Welcome to the August News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Do you want something considered for the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school!
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- Fast Company published a well-researched and in-depth look at women in coding bootcamps.
- That Fast Company article inspired a couple of followups from Makers and Big Think.
- Fortune reported that early lending platform LendLayer was acquired by Affirm in August.
- The Toronto Star wonders if employment figures tell the whole story at coding bootcamps.
- Listen: WKSU talks to Eric Wise of Software Guild about TechHire grants to expand the Akron bootcamp.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinal explored the growth of DevCodeCamp.
- The Houston Chronicle covered regulation and job placement at Texas bootcamps.
- CNBC examines the rise of bootcamps as a possible replacement for business school.
- Coverage by Betanews & Tech Cocktail of Bloc's coding bootcamp cost calculator.
- Listen: The Talking Code podcast put out a really worthwhile episode about growing from a junior to a senior developer with Ben Orenstein of Thoughtbot (he gives shoutouts to Dev Bootcamp & Turing.)
New Bootcamps on Course Report:
- Code for Progress is a 12-month, paid, apprenticeship in Washington, DC.
- Guild of Software Architects opens doors to Android & iOS courses in Dallas.
- Max Technical Training launched an Ohio bootcamp called Cincy Code IT.
- Trend alert: universities partnering with bootcamps: Rutgers Coding Bootcamp.
- Live & Learn to Code at Cribb in Atlanta.
- San Diego welcomes another .NET bootcamp: Origin Code Academy.
Have a great September!