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A career in tech is calling (and this program can help) 💻
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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.

Course options:

  • 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).
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Build long-lasting relationships with your cohort and establish a community for you to lean on for the rest of your career. | Photo provided by Flatiron School

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.

See you in the (virtual) classroom, Sacramento.*
 
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🗓️ EVENTS 🗓️
 

Friday, March 10
  • Tiffany Haddish | Friday, Mar. 10-Saturday, Mar. 11 | Times vary | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $40 | The comedian known for her roles in “Girls Trip” and “The Afterparty” brings her stand-up to Sac.
Saturday, March 11
  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | R Cubed Lifestyle, 3214 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento | Free | Enjoy treats and drinks as you browse vendor booths at this St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
  • Sactown Elevated | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 7 p.m. | Aurora, 1201 J St., Sacramento | $35-$40 | Bust out your best salsa and bachata moves on a gorgeous Downtown rooftop.
  • Xuan Hoi Ngo | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 8 p.m. | Thunder Valley Casino, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln | $58-$228 | Witness this showcase of dazzling entertainment from Vietnam.
Sunday, March 12
  • Roseville Record Fair | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Roseville Memorial Veterans Hall, 110 Park Dr., Roseville | Free | If you’re looking to add to your collection of vinyl or cassettes, you’ve come to the right place.
  • Second Sunday Brunch Market | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 10 a.m. | River City Marketplace, Sacramento | Free | Back for 2023, be sure to stop by local artist booths and rock out to live music after chowing down on brunch by the river.
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.

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When it comes to building your retirement savings, there’s no better time to get started than right now. | Photo by SmartAsset
 
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✏️NEWS NOTES ✏️
 

Weather
  • 58º | Showers | 70% chance of rain 🌧️
  • With more heavy rain hitting the region in the coming days, Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for Sacramento County. The order allows the state to respond to weather-related emergencies more quickly and efficiently. Check out our storm resources guide. (ABC 10)
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Biz
  • Records indicate that locally owned Hot Off the Griddle — which specializes in daytime comfort food — will open a third location in Rocklin at 4800 Granite Dr. The restaurant currently has spots in South Natomas and Orangevale. 🍽️ (Sac Biz Journal)
Sports
  • Stingers up. The Sac State Women’s Basketball team won the Big Sky Conference championship this week. The win gives the Hornets an automatic bid to play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history. 🏀 (FOX40)
Feel Good
  • A Sacramento grandpa has gone viral on TikTok for documenting the journey of his granddaughter’s Peppa Pig figurines. The toys made their way into David Zielke’s luggage after his granddaughter, Lisette, couldn’t join him on his vacation — so David decided to shoot the video as a “souvenir” for her. 🐷 (CBS 13)
Job
  • 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.
Watch
  • 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. 🍿 *
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NEWS
 
Spring forward ⏱️
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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 time 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.
 
 
👋 THE WRAP 👋
 
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Jordan Radach
From the Editor
I was lucky enough to be invited to a jaggo (a traditional Indian pre-wedding party) at Mirage Banquet Hall earlier this week and it was some of the most fun I’ve had all year long.
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