October 2017 was a busy month for the coding bootcamp industry with news about growing pains in bootcamp outcomes, mergers, acquisitions, investments, a trend towards bootcamp B2B training, and diversity initiatives. To help you out, we’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. Plus, we added 12 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast.
WeWork has acquired Flatiron School. The Next Web looked at how Flatiron School can now upskill WeWork members and use the close connection to startup companies as a way to place students in jobs. Publications like Inc, Fast Company, CNN, TechCrunch and more covered this story.
And according to TechCrunch, Holberton School has now added a few big names to their board: Docker founder Solomon Hykes, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel and CloudNOW CEO Jocelyn DeGance Graham. In addition, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is now an advisor and investor.
Strayer Education and Capella Education have announced they are going to merge in a $1.9 billion deal, to create one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies: Strategic Education Inc. Strayer owns New York Code and Design Academy, and Capella owns Hackbright Academy and DevMountain coding bootcamps, which combined now owns bootcamps in New York, San Francisco, DC, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Dallas.
NBC news looks at the lack of Latina engineers in tech, and profiles Medalis Trelles who went to a San Francisco coding bootcamp and found the job search very tough. She recommends non traditional engineers take apprenticeships.
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