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SPICED Stories: From Princeton Graduate to Data Scientist

by Paul Fowler |

Before joining SPICED, Kent had just finished up a graduate program at Princeton having worked for five years in finance and economic research. Here on the blog, he tells us all about his decision to learn Data Science, and his …

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SPICED Stories: From Neuroscientist to Coder

by Paul Fowler |

Lisa grew up in Eastern Ukraine before moving to Germany. At university in Leipzig, she studied Neuroscience for several years before making a change. We spoke to her about why she decided to make the leap from academia to full stack web …

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SPICED Stories: From Techno to Tech

by Paul Fowler |

As one half of techno outfit Brothers Black, Jamie was making waves in Berlin’s electronic music scene when he decided to balance his music career with a coding bootcamp. Here we caught up with him to discuss his experience learning at …

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SPICED Stories: From Business Intelligence to Data Scientist

by Paul Fowler |

Having graduated from SPICED, Lillian is currently working as a Data Science Consultant here in Berlin. We spoke to her to find out more about what brought her to Berlin, and what she learned from her experience at SPICED. When was it …

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One of The Best Coding Bootcamps in Europe: SPICED Academy!

by Paul Fowler |

We’re thrilled to find out that we were voted one of Europe’s top coding bootcamps by She Can Code! Coding bootcamps in Europe are becoming increasingly popular, giving students more choice than ever when deciding which coding bootcamp to attend. That …

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SPICED Stories: From Nurse to Web Developer

by Paul Fowler |

Marco joined SPICED in 2018 and, since graduating, has moved back to his adopted country of Finland to take a job as a Full Stack Web Developer at Uplause. Here he tells us about how he went from the world …

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SPICED’s Graduates Win Goethe Institut Hackathon!

by Paul Fowler |

Last week a group of SPICED graduates from our Data Science and Full Stack Web Development courses emerged victorious in a Hackathon organized by N3XTCODERS and Goethe Institut, Berlin. Here they tell us all about the event, and how they ended up …

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SPICED Stories: Making a Life in Germany

by Paul Fowler |

Zeina came to Germany from Syria as a refugee in July, 2015. Here she talks to SPICED about her journey from arriving in Germany to becoming a Full Stack Web Developer. How did you feel arriving in Germany? Settling in was …

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Mobius Labs – Excellence in Computer Vision

by Paul Fowler |

In November 2018, our Data Science cohort Tensor Thyme visited Mobius Labs. The project manager and two engineers took a lot of time to present the company and answer our questions. Here are our main takeaways: What does Mobius Labs …

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SPICED Stories: A New Beginning in Berlin

by Paul Fowler |

Raul, Spain, Full Stack Web Developer at Push! Founders Before SPICED Before SPICED I was living in Essen, a town in west Germany. I had a decent job, a good salary, a great relationship with my girlfriend, and great friends …

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SPICED Stories: I Learned Coding to Be a Better Dad

by Paul Fowler |

Giovanni graduated from SPICED in July, 2017, and now works as a Full Stack Web Developer in Hamburg, Germany. Here he tells us all about his journey, and why he decided to learn to code in the first place. ———————————– …

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Course Report Speaks to our Alumni, Mike Smith

by Paul Fowler |

Course Report sat down with our alumni, Mike Smith, to discuss life in Berlin, working at SoundCloud and much more. While most people join coding bootcamps in order to improve their salary, Mike was actually a banker in London before joining …

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Why Students Choose SPICED Academy

by Paul Fowler |

Coding bootcamps in Europe are becoming increasingly popular, giving students more choice than ever when deciding which coding bootcamp to attend. The increase bootcamps is in part due to the increasing demand for tech talent in the European market; in Germany, …

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SPICED Stories: Wlad was Homeless. Now He’s a Full Stack Web Developer.

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. Wlad graduated from SPICED recently and is currently searching for …

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

by Paul Fowler |

With the shadow of No Deal looming large over the immediate future of Britain, what does the future hold for the young and ambitious? For many, it means it’s time to say goodbye to Blighty. In March 2019 a report from the …

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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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#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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