Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast.
According to articles in Reuters and in The Memo, Galvanize coding bootcamp, which has campuses in Denver, Austin, Boulder, NYC, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle, has fired 11% of its workforce (that means ~40 people).
HR Dive looks at how STEM jobs are still hard to fill according to the American Staffing Association and Career Builder skills index. The article notes that it will be hard to change this problem quickly but apprenticeships and coding bootcamps will help.
Holberton School co-founder Sylvain Kalache wrote a guest post in Venture Beat about how the new Amazon HQ will need around 17,000 developers, and because top colleges are only graduating 600 CS majors per year, alternative education providers like bootcamps, and schools like Holberton and 42, are needed to fill the gaps.
New Indianapolis coding school Kenzie Academy was started by one of the Galvanize co-founders. Students learn for 40 hours per week for a year, then can apply to be a Kenzie Studio Fellow where they are paid to work on projects for local companies.
Imogen’s video piece with Debbie Berebichez, who is the chief data scientist at Metis. If you’re curious how you should prepare before applying to a data science bootcamp, this is the best 5 minutes you can spend!
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.