In our March 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup, we discuss all the industry news that we've been talking about at Course Report! We have some fun celebratory announcements, we looked at news about the positive impact bootcamps are having on individuals and companies, and the debate continued between coding bootcamps and computer science degrees. We heard about some great student experiences at bootcamp, some wonderful diversity initiatives, and new scholarship opportunities. Plus, a good number of new coding bootcamps and campuses launched in March. Read the roundup below or listen to the podcast!
Tech Hire is turning 3 – remember TechHire is the Obama-era initiative to foster the tech pipeline in cities around America.
Built in Austin talks to 4 local tech companies to find out how they promote diversity in their companies. Atlassian partners with organizations like Galvanize to provide scholarships for underrepresented women; and other companies partner with groups like Girls Who Code and Blacks in Technology to engage with the community in their outreach efforts.
Forbes, The New York Times, and Mashable reported that model Karlie Kloss is expanding her Kode with Klossy classes from 15 camps in 12 cities to 50 camps in 25 cities, with the aim to teach 1000 girls aged 13-18 per year.
TechCrunch profiles NextGenT, a 16-week online bootcamp for getting a certificate in network management. The program will cover the basics of network engineering, the IT industry, and students will work on a project which simulates the rollout of an HQ facility, before getting certified to enter the workforce. NextGenT also includes career coaching and will cost $12,000.
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Lauren loved interviewing Ed Jasper of Flatiron School. Ed graduated from Flatiron School 4 years ago and tells us about his career journey including his background as a personal trainer, his full scholarship at Flatiron School, and finding developer roles in fashion tech. He also shares his experience as a person of color and a person within the LGBTQ community and how that has impacted his life in tech. He’s now a Front End Developer at Rent the Runway!
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