We all know that veterans make great coders: discipline, collaboration, and technical skills are all synonymous with the military. Until 2017, the GI Bill, which covers education benefits for veterans, was slow to cover code schools, accelerated learning programs, or online education. However, with the enactment of the Forever GI Bill in August 2017, it's becoming easier for coding bootcamps to be approved for the GI Bill. Below, we break down which coding bootcamps accept the GI Bill, which coding bootcamps are part of VET TEC and VRRAP, and the 11 scholarships for veterans in coding bootcamps. From $500 automatic scholarships to 90% off of the cost of tuition, if it’s a scholarship for veterans, we’ve got it covered on this comprehensive list.
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Jeff Adelman worked in the television industry in L.A. for over 10 years doing video editing, and his work exposed him to the tech world and furthered his interest in programming. He attended meetups around L.A. and studied basic web development with Codecademy, but eventually Jeff realized that it was time to make a full career change, and he chose a Code Fellows Development Accelerator in Seattle. Now a developer at Expedia, Jeff shares about deciding when he was ready for Code Fellows, working with TAs (and then becoming one), and how Code Fellows helped him find his new career.Continue Reading
Thomas Parrish started programming in high school, then attended UNC Greensboro where he pursued a degree in Mathematics, but also rediscovered his love for computer science. When one of his instructors at UNCG, Andrew Jensen, told him about an opportunity at Coder Foundry, Thomas got involved first as a student and then as an instructor. After teaching a few cohorts, Thomas tells us about the advantages of the bootcamp model, discovering his teaching style, and his plans at Coder Foundry going forward.Continue Reading
Apple’s newest, beginner-oriented programming language Swift has made developing for the iPhone a possibility for new and experienced developers alike. iOS developers earn over $100,000 on average, so it's a perfect time to learn to program for the iPhone. With the help of one of these iOS bootcamps, you could find yourself developing mobile apps utilizing Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and Swift.
iOS bootcamps teach students the technologies and languages required to build iOS apps for iPhones which can be launched on the Apple App Store. These technologies include Objective-C, Swift, XCode, and more. Many of the iOS mobile development bootcamps also teach web development fundamentals as background knowledge. There are a wide range of part-time, full-time, in-person, online, beginner, and advanced iOS bootcamps around the U.S. and Canada.Continue Reading
Whether you are at the very beginning of your career in programming, having been coding for decades, or anywhere in between, it’s likely you would find some benefit from pair programming. Humans are naturally social and collaborative creatures, and pair programming looks to take those attributes of humanity and use it to enhance not only our code, but also our knowledge.Continue Reading
Google’s Android OS is the most used mobile operating system in the world, and the little green robot has been winning hearts and minds for years now thanks to its high customizability and flexible open source developing options. Android programmers work in the Android Studio and develop Android apps using SDK manager, earing up to $155,000 per year. It’s no surprise that you would want to learn how to develop for Android – do your research with Course Report’s list of top Android bootcamp and developer classes.Continue Reading
Phil Spitler got his start in web development through an apprenticeship with a system administrator at his company, who guided Phil as he learned Perl. When he saw the Lead Mentor position open at Bloc, Phil was impressed by the software craftsmanship approach at the online coding bootcamp. We talk with Phil about his role as a Lead Mentor, the feedback loop between mentors and students, and why Bloc is his most rewarding career experience to date.Continue Reading
A former statistician at Brown University, Vivian Zhang started a Meetup group in New York City in 2013 teaching topics in computer science and data science. As the meetup size and demand grew, NYC Data Science Academy was born, and what started as a set of weekend classes has grown into a full-fledged Data Science academy, which features a 12-week data science bootcamp. We sit down with Vivian to talk about the importance of the R language in data science, keeping a tight schedule at a bootcamp, and the types of applicants who excel in the course.Continue Reading
We’ve all seen the statistics, and the verdict is clear: women are vastly underrepresented in technical fields. While women are the leading adopters of technology, the software development industry is only made up of 20% women. Course Report wants to see more women in technical roles, and coding bootcamps have a unique opportunity to boost these numbers. One way to attract women to apply and enroll in code schools is through scholarships and financial support, so we’re breaking down scholarship opportunities for women at coding bootcamps. Whether it’s discounts, special contests, or grants, you’ll find it in this comprehensive list of bootcamp scholarships for women.
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