Archives: Web Development

Apr 13    Tyler Bettilyon

The Scribe, The Conjurer, and The Mentor

This post originally appeared on by Tyler Bettilyon, Galvanize Principal Instructor, Web Development. A colleague of mine recently shared a metaphor with me about two computer programmer archetypes, “The Conjurer” and “The Scribe”: The…

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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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Feb 21    Chris Outcalt


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 16    Galvanize

My Unconventional Journey to Redfin

This post originally appeared on 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 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 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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Jan 6    Kristen O'Neill

No Shoes, No Jacket…No Problem

One woman’s journey from law school to web developer (Hint: she’s happier now) On her first day of class at Galvanize’s Web Development Immersive course last spring, Erika Angarita was a little nervous. Not because…

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Dec 29    Haley Gray

Are These Three Things Missing From Your Work Life?

If at this very moment you’re already dreading the sound of your alarm clock going off tomorrow morning, maybe it’s time to start thinking about finding a different gig. Intelligent, creative problem solvers who love…

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Dec 29    Galvanize

Where Galvanize Grads Got Hired in 2016

2016 was a doozy. Chock full of ups, downs and what-the-whats? Here at Galvanize, we're giving props to all of our students who worked their hearts out this year to level up and build careers…

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Dec 28    Galvanize

Galvanize Named One of SwitchUp’s 2016 Best Bootcamp

If you’re like us, you do your research. You want to know that putting your time, money and effort into something is going to pay off. That’s when a site like Switchup comes in handy.…

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Dec 22    Tony Rehagen

Manual Transition

A fateful Uber ride gave this veteran new direction Two years ago, as fall turned to winter — or what passes for winter — in South Florida, Steve McLaughlin felt lost. He’d emerged from a…

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Dec 21    Chris Outcalt

The Ultimate Christmas Gift: A Second Chance

Chad Latham has had a pretty good run of holiday gifts the past two years. Last December, President Obama granted Latham clemency; the 38-year-old was released from prison after serving 10 years for growing marijuana.…

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Dec 21    Galvanize

Balancing Act

Ever dream of having a job that gives you a better work-life balance? Wonder if you can change your life, and still have a life at the same time? Check out Maria’s story.   Level…

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Dec 15    Galvanize

Girls + Coding = Awesome

When it comes to diversifying the tech industry, the future starts now. Galvanize is committed to making tech education and access to careers in tech, available to all, especially to women and others who have…

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Dec 15    Lauren Lark

The Ballad Of A Web Developer

How Galvanize helped Bryan Brophy retune his life. In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in the back of a tour bus parked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the phone…

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Dec 8    Lisa Greim

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

Data scientists and web developers, designers and engineers, coders and quant jocks – our vocations often attract people who prefer quiet time to think and work alone. These tendencies make the standard career advice –…

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Dec 1    Chris Outcalt

How A Coder Lands A Job In A Jaguar Incubator

Earlier this year, Ryan McManus took his startup AVE AutoMedia Inc. from Columbus, Ohio to Portland, Oregon to work in an incubator started by Jaguar Land Rover. AVE has already produced its first product, Neptune—an…

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Nov 30    Chris Outcalt

Coding The Cars Of The Future

“The last thing I wanted was a boot camp; I wanted a solid understanding of coding.” Ten years before Groupon was even a thing, Chris Castro, a 17-year-old kid who lived in the suburbs of…

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Nov 10    Galvanize

Veteran’s Journey: From a Nuclear Warship to a Career in Coding

After spending six years in the US Navy, Tyler Maier jumped at the prospect of spending six months to change his future with Galvanize’s Web Development Immersive program.   Tyler grew up in Franktown, Colorado,…

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Nov 3    Chris Outcalt

The Ultimate Life Reboot

Editor's Note: Since this story was published, Chad Latham accepted a job as a front-end developer at Amazon. Just before Christmas last year, 41-year-old Chad Latham received a call from his lawyer. He had news…

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Nov 2    Galvanize

I Made This: Kendra Lyndon, Pianissimo

Kendra Lyndon wasn’t always interested in a career in web development. She spent years studying classical piano and earned her bachelor’s degree in music before taking on a role as an office assistant for a retail…

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Nov 2    Lisa Greim

Reinforce your Personal Brand with Social Media

So you’ve gotten to know what personal branding is, you've developed a brand profile based on your strengths, and figured out how to customize your resume for each job without losing your uniqueness. What to do…

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