App Academy
App Academy
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  • Career and Talent Development Manager Eli Blair talks about the staff connection to students, including how they help to manage expectations, pushing them to work beyond their comfort level, and supporting them until they have a job. Eli also talks about the peaks and valleys of the job search process, including the specific things they ask of students, such as remembering to network, to work on...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • Eli Blair says that people who hustle tend to get better results in the job search. For App Academy students, he says it's a full-time job to get people motivated to get a job. For example, he says sending a good, well-thought out job application takes time. Eli also has a few more examples about how introverted personalities can change their lives through the bootcamp course.

App Academy
App Academy
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  • Career and Talent Development Manager Eli Blair says the challenges he's faced as the main coach at App Academy are numerous. But because he has placed more than 200 students into positions over the last year, and has coached hundreds more, he really enjoys what he does. He says some of his students have gotten jobs right away while others needed extra work to get one. Eli is dedicated to helpin...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • App Academy is known for taking feedback from students and industry experts to continually improve its coding course. In this video, Career and Talent Development Manager Eli Blair talks about how the bootcamp uses what is happening in the industry, on technical and non-technical aspects, to make those changes. Eli also talks about how to write cover letters, resumes, and emails for the right au...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • Created by App Academy bootcamp student, Angelica Velasco, this stock application has a strong design background based off a then-unreleased version of the Robin Hood stock-and-finance app. The developer took cues from Robin Hood’s screenshots of a pre-release version of the technology and decided to create her own. Almost as if she had come up with the idea herself. “In spite of not even havin...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • This project was made by a single App Academy student, Julian Compagni Portis, who overcame early technical problems to come up with something quite interesting. According to our bootcamp instructor, the build “involves a lot of complex and dangerous features” including a user “repl”, which allows users to type code directly into the website to be executed. REPLs are Read–Eval–Print Loops, known a...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • This was a “Flex Project” completed by just two bootcamp students on deadline, Ameet Vadhia and Vickie Chen, an unusually small group for this type of project. The course instructor tells us the bootcamp students impressed App Academy instructors technically with their original idea that did not sacrifice aesthetics. The game itself is a two-player online code-typing contest that, the instructor ...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • Created by Jay Schwartz, JS Hero is a JavaScript project that uses the three.js library to render 3D graphics. Three.js is a cross-browser library and Application Programming Interface (API) usually used to “create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser,” according to Wikipedia. The App Academy instructor says the JS Hero app is visually interesting and “not at all” within the ...

App Academy
App Academy
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  • Created by Taylor Wong, 3D Pong is a JavaScript project that uses the three.js library to render 3D graphics. Three.js is a cross-browser library and Application Programming Interface (API) usually used to “create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser,” according to Wikipedia. The App Academy instructor says 3D Pong is visually interesting and “not at all” within the scope of ...

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