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What happened in the world of coding bootcamps in July 2018? In our latest news roundup we look at the fascinating merger of two prominent bootcamps, an exciting fundraise for a bootcamp which focuses on apprenticeships, and a settlement worth $1 million. We also delve into the college versus coding bootcamp debate, celebrate lots of successful bootcamp graduates, and look at the proliferation of coding bootcamps in up-and-coming tech areas. Finally we look at new, innovative ways to finance bootcamp (and the potential for predatory behavior in them), and what the job market is looking like for grads right now. Read this blog post or listen to our podcast!

Acquisitions & Fundraises

 

College vs Bootcamp: The Debate Rages On

 

Celebrating Alumni Success

 

Learning to Code in Up-and-Coming Tech Hubs

 

ISAs + Deferred Tuition: Potential for setbacks?

 

The Job Market for Bootcamp Grads

 

New Campuses, Courses & Bootcamp Updates

 

New Schools on Course Report in July

 

Our Favorite Pieces on the Blog

Liz really enjoyed talking with Galvanize CEO Al Rosabal about the Hack Reactor Acquisition. She also spoke to another Denver bootcamp grad in July – Mimi from Turing, who is a really great example of someone who just commits fully to their goals. She moved from LA to Denver for Turing and then to Phoenix for her new job.

Imogen enjoyed working on two video pieces that we published on our YouTube channel in July! The first one was with James, a graduate from New York Code + Design Academy who started his own web development agency, and the second one was with Bernard, a Hack Reactor graduate who is now a software developer at Consumer Reports! Both graduates told us about how they made sure they were successful at bootcamp, and why they each felt coding bootcamp was worth the time and the money.

Lauren was excited to interview a coding bootcamp prep course grad in July – Sarah, a graduate of First Step Coding’s 8-week prep course. Sarah was a high school English teacher for 6 years before realizing that she was more excited about the way technology could support education. She wanted to transition into a more logical, problem-solving role so she attended First Step Coding, and now she’s moving from Boston to San Francisco to attend full-time coding bootcamp Rithm School in September.

 

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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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