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May 23

Mi Dinero Mi Futuro: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap One Millennial at a Time

“What do we do next?” This was the unexpected question of the night with Ramona Ortega on the receiving end of it multiple times. She had just hosted an event in Los Angeles where Latinos






May 22

Coffee Questions

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.com by Mukai Matsiga, Career Services and Partner Relations Manager, Galvanize. In theory, for the extroverted folks out there, performing at networking opportunities should be comparable to a fish performing in






May 22

Sing Out: The Act of Pivoting Your Career

Sing out, Louise! And so epitomizes - in three short exclamations - the domineering Mama Rose* in the musical Gypsy, pushing her apprehensive, auditioning daughter to be louder, be bolder, be stronger, be...more. And while






May 17

Calm Mind: Amid a High Tech World of Distraction

In a world full of distractions - especially for those of us in the tech space who tend to geek out over the latest gadgets on Product Hunt - focusing on the task at hand






May 16

Start Spreading the News

Why—and how—tech is flourishing in NYC.  For decades, business in the Big Apple has been all about Wall Street. But over the past 10 or 15 years, technology has emerged as one of the fastest






May 11

Finding the Bright Spots: How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school and college exams. Some people stand above the rest, some people lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere






May 4

Galvanize Entrepreneur Impact Report: Q1, 2017

Starting a company is easy. Building and scaling a successful company is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle






May 2

5 Steps to Building Your Startup’s Social Media Strategy

So you have a super cool startup, now what? Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new company isn’t creating the product or service itself; it’s communicating what it is, what it does, and why






Apr 27

Women in Tech Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception

This post originally appeared on Medium.com, by Jim Deters, CEO & Founder, Galvanize. We’ve all heard different versions of the same statistic: According to the Census, women make up 59 percent of the entire workforce in






Apr 14

Energy Boost

Earlier this month, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton,






Apr 13

The Scribe, The Conjurer, and The Mentor

This post originally appeared on Medium.com 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






Apr 13

Is Your Workforce DOA On The Oregon Trail?

This post originally appeared on Medium.com by Jim Deters, CEO & Founder, Galvanize.  In today’s hyper-digital world, whether CEOs and top executives realize it or not, every company — from polished Fortune 500’s to nimble






Apr 7

Major League Data

From the perfect spot to catch a foul ball to the closest proximity to the tastiest eats, IdealSeat gives fans the power to find the best seats for the sports experience they want. Top of






Apr 4

Data Science Baller

Anthony So leveled up his skills and landed his dream job with the Phoenix Suns. “He’s got game” usually refers to someone’s athletic skills or romantic swagger. In Anthony So’s case, he’s got mad game...data






Mar 28

Three Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence






Mar 28

Transformative Storytelling Series: Naveen Jain

“The entrepreneur's job is not to look at what it is, but to look at what it can be.” At Galvanize, we provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn, connect, and grow their startups through






Mar 24

“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






Mar 23

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






Mar 20

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






Mar 17

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






Mar 9

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






Mar 8

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,






Mar 7

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






Mar 6

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






Mar 3

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