Why do journalists and industry leaders think that two coding bootcamps are closing? And despite these “shutdowns,” why do companies like IBM still want to hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re covering all of the industry news from August. Plus, a $3 billion GI Bill that covers coding bootcamps for veterans, why Google and Amazon are partnering with bootcamps, and diversity initiatives. Listen to our podcast or read the full August 2017 News Roundup below.
A TV Show, 2 Fundraises, and a Job Opportunity
Why are Dev Bootcamp & The Iron Yard Closing?
What Industry Insiders Think
Despite closures, bootcampers are still in demand
College vs. Coding Bootcamp
Students in the News
Paying for Bootcamp
Diverse Bootcampers in Tech
Partnerships with Tech Giants
Bootcamps at Universities
New Initiatives + Schools
- Codecademy is launching mentored courses and Education Dive interviewed co-founder and CEO Zach Sims about the closure of some coding bootcamps, the future of the space, and what is happening with the new mentored courses.
- Crains Cleveland looks at whether Northeast Ohio might be in a bootcamp bubble, with 6 coding bootcamps in the region, and a seventh, Blue Ocean Coding, opening in September.
- According to Clomedia, Startup Institute is launching an intrapreneurship program, where students learn how to innovate within the companies they work for.
Tech Elevator’s new Cincinnati campus will open in October 2017. Tech Elevator already has campus in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
Tech Talent South is providing curriculum for a new coding bootcamp at Gaston College in Belmont, NC.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that LaunchCode has been facing setbacks and is pulling out of an initiative in Rhode Island, where they received almost $500,000 in grants from the state to hold bootcamps and internships.
- Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee bootcamp DevCodeCamp is launching a 24-week evening bootcamp on September 28 which will teach the same skills as the original 12-week full time bootcamp.
- Sheridan Media reports that Interapt coding school is scheduled to open a campus in Buffalo, NY in January 2018. Interapt is a Kentucky-based tech company which trains workers and guarantees them work at the company once they complete the program.
Arkansas Coding Academy is opening in Little Rock, their second campus teaching Android after the one at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
New Schools on Course Report
Beginex, New York City
Northcoders, Manchester, England
Destination Dev, cities in Colombia and Thailand
School of Accelerated Learning, Hyderabad, India
CodeSpace, Cape Town, South Africa
Impact Byte, Jakarta, Indonesia
Favorite Articles on the Course Report Blog
- I really appreciated my conversation with Lambda School’s co-founder Austen Allred about how the school is broadening access to coding education with their new 6-month online course that includes deferred tuition until students land a job.
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