How To Interview For Your Dream Job In Tech

October 7, 2016

  A large part of what we do during our coding bootcamps is to prepare our students for “life after.” From a technical standpoint, our students have to be solid. On day one on the job, they need to be a contributing member of their development team. But in order to actually land their dream Read more →

7 Tips to Increase Workforce Diversity

October 1, 2016

At Grand Circus, our committed to diversity is embedded in everything we do. From our core values to student and employee recruitment, we work hard to ensure we’re recognizing talent from every background. We’ve spent much of this year working closely with various organizations, such as Code2040, to identify new ways we can improve as a team and Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Saga Marketing

September 30, 2016

What a time to be alive. The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving across the state of Michigan, especially in cities like Detroit and Grand Rapids. At Grand Circus, we’re proud to be a part of the excitement. With hundreds of rising startups and small businesses right in our backyard, it’s not hard to find new growth. Read more →

Grand Circus Perks You Never Knew Existed

September 27, 2016

We love our students and want to support them in any way we can, creating the best possible experience for their learning. We find that extra perks make the experience that much better! You don’t just get to hang out in Grand Circus’ cool space in downtown Detroit when you’re a bootcamp student. Even though Read more →

Grand Circus Coding Bootcamp Outcomes Report

September 13, 2016

  Grand Circus is excited to release our 2015 – 2016 Outcomes Report. Our goal is to share this report, outlining bootcamp outcomes over the past year, with potential and current students, alumni and partners. We want to show our student success and give insight into exactly what students are signing up for throughout the 10 Read more →

Resolving Git Conflicts from the Command Line

September 8, 2016

One of the most challenging yet common activities development teams run into with Git is resolving merge conflicts. This happens when multiple developers are making changes in a repository at the same time. This post provides a walkthrough of how to get through two typical Git conflict scenarios. To set the scene, Grant and I Read more →

7 Keys to Unlock Your Full Gmail Potential

September 2, 2016

Do unread messages make your skin crawl? Does the thought of setting up email filters make you break into a cold sweat? Did accidentally hitting ‘reply all’ send you into a mental tailspin? If you replied ‘YES!’ to any (or maybe all) of the above, you’re not alone. With nearly 1 billion active users around Read more →

FRONT-END ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: KWAKU OSEI-BONSU

August 31, 2016

It’s my pleasure to feature Kwaku Osei-Bonsu on our Student Spotlight blog segment. Originally, Kwaku is from Oak Park, but identifies Ghana as home since that is where the bulk of his heritage lies.  He was a student in our February Front-End coding bootcamp, and quickly became an energetic member of our community.

Our Summer With Grow Detroit’s Young Talent

August 29, 2016

At Grand Circus, we’re always looking for new ways to put Detroit first. That’s why we jumped headfirst into the opportunity to be involved in this year’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Program (GDYT), which helped employ more than 8,000 youth this summer. Now wrapping up its third year, GDYT connected Detroit youth aged 14-24 with six Read more →