Who Landed Jobs at a Leading Multinational Company

A former engineer and a paramedic walked into different boot camp classrooms at the University of Central Florida—and walked out with jobs at Deloitte.  Minal Jajoo and Alex Lewis had spent years doing the same tasks at their respective jobs only to find themselves itching for new careers. Separate epiphanies led them to pursue technology. Minal was drawn…

5 Tips for Writing a Great Web Developer Resume

Coding Resume

There are many positions for professional web developers today. However, to secure an interview and get hired for your dream job, a strong resume is critical. Writing the perfect one is not easy. Many candidates wonder what their resume should look like and what it should include, and this can vary because it represents different…

Why Employers are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Graduates

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. We see a number of employers hiring online coding boot camp graduates due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity). Because of the nature of a fast-paced online boot…