Did you know? Employment in the tech industry is expected to grow ~13%over the next decade — adding 660,000+ jobs to the US labor force. Enter:Flatiron School, designed to help prospective students prepare for careers in tech (like software engineer or cybersecurity analyst).
Whether you’re a new student just starting out or want to revamp your resume to get a boost in your career, Flatiron School offers multiple (and affordable) options to fit everyone’s unique lifestyle. Read: You or your adult kids could learn the skills needed for a high-paying tech job at significantly less cost than a traditional college tuition.
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
How it works:
Students can choose between full-time or part-time courses that will help build skills necessary for a new job in tech. While both options are available online, Flatiron also has Denver, CO + New York City campuses for in-person courses.
Flatiron School offers bootcamps in software engineering, data science, product design, and cybersecurity engineering in two formats:
Full-Time: Learn on a fixed schedule, roughly eight hours a day, Monday to Friday, in as little as 15 weeks.
Part-Time: Learn on your own schedule over 40 weeks.
So, you can select which pace fits your learning style + schedule.
Bonus: Students gain real-world experience through hands-on projects that can help build their professional portfolios.
Flatiron can help you become a data scientist, software or cybersecurity engineer, or UX/UI product designer in as little as 15 weeks. | Photo provided by Flatiron School
Flatiron also offers graduates up to 180 days of one-on-one career coaching to help students succeed during their job search. Career coaches review resumes, help build a student’s online presence, and can even help practice interviewing techniques. Students can take advantage of Flatiron’s employer network for active career opportunities as soon as they graduate.
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.
Aldo Park Reimagined | Tues., Aug. 2 | 3:45 p.m. | Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Dr. | Free | Celebrate the grand opening of the Saris Foundation Bike Park with biking + tons of free activities from community organizations. 🌳
Widowspeak | Tues., Aug. 2 | 8-11 p.m. | The Bur Oak, 2262 Winnebago St. | $12.66 | Hear a set from the New York-based band that excels in musical storytelling. 🎸
Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga | Tues., Aug. 2 | 7-8:15 a.m. | Memorial Union | $12.50+ | Level up your yoga practice + test out your balancing skills with this class on the lake.
NOBULL CrossFit Games | Wed., Aug. 3-Sun., Aug. 7 | Times vary | Alliant Energy Center | $25+ | Watch 200+ world-class athletes compete for the title of “Fittest on Earth.” 🏆
Acoustic Happy Hour | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green | Free+ | A peaceful night of music from Def Sonic, with a fully stocked bar and a variety of food options available.
Sugar Maple Music Festival | Fri., Aug. 5-Sat., Aug. 6 | 5-10:30 p.m. | W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, 4330 Libby Rd. | $35 | A two-day celebration of traditional music and dance. 🍁
Live Music at The Tasting Room | Sat., Aug. 6 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Cider Farm Cidery & Tasting Room, 8216 Watts Rd. | Free | A night of Cajun, jazz, and bluegrass tunes + a curated selection of spirits.
Pizza Night on the Farm | Sun., Aug. 7 | 2:30-8 p.m. | Sprouting Acres Farm, 746 WI-73, Cambridge | $20+ | Relax with a night of woodfired pizza and music on the farm. 🍕
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Madison is increasing its investment in the Village on Park mall by $5 million. The additional funds will support stormwater infrastructure, parking developments + local art, bringing the total project cost to $16.2 million. (Madison.com)
The Dairyland is about to get even cheesier. Emmi Roth — a Swiss-owned dairy company — is breaking ground on its new 134,000-sqft facility in Stoughton next week. The 19-acre property will host a center for conversion, the process of turning wheels of cheese into slices, crumbles, and wedges. 🧀 (The Cap Times)
A new upscale cocktail lounge is coming to the West Washington corridor. Located at 510 W. Washington Ave., Nitro will serve nitrogen gas-infused cocktails and beverages alongside light fare + grab-and-go bites. The lounge plans to open in November or December of this year. 🍸 (Madison.com)
June is long gone but Pride never leaves the 608. Be a part of Madison’s largest Pride festival + celebration hosted by OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center on Sun., Aug. 21 at Warner Park. Join the fourth annual festival from 1-6 p.m. for performances, games, and activities for all. 🏳️🌈
Bridge construction on WIS 78 officially broke ground this week, creating a full closure between West Mineral Point Road and Greenwald Road. Until the project concludes in October, commuters are encouraged to pre-plan an alternative route. (WKOW)
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Consider this a sign to do some hydrating — be it coffee, juice, or tea. | Photo by 608today team
Behind Nitro — the new cocktail lounge coming to West Washington — are Courtney and Ace McCarty, regional owners of Lucca & Livvy.
The mobile beverage vendor serves an eclectic mix of coffee, tea + juice products via a nitrogen tap system built directly into a cargo bicycle. Drop by the Sun Prairie Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and the Monroe Street Farmers’ Market on Sundays to get a taste of the action.
Editor’s pick:This weekend, the 608 celebrated Atwood Fest — a community activation with live music, food + drink vendors, plus tons of offerings from local businesses. One of my highlights of the fest? Forward Craft & Coffee’s cold brew cart. Are you picking up on a theme here?
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