Welcome to the October News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Do you want something considered for the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school!
What is EQUIP?
EQUIP is a US Department of Education initiative that encourages partnerships between universities and alternative education providers (read: bootcamps)! Want to know everything about EQUIP?
- You could read the entire Federal Register or the slightly more condensed fact sheet. Or, spend a minute reading this NYT article + this NPR coverage.
- What does EQUIP look like? Flatiron School's partnership with Southern New Hampshire University could be an example. So could General Assembly's partnership with Lynn U.
- Some say that financial aid is a great idea for coding bootcamps. Others, like Slate, do not.
In Other News
- TechCrunch published this opinion piece in which the author deems coding bootcamps are nonsense. We tend to disagree, but what do you think?
- CIO wonders if a Coding Bootcamp can replace a Computer Science degree.
- Quartz reports that coding bootcampers are boosting their salaries by 40%.
- Forbes dove into our recent research and found that English majors find particular success in coding bootcamps.
- IB Times explores the breakdown in demographics at coding bootcamps and how they fare for underrepresented minorities.
- Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed reports on Skills Fund's $11.5 million seed round to issue loans to students who attend boot camps.
- Cambio visited Dev Bootcamp for a day. Their unanimous opinion? They'd enroll.
- Startup Institute released their Graduate Survey - loving the data, SI!
- Adam Enbar of Flatiron School answers questions about quality assurance and regulation in this EducationDive Q&A.
New Campuses + Courses
- Fullstack Academy launched their software engineering school for women, Grace Hopper Academy, which was covered by Business Insider.
- Dev Bootcamp announced their fourth campus in San Diego.
- Google announced with General Assembly for an Android coding bootcamp.
- Flatiron School launched Learn Verified, an online learning platform with a job offer guarantee.
- Welcome to the Course Report school directory: NEXT Academy(Singapore), codeU (Atlanta), 4Geeks Academy (Miami), & Tech Elevator (Cleveland)!
Have a great November!