HappyFunCorp is a software engineering firm in Brooklyn that recently launched it's first 6 week Technology Academy to teach students the skills they need to succeed in the world of technology and startups. We catch up with founder Will Schenk to talk about the goals of the HappyFunCorp Academy, their curriculum, and what students can expect once they graduate.Continue Reading
Cameron Buckingham is a student at gSchool, a 6-month coding school in Colorado (now Galvanize). He blogs each week about his experience at gSchool- this week, Cameron talks about working on projects with local businesses, a thoughtbot-sponsored Ruby on Rails tutorial, and updates us on the RubyConf San Diego conference he's applied to speak at.Continue Reading
At the intersection of Finance and Technology is FinTech, an industry packed with jobs- tech jobs in New York have increased by 21% since 2006. This specialized industry requires insights into both back-end programming languages as well as a financial background to be successful. Newly coined Byte Academy recently launched in New York to teach these skills to aspiring developers looking for jobs in FinTech.
Byte Academy will teach beginners (they also accept applicants with engineering or mathematics backgrounds) using a curriculum divided into three sections, all project-based. While applicants can be relatively new to programming, Rak Chugh, Director of Byte Academy, says "We’re being somewhat selective in making sure that the right candidates are admitted. It’s not only their educational backgrounds but also their experience and their drive to learn that counts... From an application perspective they can be completely new to both finance and programming. However, by the time we’re done with them, they will be fully capable of working in finance as programmers. "Continue Reading
When Jay Ottenstein decided to learn to program, he knew he needed a flexible training schedule that still facilitated his love of learning. So he signed up for Bloc, chose his mentor, and got to work. We chat with Jay about his experience at Bloc, how the online program has managed to create a sense of community, and how he's continued learning after graduation!Continue Reading
gSchool is a bootcamp in Denver, Boulder, and San Francisco that turns smart and driven beginners into marketable, contributing members of development teams over the course of our 24 week long developer training programs. For a limited time, the Course Report community will get $500 off tuition to gSchool!
To claim your $500 scholarship, simply enter code Course Report in the referral field of your gSchool application, and your discount will be applied once you're accepted to the next gSchool cohort. Be sure to email email@example.com once you've applied to confirm your discount.Continue Reading
The Firehose Project is an immersive online apprenticeship that teaches students of varying backgrounds to be web developers or launch their own products. While the curriculum is based in Ruby on Rails, mentors identify their mentees needs immediately and customize a learning plan for each student. We chat with Marco Morawec, founder of The Firehose Project, about their team of mentors, how they're supporting students in their journey to code, and the commitment required by students of the program.Continue Reading
Welcome to the August News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Want your bootcamp's news to be included in the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school!Continue Reading
A bootcamp's quality can be measured partly by how connected they are to their community, and two US bootcamps are leading the pack in engaging high schools in teaching students to code. Flatiron School in New York began with a summer academy, then expanded their Flatiron After School program into the academic year. Mobile Makers Academy in Chicago recently announced their partnership with Chicago-area schools to add programming into the STEM curriculum.
We compare the two programs and how they're making programming accessible to high school students.Continue Reading
gr8code is a coding school in Tampa, Florida, founded by three successful women who saw a need for affordable coding education. We chat with Justin Davis of gr8code about their Front-End Development bootcamp,what makes the school unique (brand new MacBook, anyone?), and their ideal gr8code student.Continue Reading
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