Start Your Tech Career With Grand Circus

November 21, 2017

It’s no secret that Michigan’s tech industry is not just growing, it’s thriving! From Detroit to Grand Rapids and everywhere in between, the state is attracting attention from startups and major companies alike. And with major developments on the horizon, the need for quality talent and ideas in the industry is at an all time Read more →

Grand Circus 2016 Outcomes Report

November 9, 2017

We’re excited to share with you our 2016 Outcomes Report. A lot has changed since our last report was written, and we’re thrilled to share the updates with you!  We’ve doubled the size of our team, opened a second location, made substantial investments in our curriculum and employer network, and continue to take serious steps Read more →

Detroit In Tech: Latinx in Tech

October 29, 2017

Hola, tech familia! In this blog, we’re featuring local Latinx working in tech and design. We will begin with the wonderful Cristina Landa, director at Venture for America in Detroit, by day, helping young tech entrepreneurs find their place in the techworld. I personally know Cris as an active member in her community in her Read more →

7 Traits of a Successful Coding Bootcamp Student

October 18, 2017

We are always super excited to meet people who are ready for a career in tech. Our coding bootcamps prepare people like you to work as an entry-level web developer. Our application process ensures students are ready for success in our fast-paced, multi-week training. So, what do we look for? A hearty mix of passion, Read more →

Meet Colton, a Java Coding Bootcamp Graduate

October 5, 2017

Our students have always come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but this was a first! Colton was a student in our October 2016 Java Bootcamp cohort who changed his career from deckhand in Charlevoix to developer. Even though Colton graduated back in December 2016, he continues to stay involved with the Grand Circus community Read more →

The Secret To Being A Successful Bootcamp Student: Growth Mindset

September 17, 2017

Being the Director of Learning for a coding bootcamp, I’m frequently asked what makes someone successful in a bootcamp setting. Leaving a career to jump back into school is hard. Going back to school as an adult is hard. Taking a bootcamp, which demands you learn as much as you would work in full-time job, Read more →

What’s Up with Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

September 7, 2017

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) don’t exist independently of each other.  Rather, both are points (or ranges) along a continuum. Augmented Reality is at one end (with low immersion, or high inclusion of physical reality) and Virtual Reality at the other end (with high immersion, or complete exclusion of physical reality). Enhanced Reality Read more →

Women in Tech: DEVELOP(her) Scholarship and Bootcamp Field Notes

August 23, 2017

While there were dozens of men who invented, improved and created the first computers, women were an essential and fundamental part of the development of modern programming. Today women are a presence the tech industry sorely lacks and sorely needs. Each of us is fighting a whirlwind of career and job challenges that are often Read more →

Meet Melanie, Java Coding Bootcamp Graduate

August 14, 2017

When Melanie Myers decided to switch careers she made sure that everything added up before taking the plunge. That’s because she was an accountant! Her attention to detail throughout the Java bootcamp labs made it clear that she has a knack for attention to detail. She always worked hard to figure things out on her Read more →

Virtual Reality vs. (or with) Augmented Reality

August 9, 2017

Virtual Reality and its relatives Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality are exciting, powerful technologies that have all gained a lot of attention in the past year. The question is, what do they all mean? What are Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality? Many people have not yet had an opportunity to try one or Read more →