The demand for new tech talent is on the rise, and now more than ever, companies are open to meeting that demand with recent coding bootcamp graduates.
Are you ready to pivot careers and enter into the world of coding? We're here to help!
There are countless coding bootcamps out there that provide training on the skills needed to get those jobs. But with so many to choose from, how do you narrow down the one that's right for you? Check out our expert guide to choosing the right coding bootcamp!
In the meantime, to help you find the program that's right for you, we've compiled a list of the best coding bootcamps for 2022. Keep reading to learn more about what each program has to offer—and to take advantage of exclusive discounts available only to PowerToFly community members!
Springboard leads as a talent development partner to create upskilling opportunities for job seekers and career-changers alike in PowerToFly's community through online and mentor-led career tracks in: Data Science, Data Analytics, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering, Data Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering and Cybersecurity.
All PowerToFly community members will receive a $750 discount to enroll in a Springboard career track of their choosing to connect with like-minded career-changers, receive one-on-one support from industry mentors, and build the skills necessary to land their dream job! Jumpstart your journey toward a fulfilling career with code POWERTOFLY750.
ENTITY is a women's education and media company based out of Los Angeles, California. They offer online and hybrid programs that span from software and web development to UX and data analytics. In these online courses, students receive relevant training for in-demand skills, hear from expert speakers, schedule one-on-one mentorship and career planning sessions, and build portfolios that help them stand out on the job market. Not only that, but they also gain access to the ENTITY Mentor Network, a network of world-class mentors, including CEOs, thought-leaders, and change-makers who help guide participants in their career journey.
Flatiron School offers online and in-person coding courses across the United States. They provide the skills, community, and immersive, outcomes-driven curriculum participants need to launch a career in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, or product design. From free introductory lessons to immersive bootcamp courses, Flatiron provides participants with the skills they need to power your career change. They also have a Career Services team that offers career guidance to help members land their first job.
InLustro is an online learning program that trains students in cutting edge technological paradigms including blockchain, AI/ML, Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing to prepare them for the upcoming digital revolution. Through hands-on learning sessions, industrial talks, live mentorship , internships, and several unique pedagogic techniques, this India-based program creates a holistic learning experience for students, equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in today's competitive job market.
Alchemy Code Lab
Alchemy's software development training program launches grads toward exponential opportunity and salary growth. They are committed to fostering a tech environment that welcomes women, LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. This program helps participants stack their skills in the most modern programming languages and development methods as well as learn how to work with the full complexity of larger code bases and systems in a team environment. They leave the program with a robust Github profile of projects and portfolio pieces.
Metis accelerates data science and analytics learning for individuals through bootcamps, bootcamp prep, and short immersive courses designed and led by data science and analytics experts. Whether you're looking for immersive full-time bootcamps, flexible part-time bootcamps with dedicated career support until you're hired or a quick way to up-skill with a short immersive course, Metis has you covered. They even offer boot camp prep courses to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed.
PowerToFly community members receive an exclusive discount of $750 on Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Science and Engineering, and Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamps from Metis and a 10% discount on Metis Bootcamp Prep and Short Immersive courses with the discount code PowerToFly10.
Actualize is a coding bootcamp offered online throughout the United States, as well as in-person in Chicago. They focus exclusively on software engineering, and their courses are fully live and also offered in a part-time format to allow students to work while working towards a new career. The Actualize instructors are all experienced educators, in addition to being software developers, and bring their pedagogical expertise into their teaching and curriculum. Dedicated career advisors lead the "Job Hacking" career-readiness program, which is integrated into the entire program, with continued support even after graduation.
MigraCode is a free tech academy for migrants and refugees located in Barcelona, Spain. We offer an 8-month full-stack web development course, fully taught by active professionals working as software engineers in tech companies in Barcelona. During and after the course, we support our students with their job search through our huge community and network of local companies and professionals ready to hire diverse talent. We also offer support services to make sure the experience of our students is as good as it gets. We have tutors for one-to-one sessions, psychologists ready to help our students with stress management and any other issues getting in the way of their studies, and organize a women-only coding event every other Sunday –CodeWomen– to make sure our female students have a safe space, feel empowered and help one another thrive in this sector
allWomen is an academy for women by women, committed to shaping the next generation of female tech leaders while contributing to ending the gender gap in the tech field. They offer fully remote bootcamps on Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, UX/UI Design, Product Management, and UX Writing & Content Design.
