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ITJ’s first For Women by Women Bootcamp

“Becoming a Full Stack Engineer” is the name of the Bootcamp held and hosted by ITJ alongside Women Who Code.

As new software engineering breakthroughs are burgeoning in Mexico, ITJ holds the mission of empowering our partners to deliver their digital innovation that improves people’s lives. So how do we do it? Only full-time client-dedicated ITJ personnel make up our professional teams, allowing us to recruit and keep the most outstanding engineering talent while providing our customers with highly effective quality services. As a result, ITJ has made the training of new engineers a top priority, complementing our ultimate goal of training women in tech. 

With the purpose of training and nurturing women professionals and college students in software engineering specialties, ITJ comes with an initiative. This idea was born since ITJ was founded by Maritza Diaz, CEO, talented entrepreneur, and software engineer, to begin women in the journey to becoming full-stack engineers. 

On April 18, ITJ’s Bootcamp: Becoming a Full Stack Engineer launched the first masterclass online exclusive for women with 160+ registrants from Mexico. The program covered 12 days of training, 2.5 hours each day. With the guidance of Diana Garcia, Iliana Carrasquedo, Aylin Yepez, Diana Colin, Jahnavi Mahanta, Sravani Kandarpa, and mentors who helped participants gain skills to become a full-stack engineers: learn how web apps work, data persistence with NoSQL databases, how to build cloud-native applications, and you can connect with experienced Full Stack Engineers, learn, have fun, and increase your professional network. In addition, participants who attend all training sessions and use ITJ’s coaching platform miCoach will receive a badge as a certified Full Stack Engineer entry-level if they pass the capstone project. 

With this opportunity, ITJ hopes to contribute to the development of a new generation of women in tech as accomplished engineers, empower this incredible potential, and bring the gender gap down.

For more information about our ITJ Bootcamps and trainings, please register at miCoach. 

ITJ is committed to investing in developing digital talent in Tijuana

Given the success of the first BootCamp organized by ITJ’s talent team, the company decided to launch a second edition. This second edition will be dedicated to those who are interested in the world of Software Testing and want to learn how to start coding software tests for web and mobile applications using Selenium and Appium. 

Software testing is one of the most important and fundamental activities in the development of a project since it enables the processes, work methods, and tools that guarantee the quality of any project. Aiming to create new talent, ITJ is offering mentorship and career development to young IT professionals in Mexico and Latin America through these intensive courses.

The Test Automation Bootcamp will be conducted entirely online, with the aim of having more participants who can reap its benefits. The two-day Bootcamp will launch on September 4th, 2021. The students will have nine hours of intensive course content with a fifteen-minute lunch break. 

It is important to remember that there are certain prerequisites for those who are interested in participating. If you are interested, then consider the following points: you will need to have knowledge of some programming language, basic knowledge of OOP, basic knowledge of HTML, CCS, and JavaScript. Also, you will need to have your laptop/PC already set up (the instructions will be shared). Both Windows or Mac can work. This is key since although the intention of the event is to train, the event requires some level of experience in software development. 

ITJ is aware of the great amount of talent that exists among young people. Bootcamps work as a tool that helps ITJ fulfill its mission: to build the next tech generation of young digital talent. That’s why the Test Automation Bootcamp is an outstanding opportunity to learn new skills, do some networking, and have the chance of being a prospect for a job in one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the US. 

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to be offered job interviews. These meetings will be conducted by Senior Managers. If you are interested in starting a career in technology and want to secure a bright future, you can start by being part of this great event. 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.mx/e/test-automation-bootcamp-registration-167522461191

ITJ’s Bootcamp: Empowering the Next Generation of Young Software Engineers

As a spearhead for software engineering and nearshoring in Mexico, ITJ firmly holds the mission to offer mentorship and career development to a new generation of software engineers. The company recently held its first quarterly iOS Mobile Developer Bootcamp in Tijuana. The 2021 event hosted professionals and students in their last semester in Computers and Software Engineering, Software Development, and other engineering majors that are seeking to jumpstart their career as mobile developers.

Over one hundred young IT professionals and students from different states of Mexico and Latin America registered to attend this immersive, two-weekend hybrid program both online and on-site at the BIT Center in Tijuana.

The Bootcamp is highly attractive for young software engineers because it allows attendees to learn from industry experts at ITJ. The program covers the basic skills needed to become an iOS native mobile developer. After the completion of the Bootcamp, attendees are equipped and prepared with everything they need to create applications for mobile environments running the Apple operating system – iOS. 

While explaining the purpose of the Bootcamp, Maritza Diaz, CEO of ITJ, states that “Mexico is booming with young engineering talent. At ITJ, we want to empower the next generation of software engineers with the right tools, technology, and resources to become world-class at their craft. In these young tech mentees, we have seen the potential and talent that, with the appropriate mentoring, creates software engineers suited to solve some of the most challenging problems of the future. Through the Bootcamp, we want to push this new generation forward and help it reach its full potential.”

The first quarterly Bootcamp consisted of two full-day weekend events ranging from July 24-25th to August 1st. Each day is divided into 30% of the time for technical knowledge and 70% for hands-on building experience in labs developing a real native mobile app. Each day is 7 hours long with one-hour lunch time and 15 min breaks every two hours to recharge.

During the event, ITJ staff offered job interviews to qualified attendees as part of its commitment to provide this young talent pool with the opportunity to boost their careers.  

The event was hosted by ITJ and sponsored by the BIT Center, Tijuana EDC, and Mexico’s National Chamber of Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technologies Industry (CANIETI).

To get access to ITJ’s other learning opportunities, visit www.itj.com. You can also follow ITJ on LinkedIn to learn about educational opportunities as they are announced.