Why Learn Programming?

March 14, 2018

As a developer, I often get the question: “Why programming?” During my days as a teacher, I rarely looked at a computer during the day, let alone actually use one to solve my daily problems. I found I was encouraging my students to be creative and make things every day, while not having the skills Read more →

For Women in Tech, Mentors Make All the Difference

March 6, 2018

For those not historically included in the tech industry – specifically, women and people of color – mentors that look like them are important factors for individual success. Seeing people who look like you have successful careers in your field can be remarkable and inspiring – it’s proof that success in the tech industry is Read more →

Meet Naomi, an Alum of our Meridian Bootcamp

February 28, 2018

At GC, we get the privilege to watch our students go from little-to-no coding experience to software engineers. No matter what your educational or professional background – a career in programming is possible! We’re excited to continue growing our partnerships with employers who are actively hiring entry-level programmers. Working with Meridian Health Plan has given Read more →

Employer Highlight: Pillar

February 14, 2018

Building a talented and diverse tech workforce  is one of our biggest goals at Grand Circus and something that influences all aspects of our company, especially our hiring partners. That’s why we love our friends over at Pillar! A national leader in technology consulting, Pillar has been developing innovative solutions and helping create a more Read more →

Employer Highlight: Accenture

January 29, 2018

Student success is our success. We’re proud to partner with more than 170 employer partners that hire our graduates. As our students begin the job search, we always recommend they research individual companies and establish what kind of business they’d like to work with. In this blog, we’ll take you behind the scenes at Accenture. Read more →

Announcing our New 12-Week Coding Bootcamp Model

January 18, 2018

Here at Grand Circus, we’re excited to be starting 2018 by announcing our new coding bootcamp model. Today I’d like to provide more details on this change, why we’ve made this decision and how it will impact our community.  We’re super happy with the new additions, but I get that you’re probably wondering why. Grand Read more →

Grand Circus Celebrates Five Years

January 9, 2018

The beginning of 2018 marks an important milestone for Grand Circus – we’re turning 5! To mark the occasion I wanted to share some of our proudest moments, and let you know about some exciting changes for the coming year. When Grand Circus was founded, the simple idea was to teach the masses job skills Read more →

Meet our Grand Rapids DEVELOP(her) Graduates

December 14, 2017

With just 25% of computer programming jobs held by women, the tech industry has a lot of work to do to create equal opportunities. Grand Circus is committed to changing this narrative. In 2016, we launched our DEVELOP(her) program to equip women with the skills and resources they need to start a career in tech. Read more →

Metro Detroit Companies Using Unity3D

December 4, 2017

Michigan’s augmented and virtual reality industry has a ton going on. The industry is changing the way we engage with customers, train manufacturing employers, interact with cars and so much more. We caught up with some of our friends in the industry to talk about what they’ve been working on. As we approach the early Read more →

Learning Augmented and Virtual Reality: Unity3D Bootcamp

November 30, 2017

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about augmented and virtual reality. We’ve had a lot of fun being a part of the conversation and hearing what others are working on within the growing industry. This January, we’re launching our Unity AR/VR bootcamp, and we’ve been getting this question quite a bit: Read more →