Archives: Galvanize



Jun 26    Galvanize

Galvanize Career Coaches Discuss: Landing Your First Tech Job

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.com by Mukai Matsiga, Career Services and Partner Relations Manager, Galvanize. So you're looking to land your first job in tech...Great!...And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it's sexy, and…

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Jun 15    Brittany Slay

Smarts, Drive, and Grit: Why 2017 is a Promising Year for Women in STEM

This week, NASA graduated its newest class of astronauts. Out of over 18,000 applicants from around the United States and its territories, only 12 people were selected, or less than 1 for every 1,500 who…

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Jun 6    Jessica Thrasher

Because Soap and Chocolate are Two Different Things: Context is Key to the Job Search

If you showed up at New York’s Beacon Theatre on August 17, ready to see the Beach Boys, and a heavily bearded, former MLB fastball pitcher took the stage...you might be perplexed. If a member…

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May 22    Galvanize

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…

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May 22    Jessica Thrasher

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…

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May 16    Galvanize

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…

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Apr 27    Jim Deters

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…

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Apr 13    Jim Deters

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…

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Mar 28    Chris Outcalt

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…

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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 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 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 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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Dec 20    Galvanize

A More Flexible Way to Level Up Your Tech Skills

At Galvanize we are committed to making tech education and access to careers in tech available to everyone. This is why we are excited to introduce a brand new series of part-time courses to our…

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Dec 16    Galvanize

Galvanize 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

When it comes to holiday gift giving, brick-and-mortar shopping is time-consuming and stress-inducing. (Ever tried to find a parking spot at the mall the week before Christmas? #yikes) Give yourself a break—and give your loved…

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Nov 15    Galvanize

CNN is on the Money: How Galvanize is Innovating the Future of Tech

Galvanize is a learning community for technology where anybody with the aptitude, drive, and determination can acquire the skills and access they need to be successful in today's modern, technology-driven world. I built the school…

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Nov 11    Kristen O'Neill

Air Force Vet Turned Entrepreneur Takes Her Genius to a Boot Camp Unlike Any Other

“I did some really cool stuff in space,” Air Force veteran Krissa Watry says humbly. It’s not something most human beings can say. Then again, Watry is not most people. A graduate of the United…

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Nov 10    Chris Outcalt

Patriot Boot Camp: Helping Veterans Innovate Their Futures

Etched into mindset of the American military, the warrior ethos of the U.S. Armed Forces is to leave no one behind. Inspired by that credo, a tightly knit band of veterans and their family members…

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Nov 4    Galvanize

Veterans: Find Your Next Mission in Tech

Galvanize is committed to creating opportunities for Veterans to gain the skills and knowledge they need to enter the tech industry after service to their country. As Veterans Day approaches, we’ll be chronicling the stories…

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Oct 5    Haley Gray

Galvanize Boulder Opens Doors to New Campus

The 26,000 square foot Galvanize Campus is officially open at 1023 Walnut Street in Boulder, Colorado in the heart of the West End dining and nightlife scene and just across the street from Twitter and…

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Sep 9    Amelia Aaron

Beer, Swag, and Brilliant Minds: Denver Startup Week Breakdown

Denver Startup Week launches Monday, September 12, 2016, kicking off the largest gathering of startup power in the nation. With hundreds of free programs, from workshops and seminars to panels and pub crawls, this one-of-a-kind…

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Aug 25    Galvanize

Upward Mobility for the Under-Employed: CEO Jim Deters’ Take

You’ve sent out dozens of carefully crafted cover letters, networked with everyone in a 100-mile radius and still ended up with a gig that isn’t quite what you want. We’ve all been there, and it…

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Aug 15    Jim Deters

45 Million Ways to Transform Lives

I started Galvanize with my two co-founders, Chris and Lawrence, with a radical goal: Solve the innovation and talent gap by making opportunities in technology available to all those with the aptitude, drive and determination,…

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