What should you expect in your first software engineering interview? That depends on the role you’ve applied for! Software engineering jobs tend to fall under two categories: domain-specific or general programming.  If you’re interviewing for a domain-specific role, expect the questions to center around the specific technology you specialize in, such as AWS or cloud […]

On top of commanding an above-average starting salary, software engineers can expect regular opportunities to level up in their careers as they gain experience. While the ladder isn’t as straight and narrow as going from law clerk to making partner, after several years of web development experience, you have the clout to ask for a […]

Programs are written by people, and thus segments of code are vulnerable to errors. This is exactly where code reviews come in: to help catch those errors before the code becomes part of a public-facing program. A well-executed peer-based code review can help catch snags that range beyond style notes or pointing out an odd […]

If you’ve spent some time browsing technical job boards, you’ve likely noticed the word “agile” appear in quite a few job descriptions. The Agile methodology is a popular concept in the technical world—and while it’s most commonly used in the software development cycle, non-engineer teams also frequently rely on the method as a framework to […]

We’re very excited to announce that Springboard has partnered with Women Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technology, to launch the Springboard/Women Who Code scholarship program. Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to women who enroll in Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track, the Data Science Career Track, or the Machine […]

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 […]

When Brenden Martin launched Joe Coffee, a mobile ordering and rewards app for indie coffee shops, he thought himself more than qualified for the challenge. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology Management from Washington State University and years of experience working in Seattle’s coffee scene, Martin anticipated relatively few hurdles in starting a […]

The modern world is built on software. From banking to entertainment to transportation and everything in-between, software is at the foundation of nearly everything we do.  As the architects and builders of this foundation, the career prospects for software engineers are promising and lucrative. The demand for software engineers is expected to grow 21% over […]