September 14, 2020
MyBaseGuide + AHRN Full-Ride Scholarship Winner
We are very excited to announce Sergeant Major Taamir Ransome as the winner of the MyBaseGuide [https://mybaseguide.com/] + AHRN [https://www.ahrn.com/] military full-ride scholarship! We are inspired by your journey so far and can't wait to see all the new things you accomplish after V School. Sergeant Major Taamir Ransome's journey into tech "I joined the army in 2001 right after 9/11 as radar repair and deployed a couple of times. I really liked radars and technology, but I started to
September 23, 2020
Code Talk #004: Visual Studio Code Basics
Visual Studio Code can be daunting at first. In this episode, you will learn how to use it as more than just a fancy editor. If you are new to developing in VS Code, this is for you.
September 23, 2020
What To Cover In Your Elevator Pitch
An elevator pitch is a short 30-90 second pitch of telling someone who you are and why they should hire you.
September 17, 2020
Code Talk #003: Intro to Chrome dev tools
Learn how to navigate the Chrome development tools and improve your problem solving efficiency.
September 09, 2020
LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
LinkedIn is something you now have to have for job hunt! There are over 675 million users on LinkedIn and recruiters and hiring practically live on LinkedIn.
August 17, 2020
Setting up a React app with Parcel
For a long time Webpack [https://webpack.js.org/] was one of the biggest barriers-to-entry for someone wanting to learn React. There's a lot of boilerplate configuration that can be confusing, especially if you're new to React. (Even in a talk trying to show how easy React is to set up [https://youtu.be/BXTU4NmMu8A?t=307] it can be very difficult to try and learn each and every step in the setup process.) > “Trying to Frankenstein everything together from other places will leave you with someth
August 03, 2020
IG Live: Diversity + Inclusion Manager at Intercom - Alexandria Ray
We are honored that Alexandria sat down with us to have a very important conversation about equality in tech and society in general, and what we can do individually to bring about a better world. Alexandria is the Diversity + Inclusion Manager at Intercom [https://www.intercom.com/]. > View this post on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCtqXKTls8O/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading] Diversity and Inclusion Manager [https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCtqXKTls8O/?utm_source=ig_e
July 13, 2020
Student Interview With Sadie O'Neill
Sadie is a V School student, coder, singer and songwriter. We had the recent pleasure of chatting with Sadie O’ Neil recent V School graduate, coder and front woman for alternative powerhouse City Ghost [https://www.instagram.com/cityghostmusic/] VS: Where are you from? Sadie: LA, CA VS: How long have you played music? Sadie: I tried to sing as soon as I could talk, and have been working on finessing it ever since. Piano was my first instrument when I was 8. I attempted to play classical
July 01, 2020
Learning to Code? Here's Some Advice
Learning to code isn't always an easy task, but it's something worth persisting through. Here's some advice on when you're feeling stuck and need a fresh start. * Try your best to have a positive attitude while learning. It greatly enhances your ability to maintain information and work through difficult pieces of the curriculum. Take a break if you are getting really frustrated. * Look for opportunities to help and teach other people going through this process. You'll maintain w
June 15, 2020
Alumni Stories: Ani Turner - Software Engineer at Workfront
Ani had a unique path into a career in tech. Originally earning a Bachelor's degree in psychology in Idaho, she soon moved to Salt Lake City where she unknowingly found her passion for tech while working as a billing clerk. I already felt very frustrated, maybe I wasn't in the right place. After a while, things started clicking and I was like, "okay, maybe I can do this." With programming, I was able to build things every single day. It was two weeks before I finished the program at V School
June 01, 2020
How to Prepare for a Successful Video Call
With COVID-19 many companies have transitioned into going remote. Which means having meetings and interviews over video. Here are a few tips on how to prepare and have a successful video call. * Dress professionally and wear a plain or neutral shirt so that it doesn’t distract or take the focus away from you. * Find a place with good lighting. * Square up your shoulders and make sure to look directly into the camera. A pro-tip is to adjust your video to have the image of the person you
May 04, 2020
Alumni Stories: Daniel Ruales - Product Manager at Soar.com
"My biggest piece of advice for those wanting to build a career in tech is to have passion. Find something that lights a fire in you and go after it. Also, network your butt off, it's incredibly helpful in tech." - Daniel Ruales | VS Alumni Daniel Ruales, V School Alumni / Product Manager at Soar.com My journey began in 1999 when my parents decided to flee Ecuador in order to allow me and any future children a better life. I grew up in a typical Latino household family, excelling in school a
April 06, 2020
Who We Are. What We Do.
V School’s core philosophies are centered around our students’ successes. Everything we do is intended to help you get closer to your goals of finding fulfillment, prosperity, and stability in your career. In fact, V School originated out of a dev shop. This dev shop (called Verisage) was looking for developer talent to work on projects, but was unable to find enough people to meet demand. So they took matters into their own hands and trained some interested people to become developers, and the
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March 02, 2020
Alumni Interview: TaxBit Co-Founder Bobby Clayson
We had the opportunity to catch up with Bobby Clayson, V School graduate and co-founder of TaxBit — a cryptocurrency tax software company based here in Utah. We talked about his journey into the tech industry and what it’s been like co-founding a tech company after completing V School. VS: What career path did you think you’d follow when you got out of high school? Bobby: Honestly, I had absolutely no idea. And frankly that terrified me. I knew that I hated school, but I loved learning and tha
February 03, 2020
Student Interview With Taylor Cecil
We sat down with V School student Taylor Cecil – a photographer, yoga instructor, massage therapist, and now a web developer to discuss her journey into tech. Check out our conversation below. Taylor Cecil - V School studentVS — Hey Taylor, thanks for sitting down with us. Let’s jump right into it. You are a photographer, a yoga instructor, a massage therapist, and web developer. Which one comes first? Taylor — I wouldn’t really say one takes priority over the other, they all are kind of a par
January 15, 2020
Top Remote Tech Jobs of 2020
The ability to work from home is becoming a necessity during these uncertain times. The tech industry provides more opportunities to work from home than any other field. Check out the leading careers of 2020 that offer remote work opportunities. Software Engineer / Software Developer Average Salary: $106,816 Software engineers have a hand in all of our lives daily. Every time you pull up the internet or open an app on your phone, software engineers are behind the scenes for all of that. There