I feel like I’ve been doing UX strategy my whole life. Once I started doing it more I was like, ‘Wow, I’ve been doing this since I was 16’—thinking about software and how to make it better, how to plan better, how to make technology better for peoples’ lives. —Farheen Malik, Senior Interaction Designer at Huge
Eight weeks ago, I was a wreck. New York City had chewed me up and spit me out. I quit my job, had no direction, and felt totally lost. A few days from now, I will tell a room full of head hunters at Microsoft HQ about how the most notorious bank robber in the history of our country inspires me as a digital marketer. What is even more wild is that, in just a few short months, you could be doing something similar. Hopefully, like me, you will be employed, relaxed, and giddy to tell your story at Talent Expo. (more…)
Newark, New Jersey is shaking up the tech scene with the launch of Newark Venture Partners, a $50 million venture capital fund founded by Audible CEO and co-founder, Don Katz, and heavily backed by US Senator Cory Booker, with the purpose of funding startups.
My choice meant experimenting and taking a risk. It was a huge risk to quit my job to enter into the program, not knowing what the results would be.
Kanwal Jehan decided at a young age that she would become a lawyer. (more…)
We’re proud to announce that Startup Institute is a top-rated coding school on SwitchUp! The bootcamp review site just released their year-end ‘Best Coding Bootcamps’ list, and Startup Institute ended the year with 123 alumni reviews at 4.8 stars. (more…)
This article by Emil Ray first appeared on Github.
It is December 5th, and the first snow of the year is coming softly down over the blue-gray of early morning Boston. I’m sitting on the 16th floor, in the quiet little corner table I’ve occupied most mornings for the last 7 weeks, drinking my coffee and watching the rooftops of the financial district gather their frosting of white. (more…)
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his [/ her] country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. —Abraham Lincoln
IssueVoter Teams Up with Startup Institute New York to Raise Awareness of Issues to Congressional Representatives
This article by Amanda Bruno originally appeared on Built In NYC.
After working in finance for almost a full two years, it was quite clear to me that I needed a change of pace. When I looked around my office, I didn’t see anyone whose career I would want to emulate. I didn’t see any inspiration.
In high school, I studied Spanish. I memorized vocabulary, discussed sentence structure and grammar, and learned about different cultures that speak the language. Not only was this exciting, but I learned skills that, in turn, made me a better manager today. Good managers continuously build and reflect on their skill sets. Looking back, there were four main benefits of studying Spanish—important skills I developed and continue to use throughout my career. (more…)