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Sep 28

Landing And Keeping Your Dream Remote Job

Here at the Institute of Code, we love remote work. After all, nothing beats working in an environment of your making, not having to sit in traffic, and being able to uproot whenever suits you.

But remote working presents many unique challenges, especially if you’re freelancing. Communication issues, lacking support,...

Sep 28

What You Need To Know To Be A Travel Blogger

It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of a financially independent lifestyle that sees you travel the world on a sponsored dime. But it’s incredibly difficult to actually achieve that lifestyle. Popular media has made travel blogging out to be a way to fast track your way to...

Aug 18

Women In Tech Series Laura Roeder Of Meet Edgar

In this first article in this series celebrating amazing women in tech, we talk to Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar, one of the world’s most popular social media scheduling tools, that turned over $4M in revenue in just 2.5 years In this interview, Laura tells about her journey from...

Jul 31

How To Land Your First Digital Marketing Job

Digital media is now so deeply embedded into society it’s impossible to ignore the effects. We’re so chronically attached to our phones, to social media, to Googling things, that these things have just become extensions of our lives.

That’s why digital marketing is one of the fastest growing professions in...

Jul 21

7 Ways To Be Productive Working Remotely

So you’ve landed the remote job of your dreams. Congratulations! Now the real work starts.

While there’s overwhelming research out there suggesting working remotely leads to better productivity, this doesn’t always happen automatically. Staying motivated and productive is almost an entirely new ball game when you’re working remotely - without...

Jun 26

3 Reasons Why You Need To Learn Coding In An Immersive Environment

To start, I want to ask you a question. Think back to the last class you took. How much do you still remember?

If your answer is, ‘not all that much’, that’s ok! You’re just experiencing the very natural phenomenon known as ‘the forgetting curve’, coined by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a...

Jun 21

Student Spotlight Josh Littin Of Cohome

He likes his basketball jerseys meshy, steaks grilled medium rare and cocktails mixed strong. He is the ultimate guy’s guy. Though, the buck doesn’t stop there for the New-Zealand export. Outside of his brawny predilections, Josh Littin has a rank-climbing career that has seen him go from marketing specialist to...

Jun 08

How To Get Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

Imagine being able to work from home, or better yet, in an entirely different country! Working with your laptop on a balcony, sipping coffee and munching on fresh fruit in sunny Greece would be the dream. But does it sound too good to be true?

​Not really!

Remote working is...

Jun 05

How To Build A Social Media Following

Many brands are starting to realize that a large social media presence is one of the leading tools they can have in their marketing arsenal. Many individuals are also starting to recognize that there is significant value in building an audience.

In this article, I will provide some strategies that...

May 31

Student Spotlight Annie Moon Arkell Of Mo Creative

Better known as “Mo” to her closest friends, Annie is a bonafide hustler. She went from bartending to formulating marketing strategies for a major e-commerce retailer in one swift career move. Never one to get too comfortable, she took the ultimate plunge and decided to open up her own digital...

May 31

10 Jobs Youll Nail If You Learn Coding

Learning coding doesn’t just limit you to becoming a web-developer. Increasingly more employers are looking for people with technical skills to complement their existing skillsets. In fact, many experts, such as Tim Brown from IDEO, and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, have advocated for hiring generalists, rather than specialists; flexibility,...

May 29

7 Must Visit Spots In Ubud

Jules (@JulesJetsets) is a Los Angeles based travel and lifestyle influencer. She has always valued the kind of independence and freedom that travel could offer. With her camera in one hand and her passport in the other, she’s ready to tackle any new adventure that comes her way!

While there...

May 24

Student Spotlight Millie Cooper Of Design By Mouse

Coming in hot at number one among search listings for “Sydney Freelance Designer”, Millie is a force to be reckoned with in her field. She came to us with a specific goal in mind: to finally be able to speak intelligently to her team of developers. As a business owner,...

May 23

How Traditional Education Has Messed Us Up

I have an inkling everyone suspects by now our traditional education is a little bit of a let-down. But much of the criticism has been levelled at how performance is measured (judge a fish on it’s climbing abilities and what-not). But how damaging is traditional education, particularly higher education, to...

May 19

5 Of The Biggest Digital Marketing Myths

Living in this incredible age of information is a double-edged sword. Sure, it puts all we’ve ever wanted to know (and sometimes, not wanted to know) at our fingertips. But just as it allows heartwarming stories, cute cat videos and memes to go viral, false information too can spread like...

May 10

Why You Need To Upskill Now

Disruptive technology is a fascinating topic. For most people, it’s an extremely exciting concept. Disruptive tech is constantly changing our lives, making everything more convenient, more affordable and more accessible. It has made the world a much smaller place, putting everything right at our fingertips, making some of the most...

May 05

5 Of The Best Hangout Spots In Canggu

Jules (@JulesJetsets) is a Los Angeles based travel and lifestyle influencer. She has always valued the kind of independence and freedom that travel could offer. With her camera in one hand and her passport in the other, she’s ready to tackle any new adventure that comes her way!

Bali has...

Apr 12

Which Course Should I Take

We’re proud to have just launched our brand new digital marketing course! In building The Institute of Code, we realised there were very few places people could learn updated digital marketing skills. Most were too theoretical or completely outdated. On top of that, very few places taught the technical skills...

Mar 14

Epic 2 Day Instagram Tour Of Bali

We’ll take you to the most scenic, photographic, Instagrammable locations around northern Bali where you’ll snap, ‘gram and experience the beauty of Bali.

We’ve always enjoyed concluding our coding retreats on a high. After each student has bracketed their last element and triple-tested their media queries, we spend an afternoon...

Feb 28

5 Skills Digital Marketers Need To Know

Digital Marketing is currently one of the most in-demand skills. In fact, according to LinkedIn, digital marketing related jobs claimed multiple top 20 spots in both 2014 and 2015.

Because of its growth, marketing has become an incredibly broad field, with many different disciplines coming under its umbrella. As a...

Feb 26

How To Score Cheap Flights And Other Travel Hacks

In the original Wall Street movie, the infamous Charlie Sheen wistfully tells his girlfriend “I think if I can make a bundle of cash before I’m thirty and get out of this racket, I’ll be able to ride my motorcycle across China.”

Nov 18

The Digital Nomads Toolbox

These are our most essential tools to have by your side a digital nomad

Why save up and wait for that big post-retirement trip, when you can do it all now? This idea drives the modern day digital nomad.

Oct 25

The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Learning To Code

I recently started working for a start-up called The Institute of Code (IOC). We run 10 day bootcamps teaching front end web-development. Each session, up to 15 motivated and diverse students head to beautiful villas in amazing tropical locations around the world to learn to web development skills - pretty...

Jul 15

Why Ive Hung Up My Surfboard For 10 Days To Sit In A Classroom Learning To Code

There are certain skills that are essential for running your own business - like having proper emotional intelligence to work well with clients, understanding marketing, and a basic understanding of how to code…

Chantell is an author, marketing/advertising consultant and entrepreneur and attended our June 10 course to help take...

Jul 01

6 Fears Keeping You From Starting Your Own Business

It’s completely normal, if not rational, to have tremendous doubts about investing time, money and energy into launching your own business.

In fact, it can be one of the most nerve racking things you’ll ever do in your life, but it also might be one of the most rewarding. Being...