Diversity in Tech Infographic by Grand Circus

August 17, 2016

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 →

Meet Grand Circus’ Entrepreneur-in-Residence

August 11, 2016

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!

Decoding Diversity in Tech: A Practical Guide

August 8, 2016

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 →

5 Michigan Companies that use .NET

August 4, 2016

  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 →

The Grand Circus Apprenticeship Program: Building a Pipeline of Detroit Tech Talent

August 1, 2016

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 →

How to Mingle (Not) Like a Five Year Old

July 27, 2016

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 →

10 Things to Know About the .NET Programming Language

July 22, 2016

If you are considering becoming a .NET developer through our .NET (C#) Development Bootcamp, here are 10 things to know about the language you should know before you embark on our bootcamp: 1. I heard that .NET was only for Windows or PC users. Is that true? Not anymore! Thanks to .NET Core, a set Read more →

How To Be Successful In A Coding Bootcamp

July 14, 2016

You’ve committed the next ten weeks of your life to coding bootcamp. Tuition is paid, software is downloaded, pre-work is submitted…now what? In order to be successful in a Coding Bootcamp, you have to understand that it’s so much more than just showing up at 9am and going home at 5pm. Our most successful students Read more →

Java Alumni Spotlight: Quinn Hamilton

July 7, 2016

I’m super excited about introducing a wonderful Java Bootcamp alumni today, Quinn Hamilton. Quinn is originally from Detroit, and came to Grand Circus looking to make a career change from an entrepreneurial background. I remember Quinn staying late, coordinating study groups with her fellow bootcampers and being an amazing culture captain for her cohort. She Read more →

7 Fun Things to do in Detroit Before Summer Ends

June 29, 2016

There are so many fun things to do in Detroit. But where to start? The summer is my favorite time to get out on my bike and explore. Here are seven ideas to get you started. Trust me, there are a lot more! Corktown Strut Festival A music, art and food festival held in Detroit’s historic Read more →