Events

April 03, 2021

IG Live April Guest Speakers

Follow us on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/vschool_/] and join the conversations every Wednesday at 12pm MST all throughout the month of March! Mercedes Bent | Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners [https://lsvp.com/] “As a former operator, my favorite part of working with founders is when it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done” Mercedes’ path to VC is a true convergence of her life experiences — a childhood surrounded by inventors, studies at Harvard and Stanfor

Matt Mascarenas

Events

April 02, 2021

Code Talk April Events

We have four exciting Code Talk events this month every Monday at 4pm MST and we want you to join us! Code Talk is a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. April 5th #031: React Testing Library Testing is a really important aspect of being a developer. Join us for a intro dive into the react testing library

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

March 15, 2021

Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with too many tasks in your personal or work life where you feel you can’t proceed and aren’t sure where to start? If you have, this is totally normal and I have good news there are few tips to help you overcome being stuck. Let’s start out by the definition: “Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is an anti-pattern, the state of over-analyzing (or overthinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.“

Laney Kawaguchi

Events

March 01, 2021

IG Live March Guest Speakers

Follow us on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/vschool_/] and join the conversations every Wednesday at 12pm MST all throughout the month of March! Wednesday, March 3 Rilee Buttars - CEO of Donde [https://www.godonde.com/] I'm a first-time founder of a fintech/travel startup. My background is in advertising, sociology, film, events, and product management, so naturally, building this startup makes complete sense. I'm an ENFJ (and proud of that F) and Gallup declared my 5 strengths

Matt Mascarenas

Events

February 24, 2021

Code Talk March Events

We have five Code Talk events this month every Monday at 4pm MST and we want you to join us!  Code Talk is a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. March 1st #026: Functions Revisited Since functions are so important, we’re gonna look at them again! If you have ever wondered about the difference between de

Matt Mascarenas

Events

February 23, 2021

Building Women Up - Virtual Women’s Conference Series

We are beyond excited to spend every Tuesday afternoon in March learning from some of the most influential and inspiring women in the industry. RSVP to the events below and join the conversation. Tuesday, March 2 - 12:00 PM Sara Jones - CEO InclusionPro How Women Rise Reserve your spot here [https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdumvqz0qE9TpJmSCudC46ptOQsdfic5I]. As CEO of InclusionPro, Sara Jones creates global diversity and inclusion strategies to elevate inclusive work

Matt Mascarenas

Events

February 16, 2021

Code Talk #019: JavaScript Promises - Recap

Promises are a special kind of JavaScript object which allows for writing asynchronous programs. It can be in one of three states: * Pending * Resolved * Rejected Once changed from an ending state, it can never be changed back. The data stored in a promise can be accessed via a .then() method upon resolution. Rejected promises issue a value via .catch(). ES6 provides keywords 'async' and 'await' which allow for writing syntactically concise promises. ### Event Loop JavaScript is

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February 16, 2021

You Belong in Tech Scholarship Winner

We are very excited to announce Del Yarisantos as the winner of the You Belong in Tech 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. Del's story: "I grew up as a first-generation Asian immigrant and fortunately my family was naturalized as US citizens when my dad was recruited to join the Navy. With that being said, we moved around a lot until I was 15. I was able to live in Guam, Philippines, all o

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Events

February 01, 2021

Code Talk February Events

Join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. Code Talk #022: VS Code Debugger Tired of using 'console.log()'? Learn the proper way to troubleshoot and debug node applications with the built-in VS code debugger RSVP here [https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZM

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Community

January 26, 2021

IG Live Recap: Chinedu Echeruo

Chinedu, a serial entrepreneur, believes that individuals, empowered by imagination and information, can solve virtually any problem. He founded the pioneering travel app HopStop (Apple acquired HopStop) that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Chinedu was also a core member of the investment team at AM Investment Partners, a $500 million volatility-driven convertible bond arbitrage hedge fund. Prior to completing his M.B.A.

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

January 20, 2021

Interview Preparation: Confidence & Body Language

Preparing for an interview can be nerve-racking. In addition to preparing for interview questions and understanding technical jargon, we're here to share some simple exercises you can do to help with confidence. Focus on Body Language Smile :) When we smile, our body releases endorphins that elevate our mood, makes us approachable and confident. Practice Power Posing Many studies have shown that power posing for 2 mins a day can increase testosterone (linked to confidence) while also lower

Tirzah Solomon

News

January 13, 2021

Full-Ride Military + Veteran Scholarship Now Available

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 2ND, 2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED: MARCH 9TH, 2021 After serving in the Armed Forces, beginning a rewarding career is one of the most important steps a veteran can take. Sadly, the expense of attending college or enrolling in a vocational training program can be a major obstacle. We are proud to announce our partnership with We Are The Mighty [https://www.wearethemighty.com/] to provide one full-ride scholarship available to the military + veteran community. Veter

Matt Mascarenas

Community

January 13, 2021

Career Karma Alumni Spotlight: Jessie James

Jessie James | Web Development Jessie James [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessie--james/?utm_source=careerkarma&utm_campaign=careerkarma] is a History major from the BYU with a life-long passion to end human trafficking. This has led her to conduct extensive research on what she can do to make a real difference and the answer was to gain all the necessary skills to do well-rounded anti-trafficking work. “What I found was there is not a great tech presence in the anti-trafficking side of thing

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Events

January 11, 2021

IG Live with Miki Reynolds + Spotify Playlist

Follow us on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/vschool_/] and join the conversation. Miki Reynolds is the Executive Director of Grid110 [https://www.grid110.org/], an early stage startup accelerator and community development non-profit she co-founded in 2014. She has 15 years of experience working in tech, ranging from digital marketing and creative services to software development and e-commerce. After managing digital projects at global entertainment corporations like MGM Studios and

