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From Teacher to Tech: Maggie’s SPICED Story

by Paul Fowler |

Without doubt the best thing about working at SPICED is being a part of our students’ journeys, and seeing them grow from beginner developers to being capable of some pretty amazing things. Maggie joined us in July. She was a …

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Still Stuck in London? Why Young, Ambitious Talent Should Move to Berlin

by Paul Fowler |

We still don’t know what will come of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (currently, the signs are not good). Today, even those who were in charge of the Leave campaign have expressed doubts about Britain’s future. Barclay’s Bank, …

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Learn To Code In Berlin

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

One of the best things about studying at SPICED Academy is its location, Berlin. There’s something for everyone in this big, beautiful city.  To tell us all about it, we recently had Berta Luise Heide from Walk This Way come …

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How to Write a CV That Will Get You Noticed

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

We’re end our career development series today with CV writing for developers, one of our favorite topics! We’ve already covered self-exploration, learned how to effectively answer the “tell me about yourself” question and looked at a strategy to effectively structure …

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3 Essential Skills for Making a Career Change

by Paul Fowler |

In today’s fast-paced working environment it’s becoming increasingly common to change careers, both through necessity and the desire to seek something more rewarding. That’s why we started SPICED Academy in the first place: we saw that there was an increasing …

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How To Structure Your Job Search To Land Your Next Job

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome back to our career development series! So far, we have spent a bit of time on self-exploration and learned how to effectively answer the “tell me about yourself” question. Next, we turn our focus to the job search. What …

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How to Effectively Answer The Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome back to our career development series! Last time, we learned that self awareness is the foundation of a successful career. Building upon this crucial component, today we are going to learn how to answer a sometimes elusive question: “Tell …

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How Self Awareness Can Help You Discover Your Ideal Career

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

One of the most important elements of a successful career is self awareness. But what does it mean to be self aware? And why it is so important for your career? Here are our tips on how to cultivate self …

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Why You Should Be Looking Abroad When Choosing a Coding Bootcamp

by Paul Fowler |

When choosing a coding bootcamp many US citizens limit their search to nearby cities. With a wealth of coding bootcamps all around the world offering courses that are just as intensive and rewarding, we look at the advantages of moving …

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SPICED Academy Housing And Visa Guide

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

This housing and visa guide is specifically for those looking to spend 12 weeks in Berlin for the SPICED Full Stack program. If you decide to stay in Berlin after the program, we’ll be happy to guide you through that …

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Why You Need A Framework For Your Career Development

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Here at SPICED Academy, we give our students the skills, knowledge and mindset to become high-performing full stack software engineers. We also provide our students with a comprehensive career development program throughout our 12-week full stack program. Over the next …

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10 Reasons JavaScript is the Best Choice for Beginners

by Paul Fowler |

When delving into the world of learning to code, many people wonder which programming language they should learn first. As you’ll see upon a quick Google search, there is no straightforward answer to the question, and passionate defenders of each …

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SPICED Joins A New Industry Standard for Reporting Student Outcomes

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

We are happy to announce that we are now a member of the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR)! This means that we will start reporting our student outcomes using the CIRR methodology, an industry-wide standard for reporting student …

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#CareerReady: How To Be Someone People Want To Work With

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome to the last post in our series on #CareerReady skills.  These are professional development skills that most 21st century jobs require. Today, we’re focused on what it means to be an effective team member. You’ll often see “team player” …

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#CareerReady: How to Lead for the Jobs of Tomorrow

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome to week four of five in our series on #CareerReady skills.  These are professional development skills that most 21st century jobs require. Today, we’re focused on Leadership! Many of us will not have a so-called “fancy” title in our …

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#CareerReady: How to Make Decisions to Succeed in Your Career

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome to week three of five in our series on #CareerReady skills.  These are professional development skills that most 21st century jobs require. Today, we’re focused on Decision Making! If you really think about it, we make decisions all the …

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#CareerReady: How to Cultivate Creativity for a Fulfilling Career

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Welcome to week two of five in our series on #CareerReady skills.  These are professional development skills that most 21st century jobs require. This week, it’s all about Creativity! What is Creativity anyway? Let’s start by defining this word because …

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#CareerReady: Why Critical Thinking is Vital for Your Career

by Shilpa Melissa Rodrigues |

Here at SPICED Academy, we give our students the skills, knowledge and mindset to become a high-performing software engineer. But wait, becoming an in-demand software engineer requires more than just a great knack for coding! It requires a set of …

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Tired of Trump? Here’s Why You Should Move to Berlin.

by Paul Fowler |

Like Brexit, Donald Trump’s victory came as a seismic shock to just about everyone on the international stage. Also like Brexit, it left young, ambitious millennials considering whether the country they were born in really felt like home any more. …

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Should I Go Back to College, or Go to a Coding Bootcamp?

by Paul Fowler |

These days it kinda feels like everyone’s telling you to learn to code, right? Learning how to code is swiftly becoming one of the most important skills to know in today’s job market, and many people are therefore interested in getting …

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A New Life, A New Country, A New Future: Obay’s SPICED Journey

by Paul Fowler |

Two years ago Obay graduated in Civil Engineering in his home country of Syria. In search of more opportunities and a brighter future, he started to look abroad for ways to develop professionally. He’d always had an interest in moving …

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Viktor Was A Professional Chef. Now He’s Learning to Code.

by Paul Fowler |

Viktor trained as a professional chef but, after years in the business, realized it wasn’t for him. Having decided he wanted to change career paths, he started seeking out a role in which he could work independently and at home. …

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Women in Tech #3 – An Interview with Reetu Gupta

by Paul Fowler |

With our Women In Tech series, we speak with inspirational women throughout the world of tech to ask them about their own experiences, how they navigated their careers and overcame any challenges they faced along the way. Here at SPICED Academy, …

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8 Skills You Need if You Want to Learn to Code

by Paul Fowler |

Learning how to code is a daunting thing. It requires grit, determination and patience – and that’s before you even touch a line of code. The internet is full of tips on what languages to learn and technical lessons, so we …

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Women In Tech #2 – An Interview with Adriana Moscatelli

by Paul Fowler |

In the 2nd of our Women In Tech series we speak with Adriana Moscatelli, the founder of Play Works Studio. Play Works Studio develops science education games for boys and girls, with a strong focus on getting girls to develop a …

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Women in Tech – Interview with Gillian Muessig

by Paul Fowler |

Welcome to the first post in our Women In Tech series! At SPICED we’re committed to encouraging women and young girls to learn to code and follow their passions. We also want to inspire companies to be more approachable, and …

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