Bootcamp curriculums are up to date with current industry trends, so students gain knowledge + experience they can use in the real world. | Photo provided by Flatiron School
Did you know? Employment in the tech industry is expected to grow ~15% by 2031 — adding 680,000+ jobs to the US labor force. Read: If you’re looking to switch jobs or enter the industry, now is a good time to expand your skills (and make your resume more attractive).
One educational option? Flatiron School, which offers online or in-person options to fit most budgets, lifestyles, and experience levels — whether you’re a college graduate just starting out or a seasoned professional in a mid-career pivot.
Software Engineering: This course is crafted for all skill levels — whether you have zero coding knowledge, are self-taught, or are somewhere in between. Flatiron’s approach focuses on applying skills through hands-on, collaborative experiences, whether that’s pair programming, code reviews, or coding challenges. Students will further hone their communication skills and become part of the tech community as they build, share, and refine their Github portfolios.
Data Science: Data is only as valuable as the person behind it, and Flatiron trains you to be that person. Experienced instructors show students how to extract and visualize data, leverage it to find actionable insights, and make powerful predictions with machine learning — all rare yet highly-desired skill sets.
Cybersecurity: Employers are actively seeking and hiring cybersecurity professionals at more than twice the rate of the average job outside of the tech industry. This course focuses on the core aspects of cybersecurity, including network security, Python (no, snakes aren’t involved), pen testing, threat intelligence, cryptology, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (one of the most important building blocks in the curriculum).
Product Design: Students gain hands-on UX/UI (user experience and user interface) design skills using modern tools like Figma + Webflow, building a professional portfolio (intentionally crafted to catch hiring managers’ eyes upon graduation).
How it works:
Flatiron offers both full-time programs (15 weeks) and flexible-pace programs (up to 60 weeks).
Both program options are available online. Flatiron also has Denver, CO + New York City campuses for in-person courses.
Flatiron offers graduates up to 180 days of one-on-one career coaching to help students succeed during their job search.
Flexible financing is available with a 12-month, no-interest installment plan. Chat with Admissions to see what works best for you financially; some students qualify for additional support, like cost of living loans.
How to apply:
Interested? Prospective students can chat with admissions virtually to see if Flatiron might be a good fit, then complete an online application followed by an admissions interview + assessment. Pro tip: Enrollment is open year-round, so you can apply anytime.
Tierra y Raíces/Earth and Roots | Friday, Mar. 10-Friday, Mar. 31 | Times vary | Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose | Free | Step through La Plaza’s doors to embrace down-to-earth art installations by San Jose’s finest artists — brought to you by Works San José and SOAC.
Melissa Villaseñor | Friday, Mar. 10-Sunday, Mar. 12 | Times vary | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose | $25+ | This comedian broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live.
Once | Friday, Mar. 10 | Times vary | Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., Ste. 200, San Jose | $40 | Set in a pub in Dublin, this out-of-the-ordinary romantic musical presents a gut-wrenching folk-rock score.
Saturday, March 11
Trail Tour in the Guadalupe River Park | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose | Free | Join the fun with trail tours at the GRP every second Saturday of the month.
AIA Holi Fest | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose | $5 | With the thirst quenching holi thandai, popping colors, dances, masti, mazaa and the ultimate Holi playing vibe, this is the festival not to miss.
Makers Market on the Row | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Santana Row, 377 Santana Row, San Jose | Free | Listen to live music, shop local makers, and grab a drink or bite to eat at one of the Row’s restaurants.
Last Ditch Effort | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 6-10 p.m. | S27 Alehouse & Brewery, 461 Perrymont Ave., San Jose | Free | All ages are welcome at this punk rock show featuring Last Ditch Effort, The Tortured, and The Valley Zeros.
Viva México Viva América | Saturday, Mar. 11-Sunday, Mar. 12 | Times vary | Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose | $5 | Enjoy a collaborative folklórico dance concert sponsored by the SJ Mayor’s Abierto Program.
Bad Bunny Birthday Bash | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 9 p.m. | $20 | The Ritz, 400 S. First St., San Jose | Benito fans, unite.
Sunday, March 12
Oakridge Farmers Market | Sunday, March 12 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Westfield Oakridge, 5420 Thornwood Dr., San Jose | Free | Get fresh produce, live entertainment, and more at this year-round market.
