In a rapidly evolving professional landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our latest offerings: three cutting-edge workshops designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel in today’s competitive world. Whether you’re in the field of sales and marketing, project management, or software development, our workshops have you covered.

Drum roll please 🥁…


Unleashing Sales and Marketing Potential with ChatGPT Workshop

Comprehensive Project Management Workshop

Harnessing AI for Coding Excellence Workshop

Unlike our 10-12 week learning pathways, these workshops are shorter, but still jammed-pack full with the information you need to succeed. Even better, you get certified at the end of the workshop, preparing you to take your LinkedIn game to the next level!

From Computer Science at Boston College to Data Science at Tech Talent & Strategy, Kalel Lopez strives to work with Artificial Intelligence to potentially create a ‘sentient’ AI model that can casually interact with people. Although he knows many people fear this sort of technology, to Kalel, it is exactly where humanity is headed and he wants to be a part of the people that bring it into this world. Let’s get to know a little bit about Kalel:

What were you doing before TTS?

I had recently graduated from Boston College in May 2022 and began searching for work opportunities soon after. I found TTS on Handshake and decided a boot camp would be good to hone my skills.

What have you learned about yourself over the past year?

I’ve learned that I work well in peaceful environments and when I can focus on one aspect of whatever job I am doing. I’ve also learned that I am better at coding than I originally thought after graduating from my university.

What does the world need more of?

In truth, the world needs more people that are capable of making decisions for themselves rather than following whatever is most popular now. These people should be able to think about their position in the world, how they could make the world better, and how their actions affect even the smallest things in life. I strive to be this kind of person.

How has what you learned at TTS impacted your life?

The things I learned at TTS really allowed me to test my knowledge on data science and gave me confidence in my ability to code. Learning new languages like R and SQL was incredibly helpful. Even with the subjects I already had experience with like Python and Excel, I found myself learning much more and becoming much more comfortable with coding.

What is something that makes you unique?

While I focus the majority of my time and study into computer science, I am actually more of an artist at heart. I’ve done much traditional and digital painting throughout my life and occasionally make commissions for people. I also play the piano, guitar, and ocarina for fun. Apart from those hobbies, I also studied Japanese for 8 years and am proficient in it.

Any advice for others looking to explore this path?

It will be incredibly daunting. This is a world where there is an insane amount of information constantly being created and released in the internet. The important thing is to focus on your objective and not get distracted by how complicated the code may seem. In the end, we work with these languages like Python and R in order to understand them and then manipulate them for our own purposes.

“Que buena vida” is a saying that Anabelle Capois Espinal holds close to her heart. Translating to “What a good life,” the quote is what her father likes to say sarcastically when he calls Anabelle after she has just woken up from a midday nap. However, the saying has come to take on a great meaning for Anabelle. She has it written down on her white board as a reminder that no matter what is going on in life, there is always something good in every situation, no matter how difficult it is to find it at the moment.

As a member of the TTS family and participant in our Data Science training, we see Anabelle embody “Que buena vida” through everything she does. Let’s get to know a little bit about her:

What were you doing before TTS?

Before joining the TTS bootcamp I was a recent MBA graduate. Close to a year into my graduate program I was seeking opportunities to gain new data analytics skills and improve on the ones I already possessed from previous schooling. By some fate of the universe I received a message from TTS via my school Handshake profile telling me about the Graduate Accelerator Program scholarship. Unfortunately I was not able to grab a spot in the first cohort after graduation, but once the applications opened again I reapplied and the rest is history!

Anabelle in cap and gown, smiling.

What have you learned about yourself over the past year?

The most important thing that I have learned about myself is that I know myself best. When it comes to being in a place of transition, it can be hard for others to understand why you are doing what you are doing, especially when there is an easier path. Loved ones will come from a place of concern for our well being with their advice, and others may be coming from a place of fear because they would not do the same if they had the choice. Listening to others’ advice is an important part of the journey, but it’s up to me to decide. I think of it as running a race. My loved ones, schooling, past work experience, have helped coach me to win based on their own experiences, but only I know what’s going on with my body and mind come race day. In that moment I am the only one making the decisions that will get me to the “finish line”.

What does the world need more of?

The world needs more representation in tech! Tech is shaping our world, and it needs to be shaped like all of us. Different gender identities, skin colors, cultures, languages, religious beliefs, etc. We also need more places where people can be comfortable sharing the difficulties they are facing in life, be it personal or professional; being open about not having everything in life figured out should be less of a taboo. We need better and more affordable access to resources where we can learn new skills to help be better equipped to face challenges and grow. Too many people remain feeling stuck because they do not know where to turn.

How has what you learned at TTS impacted your life?

The main reason I wanted to go through a data science bootcamp, besides learning new skills, was to improve my confidence. As an immigrant and afro-latina woman, there are many things that make you believe you are not good enough to be where you are. I know that I have the skills and have put in the work to get to where I want to be. However, there is always that insecure voice inside that always manages to sneak up when it really matters. Going through the bootcamp was no easy feat, but I put in my best effort and made it to the end, working on challenging projects and learning complex topics. That is something to feel very confident about.

Name a woman (or women), past or present, whom you admire or look up to.

