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Rutgers Coding Bootcamp Students Give Back to Communities in Need

Some people spend their lives putting others first. Anthony Delgado and Mohammed Wardeh are among those people. After graduating from Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, both experienced major changes in their lives. For Anthony, the bootcamp ignited a passion for hackathons. For Mohammed, it opened doors to a new career and a brighter financial future for his family.  Grateful for their transformative…

How Alim Memon Completed an Online Data Science Bootcamp and His Junior Year of Undergrad at the Same Time

During his junior year at Rutgers University, Alim Memon worked at Rutgers Makerspace, a shared space on campus where students and faculty practice hands-on skills using innovative technology. One day, his boss mentioned Rutgers Data Science Bootcamp, which partners with the Makerspace, and said that as a Rutgers student, he could qualify for a scholarship. Intrigued, Alim decided to…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

5 Tips for Coding Bootcamp Success (From a Graduate)

Evan Bartlik was not a complete stranger to coding when he signed up for the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp. A Rutgers graduate with a degree in Information Technology and Informatics, Evan had been involved in technology for much of his adult life. After working as a systems specialist at Automated Logic Corporation, he had become well-versed in a…

Here are 5 Reasons Coding Is Not So Different Than Learning a New Language

If you had asked Dariell Vasquez about coding while he was studying to become an Italian language teacher, he would have said, “That’s a math skill.” Dariell’s impression of coding was that it involved ones and zeros and only got more mathematical from there. Then, a friend set him straight—and let him in on how creative coding…

Reading the Signals: How this Radio Engineer Boosted His Career from Boring to Big Data Boss with a Data Science Boot Camp

When Michael Toriello earned his electrical and computer engineering degree, he thought he was taking the first step in an exciting and rewarding career. Just two years in, however, Michael realized he wanted a lot more than his current role could offer. “I started out as an engineering consultant for telecom companies like Verizon and AT&T—mostly working…

Retired Teacher Goes Back to School to Update Tech Skills for New Career

Nancy Lukas, who retired in 2015 after spending 20 years as a teacher, always loved technology. She was one of the first teachers to have her own website, loved using a SmartBoard and made her fourth grade students create podcasts about important environmental issues. Still, Nancy, who has always liked a good challenge, never thought…