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.
March Blood Drive at Jon Wayne Service Company | Friday, Mar. 10 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jon Wayne Service Company, 9272 Hwy. 87 E., San Antonio | Free | Help resupply the current community blood shortage by donating blood at this event.
Saturday, March 11
Thompson Spa Spring Into A New You | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Thompson San Antonio - Riverwalk, 111 Lexington Ave., San Antonio | $40 | Attend a morning of yoga, sound bowl meditation, journaling, and acupuncture in honor of the changing seasons.
Stranger Things Meet & Greet | Saturday, Mar. 11-Sunday, Mar. 12 | Times vary | Hodgepodgetastic, 11503 E. Loop 1604 N., Universal City | Free | Meet the actors behind this popular TV show’s demogorgon and Number 010.
Sunday, March 12
Sunday Yoga | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 10-11 a.m. | The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your yoga mat and join instructor Stephanie Jane from Black Swan Yoga.
Sunday Drag Brunch | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Picks Bar, 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio | $45-$250 | Doors open at 11 a.m. with music and brunch, and the drag show begins at 1 p.m.
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In-development complex The Creamery has released plans for its restaurant concepts. Five restaurants will open this May, including a seafood restaurant overlooking the River Walk and a speakeasy-esque pizza spot. 🍕 (San Antonio Current)
San Antonio Sports has received a $350,000 grant to expand its youth programs. The Fit Family Challenge will now be offered year round, while i play! afterschool will expand into new school districts. Aka: more access to exerciseand sports for San Antonio kids and communities. ⚽
Calling all book worms. The San Antonio Book Festival has announced its 2023 author lineup, which includes Kiese Laymon, Geraldine Brooks, Melissa de la Cruz, and Matthew Desmond. Plan ahead for the free event on Saturday, April 15.
Two new direct routes are now available out of SAT, thanks to Spirit Airlines: flights to Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale. Psst — peep our guide to SAT. ✈️
Tomorrow, celebrate a belated International Women’s Day by walking with City Girls Who Walk - SATX. Meet at Orsinger Park (12230 Huebner Rd.) at 10 a.m. for a walk plus free merch courtesy of Merrell. 🥾🥾
Do you eat, breathe, and dream about editorial content? We’re hiring a Managing Editor to support the strategic growth and development of 6AM City’s editorial team, specifically as it relates to content management, creation, and strategy. See details + apply.
Have you prepared your speech? The 95th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, March 12 at 7 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 savings 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. Many 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.
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.
Today’s issue was written by Sarah.
Editor’s pick: Need just one more fun option for your Saturday? Wannabe green thumbs can head to the freeSpring Bloom event Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Antonio Water System Headquarters. You’ll learn your ideal landscaping look and how to achieve it with water-efficient plants. You might just walk away with a free drought-tolerant plant, too. 🌵
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