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 →

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 →