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7 tips to land a job as a Software Developer ASAP

Why exactly are you putting yourself through all of this mental toil and relentless sacrifice and inevitable frustration for many weeks or months?

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10 min, 17 sec read

Why 4Geeks Academy teaches Python as Backend Language?

We were sure that Ruby was a bad decision (see here why) and after weeks of consideration between several programming languages we decided to start teaching Python at 4Geeks Acade

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4 min, 34 sec read

4Geeks Academy & Miami Dade College | A Story of Success

MDC and 4Geeks Academy have been working together for more than 2 years already.

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6 min, 24 sec read

How to choose the best coding Bootcamp?

There are many important elements to consider when you are choosing the best coding Bootcamp for you. We believe that your education decision should address these four (4) questio

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8 min, 28 sec read

The feelings when Learning to Code

Our most recent cohort begun with 60% of women enrollment. Women in Miami are choosing 4Geeks to build their software careers.

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6 min, 19 sec read

Skills Fund & 4Geeks Academy finally together

4Geeks Academy has partnered with Skills Fund to remove all barriers to enrolling in our transformative skills training program.

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2 min, 30 sec read

Women in Tech 2017

Among the tech community, women are only taking 31% of the total workspace, but what it's most disturbing is that today women occupy 18% of proportion in computer science degrees

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4 min, 32 sec read

New year, New Hiring Partners: Launch Potato & Us

We are so pleased to announce that we have partnered with the startup technology and marketing studio: Launch Potato

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4 min, 18 sec read

The truth behind our Part-time education

Students shall start to ask: Do you need me all day every day? Or can I actually have a life and also become a developer?

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5 min, 28 sec read

Bootcamp Graduates Salary 2017: 2.0 edition

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, web developers made an annual wage of $72,890 ?.

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5 min, 4 sec read

How to Pay your tuition at 4Geeks

Education has always been a matter of “How to Pay?”, “Do I qualify?”, Am I going to be accepted?”, and then, again “How do I Pay that tuition?”.

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3 min, 59 sec read

The Talent Tree

Have you ever played The Sims or League of Legends? If you have, you familiar with the concept of “earning skills”, we are proud to have built the entire academy around that co

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3 min, 24 sec read

Why we don’t teach NodeJS in our Full-Stack Development program

We love NodeJS, we even use it in some of 4Geeks experiments, it is super cool and hot and it was growing a lot last year (2016). All that said, 4Geeks decided to leave it out from

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5 min, 49 sec read

Web development Bootcamp graduates salary: 2017 edition

According to several reports, web developers made a median salary of $64,970. Graduates from a Bootcamp are earning around $50k-$55k per year.

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7 min, 3 sec read

Learn to Code at Miami Dade College

A Miami Dade College Web Development program. Only 14 week’s and for just $3405. No other fees are charged to the student.

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4 min, 0 sec read

Turnaround on Education Traditions | Part I

Education needs a change. There are more than 500.000 computer science open jobs nationwide. And it will increase up to 1.4 million by 2020.

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6 min, 59 sec read

Miami Dade College Coding Program: How To Pay Your Tuition?

The Miami Dade College tuition fee for the Full Stack program is already a bargain: $3,405!!

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2 min, 31 sec read

THE IDEAL INSTRUCTOR

I recall that when I was about to start a new course, I asked myself if the new instructor would be an easy-going person or a conversely one; If s/he would be able to teach all the

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3 min, 53 sec read

What is the most used back-end programming language in Miami?

Python, Ruby on Rails or PHP? Let's take a look at what's the best option for you.

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4 min, 33 sec read

What kinds of jobs do coding bootcamp graduates find?

Companies are looking for people with coding skills. Not just because they need more developers (which they need), but also because they need people capable of understanding how a

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3 min, 21 sec read

Web Development Vs. Web Design

Web designers and software developers respond to different skills. The requirements of education and experience are different and so are the opportunities they offer.

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4 min, 11 sec read

My Job Interview

Why do I feel so nervous when I plan to go to a job interview?  The truth is that these kinds of emotions keep me alert, and make me do my task. Seeking a job means to get prepar

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5 min, 53 sec read

AMA Chapter of FIU + 4Geeks Academy – Getting Students Closer To A Coding Education

AMA Chapter of FIU + 4Geeks Academy – Getting Students Closer To A Coding Education   Miami, FL – Nov. 12, 2015 – 4Geeks Academy and the FIU chapter of the American

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2 min, 33 sec read

4Geeks Academy + Casimiro Global Foundation

As passionate educators, we aim to impact the educational ecosystem of Miami by teaching coding to young professionals who understand its importance in the constantly changing mark

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2 min, 14 sec read

Learning to code in Miami

Is it possible to be a software developer working in Miami? That would be like going to heaven without having to die.

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4 min, 31 sec read

Why Become A Web Developer In Miami Dade In 2016

Choosing a career is like getting married: you have to be sure you’re making the right choice.

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4 min, 43 sec read

Why 4Geeks Academy teaches PHP as Backend Language

This post is not about what programming language is better (it's impossible to answer that), this post is about choosing the best language to learn how to code.

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6 min, 20 sec read

Part-time is the future of education

Part-time education could only be effective within a methodology focused on offering a premium education in a part-time schedule.

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3 min, 46 sec read

4Geeks Academy and LaunchCode.org

Yes, we are exited!  We are proud to say that we have partnered with LaunchCode.org One of our main goals at 4Geeks Academy is to develop a reliable hiring platform for our studen

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2 min, 17 sec read

Wyncode, Ironhack and 4Geeks Academy comparison

A straightforward analysis of your main Coding Bootcamps options in Miami.

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7 min, 38 sec read

HTML + CSS – Understanding How The Web Works

The #IntroToCoding Workshop Level 2 sponsored by Facilcloud and lead by our instructor Ignacio Cordoba was held on December 17th at WeWork Lincoln Road. The topic of the workshop w

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3 min, 1 sec read

4Geeks Academy Story

In 2009, together with two friends, we started a small software company with very big ambitions.  Just like any other startup story, we had no money (we didn’t raise any f

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5 min, 6 sec read

The Challenges of a Web Developer

To be a web developer, we must be able to handle the language perfectly, and that means always staying up to date.  Let’s not forget that technology moves in giant paces and we

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1 min, 58 sec read

Web Developer: Earn the Salary You Deserve

Day by day companies are adapting to the increasingly digital world we live in. This means they have to navigate fast and efficiently in a language that few understand but everyone

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3 min, 41 sec read