25th Annual Mexica New Year | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Emma Prusch Park, 647 S. King Rd., San Jose | Free | Celebrate Aztec New Year, hosted by Calpulli Tonalehqueh.
Nowruz around the World | Sunday, Mar. 12, Sunday, Mar. 12 | Times vary | Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose | Free | Welcome the first day of spring at this Persian New Year celebration which includes traditional music and dance and hands-on art activities.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
When it comes to building your retirement savings, there’s no better time to get started than right now. | Photo by SmartAsset
Many Americans worry they’re not saving enough for retirement, andrightfully so. Do your current savings meet the recommended amount for people your age? Find out. 👀
The amount some people have saved may be shocking, but it’s not too late to seek advice. A financial advisor could help increase your returns and alleviate stress. Try this free tool to get matched with up to three vetted financial advisors serving your area.*
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch warning that will last through Sunday morning. Prepare for the wet weather with free sandbags from Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Winfield Warehouse, City Central Service Yard, and more sites around San Jose. (FOX KTVU)
Adobe‘s newest 18-story structure, the Founders Tower, has officially opened at its downtown San Jose headquarters. The fully electric building can accommodate 4,000 workers, and includes a museum of the company’s history. A public coffee shop within the tower is predicted to open early next year. 🏢 (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
The South San Jose Red Lobster on Almaden Expressway has closed permanentlyafter 39 years in business. But don’t worry,you can still get your cheesy biscuit fix at the location on Aborn Road. This is the second big seafood chain to close in the area — the Fish Market shuttered in 2021. 🦞 (The Mercury News)
The Valley Water board of directors has voted to recognize the first day of Lunar New Year as a paid holiday. This decision followed a push from employees who advocated for the change; currently, 24% of Valley Water’s workforce is Asian American. 🧧 (San José Spotlight)
In case you missed it, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, and the Dublin City Council delegationarrived in San Jose on Wednesday to celebrate37 years of San Jose + Dublin’s sister city relationship. The delegation will be at the Shamrock 5K Run/Walk tomorrow (Saturday, March 11), and will depart on Sunday. 🇮🇪
The 25th Annual Mexica New Year celebration will begin at 5 p.m. today and last through Sunday, March 12. Hosted by Aztec dance group Calpulli Tonalequeh, the event will feature live paintings, local Bay Area tribe performances + ceremonies, and more. Get the details on the official website.
The San Jose Public Library has begun a new blog series called “Leaders x Libraries,” where local officials discuss the importance of libraries and how they’ve shaped their lives. The first subject interviewed was District 2 Councilmember Sergio Jimenez — see what he had to say. 📖
We’re so fly. San Jose Mineta Airport was awarded the No. 1 spot for airports transporting 15-25 million passengers per year, by the Airports Council International. SJC was the only airport in its category to get a top 20% overall satisfaction score. 👏 (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
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Have you prepared your speech? The 95th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Not sure where to watch? Stream it with a free five-day trial of DIRECTV STREAM. Bonus: Invite your fellow film buffs over for a watch party. 🍿 *
At least our phones and computers set their clocks for us. | Photo by Iana Pugachova via Pexels
It’s time to set the clock forward — daylight saving begins at 2 a.m. local time this Sunday, March 12.
So far, only two states opt out of daylight saving time (or DST) — Arizona and Hawaii — but changes could be on the horizon for our local clocks as well. California and many other states have made moves towards “year-round daylight saving time” which would mean no longer changing the clocks twice a year (each spring and each fall) by permanently adjusting everyone’s time zone forward by one hour.
Want to learn more? You can read up on which states have introduced DST laws, bills, and resolutions, and see where permanent DST bills have failed. (Our state is on the list.)
So why are we still moving the clock? Well, federal law doesn’t yet allow permanent DST. So, even if the state approves, it’s up to Congress to set the clocks… so the DST debate is something we’ll have to sleep on.
For now, if you can’t remember which direction to set the clock, remember: Spring forward and fall back. Or, maybe we should make like the astronauts and tell time by the moon.
Editor’s pick: More rainy weather ahead... when will it end? It’s okay, this wetter season means more excuses to stay in, order soup, and catch up with the “Last of Us.” Any Pedro Pascal fans out there?
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