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.
Home, Garden + Remodeling Show | Friday, Mar. 10-Sunday, Mar. 12 | Times vary | Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville | $8-$25 | Peruse the largest gathering of landscaping and interior design companies, remodeling contractors, and outdoor living spaces.
Wild Lights | Friday, March 10-Sunday, May 21 | Times vary | Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville | $17-$20 | See the zoo light up with thousands of handcrafted silk lanterns.
Saturday, March 11
Louisville Makers Market | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Artisan Loft at Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., Louisville | Free | Shop this pop-up market featuring Kentucky artists and crafters.
Games on Tap | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 12-5 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 642 Baxter Ave., Louisville | Free | Chill out with a frosty pint and a taproom full of board games.
Movement in the Atrium: Barre3 | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville | Free | Enjoy this low-impact yet high-energy class that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.
Monday, March 13
Rebuilding Calls From Home: A Flood Relief Fundraiser | Monday, Mar. 13 | 6 p.m. | 21c Museum Hotels, 700 W. Main St., Louisville | $30-$1,200 | Join Louisville Public Media and WMMT for a screening of “Calls From Home,” an advance cut of a short documentary film on mass incarceration in Appalachia.
Tuesday, March 14
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night at Dave & Buster’s | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Dave and Buster’s, 5000 Shelbyville Rd., Ste. D200, Louisville | Free | Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the UK, this trivia quiz night offers a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells.
Wednesday, March 15
JobNewsUSA.com Louisville Job Fair | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cardinal Stadium - PNC Club, 2800 S. Floyd St., Louisville | Free | Meet with top employers from various industries and explore a range of job openings.
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.
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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LOU’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is tomorrow, March 11 at 3 p.m. It starts on the corner of Broadway and Baxter and will travel down Bardstown Road with floats and marching bands. Plus, neighborhood bars will be pouring loads of green beer.
Jim Beam in a can? Yes, please. The American bourbon whiskey brand has released “Kentucky Coolers,” a ready-to-drink line of canned cocktails. Four flavors are now available across the US: strawberry punch, black cherry lemonade, sweet tea lemonade, and citrus punch.
West Sixth Brewing in NuLu will be adding food to its menu next month. Guests can expect shareable items like tacos, wings, chips, and dips to pair with their brews. Front-of-house manager Kaitlyn Colberg expects the menu to evolve over time to cater to customers’ needs. 🍻 (WLKY)
Looking for something new this St. Paddy’s Day? We’ve got something for ewe. With a long history in Kentucky agriculture, lamb isoft considered a superb meat option. So, go ahead, expand your palate this holiday — just look for the Kentucky Proud logo when purchasing lamb at your local Kroger. 🍀 *
Gender-neutral clothing shopBLōFISH is closing on Sunday, March 26. The NuLu store was created to provide comfy clothes for all, and has been open for seven years. Though the brick-and-mortar store is closing due to retail industry changes, owner Logan Manford will keep theonline shop going. (The Courier-Journal)
Louisville Downtown Partnership is calling for volunteers to help clean up. Opportunities include cleaning alley gallery doors, painting garbage cans, and picking up litter in preparation for Thunder Over Louisville and Derby. All trash bags, gloves, and other materials are provided. Check out more ways to volunteer in LOU. 🧹
Baird Urban Sports Park is reopening for spring, and kicking off the season with its first Sports Park Social night on Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. The event will run weekly through Monday, May 15, with food and beer from Against the Grain available for purchase. 👟
Three teams from Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council, a high school student organization, will grant $30,000 to local nonprofit organizations later this month. The orgs were chosen based on work they’ve done throughout the school year, and include Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Gate of Hope, Dare to Care, and more.
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Have you prepared your speech? The 95th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, March 12 at 8 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 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. 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. (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.
Koa is City Editor Lennie’s rambunctious Chihuahua mix. | Photo by LOUtoday
Today’s issue was written by Lennie.
Editor’s pick: I cannot wait for daylight saving time to kick in. I am so over cold weather (which is anything below 70 degrees, in my book) and ready for longer days. I’m looking forward to events at Waterfront Park, outdoor dining at Chik’n & Mi, and bringing my rotten little pooch Koa to dog parks.
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