Posts by yasmin

What is Full Stack Web Development?

Whenever we hear the word, “coding,” several different job titles come to mind: Web Developer, Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Project Manager, Cyber Security Engineer, etc. Anyone who has a friend or family member working in IT knows that the industry is booming and many people who work in the field make a lot of money…

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Reflections from the State of the Union

On my flight home to the better Washington, I can’t help reflecting on my experience attending the State of the Union and the days leading up to it. As I think about how it all came together, I have to say that the opportunity to be here and to be doing this work must have…

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Silver lining of Coding School Graduates

Coding schools are plenty nowadays. From the big, pricey ones to the small, local ones, everyone is trying to capitalize on the demand for skilled workers in the tech space. There are lot of hiring managers who would never consider a bootcamp graduate. But then, according to an article on Glassdoor, here are 15 companies…

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Need of the Hour: Cyber Security Professionals

Two weeks ago, Skillspire hosted a free seminar on Cyber Security for Software engineers. Over 40 people had registered, but very few showed up. Regardless, we were elated to have Khaja Ahmed, Head of Google Enterprise Cloud Security talk to us. With over 30 years of experience in Cyber Security under his belt, he started…

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SkillSpire in the news at GeekWire

Skillspire on GeekWire

Lisa Stiffler at featured SkillSpire in her Startup Spotlight column on July 9th! Startup Spotlight: Skillspire helps immigrants build tech skills in a supportive environment Many immigrants end up driving for ride-sharing companies, working low-paying jobs in health services and performing other physical tasks — even when they have computer skills from their home countries…

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How much money do Data Scientists make?

Salary of Data Scientist

How is it that a job that most people had never even heard of five years ago has become such a hot commodity in the job listings?  Simply put, data is money. Companies make decisions every day that impact the bottom line and the more informed they are, the more impactful these decisions can be.…

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How much salary can I make as a web developer? 

Perfect Web Designer Vs. Web Developer - Best Web Design And Hosting throughout Web Designer Salary

If you’ve already decided you want a job as a computer programmer and are particularly interested in focusing on websites, you may be wondering how much money you can expect to earn in this career. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 median base salary for a web developer was $68,000. Web…

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Tech meetup in Tukwila/Seatac

Tech Meetup with Skillspire in Tukwila/SeaTac

The sun was surprisingly out on a chilly winter day in Seattle. It felt very positive driving towards Tukwila with a couple of dozen donuts for our first Tech meetup on the South-end of Seattle. Arriving a little too early, I started setting up the room as I saw some familiar faces walk in. We…

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