13 of the Best Detroit Restaurants and Bars

March 9, 2016

Detroit is filled with amazing eateries and bars. From Detroit classics, like the Coney Dog, to Southern Classics, like BBQ ribs, there’s something for every palate. It’s no secret that the Grand Circus crew loves food. Today we’re sharing some our recommendations on the best Detroit Restaurants and Bars. Check out our favorites and share Read more →

5 things to know about moving to Detroit

March 2, 2016

So you’re thinking of moving to Detroit. You’ve heard about the low cost of living and growing downtown. Your uncle forwarded an article highlighting the surplus of tech jobs, but lack of talent in the region. The drought on the West Coast has made you realize living near freshwater is a must. You’re sick of Read more →

6 reasons you should rent a coworking space in Detroit

February 25, 2016

The basic principles of coworking go way back. Centuries ago artists and writers participated in collectives that likely looked a lot like what we now call coworking. For the uninitiated, coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, yet independent activity. Unlike the typical office environment, a coworking space is generally Read more →

What I learned about Grand Circus in my first month

February 18, 2016

Did you know… In 2015, 92% of Grand Circus bootcamp students were employed in a developer role within 90 days of graduation? It’s one of many things I’ve learned about Grand Circus since starting a month ago. This tech hub in the heart of Detroit is a busy space with a lot going on. Even Read more →

You’re Never Too Obtuse to Learn AngularJS

February 10, 2016

AngularJS is the most popular JavaScript framework currently being used. The only other JavaScript anything that sees more use is JQuery, but JQuery is more of a library. The fact that Angular is so popular means it’s a desirable skill to have on your resume. Bearing that in mind, let’s take a very high-level look Read more →

Should MBAs Learn to Code?

January 20, 2016

Technology is changing the nature of the workforce, and it’s impacting what many MBAs will focus on in their career’s future. For students and graduates looking to pursue a career in product development or the tech industry, the question of learning to code has become a pressing one. Entrepreneurs like Vinicius Vacanti and Steve Blank Read more →

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 →