January 2019 Coding Bootcamp Podcast

Imogen Crispe

Written By Imogen Crispe

Last updated on July 16, 2021

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In January 2019, the top news in the tech bootcamp industry was all about Income Sharing Agreements and university coding bootcamps – it was a flurry of fascinating news! We start with a potential policy change being discussed in congress, talk through a $30 million fundraise, and summarize articles about ISAs from the New York Times, Fortune, Vice, and TechCrunch. Plus, we will tell you about some student success stories, and the 11 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory in January!

Universities + Bootcamps in Congress

The Debate Over Income Sharing Agreements

Are coding bootcamps still motivated by “filling the skills gap”?

Bootcamps for a Cause

Two Apprenticeships To Know

Three Success Stories

New Bootcamps & Campuses

New Bootcamps in January 2019:

  • San Diego Global Knowledge University in San Diego, California
  • The University of Redlands Coding Bootcamp in Redlands, California
  • Manchester Codes, in Manchester, UK
  • Altcampus in Dharamshala, India
  • Untapped Code Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Valley Bootcamp in Bangalore, India
  • Digital Career Institute in Germany, with campuses in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Koln (Cologne)
  • TrueCoders in Birmingham Alabama
  • Woz U in Scottsdale Arizona, and online
  • Pragra in Mississauga, Canada, Noida, India, and online
  • Great Learning in India (Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai, and Hyderabad)

Our Favorite Blog Posts in January

  • Imogen enjoyed interviewing Roniece Ricardo, a graduate of Flatiron School’s Access Labs - a version of their software engineering immersive which offers deferred tuition for low-income students. Roniece told us about her feelings of imposter syndrome as a woman of color entering tech, and how the Flatiron community really embraced her and made her feel welcome in the space. Roniece then moved from New York to Atlanta to help launch a new Flatiron campus, and work as a teaching assistant.
  • In light of Data Privacy Day, Liz’s favorite piece was with Logan Weir who had been to a data science bootcamp, was working at a startup, and found himself feeling like a “jack of all trades” engineer. So he went to Galvanize to hone his skills and is now specializing as a Machine Learning Engineer! In talking to him, we could tell that he was very intentional about the jobs he applied to and companies he worked at in data. He says, “My top tech companies are going to be doing ethical, socially responsible work with data, and are people who believe in open source data. People call data “the oil of the information age” and while it can be used in terrible, terrible ways, it can also be used in some pretty amazing ways to benefit people. I’ve had the ability to follow a moral compass in my career.” Great advice!


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About The Author

Imogen Crispe

Imogen Crispe

Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves exploring technology and education in her work. Her strong background in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites, makes her a contributor with professionalism and integrity.

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