Front-End Alumnus Spotlight: Landall Proctor

November 15, 2016

Here at Grand Circus, our family is constantly growing. We are so fortunate to have students that get so invested in our programs that they continue working with us to support new tech enthusiasts long after their programs have graduated. Meet Landall Proctor, a graduate of our August 2015 Front-End coding bootcamp. More than a Read more →

From Teacher to Java Developer, Meet Chelsea Gallagher

November 4, 2016

What’s more stressful than final projects in a coding bootcamp? Final projects while planning a wedding! That’s right, Chelsea Gallagher planned a wedding all while being a student in our June 2016 Java bootcamp! In addition to this, Chelsea took extra initiative to find a tutor so she could brush up on her skills during Read more →

Tell us how you #DefineTheNerd

October 28, 2016

You’re such a nerd. Yes, you sitting there reading this blog. But not in the way you think. For too long, the word “nerd” has been getting a bad rap. When most people think of the term, a simple, and often stereotypical, image comes to mind. As a company that works to train the next Read more →

Startup Spotlight: SPLT

October 26, 2016

Commuting to work can be tough. Waking up at the crack of dawn and setting out alone to battle miles of gridlock traffic, detours, and red lights isn’t exactly how you’d like to start your day. Plus, the further you live from work, the more costly this daily adventure can be. But what if there Read more →

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 job 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 →