Fresh Out of Codeup: Cayden Simler

Fresh Out of Codeup: Cayden Simler Digiboost recruits unprecedented talent from Codeup By Mark A. Alvarez II There is so much more than meets the eye when meeting Cayden Simler, Digiboost’s newest developer. The Codeup graduate has set a new standard at Digiboost, by not only meeting expectations but exceeding them with his passion for technological innovation. From humble beginnings … Read More

Top Trends and Tools for Recruiters in the Tech Industry

By Taylor McKinney Recruiting new talent is never an easy task. But within the tech industry, it’s even more tricky—you want candidates with sharp skills and competitive experience, but also those who can make room to grow and adapt to new changes. The methods you use to recruit will directly influence who you attract, so you’ll need to get innovative … Read More

All About the Alamo Colleges Partnership!

In April, it was announced that we are partnering with Alamo Colleges District to bring our students grants! Have you seen the spotlights on the news? We’re really, really excited about what this means for our students. Thanks to the Department of Labor, our students, if eligible, may receive up to $3,500 to apply towards tuition or living-related expenses. Here … Read More

The Job Fair is Over….Now What? Post Job Fair Tips

We’ve written about how to kill it at the job fair and how to leave a lasting impression at the Job Fair. But, what happens when the Job Fair doors close? Here at Codeup, we’re passionate about bridging the gap between talent and demand, so we’ve outlined helpful tips to ensure you continue bringing your A-game and leave a lasting … Read More

10 Tips to Crush It at the SA Tech Job Fair

SA Tech Job Fair The third bi-annual San Antonio Tech Job Fair is just around the corner. Over 25 companies will be at The Jack Guenther Pavilion on April 10th, and they are hungry for new tech team members! At the job fair, companies want to quickly source a list of new talent leads. AKA they need to find qualified employees … Read More

5 Hiring Trends in Software Development

Companies (and ideal candidates) care about solving problems for the end user. Hiring needs in the tech industry – specifically on software development teams – evolve almost as quickly as the technologies themselves. One year employers are trying to get their hands on Ruby developers, and 12 months later, a new JavaScript framework is all the buzz. This doesn’t make … Read More

What Makes a Successful Software Developer?

4 questions to ask yourself when considering a career as a Software Developer. Written by Dimitri Antoniou Software developers build the programs, games, and apps that run on your computer, cell-phone, tablet, video-game system or e-reader. A software developer can be front-end, back-end or full-stack. Successful software developers come from diverse backgrounds and a variety of industries. Here at Codeup, … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Stefanie Young and Lorne Barfield

Stefanie Young and Lorne Barfield are both Codeup grads and the co-founders of Innov8 Place, a website development company. Here, they share their highs, their lows, their experience and their best tips for succeeding during and after the program. Please give a little introduction about yourself. Stefanie: I’m originally from California. I grew up in the Silicon Valley before the … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Mary-Kaitlin (MK) Warren

From being an Assistant Manager at Entreprise Rent-A-Car to becoming a stellar programmer, MK shares her path that led her to where she is now—a student in the Microsoft LEAP program. Can you describe your career story and how you got to where you are right now? Random. My senior year of high school, I started watching Bones and first … Read More

Competitor Bootcamps Are Closing. Is the model in danger?

Is the programming bootcamp model in danger? In recent news, DevBootcamp and The Iron Yard announced that they are closing their doors. This is big news. DevBootcamp was the first programming bootcamp model and The Iron Yard is a national player with 15 campuses across the U.S. In both cases, the companies cited an unsustainable business model. Does that mean … Read More