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12 Years in Accounting to Java Programming using Veteran Benefits

Interviewer: Tell me your name and where you’re from?   Geovanny: Geovanny Alfaro, born in Honduras, raised in New York City.   Interviewer: Tell me about what was going on in your life

Service Industry to Full Stack Java Programmer

An Interview with One of Our Graduates Alexa Watch Video Interviewer: Tell me your name and where you’re from. Alexa: My name is Alexa and I’m from Dallas, Texas and I just

Coding Bootcamp vs. College?

Should I go to a coding bootcamp or College? By Jeremy Botta Skill Distillery Alumni. Programming bootcamps are rapidly becoming a replacement for a college degree.  Each has its benefits

Why we teach both Java and Javascript?

Why we teach both Java and Javascript? A question we often receive is why do we teach the languages we do. Our goal is to give students the most job opportunities when

There Are Lots of Coding Bootcamps – Which One is Right For You?

By Alex Wagner Skill Distillery Alumni I had just been laid off; I was going nowhere, and I needed a career change. My brother-in-law tapped me about attending a coding

Fighting the Gender Disparity in Tech – Bootcamp Style

Alumni Spotlight: Kaylee M., Consultant at Credera Can a woman get a good job out of a bootcamp? Thanks to the brave women and men who have raised their voices

How Do Employers Feel About Boot camps

Will employers hire me if I list a boot camp on my resume? Attending a boot camp is a large investment – emotionally and financially. It can be difficult to

How Do I Prepare for a Coding Bootcamp?

I’ve decided I should go to a coding bootcamp. Now WHAT? As the old saying goes – no risk, no reward – but there are ways to minimize your risk

5 Key Differences Between Java and JavaScript

What Are the Differences Between Java and JavaScript? Which programming language should I learn? Java and JavaScript are considered coding languages. The apps we use every day are often developed using

What Does It Take to Transition Into Tech?

Skill Distillery Q&A with Alumnus Brian Thomas Making the decision to transition into a new career can be difficult. All of the success signs point to the tech field, but where

Skill Distillery Women Speak On Tech Industry

Is it still difficult for women to work in tech? As #WomensHistoryMonth draws to a close, we have learned a lot about women working in tech. Many women have stepped

How do I know if a bootcamp is right for me?

What You Need to Consider Before Taking on a Coding Bootcamp A coding bootcamp is an accelerated way to change careers or boost your marketability. Today it is important to stand-out

Stop wondering if you can change your career. Do it!

Should I Attend a Coding Bootcamp?  Making a change is hard. Doubt quickly begins to rise above the surface in the form of questions like: How do I know if I

The Future of Bootcamps in Denver

Bootcamps in Denver Continue to Supply the Demand It is no longer a secret. Colorado is one of the best places to live, which makes Denver one of the most

Alumni Q&A

An Interview with Java Developer Steve Nagle Keeping in touch with graduates is important to us. Java developer Steve Nagle shares his thoughts and experiences in the program and how

How do I know if a bootcamp is teaching what I need to know?

What do I really need to learn to become a developer? Figuring out the right coding bootcamp for you can be tough! You may have already asked your developer friends or searched

Java Student Case Studies

Java Bootcamp case study reviews from actual students Java Bootcamp student review from Angel Rivera – Veteran Why did you enroll? I enrolled because I wanted to learn how to

Top 11 Factors for Success in a Coding Bootcamp

Each person has their own ideal learning style and lifestyle. Having chosen to embark on the difficult challenges of an intensive, immersive, coding bootcamp, you have many ways to maximize

Student Spotlight: Patrick Gaston

Student Spotlight: Patrick Gaston: At Skill Distillery, we have the privilege of teaching some of the brightest new programming talent in the tech industry. It is consistently fascinating to learn

Stars & Stripes: Veterans turn to computer coding bootcamps as GI BillⓇ benefits become available to specialized schools.

This article originally appeared in Stars & Stripes Magazine Veterans turn to computer coding bootcamps as GI BillⓇ benefits become available to specialized schools. By Gordon Bronson Computer programming schools,

Student Spotlight: Rod Hammond

Student Spotlight: Rod Hammond Several times a month, we spotlight one of our students, sharing details of his or her story. This gives us a chance to talk about our

Student Spotlight: Sarah Lobser

A few times each month, we spotlight one of our students and share his or her story. This gives us a chance to talk about our diverse student population, how

Is a coding career in your future?

This blog about a career in coding originally appeared on The economy is evolving quite quickly. Five years ago, hardly anyone was talking about wearable technology, and now you

Student Spotlight: Kaylee McHugh

Several times a month, we spotlight one of our coding student from our class and share his or her story. This gives us a chance to talk about our diverse

Will a “coding boot camp” help me land a job in tech?

Java. Python. Ruby. You hear these terms, but are they coffee flavors? Pet names? These words may seem foreign out of context, a myriad of names dropped into casual conversation that

Student Spotlight: Aaron Torres

What would compel a Navy veteran, working for a U.S. Senator, to dramatically alter the course of his life, quit his job, and use his GI Bill® to attend a

Java lands jobs

There is a single, shared reason why individuals attend coding school – They are each attempting to land a new job, and start fresh in a high-tech career. With this in

Colorado TechHire

  Colorado TechHire About a year ago, we began working with Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon in the Colorado State House of Representatives on a new national initiative called TechHire.

Coding School Works!

As one of the nation’s only computer coding schools certified to accept the GI Bill®, Skill Distillery works to launch veterans’ smooth transitions into meaningful careers and lives after military

Finding a Job After a Coding School

Across the U.S., people are learning new skills in computer programming by completing accelerated learning programs. Called coding school – or  bootcamps – are a crash course in the requisite

Guest blog from student Adam McDaniel

At the end of my second quad as a coding student, about halfway through our program, our instructors at Skill Distillery tested skills and knowledge with our first full-stack Web

Why we teach Java programming

We are experts in teaching Java programming. There are a lot of different coding languages. For someone just learning about computer programming, the sheer number of languages, variations and disciplines

Skill Distillery at the White House

People work for all kinds of reasons. We work to sustain ourselves, we work to provide for others, we work to advance our careers and we work to better our