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Full-Time Versus Part-Time: Which Should You Choose?

It's not enough just to make the decision of attending code bootcamp. Now, you have to decide whether you want to dive into the immersive full-time program or if you'd like to brush your skills up in our brand new part-time courses. This blog will compare the two and help you determine which is best for you and your needs.


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Lauren Mabra

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5 Tips & Tricks to Survive a Code Bootcamp

With three weeks left to go in the program, Jason Rocha (Alumni from Cohort X) covered some of the potential struggles and solutions that may come with being in an immersive code bootcamp.


Jason Rocha

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A Day in the Life of Coding Bootcamp

Chris Packett, who is now an SDG Alumni and Developer for Proforma, shares a firsthand account of what life is really like when attending SDG's coding bootcamp. Follow Chris from 7 AM to 5 PM for a full day of stand-ups, Code Wars, and of course, coffee.


Chris Packett

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Meet Our Part-Time Course Instructors

We're so excited to announce that we now offer part-time courses! The courses begin the week of March 16th and not only cover web development but also user experience and digital marketing. This blog will help you get to know our new instructors and what they're most excited about going into the new classes.


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Lauren Mabra

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Is it too late for you to learn to code?

It's never too late to learn a new skill and coding is no exception. Many dwell only on the disadvantages of learning to code at an older age and they fail to think about all of the advantages that it has. The experience and knowledge that you have built will actually help you and possibly put you ahead of the curve when you start your journey to becoming a developer.


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Lauren Mabra

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Learning SQL: Making a Movie Library

Recent SDG Graduate, Dylan Attal, gives a concise overview on how to create a database on Structured Query Language (SQL). Not only does his blog serve as a detailed walk through on how well known sites (such as IMDb) store data on movies, but it also gives a glimpse into his learning and training throughout his time at SDG.


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Dylan Attal

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5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn to Code

From mathematic and writing skills to organizational and perserverance, learning to code teaches children lessons that go way beyond what traditional curriculum teaches. Additionally, the skills they will learn through programming will stay with them throughout their entire life and be especially useful for their future in the workforce.


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Lauren Mabra

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The Power of Partnerships: Proforma

With the demand for developers booming, it introduces a gap in the workforce. It is difficult for companies to find enough people to build their technical teams with enough power and skills that are neccessary for growth. Learn about how SDG's coding school education model and partnership with Proforma resulted in a tailored course and developers who were ready to contribute from day one.


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Lauren Mabra

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To Accredit or Not To Accredit, That is The Question

As an educational institute, there are many issues we have had to take into consideration. One of the major concerns for the Academy at SDG focused on whether to accredit or not. Denise Roane uncovers why SDG decided to stay community focused and not pursue accreditation.


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Denise Roane

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Growing with a Not-For-Profit Code School

Being involved in a code school can provide learning and growing that extends well beyond coding. From real-world problem solving to the importance of community to networking, SDG covers it all. Team member, Lauren Mabra, shares her experience and insight at SDG thus far.


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Lauren Mabra

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Wanted: Women Coders

Women in tech is a movement that isn't as widely discussed as others, but it's still a huge deal. From Grace Hopper to Dorothy Vaughan, it's evident that the computer science industry was dominated by women up until very recently. Denise Roane provides insight on what drove this change.


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Denise Roane

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For the Community and by the Community

SDG took the non-profit route in order to provide a service to the community but also include the community. Our alumni and advisory board are part of that community and SDG rely heavily on their participation. Their participation is what will help keep the program and the community moving forward, improving the education provided and sending talented new developers into the workforce.


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Katherine Trammell

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Why do we teach the full-stack?

At SDG, we are training folks to become junior developer ready in 12 weeks. That is no easy task. After several iterations, the instructional staff, supported by the community, have determined that a "full-stack" developer curriculum produces pretty solid results.


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Mark Dewey

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Our "Secret Sauce"

Open source software typically builds upon the efforts of others and extends it. This is our goal for our curriculum. As we continue to develop our curriculum we will be inviting our alumni, local community, and community at large to contribute. We are excited to share our lessons, assignments, and approach with the community and look forward to your contributions.


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Gavin Stark

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It's the Mission, not the Money

When our team first decided to launch our school in Tampa Bay it was absolutely paramount that we operate it as a not-for-profit. Our CEO, Jason L Perry, talks about why.


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Jason L Perry

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Hello, World!

It has been a year since The Iron Yard, the largest national coding school and boot camp, announced it was ceasing all operations and shutting down fifteen campuses nationwide. At the time our campus in Tampa Bay had the highest enrollment and job placement and was operating successfully with a team of seven employees and ~150 alumni. Although the announcement took us by somewhat of a surprise, the code school industry is still emerging and navigating the path to a successful model.


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Toni Warren

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