Student Spotlight: Alex Bozinovic

January 14, 2016

Alex took our Intro to Web Development Course Series – Part I, covering HTML & CSS, and Part II, covering JavaScript & JQuery. Get to know Alex and learn what his thoughts on the class! What keeps you busy during the day? I work for Quicken Loans on the Marketing Team (specifically the email team) Read more →

Part 2: Using the Command Line for Beginners

January 11, 2016

You’ve already learned the basics of using the command line for beginners in Part 1. It’s time to get a bit more advanced. Now that we can move around and see where we are in our file system, we can use the file systems to create new files and directories. Personally, this is one set of commands Read more →

Preparing For Your First Tech Talk

January 5, 2016

We’re taught to believe that there is a logical progression when it comes to our careers, that there are just certain things you can’t do in entry-level positions. One of those things is undoubtedly speaking at conferences. Conference speakers, in this collective narrative, are subject matter experts with years and years of experience under their Read more →

From Apps to Board Games: Useful Resources for Teaching Kids to Code

December 29, 2015

It’s never too soon to teach your kids to code! Introducing basic programming skills can be challenging if you yourself are new to coding. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources both online and off that parents can share with their kids to help them begin learning about programming. Learning to code won’t just benefit your Read more →

Meet Incipia: A Grand Circus Coworking Spotlight

December 16, 2015

Incipia is a more recent addition to the Grand Circus coworking community.Incipia is an emerging mobile tech firm that aims to help businesses stay relevant and accomplish their goals in the age of mobile by designing, developing and marketing mobile apps.. Metro-detroit natives, Gabe Kwakyi (Co-Founder/CEO) and Gregory (Co-Founder/CTO) were inspired to return to the Motor City and start Incipia. “We Read more →

Part 1: Using the Command Line for Beginners

December 8, 2015

We all love shortcuts. CTRL + C to copy some text. Brownie mix. You name it. We find workarounds in all aspects of our lives to save time. For programmers, using the Command Line is a shortcut that makes certain tasks, like creating files and directories, faster and easier. Are you new to coding and looking Read more →

What You Can Learn at Grand Circus: A Student Spotlight

December 7, 2015

Ever wonder what our students are able to create after taking an evening class at Grand Circus? Are you curious why someone with a full-time job would spend the evening learning how to code? Learn more about Devon, a student who learned HTML & CSS, as well as JavaScript and JQuery this summer. What keeps you Read more →

Why Teachers Make Good Developers

November 24, 2015

You’d be wrong to think teachers and programmers lie on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to careers. In fact, many of the characteristics that make a teacher successful are also qualities needed to become a great web or software developer. Just ask the four former educators in our current Front-End Bootcamp. Here Read more →

5 Reasons to Be Excited for the New Windows 10

November 23, 2015

After a long wait, Windows 10 came to save the day! The controversial Windows 8 design decision of eliminating the Start Menu made many long time Windows users unhappy. Windows 10 designers put it back along, with many more new exciting features. Wondering what all the hoopla is about and why you should download the Read more →

How to Craft Your Elevator Pitch

November 16, 2015

An elevator pitch is a brief and persuasive sales pitch, something you could start and close during the duration of an elevator ride. You can use elevator pitches for all sorts of things, like your flashy startup idea or your new dog walking business, but in our bootcamps, we focus on people’s personal elevator pitches. Read more →