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.
Politico covers the passing by congress of a $3 billion expansion of the GI Bill, which aims to give veterans more flexibility to get new skills later in life through nontraditional education providers like coding bootcamps.
The Daily Californian looked at how UC Berkeley Extension is launching a UX/UI bootcamp starting in November in SF, and how UC Berkeley’s Extension programs are slated to help reduce the college’s campus budget deficit, including coding bootcamp programs.
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.
Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.