Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of a new Springboard course, Introduction to Design. Design is one of the tech industry’s fastest-growing professional fields. Demand for accomplished designers working in UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) is expected to grow by 14.9% over the next 10 years. This growth is not news 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 […]

Machine learning is the process of using programming languages together with analytical and data science knowledge to create programs that enable machines to take actions without being specifically directed by a human.  If you’re reading this, you are probably considering signing up for Springboard’s Machine Learning Engineering Career Track. To pass the technical skills survey, […]

Springboard mentor and full-stack designer Matt Donovan began his career as a print graphic designer. He moved into UX design after teaching himself web design and interface with clients.  As the former director of product design at Zaarly—a platform connecting homeowners with home service providers such as plumbers, gardeners, and electricians—Donovan spent a lot of […]

The events that have unfolded in the United States over the last few weeks have left us all outraged, sad, exhausted, and hungry for change. Racism and discrimination have no place in our society. Yet recent events have shown that we’re far from our ideal of an equitable world. Systemic biases and inequities have existed […]

Like humans, machines are capable of learning in different ways. When it comes to machine learning, the most common learning strategies are supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning. This post will focus on unsupervised learning and supervised learning algorithms, and provide typical examples of each. What Is Supervised Learning? As the name indicates, supervised […]

As consumer habits around the world change under the coronavirus lockdown, demand for tech companies that satisfy our needs for virtual work, entertainment, and socializing has skyrocketed. Whether you have experience as a software engineer, data scientist, marketer, UX designer, or in some other area, this could generate new demand for your skills and new […]

As the global economy reels from COVID-19 government-sanctioned lockdowns, the job market remains unstable. Whether you’re a soon-to-be-grad, mid-career professional, or someone who’s been recently laid off and is considering a career switch, you may be wondering what this means for you. The service sector has predictably been the hardest-hit, with restaurants, gyms, and brick-and-mortar […]