Welcome to the November 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we cover a big bootcamp rebrand, the UN getting involved with coding bootcamps, the debate about CS degrees vs bootcamps, ethics in programming and how that extends to bootcamps, a new Outcomes Report, and as usual, new coding schools and campuses. Plus, shout out to simpleprogrammer.com, who featured us on their list of Ultimate Developer Podcasts in November!

Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast!

General News

Related: How to Pay for a Coding Bootcamp
Related: Coding Bootcamp Loans and Financing

 

Bootcamps vs Computer science degrees

Related: CS Degrees vs Coding Bootcamps
 

Diversity

Related: Alumni Spotlight: Jon Dyson of RefactorU (veteran alumni)
 

Outcomes

Related: TWC career education directory
Related: Outcomes Spotlight: Turing School
Related: Outcomes Spotlight: Thinkful

 

New Bootcamps/Bootcamp updates/courses

New Schools:

Question of the Month

“Is the programming language taught at a coding bootcamp important?”

  • Seems important, but actually isn’t really, unless you want to work in a job market that strictly hires in one specific language
  • Do a search on Indeed to find out what languages employers want in your city
  • If you learn one object-oriented programming language, then you can learn another in time to start a job
  • Remember that whatever language you learn, in 10 years (even in 10 months), it may be obsolete, so learning your first programming language is just the start- you’re signing up to be a lifelong learner.
     

Favorite Pieces on the Course Report blog:

Lauren Stewart:

  • Jack Yeh was in the Marines, studied environmental management, worked for brands like Walmart and Groupon then went to Turing School because of he saw inefficiencies with the supply chain technology. He is now a Full Stack Developer at a healthcare tech company.

Imogen Crispe

  • I spoke to three Flatiron online students in three different locations – a mom, a world traveler, and a full time accountant – to compare their experiences, and reasons for choosing Flatiron.

Liz Eggleston

  • Our new Coding Bootcamp Glossary has over 100 terms for newbies who are ready to start researching but are like- what’s Agile Methodology or what’s MEAN Stack.

FURTHER READING:

About The Author

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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.

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