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5 Tips for Coding Bootcamp Success (From a Graduate)

Evan Bartlik was not a complete stranger to coding when he signed up for the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp. A Rutgers graduate with a degree in Information Technology and Informatics, Evan had been involved in technology for much of his adult life. After working as a systems specialist at Automated Logic Corporation, he had become well-versed in a…

Understanding Data Science Roles: Who Does What?

Today’s world revolves around data—there’s no getting around that fact. Every time we use our smartphones or log into our computers, we leave a trail of data behind us. That data holds key insights into our behavior, our likes and dislikes, and the products we purchase. How do businesses make sense of all that data?…

Here are 5 Reasons Coding Is Not So Different Than Learning a New Language

If you had asked Dariell Vasquez about coding while he was studying to become an Italian language teacher, he would have said, “That’s a math skill.” Dariell’s impression of coding was that it involved ones and zeros and only got more mathematical from there. Then, a friend set him straight—and let him in on how creative coding…

Reading the Signals: How this Radio Engineer Boosted His Career from Boring to Big Data Boss with a Data Science Boot Camp

When Michael Toriello earned his electrical and computer engineering degree, he thought he was taking the first step in an exciting and rewarding career. Just two years in, however, Michael realized he wanted a lot more than his current role could offer. “I started out as an engineering consultant for telecom companies like Verizon and AT&T—mostly working…

7 Data Analytics Books You Should Read in 2019

There’s never been a better time to learn data analytics and enter the growing field. The job landscape is expanding, with a wide range of opportunities in a variety of industries. When preparing for a career in data analytics, the volume of information to master can be very overwhelming. It’s always best to do some…

Solving the World’s Hardest Problems

By Zach Fry On a daily basis we are creating more data than we know what to do with. Every interaction online, and many offline, is being recorded, associated with metadata, and mined for information. For example, that book you were looking at on Amazon, even if you didn’t buy it, tells companies something about…

3 Reasons to Get in Front of the Class and Teach

Dan Vassallo

By Dan Vassallo The moment I was taught how to boot up Classic Concentration through DOS I became obsessed with computers. As a kid, I spent quite a bit of time in the computer lab at the vocational school where my father taught a commercial art class. I was always interested in what he was…

Celebrating Women In Tech This Mother’s Day: Video

This Mother's Day, we're reflecting on the incredible women in tech. We are inspired by the talented women who have either gone through our boot camp programs, lead our classes as instructors, or support our students as teaching assistants or support staff. Thank you for making an impact on our future as you help to advance the technology industry! Watch…

Anthony Delgado: The Power of Upward Mobility

Anthony Delgado always wanted to use his coding knowledge for good. After graduating from Rutgers Coding Bootcamp in 2017, he started participating in hackathons, pitching ideas for philanthropic coding projects. But he wasn’t content with just attending. Passionate for disruption, Anthony launched his own hackathons. In June 2017, he hosted a Global AI Hackathon that…

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