Our Grand Rapids expansion continues

February 3, 2017

2017 is already off to an exciting start. In December, we wrapped up our first Grand Rapids .NET(C#) Bootcamp and now our team is gearing up for our second full-time .NET(C#) Bootcamp. The bootcamp starts on March 20, with final applications due February 24. (For those who apply by February 16, you’ll save $1,000). As Read more →

Startup Spotlight: PhotoUp

January 19, 2017

The saying is true: a picture IS worth a thousand words. That’s why Grand Rapids area company PhotoUp knows how important images are to a company’s brand and public perception. Founded in 2012, the business provides photo editing solutions to help real estate photographers deliver stunning images that capture the attention of customers. With a Read more →

How to Start Your New Year Off Right

January 10, 2017

2017 is here and with it comes a host of new challenges, new connections and new opportunities. But in the midst of all the holiday craziness, it can be easy to lose sight of the goals and resolutions you’ve set for yourself in the New Year. So how can you start working toward your plans? We’re Read more →

What to Expect After the Grand Circus Coding Bootcamp

January 4, 2017

Taking a coding bootcamp can be scary; that’s why it’s so important to us that we provide the resources students need to be successful in their long-term careers. Student support from Grand Circus doesn’t end after you graduate and receive your certificate of completion. The support continues as you begin the job search, once you Read more →

Is a Coding Bootcamp Right For You? 9 Signs It Is!

December 27, 2016

Happy New Year! 2017 is finally here and with it comes the need for New Year’s resolutions. You know, those goals we optimistically set for ourselves at the beginning of the year but sometimes forget come mid-March? With only 8% of resolutions being achieved each year, it can be difficult to find something that is Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Fathom Drone

December 13, 2016

What mysteries await below the waves? Thanks to a new startup in the Grand Rapids area, exploring the depths of the sea, or just your local pond, just got easier. Fathom Drone offers the world’s first affordable modular underwater drone, allowing users to explore depths of up to 150 feet with stunning 1080p quality video. Read more →

A Mission to Diversify the Tech Industry: DEVELOP(her)

November 30, 2016

I first discovered Grand Circus when I heard about the Apprenticeship Program, a course that provides non-traditional pathways to high-demand tech careers for those underrepresented in the industry. My first thought was, “Where can I find a job that allows me to make a real change that will impact my community?”. Lucky for me, Grand Read more →

Let’s Celebrate 2016

November 23, 2016

It’s hard to believe it that 2016 is drawing to an end. Whew, what a year – am I right? This year, we’ve have an awful lot to be thankful for. It has been a great year of growth for us… for our community… our city… our team.. and as a company. In January, I Read more →

Front-End Alumnus Spotlight: Landall Proctor

November 15, 2016

  Here at Grand Circus, our family is constantly growing. We are so fortunate to have students that get so invested in our programs that they continue working with us to support new tech enthusiasts long after their programs have graduated. Meet Landall Proctor, a graduate of our August 2015 Front-End coding bootcamp. More than Read more →

From Teacher to Java Developer, Meet Chelsea Gallagher

November 4, 2016

What’s more stressful than final projects in a coding bootcamp? Final projects while planning a wedding! That’s right, Chelsea Gallagher planned a wedding all while being a student in our June 2016 Java bootcamp! In addition to this, Chelsea took extra initiative to find a tutor so she could brush up on her skills during Read more →