The women that I most admire have been the women in my family. I have seen them put so much heart and work into everything that they do without getting all the admiration and respect they deserve. I can thank particularly my mother for always showing me from a young age that women can do anything. From raising three children, to doing DIY construction projects around the home, to being a business owner of over 10 years, she set a great example. She was not raised in an environment that provided her the tools and resources to get to where she is today, but despite struggles and barriers, she has shown that there’s always a way to get things done.

Anabelle and family - smiling in wedding attire

Any advice for others looking to explore this path?

It is not about knowing everything, it is about getting started. The bootcamp will help give you a strong foundation to succeed in your chosen career path. Do not be afraid of not knowing, that is what this time is for. To connect with other people who are also trying to figure it out. It will be challenging, but effort is the most important thing to bring with you to class each day. In terms of a career in tech, it is not as intimidating as it seems coming from another industry! People are happy to help you if you are willing to put in the work.

Do you have commitment issues? And no, we’re not talking about your love life – we’re talking about hiring! 

If you’re looking to expand your team, but are hesitant to make a long-term commitment – then look no further. With Contract-to-Hire, you invest in a low-risk option that avoids the anxiety of hiring with a trial period.

The benefits are endless – it’s literally like getting to try before you buy! Want to see what makes contract-to-hire so special? Keep on reading below:

As you can see, there are some awesome general benefits that come with Contract-to-Hire! But we’re Tech Talent & Strategy, and we like to go above and beyond. So, check out a few things we offer with our contract-to-hire option that set us apart from the rest:

So, if you’re looking to expand your team but want to avoid the commitment anxiety, give contract-to-hire a try! Click the button below to check us out…

From a small kitchen in Atlanta to a booming business across the U.S., we’ve come a long way! Starting as a coding bootcamp in 2013, TTS has now grown into a full-service talent solutions provider, offering training, staffing, and consulting services to individuals and companies alike. Who knew that a simple kitchen could launch such an incredible journey?

We now provide talent solutions to Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, enabling them to rock their digital transformation goals. We’re talking healthcare, finance, manufacturing – you name it, we’ve helped them build and scale their tech teams.

We’ve been super busy building and growing, and we realized that it was time for a change. To reflect our growth, expansion, and strategic focus on talent solutions, we’ve recently rebranded from Tech Talent South to Tech Talent & Strategy! Don’t worry, you can still call us TTS for short.

So, whether you’re ready to build a tech team, hire talent, learn new skills, or partner with us, we’ve got your back. With a fun, innovative, and customer-centric approach, TTS is the go-to provider for all your tech talent needs. Are you ready to join the tech party? 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly popular in the tech industry, and web developers can take advantage of its capabilities to optimize their coding process. In this post, we will explore three examples of how web developers can use AI to enhance their workflow and create more efficient websites.

As AI continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more powerful tools that will transform the way we develop websites. Pretty cool, right?

Interested in tech? Click the button below!

Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of AI

Listen up, folks! If you haven’t already made friends with ChatGPT, then you’re missing out on a whole lot of work fun. This AI tool is more than just a language model; it’s your new work bestie. Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your ChatGPT work relationship:

We really hope you made it to the end, because PLOT TWIST *freeze frame, record scratch* – we actually planned and partially wrote this blog post using ChatGPT (pretty dang cool, right)?

If you’re like us and you absolutely nerd-out about this kind of stuff, then you’ll love our Digital Marketing course…and our Data Analytics Course…and our Full Stack Course (they’re all super cool)!

Happy chatting everyone!

Tech Talent & Strategy and the City of Rochester, NY are excited to announce our partnership to bring residents the Rochester & TTS Workforce Development Program.

We were awarded $2 million by the City to provide 160 residents with high-tech training on networking. Participants are currently training in skills like Full Stack Web Development, Data Analytics, and Digital Marketing – enabling them to work in tech and tech-adjacent fields. Participants of the program will receive stipends, job placement, and job retention bonuses.

The Rochester & TTS Workforce Development Program kicked off in early February 2023 and will run continuous cohorts through 2026. Training participants will have the option of attending virtually or in person.

This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, which is how we are able to offer free training!

TTS Shoutout: A BIG THANKS to our newest team member, Joshua Batres, who has shown up and shown out in Rochester! We appreciate you Josh! To our current Rochester students – you’re doing awesome, and we can’t wait to see what you continue to do throughout training!

Are you ready to level up your marketing game? If so, listen up because we’re about to drop some knowledge bombs on you. Get ready to take your marketing skills to the next level because we’re launching a brand spanking new, 10-week, digital marketing course that’s live, but remote. That’s right, you can learn all the ins and outs of digital marketing from the comfort of your own home.

In today’s fast-paced, always-on world, having a solid digital marketing strategy is crucial for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a startup looking to disrupt an industry or a large corporation trying to stay ahead of the competition, digital marketing can help you achieve your goals.

Check out some digital marketing pro tips (which we’ll be covering in the course by the way)!

So, what are you waiting for? Join our 10-week digital marketing course and become a master of the online world. Trust us, your future self will thank you for it. Don’t be left behind in the digital dust, sign up now and let’s start creating some killer campaigns.