Introduction to GitHub (Video Series)

July 31, 2018

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 →

5 Misconceptions About Hiring a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

July 23, 2018

The most daunting challenge for companies today – acquiring and retaining skilled talent. We are in the middle of a digital transformation with companies from all industries investing more in technology. According to a report by PWC titled The Talent Challenge, “HR has much to prove” with 66% of CEOs surveyed stating that they felt Read more →

Alumni Wisdom Series: Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Coding Bootcamp

July 17, 2018

You’re gearing up for bootcamp—you’ve taken classes, passed unit one and made sure your technical bases are covered. But, have you thought about how to prepare for life outside of bootcamp as well? Joining a coding bootcamp is a big commitment, but one worth the time and financial investment. It requires support from others, solid Read more →

Grand Circus 2017 Outcomes Report

June 26, 2018

Curious what life after a coding bootcamp looks like? Or who Grand Circus students are? We’re excited to introduce you to our 2017 Outcomes Report that includes more on that! Since 2015, Grand Circus has released an outcomes report that outlines how soon after graduation our students are finding their first careers in IT,  graduates’ salary information Read more →

From Customer Service Specialist to Developer, Meet Tori

June 2, 2018

A single mom looking for ways to make life for her family better, Tori was drawn to tech by notoriously flexible schedules and the lack of need for formal computer science training. Tori graduated from the C# .NET Bootcamp in June of 2017, and has since landed an internship that lead to a full-time position Read more →

Giving Back After A Bootcamp: How Your Experience Can Help Future Students

May 24, 2018

This piece was written by Erica Freedman, Content Marketing and Client Services Specialist at SwitchUp.org With the amount of tech programs and bootcamps currently available in the market, choosing the right one can prove difficult. To narrow down your choices, you may have looked to sites like SwitchUp, or Quora to read reviews of previous Read more →

Making a Career in Tech Accessible to All. July 2018 Scholarships

May 22, 2018

2018 has already been a busy year for Grand Circus From graduating our 1,000th coding bootcamp student to extending our full-time bootcamps and even launching a new After-Hour Bootcamp,  our team has been working on some major improvements to ensure a career in tech is accessible to everyone. We’ve also been working behind the scenes Read more →

Introducing the Grand Circus Academy

May 15, 2018

What is the problem we’re trying to solve? There will be more than 1 million unfilled computer programming positions by 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michigan’s tech industry is booming, however, a talent shortage remains a major hindrance to growth. Grand Circus’ vision is to close this talent gap for employers. Read more →

From Acquisition Manager to Java Developer, Meet Michael

May 14, 2018

Update: Michael’s career in tech continues to grow. He’s now a Scrum Master at Owens Corning!  Working as an acquisition manager, Michael Riley saw firsthand the rapid growth the tech industry has to offer. Michael worked closely with technical teams to recruit developers, and got a behind-the-scenes view at what companies look for when hiring Read more →