In February we heard some interesting debates about the ethics of data science, how bootcamps are partnering with universities, and companies like Infosys and Google, and how the number of tech education options in Africa is growing! Plus, Thinkful attempted to predict the Oscars, the Ohio Lt. Governor stopped by Tech Elevator, and women in bootcamps were recognized. We also looked at various ways to pay for bootcamp, and tips for breaking into tech. Listen to the podcast or read the roundup below.
Student Success Stories
Data Science in the News
Universities + Coding bootcamps
How Companies Are Partnering with Bootcamps
EdTech in Africa
- Elvis Chidera, a Nigerian entrepreneur, talked to ELearningInside about Africa’s growing edtech scene, about the increase in students studying STEM subjects at university, and how more and more alternatives to university are cropping up, such as Andela.
- The founder of HyperionDev, Riaz Moola, writes a guest post for University World news about why he started Hyperion Dev in Africa, and about his new initiative - CoGrammar.
- A 2-year coding bootcamp called YouCode has launched in Morocco in northern Africa, which is free for anyone aged 18-35, regardless of their background.
The first data science academy in Ghana is called Blossom Academy, and trains students and pairs them with local tech companies.
The Rwanda government wants to establish five coding academies, one in each province, with the aim of enrolling 300 students per year.
- It’s not only Africa that’s seeing bootcamps shape the future; Twin Cities Business Magazine looks at the impact of bootcamps on the tech labor shortage in Minneapolis, mentioning coding bootcamp Prime Digital Academy.
Paying for Bootcamp - ISAs & GI Bill
Tips for Breaking into Tech
New Bootcamps + Bootcamp Updates
New Schools in the Course Report Directory:
Liz & Imogen’s Favorite Blog Posts
Imogen enjoyed learning all about AWS (Amazon Web Services) from Codesmith instructor. Schno Mozingo. He explained the origins of AWS, how it helps companies launch websites without a huge amount of local hardware, and how software engineers use AWS on a day-to-day basis. Check out the article to find some links to videos and courses which can help you start learning how to use AWS!
Liz got to talk to two Metis graduates, Emily and Halle, on a video Q&A this month. These two women actually graduated from the same Metis cohort a couple of years ago, and have since progressed their careers! They chatted about how they’ve gone from Junior Data Scientists to mid/senior level data scientists, and gave some great advice for any bootcamp graduate.
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