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 […]

Due to the widespread influence of technology in today’s world, communicating with computers has become more paramount than ever. Coding is how we “speak” to computers and other machines, telling them to perform specific actions that might be too tedious or repetitive to do manually. Coding is also used to program everything from apps to […]

Programming forms the basis of many day-to-day tech activities. From the app, you use to order a pizza to the speech recognition that lets you dictate a text, many of the services we use every day have been created by people writing computer programs.  However, programming can appear to be an intimidating and impenetrable discipline, […]

Meet Peter Nsaka, a mentor for Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track.  Peter Nsaka is one of many software engineers enabling the “low-code revolution”–the advent of drag-and-drop website builders like Wix, Squarespace, and Webflow that enable non-programmers to establish a web presence for their small business. He’s a backend engineer at Shopify, a low-code platform for […]

As the tech industry continues to boom and software engineers and developers remain in high demand—the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that software development roles will grow by 28% between now and 2028, far exceeding the projected 5% rate of growth for all other occupations—so too has demand for coding classes.  The education industry has […]

The market for programmers is at an interesting place in the USA. On the one hand, the nature of the job puts you at the center of the current technological revolution, which is a nice position to be in. At the same time, estimates suggest that the job market will shrink by more than 7% […]

Scan any job board and you’ll quickly see that there are lots of openings for software engineers. And that’s not going to change any time soon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for software developers (including engineers) is expected to grow at 22% between 2020 and 2030 compared to 4% […]