Spotify listeners are likely familiar with the annual buzz that surrounds Spotify Wrapped. At the end of each year, Spotify provides users with a summary of their music history, top artists, favorite genres, and total minutes of music, and more—all wrapped up in an interactive, colorful, elaborately-designed display. It’s a fun and intuitive way to use big […]

Making a career change can be intimidating. And yet, moving from one job to another is becoming increasingly more common. The average person in the United States changes careers between five and seven times in their life. According to CNBC, 49% of people have made a “dramatic” career shift at least once—say, from marketing to […]

When we founded Springboard in 2013, our goal was to bring together a network of online learners. Over time, that goal turned into a much broader and meaningful vision to grow a global community and bridge the world’s skills gap by supporting and empowering our students every step of the way. We’ve brought together students […]

While the holiday shopping season heralds many wonderful indulgences and rituals, it also coincides with a sharp uptick in cyberattacks. This year, as a historic number of shoppers prepare to purchase their holiday gifts online to minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19, cybercriminals have access to a larger base of potential victims than ever before. […]

So you’ve landed your first role as a software engineer—congrats! Now that you’ve signed your employment agreement and gone through any onboarding, you’re ready to dive into your first week on the job.  Use this handy guide to help you navigate your new role with confidence and purpose. Get in the loop—and stay in it […]

While they might sound like polar opposites, data science and design represent an interdisciplinary approach to designing intuitive, user-friendly products made expressly for humans. At this year’s Springboard’s Rise 2020 virtual conference, designers Takashi Wickes and Lisa Nash from IDEO, a global design consultancy, explained the concept of human-centered data science, which results from interdisciplinary teams […]

Data science has a steep learning curve, but there’s a popular misconception that there’s a specific educational background or “secret sauce” required to enter this field. In reality, data scientists come from a range of backgrounds—some of them are career switchers who bring knowledge from other industries or fields such as software engineering, statistics, or […]

The healthcare sector is swimming in data. Up to 30% of the world’s stored data now comes directly from the healthcare industry thanks in large part to the widespread adoption of wearable technology, digital health coaches, and virtual pharmacies—all of which have given rise to individualized patient data on an unforeseen scale. That’s in addition to […]

Cybersecurity analyst Dustin Loeffler likens presidential elections to the Super Bowl for cybersecurity professionals, who spend months preparing for them. Many analysts work with federal and state governments to buffer election infrastructure against cyberattacks from foreign powers and curtail the spread of disinformation campaigns. And this election cycle, their efforts paid off. “It’s been a […]