Coding bootcamps are ramping up as we get closer to fall – in August we published our latest market growth report (23,000 grads expected in 2019), Flatiron School acquired a cybersecurity bootcamp, and companies like LinkedIn and JPMorgan Chase hired bootcamp graduates! We chat about the history of income share agreements, coding bootcamps for social good, women in tech, and companies hiring from (and vouching for) coding bootcamps. Plus, we tell you about the 9 newest tech bootcamps that opened in August!
Flatiron School announced that they’ll acquire SecureSet cybersecurity bootcamp. That means that Flatiron now teaches Web Development, Data Science, UX Design, and Cybersecurity.
Flatiron is also launching a 10-month online bootcamp at UC Irvine in California, according to an article in Yahoo Finance.
As Flatiron’s parent company, WeWork, files for its initial public offering, EdSurge looked at WeWork’s IPO filing documents which show that WeWork paid $28 million for Flatiron School which included $15 million in cash and the rest in stock. The article also looks at the growth of Flatiron and its tenfold revenue increase.
The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about 2U, which recently acquired Trilogy Education, and how its shares dropped from $36 to under $14, which has been loosely attributed to 2U’s spending spree on Trilogy (they spent $750MM).
Coding bootcamp Code Fellows launched a new outcomes reporting rubric for themselves and their partner schools including DeltaV, Alchemy Code Lab, Code Partners, DevStation, Source Code Developer Academy, and Luminus Technical University College.
Market Watch reporter Jillian Berman wrote an analysis on the landscape of income share agreements, how some advocates are suggesting ISAs as a potential solution to the student debt crisis, while others worry ISAs could discriminate against women and students of color, and pander to private investors. She also looks at the details of a bipartisan bill to regulate ISAs.
19 students have graduated from a free coding bootcamp in Chicago – a partnership between the City of Chicago, Coding Dojo, and The Chicago Cook Workforce, which aims to provide access to technology training for those who need it most in underserved communities.
The Chicago Defender looks at a report that says Chicago needs to become more inclusive to grow the tech talent economy, and looks at the effectiveness of Chicago coding bootcamps in their ability to place black students and women in tech companies.
We’ve been working on more Final Project spotlights recently, because seeing what a bootcamper can actually build is a great way to understand the quality of a bootcamp. Liz talked to DevMountain UX Design student Katie Stakland who created a roommate communication app called Gabble! Katie got to collaborate with iOS developers on this group project – and wrote a Medium article about it that has 15,000 reads!
Imogen enjoyed chatting with three part-time DigitalCrafts students who all learned to code and upgraded their careers without quitting their jobs or compromising parental duties. Nick was working as an IT rep and juggling family responsibilities while at DigitalCrafts, and is now a fully-fledged software engineer. Mom to a 2-year old, Sarah, relied on support from her husband so she could learn to code in the evenings and on weekends. Lizzy’s employer paid for her to do the part-time course so she could upskill and contribute more to her team! They gave some great tips for juggling a career change while still carrying on with life!
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.