If you are looking to boost or shift your career, these programs are designed for you. With mentoring and assistance from beginning to end, each course goes from 0 to 100 and is inspired by finding solutions to real-life problems. Any background is the right background to become a woman in tech!
PowerToFly members get a $250 discount in allWomen courses with promo code PowerAW2022
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have turned to remote work. Before the pandemic in 2019, 22% of employers offered at least some remote work. Now in 2022, that percentage nearly doubled to 40%. The shift to remote work has become beneficial for me and many of my friends who are recent college grads starting their careers. It’s allowed us to dictate our own time and save money from commuting, spend more time with loved ones at home, and have the flexibility to travel and build connections from anywhere. Remote working has also changed how people network for jobs. We have more options now.
Since remote networking is so new, it can be challenging to understand how to do it effectively. Read on to learn my top tips for networking for a remote job.
1. Connect with your high school or college.
The schools you went to want to see you succeed! Connect with old professors, classmates, or alumni on social platforms like PowerToFly or LinkedIn. You can find connections through sports teams, clubs, or topics of interest that will help you build stronger relationships. Don’t be afraid to ask them for advice, mentorship, or even introductions.
2. Join a class!
Have you ever had a hobby that you never had the chance to pursue? Coding? Running? Painting? It’s never too late to learn something new. Plus, spending time doing what you love will introduce you to other people who love the same thing. Not only will this help expand your social circle, it can also help your career! Once you feel comfortable, talk to your classmates about your work, and ask them about theirs. The perk of classes like these is that you will build relationships with people from all different career backgrounds which will help you determine your career path, especially if you are looking for a mid-career pivot.
3. Register for the Early Career Summit.
My friends and I are very excited to join PowerToFly’s Early Career Summit this fall to meet the inspiring founders and CEOs of incredibly impactful companies. This is a great opportunity to get useful tips and learn about different perspectives, professions, and topics that you may be interested in.
4. Attend a virtual job fair and connect with leaders who inspire you.
Job fairs are great for meeting people who can be helpful because everyone attending is there to network! Job fairs at PowerToFly are a great place to meet hiring managers and recruiters from our sponsoring companies. If you come prepared with a resume it is an opportunity to make a great first impression with a company. After the virtual job fair, remember to connect with the people who stuck out to you and introduce yourself on PowerToFly or LinkedIn. Make sure to tell the recruiter who you are, and highlight what stood out to you about their talk.
5. Offer to help.
People really value your help (when it‘s needed). If you know someone in your network looking to hire a web designer and you know a great place to find one, don’t be afraid to make the connection! If you see a job opening that would be great for someone in your network, let them know! Helping people in this way will help build your trust and credibility.
Remote networking has its differences from in-person networking, but it has never been easier to have access to social platforms that can help create connections. It will take some creativity and hard work, but once you have the appropriate mindset the options are endless.
We all have our favorite websites– the ones we frequent, bookmark, and recommend to others. You might even enjoy some website features so much that you’ve found yourself wondering why they aren’t more popular. Or maybe you’ve experienced times where you were frustrated with a website and wished you could add features or even design your own!
If you’ve ever found yourself intrigued at the prospect of designing and developing your own websites, then a career as a web developer might be just for you!
As a web developer you would be responsible for coding, designing, optimizing, and maintaining websites. Today, there are over 1.7 billion websites in the world and, in turn, the demand for web developers is on the rise. In order to figure out what kind of web development work best suits you let’s start with an introduction to the three main roles in web development that you can choose from.
The Three Types of Web Development Jobs
Front-End Web Development: The Creative Side
In addition to programming skills, front-end developers need to be detail oriented, creative, willing to keep up with the latest trends in web development, cyber security conscious, and geared toward user-friendly designs. The median salary for a front-end developer can reach well into the $90,000 to $100,000 range.
Back-End Web Development: The Logical Counterpart
While a house can be beautifully decorated, it’s incomplete without a solid foundation and efficient infrastructure. Similarly, a well-designed website depends on logical and functional code to power the features of that website. Back-end web development is code-heavy and focused on the specifics of how a website works. If you enjoy the analytical challenge of creating the behind-the-scenes code that powers a website, then back-end development is for you.
