NewCo Detroit: Coming in October!

September 21, 2015

When you wake up to the sounds of Canadian geese flying south, you know Fall is upon us. Sad, yes, but it means that NewCo Detroit is around the corner! NewCo Detroit is “a mashup of an open studio tour and a business conference, with the vibe of a music festival.” You get to pick Read more →

How to Address an Employment Gap on Your Resume

According to the U.S. Department of Labor August’s statistics, 8 million Americans are unemployed so if you’re worried about a career gap on your resume, rest assured you are not the only one. The unfortunate truth is that, on paper, a gap in employment can be troublesome. Your resume paints an overall picture of your Read more →

A Day at the (Grand) Circus

September 14, 2015

Beep. 8:41 AM: With the swipe of a badge, the front door opens, and I enter the main space.  Another morning at Grand Circus, another pot of coffee to brew.  I get everything going prior to the onslaught of under-caffeinated bootcamp students. Bootcampers from various classes slowly trickle in, ready to start a new day. Conversation Read more →

JavaScript Testing: A Breakdown

September 10, 2015

Experienced developers agree that testing your code is important. Testing is a big subject worthy of thousands of blog articles, screencasts, conference talks, and consulting businesses. But let’s start small. One of the key steps in learning to create automated tests is creating unit tests. Unit tests are intended to test the smallest chunk of Read more →

Top Four Things to do in Detroit

September 3, 2015

If you’re visiting Detroit there are a few places that you HAVE to go to. They’re my absolute favorites and I take friends from out of town all the time. One, Cafe de’ Mango’s – it’s on Griswold Street downtown. The owner, Mr. Mongo has been in the space for over 20 years, he was Read more →

After the Bootcamp: A Day in the Life of a Bootcamp Alum

Update: Antonella now works for Grand Circus as a Java Instructor. An entrepreneur at heart, Antonella joined our Java Bootcamp in February after a career in insurance. After building a company from scratch, Antonella decided to take the leap into a career in technology, a love she had since early school. After graduating, Antonella nabbed a job Read more →

Tips for Beginning Developers

September 1, 2015

I get a lot of questions from new coders who are just taking their first steps into the wide world of software development. These questions typically range from job availability, what language they should learn first, or how I became a developer.   For background, I started out as a musician and got into software Read more →

A Friendly Intro to Version Control

August 31, 2015

The life of a developer is full of choices. The industry moves so quickly that there’s always some new tool to try or an updated best practice to incorporate. It’s impossible to pick the best overall framework or the most efficient workflow because different tools lend themselves better to different projects. That being said, there Read more →

10 Things to Know About Java

August 17, 2015

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably done some research, but still need to choose which coding language to learn. There are a lot of great options that provide job prospects and stability, including JavaScript. However, if our Java Bootcamp is a contender, here are 10 things to know about the programming language you’ll master.