DEVELOP(her), A Free Coding Bootcamp for Women

May 31, 2016

Update: This blog post was written about our 2016 program. Applications are now closed.  On July 18, we’ll kick off DEVELOP(her), a coding bootcamp for women in the Detroit and Flint communities. DEVELOP(her) is an innovative program that will allow us to find, train and unleash 20 female developers into the world. So why a Read more →

7 Reasons to Attend Grand Circus’ Next Demo Day

May 18, 2016

Whether you’re a prospective student, a company looking for a developer or a community member just interested in cool things happening in Detroit, you won’t want to miss this! Here are 7 reasons why this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss!

Kim: A Profile in Power Pants

May 12, 2016

I’ve been at Grand Circus for just over a year now. Since I started last February, GC has run 16 bootcamps, hired 7 new full-time team members and hosted a slew of amazing events I felt so lucky to get to attend. We have developed an incredibly talented Learning Team (shout out to every single Read more →

10 Things You Can Build with JavaScript

April 22, 2016

According to a recent survey conducted by Stack Overflow, JavaScript is the most popular language on earth. What is interesting about these survey results, is that even for developers whose primary responsibility is the back-end (server-side code) they are still more likely to research questions about JavaScript than any other language. That’s largely because JavaScript Read more →

My Top 5 Tools for Building Websites

April 7, 2016

You know that a website is made with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Maybe you even know how to write in all three of those languages and put them together into a site, but something’s missing. Developers are supposed to be lazy, right? If all you’re using is plain old HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build Read more →

5 Reasons We Love Having Our Business in Detroit

April 1, 2016

The city of Detroit has gotten a lot of publicity in recent years about opportunities for companies, particularly those in the tech space. Downtown Detroit has become increasingly attractive for entrepreneurs, business owners and startups. In Part 5 of our Detroit blogging series, we’re exploring reasons why having a business in Detroit just makes sense. Read more →

9 Books About Detroit That We Love

March 24, 2016

Detroit has a rich history filled with stories of challenge and triumph. There are so many brilliant individuals that have worked hard to make our city what it is today. In part 4 of our Detroit blog series, we’re highlighting some of our favorite narratives on Detroit and its history. These novels encompass firsthand experiences, historical reviews Read more →

Our Favorite Detroit Attractions, Suggestions from Grand Circus

March 17, 2016

We love Detroit. We live, breathe and work in this city. Many of us call Detroit home. This city is bursting with interesting places to visit. In Part 3 of our Detroit blogging series, we’re sharing some favorite Detroit attractions and why we love them!

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 →