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Modern Design Trend: 90s Throwback

Written by Cory Healy on July 19, 2017

Web design trends are fickle, but one thing will always be constant: nostalgia wins every time. The latest web design trend, brutalism, French ...

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Introducing Summer Code Camp

Written by Cory Healy on July 19, 2017

Happy summer from NYCDA! If you're looking for a way to close out the rest of the season, but also want to develop some serious programming ski...

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9 Classic Tech Commercials

Written by Peter Bolte on July 14, 2017

Before things can be called retro throwbacks, they must have been original at one point. Here are some blasts from the past that showcase 9 of the ...

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How Employers Feel About Bootcamp Graduates

Written by Cory Healy on July 14, 2017

Indeed has come out with a survey of tech recruiters and their hiring practices for bootcamp graduates. According to their survey of 1,000 peopl...

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NYCDA Announces Partnership With Liberty Science Center

Written by Cory Healy on July 07, 2017

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey! Starting August 2017, our signature Web Develop...

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Unicode: the Rosetta Stone of Tech

Written by Cory Healy on July 07, 2017

How do all languages, characters, and symbols of the world unite across our devices? Unicode! Unicode is like the Rosetta Stone of languages an...

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World

Written by Peter Bolte on July 05, 2017

Esolangs: Part II We promise, this is the last of esolangs! In one of our blogs a few weeks ago we introduced to you the concept of esoteric...

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Happy 4th of July!

Written by Cory Healy on July 04, 2017

All across our American campuses, schools are closed for the observance of Independence Day. We at The New York Code + Design Academy want ...

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5 LGBT Tech Influencers

Written by Cory Healy on June 30, 2017

Tech hosts one of the largest inclusive work sector environments for LGBT people. Gallup has estimated that 10 million Americans identify as lesbia...

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A Student Uses Code to Make and Break Habits

Written by Peter Bolte on June 28, 2017

Make It Or Break It! Meet Sarah Niemiec, recent graduate of the Web Development Intensive (WDI) course at our New York City campus. Sarah recent...

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Snapchat Snaps Back With Snap Map

Written by Cory Healy on June 23, 2017

Disclaimer: I am a diehard Snapchat fanboy, so pardon the imminent gushing. I was one of the first people to start using Snapchat regularly whil...

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7 Programming Languages That Lead To Insanity

Written by Peter Bolte on June 22, 2017

Esolangs: Part I Throughout the history of computer science, powerful programming languages have forged the software that has reshaped our world...

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Nanny Dunkelheit comes to life in CSS

Written by Peter Bolte on June 20, 2017

Meet Juliet Hitchner, recent graduate of the Web Development Intensive course at our New York City campus. Juliet came into the program with an ...

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When To Use 'Coder' and 'Programmer'

Written by Cory Healy on June 16, 2017

Fewer terms have been used as interchangeably in the cultural zeitgeist as much as 'coder' and 'programmer.' In fact, many newbies to the web devel...

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Silicon Valley S4 Recap: "The Keenan Vortex"

Written by Lauryn McCarter on June 16, 2017

My cousin lived in Chicago for several years and, like most people who have lived in Chicago, gets super condescending about how snowstorms paralyz...

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Coding Bootcamp: That's A Wrap!

Written by Peter Bolte on June 15, 2017

What a ride it’s been! It’s been a roller coaster of a ride but Hunter is in the final stages of wrapping up the 3 month Web Development Intensi...

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What's Your Return on Education?

Written by Cory Healy on June 09, 2017

Why has debt become a requirement for education? We normally see the practice of taking loans out for education framed as an investment— a pro...

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Course Report Interviews Sportsrocket Over NYCDA Grads

Written by Cory Healy on June 09, 2017

At The New York Code + Design Academy, we pride ourselves on preparing our graduates for the workforce. Sportsrocket, an emerging sports media s...

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Silicon Valley S4 Recap: "Patent Troll"

Written by Lauryn McCarter on June 08, 2017

It seems that petitioning the dark lord has finally worked, gang, because my Gilfoyle-related prayers were answered this week, albeit without much ...

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30 Years of GIF

Written by Cory Healy on June 01, 2017

The GIF (pronounced Jiff not Ghif mind you) is now 30 years old! Shorthand for Graphics Interchange Format, GIFs have become an extremely...

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Silicon Valley S4 Recap: "Customer Service"

Written by Lauryn McCarter on June 01, 2017

Once upon a time, I decided to go to Europe with a guy I’d broken up with a month before, and also decided that I could upend ten years of muscle m...

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9 Sites That Use Ruby on Rails

Written by Peter Bolte on May 30, 2017

When it comes to talking about coding or computer programming, you may have heard the terms front end and back end. You may not even be sure as to ...

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Silicon Valley S4 Recap: "Teambuilding Exercise" + "The Blood Boy"

Written by Lauryn McCarter on May 26, 2017

Folks, my apologies for skipping last week’s recap — I was in Ireland, and then I was in Iceland, and I guess I’m not really sorry but just braggin...

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Coding Bootcamp: Just Around the Bend

Written by Peter Bolte on May 26, 2017

Putting The Skills To Work! After finishing up 8 weeks, Hunter Severini chats for a few minutes about where he is in the Web Development Intensi...

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