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Understanding Data Science Roles: Who Does What?

Today’s world revolves around data—there’s no getting around that fact. Every time we use our smartphones or log into our computers, we leave a trail of data behind us. That data holds key insights into our behavior, our likes and dislikes, and the products we purchase. How do businesses make sense of all that data?…

UX vs. UI Design: What’s The Difference?

Today, we see the term “UX/UI” thrown around quite a bit—so much so that many people assume the two fields are a single discipline or that they can be used interchangeably. While UX and UI design do share some overlap, they have more differences than similarities. So, let’s explore what each of them really is,…

How One Gamer Leveled Up Her Career with a Coding Boot Camp

Cami La Porte’s career was the stuff most kids dream of. She got her start as a streaming gamer and freelance video producer and quickly moved on to work for top-tier gaming companies like Blizzard Entertainment. But despite working in a field she loved, Cami wasn’t completely satisfied. “I was in love with my job…

7 Data Analytics Books You Should Read in 2019

There’s never been a better time to learn data analytics and enter the growing field. The job landscape is expanding, with a wide range of opportunities in a variety of industries. When preparing for a career in data analytics, the volume of information to master can be very overwhelming. It’s always best to do some…

Celebrating Women In Tech This Mother’s Day: Video

This Mother's Day, we're reflecting on the incredible women in tech. We are inspired by the talented women who have either gone through our boot camp programs, lead our classes as instructors, or support our students as teaching assistants or support staff. Thank you for making an impact on our future as you help to advance the technology industry! Watch…

Perseverance Pays Off: One Boot Camp Graduate’s Path To Landing The Job

For Nirav Patel, learning a new programming language came naturally. But mastering the language of the job interview was an entirely different challenge. When he graduated from the University of California Irvine Continuing Education Coding Boot Camp, Nirav felt fully prepared to handle the technical challenges of any position for which he applied. But he struggled to…

Design to the Rescue: Students Give Local Nonprofits a UX Boost in Irvine

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When UX/UI Boot Camp instructor Chris Becker tasked his UC Irvine students with choosing a local nonprofit to focus on for their final design project, he had one requirement: pick one that matters to you personally. “The project centered around ownership,” he says, explaining that students were to apply everything they’d learned across the 24-week UX/UI…

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