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 →
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.
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 →
Curious about our continued expansion? We have an updated blog on plans for 2017! Grand Circus is taking our show on the road…to Grand Rapids! We’ll be hosting our first bootcamp starting late October in the city and are exciting to partner with Start Garden on our first open house and Intro to Coding Workshop Read more →
LET’S TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY Diversity in the workplace is a must. Having a mix of culture, background and race all under the same roof is an opportunity for creativity, collaboration and improves the overall health of your company. This definitely isn’t a new concept, so why is it that on the national level underrepresented minorities Read more →
Tara Reed recently joined the Grand Circus team as our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). What is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and why does Grand Circus have one? Good question!
Diversity gets talked about a lot in tech circles. It’s not a new issue but one that has become especially topical since Google’s famous (and damning) 2014 employee survey. The survey results laid bare Google’s record on diversity; only 30% of Google’s workforce are women, 3% Hispanic and 2% Black. Not good. So why does Read more →
At Grand Circus, we know that people want to know where they’ll be able to use their skills once the bootcamp is over. One of the awesome things about learning .NET at Grand Circus is that there are lots of local companies that use this framework every day right in our own neighborhood. Here’s Read more →
Grand Circus is excited to announce the upcoming Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Detroit residents, a partnership with the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, Detroit’s workforce agency. The program model is simple: After a free pre-apprenticeship bootcamp, apprentices interview for a paid apprenticeship position at a local company. For 10 to 12 months, apprentices work as a developer, gaining Read more →
One of my many roles at Grand Circus was Director of Marketing and Admissions. This meant it was my job to create ways for people to learn more about Grand Circus, our work and ultimately decide if a coding bootcamp was right for them. So about a year and a half ago, I started organizing Read more →