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Learn to Code In Beer City: Announcing a Free Workshop Series

February 11, 2019

Learn to Code. In Beer City USA! Grand Circus is serious about our core values. It’s part of our interview process for new employees and contractors. We share them with prospective students during Info Sessions and our Intro to Coding workshops.  During our bootcamp orientation we make sure all students understand what our values are Read more →

Announcing our Partnership with Seamless IoT

January 25, 2019

Since opening the Grand Rapids campus in 2017, the Grand Circus team has been focused on talent development for local employers: providing students with the technical and soft skills that West Michigan employers need to effectively grow their businesses. At the same time we are always looking for opportunities to support and partner with organizations Read more →

Meet Samantha, Digital Marketer Turned Developer

January 22, 2019

 Currently at United Shore as a Junior Developer, Samantha Mazzola enrolled in Grand Circus after working in the marketing field. Samantha has a bright and infectious warm personality, which made her stand out at Grand Circus, even earning her the DEVELOP(her) scholarship. Samantha encountered and overcame many obstacles during bootcamp, through her perseverance and willingness to Read more →

Programming Languages: Which Should I Learn?

December 5, 2018

Interested in learning to code? Determining which of the many languages to learn can be challenging, but we’re here to help! For our potential career changing students: we encourage making a list of companies you ideally would like to work for and research what language they hire for.  However, once you learn one language, it’s Read more →

Employer Highlight: CBI

November 13, 2018

CBI, Cyber Security Solutions has been a great part of our Employer Network.  CBI has extended offers to both Front End and Back End Grand Circus students.  CBI puts an emphasis on hiring those that are effective problem solvers and communicators.  On top of attending our Demo Days, CBI has conducted a company Info Session Read more →

Employer Highlight: SolvIT

October 24, 2018

SolvIT is a global technology solutions provider that deliver award winning IT innovations. Whether you need to secure your systems and applications, move to the cloud, or develop a whole new technological tool, SolvIT has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to implement a custom technology solution that meets all of your requirements.  We sat down Read more →

From Aviation Security Officer to Software Developer, Meet Jasmine

September 27, 2018

At Grand Circus, we’re committed to ensuring the diversity of the tech industry is reflective of our communities. We’re proud to work with organizations like TekSystems and Michigan Council of Women in Technology to empower more women to earn careers in tech through our DEVELOP(her) scholarship. This year, we had the honor of awarding 10 Read more →

Step by Step: Becoming a Coding Bootcamp Student

August 17, 2018

Wondering how to start the journey into one of Grand Circus’ Coding Bootcamps?  This blog is your step by step guide for success as a Coding Bootcamp Student Grand Circus. Step 1: FREE Intro to Coding Workshop

A Complete Resource Guide to a Career in Technology

July 31, 2018

Are you looking to get into a career in technology? Since opening our doors in 2013, Grand Circus has trained over 1,100+ people from all types of backgrounds as they push forward to a career in technology. After graduating, we maintain one of the best placement rates in the country as 87% get jobs in Read more →

Introduction to GitHub (Video Series)

If you’re excited to be a programmer, you’ll need to know how to use version control. Don’t know what version control is? Check out this blog post to learn more. You’ll also want to learn the latest and greatest tools available to make you a more effective developer. Git and GitHub have transformed web-development workflow and Read more →