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Bootcamp Curious? Perspective from a Recovering Academic

I’ve been a student for most of my life. By the time I completed my Ph.D. in 2012, I’d spent a decade as a student in higher education (four years as an undergraduate, and 6 years as a graduate student).

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March 09, 2017

Problem Solving Strategies: Use Tools Strategically

Welcome to Rithm's series on problem-solving strategies. If you're just joining us, you may want to start at the beginning. Here's a list of the articles we've written:

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February 02, 2017

Problem Solving Strategies: Solve a Simpler Problem

Welcome to Rithm's series on problem-solving strategies. If you're just joining us, you may want to start at the beginning. Here's a list of the articles we've written:

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January 19, 2017

Your Roadmap to Learning JavaScript

In this day and age, everyone is trying to learn how to code. Between a 27% increase in job outlook (through 2024) and everything becoming automated, having programming know-how has never been more valuable. From a professional standpoint, you increase your value by knowing how to program, as companies are realizing the benefits of having their employees know how to manipulate basic code. From a personal standpoint, you gain the ability to make side projects become a reality.

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January 05, 2017

Student Interview: Greg

Things are moving fast! As we approach the new year, we’d like to give you an inside look at what’s been going on at Rithm.

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December 19, 2016

What A Small Class Size Meant to Me

As it turns out, not everyone who starts a boot camp will finish. Last year, I graduated from a six-month immersive program. My cohort began at eighteen students and dropped to eleven. By the last week, only five of us consistently showed up to class. That kind of attrition is unusual, but those unique circumstances really highlighted how much of an impact class size can have on student experience.

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December 19, 2016

How to Prepare for the Rithm Technical Interview

One of the most common questions we get from prospective students is, “how do I prepare for the technical interview?” In this post, we’ll outline what we look for and what you need know in order to be successful. But first, let’s make sure you understand how the interview works.

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December 08, 2016

Problem Solving Strategies: Break It Down

Welcome to Rithm's series on problem-solving strategies. If you're just joining us, you may want to start at the beginning. Here's a list of the articles we've written:

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December 05, 2016

Problem Solving Strategies: Explore Concrete Examples

Welcome to Rithm's series on problem-solving strategies. If you're just joining us, you may want to start at the beginning. Here's a list of the articles we've written:

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November 28, 2016

Problem Solving Strategies: Understand the Problem

Welcome to Rithm's series on problem solving strategies. Here's a list of the articles we've written so far:

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November 21, 2016

Why Do You Want To Code?

You’ve heard that we are currently in the midst of a coding “revolution.” You’ve seen the job market prediction for the next twenty years. You’re looking to grow yourself to develop a more valuable skill set.

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November 15, 2016

Essential Tools for Web Development

[Updated July 11, 2018]

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October 21, 2016

Five Reasons to Learn JavaScript

Over the past few years, JavaScript has exploded in popularity. According to StackOverflow's 2016 developer survey, JavaScript is the most popular technology for full-stack, front-end, and back-end developers, and isn't showing any signs of losing momentum. So how did we get here, and what does it mean for someone who wants to learn to code? In this article, we'll trace back some of the history, project a little bit into the future, and offer up some reasons why, if you're interested in programming, you should give JavaScript a shot.

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September 29, 2016

Free Course Prep

We've been talking to a number of potential students over the past few weeks, and have had some great conversations with students from a variety of backgrounds. As we've been having these conversations, though, a challenge has emerged. With so many resources available for people who want to learn on their own, and with the emergence of short courses like First Step Coding aimed at people who are on the fence about a career change into web development, people are coming to us from different backgrounds and with varying levels of experience. So how can we try to level that playing field, and assess who would be a good fit for our program as objectively as possible?

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September 20, 2016

Building Better Job Support

One of the nice things about working at a coding school compared to a more traditional educational environment is that we don't need to grapple with some of the headier philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education. For us, the purpose is clear: get students job-ready in 16 weeks.

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September 14, 2016

Why Another Bootcamp?

Hi! Welcome to the Rithm blog. We're a team of passionate educators and developers who have decided to open a web development school in San Francisco.

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September 06, 2016

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