Matt Mascarenas

Events

January 07, 2021

Principles of Problem Solving - Code Talk Advice

Web development Advice by Ben Turner Code Talk #007 - Problem Solving recap Software developers are problem solvers first, programmers second. Software is simply the tool we use to craft solutions. When faced with a daunting or unfamiliar problem, it is helpful to take a step back, survey the scene, and work from a basic set of principles. * Understand the problem. Be able to summarize it as succinctly as possible. Try explaining it to someone who doesn't have any background in what you'

Matt Mascarenas

Events

January 04, 2021

IG Live with Rocky Anderson

Before being elected Mayor of Salt Lake City in 1999, Rocky Anderson practiced law for twenty-one years, focusing on the protection of people from governmental and corporate abuses of power, as well as the representation of people injured through the negligence of others or defrauded. He was lead counsel in major lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs in cases involving securities fraud, professional malpractice, civil rights abuses (especially police abuse, civil rights violations by prison and jail

Matt Mascarenas

Events

January 01, 2021

Code Talk January Events

You're invited to join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. January 4th, 2021 #018: Typescript Series (6 of 6): Typescript w/React and Webpack Take everything you've learned together so far and apply it to a real life application. RSVP here [https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcOqgpzIsHtO78h2HGHDSbbBYhoJiRUnj]. January 11th,

Matt Mascarenas

Events

December 01, 2020

Code Talk December Events

Join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. December 7, 2020 #014: Typescript Series (2 of 6): Basic Types and Syntax This episode will focus on the most simple aspects of writing in Typescript. Get familiar with the syntax as well as how to think in terms of types such as numbers, booleans, strings, and arrays. RSVP here. [https://us02

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

November 02, 2020

Your Job Search Plan of Action

Job searching can be overwhelming. One method that can really help overcome the stress and anxiety is breaking the process down into smaller actions or baby steps. Step 1 - Get organized. Before applying to any position, take a week and get your application packet pulled together. This should include: * A LinkedIn profile that is polished and on point. * A cover letter template. * Your portfolio of work. * 2 Versions of your resume: 1 for humans and 1 for applicant tracking systems. O

Tirzah Solomon

Events

October 25, 2020

#GetHired Live with V School

Introducing #GetHired [https://vschool.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f5ba48f36061bdea6c3b83712&id=bd6fc677af&e=b773aa56f2] , a unique virtual career fair happening THURSDAY, OCT. 29 @ 11 AM - 2 PM MST. V School is teaming up with Mentorli to connect you to worldclass job opportunities. Get excited to learn about technical roles from the recruiters at a diverse array of employers - from hot startups through to fortune 500's! With the event hosted on Mentorli, you can link straight to op

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

October 22, 2020

Stand Out to Hiring Managers & Recruiters

Are you not getting called back after submitting your resume for a job? Here are a few tips and tricks to stand out to a recruiter and get a callback. 1. Add a summary to your resume to showcase your skills and what value you bring to the company you're applying to. Be sure to look at the job req to find out what the company is looking for. 2. Apply directly to the company website. After submitting your application reach out to a human to get past Applicant Tracking Syste

Laney Kawaguchi

Events

October 19, 2020

CEO at Teachable Learnable Solutions Joining us on IG Live

Charmin N. Rickards is a retired Lieutenant Commander who served over 22 years in the United States Navy. As a Medical Service Corp Officer, Charmin built her sterling reputation as a fair and influential Naval Officer and Leader while serving in a myriad of positions.

Matt Mascarenas

Community

October 12, 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

Matt Mascarenas

Events

October 08, 2020

IG Live: Inclusion Officer at Zions Bank - Neelam Chand

Neelam Chand is an accomplished diversity, equity, and inclusion expert with a decade of experience of embedding multiculturalism into a business strategy and facilitating critical dialogue on systemic change within a workplace environment. She currently works at Zions Bank [https://www.zionsbank.com/] as an SVP, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, where she provides workshops on topics that include social justice, tokenism, micro-aggressions, implicit bias, intersectionality, and women of color

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

October 05, 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.

Laney Kawaguchi

Events

October 01, 2020

Executive Director at Gray Area Joining Us on IG Live

Join us on IG Live Wednesday, October 14th at 12pm MST! Follow us on Instagram here [https://www.instagram.com/vschool_/] and join the conversation. Barry Threw cultivates forward-looking, impactful, boundary-blurring projects integrating culture and technology. He drifts fluidly between roles, collaborating as an executive, curator, technologist, designer, community organizer, cultural producer, and strategist. His previous leadership positions have generated innovative & influential pla

Matt Mascarenas

Events

September 28, 2020

Code Talk October Events

Join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Code Talk #005 Fun with Functions Monday, October 5th at 4pm MST Functions are a fundamental concept in Javascript but can be abstract and challenging to master. Join us for a deep dive into ES6 syntax, generators, classes, promises, closures, and other common functional programming tactics to

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

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.

Laney Kawaguchi

Community

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

Matt Mascarenas

Events

September 07, 2020

Code Talk #003: Intro to Chrome dev tools

Learn how to navigate the Chrome development tools and improve your problem solving efficiency.

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Events

September 07, 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.

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

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

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Events

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

Matt Mascarenas

Community

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

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

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

Nate Jensen

Community

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

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

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

Matt Mascarenas

News

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

Bob Ziroll

Community

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

Matt Mascarenas

Community

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

Matt Mascarenas

Industry

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

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