Offering financial solutions so you can take an iOS or Android course!

Lisa Blog, iOS, Learn to build, New apps

If you want to take one of our full-time courses at TurnToTech but money is an issue that’s holding you back… Skills Fund is here to help! Skills Fund is a lending company that has partnered with TurnToTech to help students pay for tuition and cost of living while taking the course. Skills Fund is a company dedicated to lending only to bootcamp students They believe that students will benefit from having access to high-quality skills education and have developed options for financing solutions. According to their mission, they “pull upon extensive expertise to create …

Latest Meetup: Intro to iOS Development, Part of our DIY Series; Build an iOS App in 3 Hours

Lisa Blog, iOS, Learn to build, New apps

If you ask the Magic 8 ball “Can I Build an App in 3 hours?” It will definitely answer with “It is certain.” This past Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, TurnToTech hosted a Meetup event where attendees had the chance to build a fully-functional mobile Magic 8 Ball app. Patrick Sanders, one of our instructors here at TurnToTech and an iOS expert, led the 3-hour session of approximately 20 attendees. People who participated came from all different backgrounds, which made for a very interesting and fun crowd. First, they looked at the process …

Field trip to BuzzFeed

Lisa alumna, Blog, BuzzFeed, field trip, iOS, networking, New apps

Field trips aren’t just for kids! TurnToTech’s students took a trip to the BuzzFeed office on East 118th Street to take a look around and hear what TurnToTech alumna Paola Mata and her co-workers do day-to-day. Paola has been an iOS developer at BuzzFeed for 2 years and is an active member of several organizations– one of them being the NYC Tech Latinas, a community of female Latinas who are active in the tech community. She and Greg Thompson, Software Engineer at BuzzFeed, kindly took time out of their busy day …

TurnToTech alumnus launches a new app!

Lisa Alumni, Blog, iOS, New apps

Congratulations to TurnToTech alumnus, Daniel Nomura for the recent launch of his app on the iTunes store. It’s called SwoopParking and is designed for users to see when and where street cleaning is happening so that you can “swoop” a parking spot. We sat down with him to get the scoop on the Swoop! Who is this app for? My app is for anyone looking for parking in NYC. Swoop! displays a map that shows where street cleaning is going to finish at a given time, so that hopefully you can …

Meetup Recap: Protecting your digital privacy rights

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

  Civic-tech project Voices and the grassroots Electronic Frontier Alliance led a Meetup at TurnToTech on Nov. 9th on a topic that almost anyone these days can identify with: your digital privacy rights! The three speakers, Abi Hassen, Nathan Sheard and John Bogil are active leaders in the community who support social justice causes and movements for political rights. They started the event with a lively discussion on how our online presence and digital footprints are matters to pay close attention to, and presented some resources and tools available to …

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Intro to iOS Development, Part of our DIY Series

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

Last night’s Meetup at TurnToTech, the Intro to iOS Development (part of our DIY Series; Build an iOS App in 3 Hours), was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended! The event was a beginner workshop but we had a group of people of all skill levels, expertise and industry experience overall. Patrick Sanders led an engaging workshop where everyone had a chance to interact with one another, share ideas and even participate in some creative, critical thinking with mini-exercises. From the looks of it, everyone had a great …

Women in iOS: A Firebase Database Workshop

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

There’s always a TurnToTech graduate out there that’s putting their knowledge and skills yet again to good use in technology and mobile app development — not to mention buzz and energy for causes that make a difference in our world. Meet Julianne Goyena, one of our alumna, who recently teamed up with iOSoho, New York City’s largest iOS Engineer Meetup, to lead a Firebase workshop at TurnToTech. The event focused on demonstrating how easy it is to implement Firebase in iOS apps and actually brought forth a great deal of …