Full-Stack Web Development: A Little Bit of Everything
A full-stack developer is essentially the Jack (or Jill)-of-all-trades in web development. Full-stack developers need to be knowledgeable about both front-end and back-end roles. This does not necessarily imply that you would need to be an expert in both roles, but you should fully understand the different applications and synergies they each imply. In order to work in this position, you will need to know the programming languages used by front-end and back-end developers. In addition to these languages, full-stack developers also specialize in databases, storage, HTTP, REST, and web architecture.
Full-stack developers are often required to act as liaisons between front-end and back-end developers. Full-stack developers need to be both problem solvers and great communicators. The end goal for a full-stack developer is to ensure that the user’s experience is seamless, both on the front-end and on the back-end. In return, you can expect to earn a median salary of $100,000 – $115,000 a year for this role.
Taking the Next Step
Web development is both in-demand and lucrative! All three roles described above contribute to specific aspects of web development and the scope of each one can be customized to the industries and positions you feel best suit you. Regardless of which role you choose, all of them need a foundation in programming.
To gain the programming skills needed in each role, you can enroll in courses or learn independently. Coding bootcamps are a great way to boost your skillset quickly and efficiently.
Click here for some of our highly rated programming bootcamp options! Make sure to check out the discounts available to PowerToFly members.
💎 Are CallRail's engineering teams the right fit for you? Watch the video to the end to find out!
📼 Engineering teams at CallRail encourage collaboration, communication, and empathy. Ayana Reddick, Senior Software Engineer at CallRail, shares what they are looking for in candidates and tells you why you’ll thrive there.
📼Engineering teams want candidates who have a growth mindset, love to learn, and are really good at communication. They also value team members who are excited about solving problems and working collaboratively. If you think you have what it takes, don't hesitate to apply.
📼At CallRail, engineering teams use Ruby on Rails for their backend, Angular on their frontend, and PostgreSQL for persistent data. They also use Jira for creating and tracking tickets, GitHub for their version control, and AWS for many cloud tools. Get familiar with these resources if you want to join them!
Engineering Teams And Diversity - Company’s Culture
CallRail seeks to hire from underrepresented groups. They pride themselves in selecting from a pool of very diverse candidates. They value the work that people do over their resumes. They encourage people to take their authentic selves to work. And they strive to create a supportive and welcoming environment. For this, they have Employee Resource Groups, that give voice to, provide safe spaces for, and educate the company at large. Some of their ERGs include the Rainbow Coalition, Black and Brown, Women Circle, and more.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining CallRail? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Ayana Reddick
If you are interested in a career at CallRail, you can connect with Ayana on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About CallRail
CallRail is here to bring complete visibility to the marketers who rely on quality inbound leads to measure success. Their customers live in a results-driven world, and giving them a clear view of their digital marketing efforts is the priority for CallRail. They see the opportunities in surfacing and connecting data from calls, forms, and beyond—helping their customers get to better outcomes.
“In my early twenties, I wasn’t the best at saving money. So, when I got the job at Nike and found out a financial coach was offered to me — for free! — I thought, ‘It’s time to be an adult. I should use this service to help me learn how to buy stock, tell me what I’m doing right with my money and where I can improve.’”
That’s Ashlee Bobb, Nike Media and Influencer Relations Manager, on the free, unlimited access to financial coaching offered to every U.S. Nike employee through EY Navigate™. EY coaches are trained on Nike’s benefits and programs, so Ashlee was able to work with her coach on a budget and savings plan utilizing Nike’s 401k match and Employee Stock Purchase Plan – all in one 45-minute session. She left the meeting feeling confident about what her next paycheck would look like and how her money would work for her.
“The EY coaches are really willing to come on the journey with you,” Bobb says, adding that hers was willing to work with the fact that, hey, she’s not going to give up take out, but still wants to save for the future. “The cool thing is I can see how this financial guidance could help me down the road when I decide to get married, buy a house, have a kid. Every Nike employee should take advantage.”Sound like the kind of company you want to be a part of? Check out our open roles on jobs.nike.com