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    3 Fundamental Principles of Redux

    By Tenzin on Aug 17, 2020 5:41:20 AM

    Redux: It is a library for managing states that follow the principles of the flux architecture & is an independent framework, but for the sake of brevity, we'll assume that we are using it with React.

    Topics: Student Stories Programming Tips redux
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    Our Students' and Team's Video Debut!

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:36:19 AM

    Our student and instructor videos have debuted (the Academy is already preparing their Oscar nominations)...

    Topics: Student Stories programming
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    Just In Time For The Elections: PolitiPic Student Final Project

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:35:51 AM

    Can voter preferences be predicted by facial features?   

    This was what the Gordon cohort explored in their final project - Politics of the Face presented at their graduation April 8.  One of the team members, a political science major,  was inspired by his involvement in political campaigns before attending bootcamp for twelve weeks.  Now, his experience at Byte Academy will help him master his political passion.   Politics of Face maybe able to save candidates and pollsters time, money and more.  If you missed the presentation, see their slides here.

    Topics: Student Stories election final project politics Demo Day
    4 min read

    Valentine’s Day Special: How To Date A Programmer

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:30:46 AM

    This special piece is written by one of our team members who took the jump into dating a programmer before she had experience in tech, a few years back (while he picked up Python, she picked up Mandarin.)

    When we went on our first date, he turned up with a backpack. In his defense, we did meet on a workday. I knew he was studying Computer Science at New York University, I knew a lot of programmers. It's hard to be an Indian and not have any programmers in the family.

    Topics: Student Stories Light Reads
    6 min read

    Why is learning to code so hard?

    By Jeff Maxim on Aug 17, 2020 5:13:32 AM

    Our instructor Jeff is also an author, here are some tips from his blog, a great coding resource:

    As an instructor at Byte Academy, a high school AP computer science teacher, and a former middle school teacher, I’ve worked with countless beginning computer programmers. I’ve been there for everyone - from 10-year-old kids to adult career changers - while they write their first “Hello, World!” programs in languages like Python, JavaScript, C, PHP, Ruby, and even with MIT’s cool Scratch.

    • Learning to code is no more difficult than learning anything else because all skills have a similarly high mastery point.
    • Learning to code seems harder than learning other stuff because it has a higher barrier to entry.
    • There’s proven strategies you can use to make this barrier to entry less intimidating.
    Topics: Student Stories programming Programming Tips
    4 min read

    A Banker's Guide To Winning His First Hackathon

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 4:54:50 AM

    Hackathons aren't all about  glasses, geeks, pocket-protectors, and Red Bull, although such stereotypes may turn off many from entering them...
    This may have been the case with Dan Griffin, a self proclaimed "finance guy," who had considered entering a hackathon for years.   A banker at JP Morgan, and Byte Academy FinTech student, Dan acted on his aspiration when he signed up for the Startupbootcamp FinTech x AARP FinTech hackathon.   Dan and his team's product "Famancials" ended up winning the Hack.   Below we interview Dan who describes his first hackathon experience (which he found surprisingly easy) and how he came out on top.
    Topics: Student Stories FinTech Current Events hackathon student interview
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    Student Interview: Coding Bootcamp to Data Integration Engineer

    By Emily on Aug 14, 2020 8:54:02 AM

    Nathaniel - "Nat" - Greenwald, a statistics major in his twenties, decided to break into data science by enrolling in Byte Academy coding bootcamp.  Nat now has an exciting career working as a data integration engineer in the AdTech industry.  Read about Nat's personal experience learning to code in addition to his career tips and advice to those who may want to follow in his footsteps.

    Topics: Student Stories students Careers Data Engineer Data Science Interview student interview
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    How I Won My First Blockchain Hackathon: Newbie Hacker's Guide

    By Emily on Aug 14, 2020 8:50:20 AM

    Below we interview Gabby, a former Wealth Planning Analyst who enrolled in Byte Academy’s Intro To Python program.  Although he could not persuade his classmates, Gabby signed up for his first hackathon - the Linnia Protocol Blockchain Hackathon run by Consensys, one of the leading companies in the blockchain space.   Gabby both won the hack and advanced his career.  Read how he did it:

    Topics: Student Stories Cryptocurrency hackathon Careers Blockchain student interview
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    Student Interview: From Aerospace To Blockchain CTO

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:05:09 AM

    Meet recent grad Stephane Gallet, whose background includes founding a travel company (based in Brazil) and aerospace.  Even before  graduating Byte's immersive blockchain  bootcamp program, Stephane was offered a role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)/ VP Engineering at one of New York City's leading blockchain startups where he currently is loving his job.  (He even stops by to visit and collaborate with the team from his Alma Mater).

    Topics: Student Stories Cryptocurrency Startup Careers Interview Blockchain student interview
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    How To Choose The Right Tech Stack For You

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 8:58:33 AM

    Written by Byte Academy student, Jason Pruski

    Topics: Student Stories fullstack students Python programming Programming Tips tech stack