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Why virtual learning is helping our students thrive

Whether you are upskilling as part of your job or are looking to change careers entirely, learning remotely is a fantastic way to take control of your future.  We’ve seen online courses where students read or watch videos and then take a quiz at the end of each module. Our

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The classroom is dead long live the (online) classroom

As School children across the country return to their classrooms it is a good time to reflect on the delivery of education through this model. The classroom as a fixed location with a single teacher as the expert and students the recipients of knowledge is the classic model, maybe even

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What is data mining, and why is it important?

If you’re considering a career in data science, chances are you’ve come across the term ‘data mining’ at least a couple of times. For some, learning how to become a data scientist is a step toward becoming a data mining analyst. In addition to being a fascinating role, it holds

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What is the best way to clean data?
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What is the best way to clean data?

When learning how to go through the data cleansing process, practice really does make perfect. Although you will have to tweak your approach depending on the project you are working on, some critical checks will always be relevant.  Why is data quality important? Data analysis is fundamental as it can

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Why Data Cleaning Is Important

If you’ve decided on a career in data analysis, then chances are you understand what will be expected of you in your role. But knowing what you will have to do and how, or even why, are very different things. A large part of your role will involve scouring through

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What makes a great data analyst?
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What makes a great data analyst?

A data analyst’s primary role is to interpret information, find patterns, and report these findings to other people within your company. This information can then be utilised to guide business decisions and next steps.  But what takes a data analyst from average to great? Here are five traits you can

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How To Start A Career In Coding
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How to start a career in coding?

Whether you’re a spring chicken or a mature adult, coding is an enticing profession, which is great because the demand for developers is exceptionally high and is expected to increase in the coming years. As more companies bring their products and services online, a developer can help drive the business

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Lena’s Coding Story

When and how did you start getting interested in coding? I had a great chance of attending ​high​ school equipped with computers. My first language was BASIC and the first assignment I remember was to calculate a bunch of numbers. Ever since I developed a great interest in coding. Did

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Aalya’s Coding Story

When and how did you start getting interested in coding? I was introduced to coding in secondary school as a part of computer science curriculum. I absolutely love everything about it. It felt exciting and empowering. Did you try other coding courses before becoming a student with the Developer Academy?

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Data Analyst vs Data Scientist: What’s the difference?

If you are looking to build a career in tech, you have probably heard about data science or data analysis, after all, they are considered by many to be the job of choice. It’s the glamour and glitz of the tech world right now.  While they are often grouped together,

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Everything you need to know about being a front end developer

Front end development is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. There is always something new to learn and, perhaps most importantly, is the type of role that will always be in demand. If you are considering training as a front end developer, this post offers everything you need to know from what

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Preparing for a data analyst job interview

You’ve taken the course, applied for jobs, and you’ve finally landed an interview for a data analyst role. Now you have to prepare for the big day. Developer Academy is here to help, we’ve got you covered from what to do in the run-up to the interview as well as

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Should you become a web developer in Sheffield?

Whether you are stuck in a job that isn’t as rewarding as it once was, or you have recently completed a college course and are contemplating your next step; web development is a rewarding career path.  From front-end developers who translate a business into an online platform and make it

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Where a career in development can take you

If playing with code or designing something from scratch is something you do for fun, then a career in development would be perfect for you. Perhaps, while playing your favourite game, you imagine how great it would be to design them for a living. Well, you could! Training to be

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Where To Start If You Want To Retrain As A Web Developer?

Having a career in web development is rewarding, you get to spend your working day coding websites and apps that are part of everyday life, on every device.  If you believe that you have the desire to retrain as a web developer, it can be confusing for some. You’re going

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My tech story: Natalie Gleadell

“You don’t just have to write code to work in IT” Natalie started her IT career in law, moved to logistics and is now a Business Analyst at WANdisco. Tell me a little about your path to working in the tech sector and your professional background. “My background is very

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My tech story: Mai Mai Lam

“Don’t be put off by the male-dominated image of tech. Speak to other women who are in it.” Mai has spent the last eight years working across various roles at WANdisco, at the company’s Sheffield office What’s your role and how long have you worked there? “I currently work at

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My tech story: Catriona Barker

“Not wanting to do something because I’m a girl has never been in my head.” Catriona works as Delivery Manager for Customer Experience at WANdisco now but her route to working in the tech sector started in a completely different area.  What’s your role and how long have you worked

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My tech story: Svetlana Voronina

“I sometimes feel I’m being listened to more because I can bring a feminine energy into work creation ” Svetlana has a long-standing passion for programming, but she also loves working with people. Her role at WANdisco, Scrum Master and Project Manager, perfectly combines these two skills and areas of

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