This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon’s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversity in tech! Plus we look at new schools and campuses around the world and discuss our favorite pieces on the Course Report blog.
The Star Beacon profiles graduates of WeCanCodeIT’s first class in Ashtabula, Ohio, which was part time, had 5 students, and was held at St John School. We Can Code IT plans to run a full-time coding class in the area in January 2018.
Campus Technology looks at degrees vs certificates, and how we can figure out who is completing what type of qualification. The reporter mentions that some coding bootcamps may choose not to report completions at all, and how the Trump administration has suspended a law which required for-profits and nonprofits running non-eligible programs to report annual completion alongside debt repayment data.
Diversity in Tech
Ryan Carson, founder and CEO of Treehouse wrote a guest post for Harvard Business Review about his struggles to diversify his engineering team, and his efforts to figure out why it was hard, how he launched an apprenticeship for new talent, and what advice he could give other team leads.
Mena Bytes looks at how Global Shapers Giza Hub is teaming up with Cairo-based coding bootcamp Al Makinah to offer full scholarships to 7 women to go to the 14-week software development bootcamp.
Bustle spoke Flatiron School graduates – three women who switched careers into tech - a former fashion designer, a former flight attendant, and a former athlete who all now have great jobs as software engineers!
WBTV looks at the growing tech job market in Charlotte, and tech training in the area including bootcamps and a program called T.R.A.P. (Training Responsible Advanced Professionals), a free online tech training program for 16 to 23 year olds, who are veterans or people with a criminal record, through IBG Software.
Inside Indiana Business reported on Course Report selecting Eleven Fifty Academy as one of the Best Coding Bootcamps of 2018-2019! 1150 Founder Scott Jones says: "We are the jet fuel for accelerating a fulfilling and successful career in tech and we are particularly excited about catapulting the careers of veterans, women, and minorities, too."
University of Saint Katherine’s San Diego Code School, in San Diego, CA,
WeCloudData - a data science bootcamp in Toronto, Canada
Elbrus Coding Bootcamp - in Moscow, Russia
Favorite Articles on the Blog
I talked to a Hackbright instructor, Heather Mahan. She was a technical writer before she actually went to Hackbright, and now she’s an instructor at Hackbright Academy’s South Bay campus. We had a great conversation and you can get to know her on the blog!
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.