Category: Charlotte Fall 2014


Unto the Breach

We are closing in on the final days of the Fall term, amid the cheerful haze and glitter of the season. Before the chilly drives to warm destinations and clatter of family gatherings I wanted to turn around and take a look at this journey.  It’s hard to believe just how far we’ve come! We […]

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Can you work a mouse?

I love to keep up on technology trends after all I am in the social media business. I was curious about taking my skills to a new level beyond the front part of my brain. I wanted to be able to understand the technical side instead of just the marketing side.  Sometimes when working with […]

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Best.Geek.Day.Ever.

It started like most weekdays – up shortly after 5, getting breakfast for the boys, lunch packed for Alex, Alex off to school at 6:20, Erik’s backpack checked and ready to go.  Try to miss the morning traffic (impossible) and get to class around 7:30.  I look over my homework and check email to make […]

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New Challenges

My time at Tech Talent South has been great. Even though I am an experienced programmer TTS has given me the opportunity to learn more about other languages and focus on using best practices. Most importantly it gave me an outlet to focus on learning. Now let me introduce myself, I am Riley Childs a […]

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From Paintbrush to Keyboard

It’s been seven years since I sat in a classroom, face to face with subjects I knew nothing about. Yet I fled the classrooms of my college years with haste as soon as I fulfilled my degree requirements, only briefly to even look back. The years since I achieved my BA in Architecture have been […]

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Brain Bootcamp: My Journey at Tech Talent South

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, I’m very familiar with a fast paced learning format, but holey moley! Tech Talent South is the boot camp of all boot camps when it comes to training developers! I enrolled in the part-time program looking to add programming and app development skills to my existing 3d […]

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Going All In.

So I inadvertently signed myself up to write this weeks’ blog post when I said, “ Two weeks in and I already feel like I can take over the world” within earshot of Abby, our Program Director this past weekend at the Geek Girl Conference here in Charlotte.  I quit my job as an IT […]

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A smile, lemonade & one big MacbookPro…

That’s all I had walking into my first Tech Talent South class. From the get-go, I dove in head first. With applying to the program, adjusting my full-time work schedule to accommodate the course, and submitting my first payment, I jumped in with no looking back. Coding, web design and programming were always on my […]

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Round 2

My experience with Tech Talent South has been a very positive one. I’m a graphic designer working in the Charlotte area as an in-house designer (Cardinal Financial) and I do freelance on the side for my own small business (MAD Design Studio). I went to school for mainly print design, and through the needs of […]

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Mimosas. Muffins. Technology. Community. And lots of coffee.

Mimosas. Muffins. Technology. Community. And lots of coffee. That’s Tech Talent South in a nutshell. Becoming a student at TTS was a big change for me after years as a public school English teacher, and I’m loving every minute of it. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of learning and applying our newly […]

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