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Mar 24    Chris Outcalt

“Hell Yeah!”

Learning to code helped Tosin Awofeso find the home he’d always wanted in Austin. Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs…

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Mar 23    Galvanize

She Belongs Here

We’re inspired every day by the dynamic women who make our Galvanize community and the tech industry a smarter, more inclusive, more awesome place to be. #WeAreGalvanize   Level Up

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Mar 20    Galvanize

How to Show Interviewees Your Culture: Tips from Women in Tech

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.com by Kate Catlin, Founder of Flock.  “What was the worst job interviewing experience you’ve ever had?” That was the first question we asked of a group of women last…

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Mar 17    Galvanize

Hacking for Refugees

All refugees face great hardship, but women and girls are among the most vulnerable. They are often victims of violence and discrimination. What’s more, two-thirds of all female asylum seekers are underage. Last week, timed…

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Mar 9    Kelly Kawa

How a Passion for Cheap Travel Turned Into A Thriving Business

Three years ago, Scott Keyes purchased the best flight deal of his life from New York to Milan for $130 roundtrip. He thought the airline would catch the mistake and cancel it. Upon returning from…

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Mar 8    Galvanize

Because Women

On this day one hundred years ago, women in America did not have the right to vote, let alone pursue the broad range of jobs and careers available to men. Today, American women are senators,…

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Mar 7    Galvanize

Learning from the Past and Winning the Present

Congrats to GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data Scientist in Residence Eugene Huang, and their teammate Jared Wilber, a UC Berkeley grad student, on taking first place at…

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Mar 6    Galvanize

The (Non-Technical) Value of a Whiteboard Interview

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.com by Mukai Matsiga, Career Services and Partner Relations Manager, Galvanize. Ah...the dreaded whiteboard interview. For those of you in the tech industry who are unfamiliar, or just really lucky to…

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Mar 3    Roya Sabeti

7 Steps to Creating a Compelling Story

We recently teamed up with Erin Berman from Blackbeard Studios, a digital marketing agency based out of San Francisco, to host a Storytelling workshop. Erin has helped dozens of startups learn how to share their…

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Mar 2    Jim Deters

When It Comes to Tech Education, the Fox Should Not Set the Rules for the Hen House

This post originally appeared on Medium.com by Jim Deters, CEO & Founder, Galvanize. Within the last couple of days, the tech press has reported that a group of coding boot camps and accelerated-learning programs have…

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Feb 27    Riley Petersen

3 Steps to Prioritizing Your Startup’s Growth

We had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Metzger, Director of Growth Marketing at Madrona Venture Group, for a Growth Study Hall. Previously, he was Director of Acquisition Marketing for zulily. With extensive knowledge in SEO/SEM,…

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Feb 23    Jessica Cox

The Future Favors the Fearless

At Galvanize, we’re putting a whole new spin on Study Hall with monthly, members-only sessions. At every Study Hall, industry all-stars present on one of three topics –– growth, funding, or product –– and collaborate…

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Feb 23    Galvanize

Joining The (Information) Revolution

Marvin Bertin was trying to decide what to do next. He’d just completed his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and wanted to find a way into a field that,…

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Feb 22    Roya Sabeti

Go Against the Flow

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017,…

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Feb 21    Chris Outcalt

Rerouted

When Carey LaMothe needed to find a way to take care of herself and her newborn, she took the road of code.  Carey LaMothe was certain the only thing she’d ever do was play the…

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Feb 17    Matt Zwiebel

How Is Your Business Supporting Your Customers?

For much of the 20th century, businesses were focused on extracting resources, creating products, and providing services that simply met the needs of their customer. And yet, as they focused on what the customer was…

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Feb 16    Galvanize

My Unconventional Journey to Redfin

This post originally appeared on Redfin.com by Lissa Walzer, Software Developer at Redfin. Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had…

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Feb 14    Galvanize

Coffee Coding

You’ve probably heard the term “coding.” But what does it mean? And what does a “web developer” do? Something with the web, sure, but what exactly? Wonder no more. Coffee Coding ‘splains it all. Over…

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Feb 7    Lisa Greim

Five Ways to Get the Skinny on Companies You Want to Work For

A leading candidate for a job opening sat across the table from the hiring manager and a few other team members. Her resume looked great, her cover letter was well-written and error-free, and her salary…

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Feb 6    Galvanize

Expanding Opportunities in Tech with the Adobe Digital Academy

Our core mission at Galvanize is to provide access to the tech industry to anyone who has the aptitude and drive to build a career in the fields of entrepreneurship, web development, and data science.…

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Feb 2    Galvanize

5 Jobs in Big Data You’ve Never Heard Of

This post originally appeared on StudySoup.com Big data has been the "it" buzzword for most of the past decade, and it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. More companies are looking for ways…

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Feb 1    Galvanize

The Secret to His Success

Most people can’t say they launched one, let alone two profitable business ventures in their 20s. But like many of us, Ricky Padilla wanted more time with his family and less time being consumed by…

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Jan 31    Roya Sabeti

Product Managers, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

At Galvanize, we’re putting a whole new spin on Study Hall with monthly, members-only sessions. At every Study Hall, industry all-stars present on one of three topics –– growth, funding, or product –– and collaborate…

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Jan 26    Galvanize

A Couple of Dropouts

Slaying your goals means facing your fears. Like dropping out of college to pursue a career in data science. That’s what Juno & Tyler did. (Juno even walked away from a full ride scholarship!) Here's…

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Jan 20    Chris Outcalt

Coding For A Cause

Tim Chew came to Galvanize to nudge the universe, and he plans to start by working with a population that could use some help: refugees. “Well, there’s one other part of my story,” says Timothy…

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