On October 26th, the Course Report team took over the Women in Tech Snapchat Channel and had a blast introducing everyone to coding bootcamps, Course Report, and even took followers along to tour three NYC coding bootcamps!
But if there’s one bummer about Snapchat, it’s that the snaps disappear! So of course, we posted the Snapstory to YouTube (above), and reflected on our day (below). Take five minutes to follow along, meet our team, and get to know coding bootcamps in a whole new light!
Meet the Course Report team: Liz, Imogen, Lauren, and James!
Learn about coding bootcamps – intensive, immersive schools that teach beginners technical skills like web and mobile development. In the past, to become a developer, you had to get a CS degree, which have traditionally catered to men. But coding bootcamps are different- they’re short, inclusive, and 43% of bootcamp grads are women!
We cross the Brooklyn Bridge to give you a sneak peak at three NYC coding bootcamps in the Financial District: Flatiron School, Dev Bootcamp [As of December 8, 2017, Dev Bootcamp will no longer be operating], and Startup Institute.
At Flatiron School, we share plenty of classroom pics (their space and their students are so creative!), hear from co-founder Avi Flombaum and learn why one student chose Flatiron School.
At Dev Bootcamp, we learn about Neil’s final project, got a career tip from Bie, and got the rundown on Engineering Empathy from Olivia.
At Startup Institute, we learned about the four “career tracks” that students choose from, and how improv can help prep students for their first tech jobs.
Finally, choosing the coding bootcamp that’s right for you doesn’t have to be scary. Here are 7 tips to narrow down your options:
Don't forget to follow the Women In Tech Snapchat Channel @womenintech to see more inspiring stories about women doing amazing things in tech!
Flatiron School instructor Graham Troyer-Joy explains object-oriented programming for beginners!
Thinkful Design Product Manager Terry Million explains the differences, and how to get started!