Blog Category: Technology

15 Must-Watch Data Analytics TED Talks

Today, data forms the foundation of our stories, and data analysts are the storytellers. Consider that by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum, the world will generate 463 exabytes of data per day. An exabyte is 1 quintillion bytes, or a 1 with 18 zeroes behind it. We are swimming and swirling in a…

How to Become an Information Technology Project Manager Without a Degree

Have you tried turning it off and on again? For all the sitcom jokes based around the IT profession, there can be no question that top-notch technical professionals provide incredible value to their employers and consumers. These tech-savvy professionals have a functional knowledge of information systems, software, and systems analysis. Most are leaders; they know…

18 Must-Watch Coding TED Talks

Learning is a lifelong endeavor, but great ideas aren’t always accessible to the individuals who can benefit from them, especially when it comes to coding and other STEM topics. With so much of our daily life conducted through digital platforms, technical fluency is crucial to success in most fields today. So, how can you bridge…

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our learners, due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), current Columbia Engineering Boot Camps cohorts will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fintech

What is Fintech? Originally, Financial Technology, or fintech, referred to the back end technology used to operate traditional financial services institutions. Today, the term has broadened to incorporate new technological innovations in the financial sector, such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robo-advising, and even crowdfunding. Simply put, fintech enhances financial activities through the application of technology.  The…

10 Women in Tech Who Will Inspire You

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Today’s tech industry faces an ongoing and visible issue: there simply are not enough women in the field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up half of the nation’s workforce and more than half of its population, yet, they are still significantly underrepresented across all areas of the tech sector, accounting for only…