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  • Khurram Virani
    Published on AUGUST 7, 2014
    On Tuesday, July 15th, Lighthouse Labs launched our brand-new website. It featured a completely new design, video, a fresh application process, and more. The most interesting part of it all was that it was developed by our students for their final project. As our January cohort progressed I noticed two of our students, Joseph and Rachel (pictured above), gravitating to a particular asp...
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  • We're excited to present the results of our latest survey of graduates in the bootcamp space. We surveyed graduates from 48 qualifying programming schools and received 432 responses from graduates that met the criteria. The majority of graduates of coding bootcamps are finding full-time employment, and 75% of graduates surveyed report being employed in a full-time job requiring the skills ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on AUGUST 1, 2014
    Coder Foundry is a training program that teaches three-month courses to a variety of skill levels and assists with finding students their dream tech jobs. We talk to Bobby & Lawrence about their background in technology, the difference between their Apprentice Class and Master Class, and why they choose to teach .NET to their cohorts of aspiring software developers.  What is your b...
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  • Since launching their programming school in Austin, MakerSquare has trained hundreds of qualified professionals to be full-time web and software developers through an in-person immersive training program. They now set their sights on San Francisco.   So why San Francisco? We would like to have a presence and provide our students with an opportunity to be placed in top tech cities...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 31, 2014
    Rachel Logie was introduced to software development after working in healthcare and travelling- once she had completed some online courses, she knew it was time to take her education to the next level. So she applied to gSchool, the 6-month Rails-based course in Denver, Colorado. In this Q&A, Rachel tells us about why she decided to choose gSchool (hint: diversity is key!), what a typ...
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  • Steven Weiss and Shawn Broukhim graduated from the General Assembly Web Development Immersive in April 2014 with a baseline knowledge of software development, but felt like they needed more structured learning and career development. They both got fellowships with the NYC Dev Shop, the self-described "Grad School for Bootcamps" and are currently working in project management and developme...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 29, 2014
    Located in the heart of Boston Chinatown, Launch Academy is a vibrant, open space that invites learning around every corner. We got to take a tour of the classroom- check out our photos below!   Keep Calm & Code!   Launchers gather in the open classroom for the morning and afternoon guided teaching sessions:   Students pair program at each computer station, rot...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 28, 2014
    Cameron Buckingham is a student at gSchool, a 6-month coding school in Colorado. He blogs each week about his experience at gSchool- here, he talks about working with CRUD and how gSchool is keeping Cameron sane and fit with tubing trips and hikes! Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to gSchool!   After digesting SQL commands and working with ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 23, 2014
    Data Science for n00bs We learned so much in our webinar with Laurie & Irmak of Datascope Analytics and Metis, including: Laurie & Irmak's unique journies from academia to the new world of Data Science The skills that you need to get a job as a data science, and why you're probably underestimating your skill level! How and when you can become involved in the next Metis Data...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 22, 2014
    Roger Le is an instructor for Coder Vox, a 12-week coding bootcamp that just launched their full-time PHP course. We talk to Roger about the differences between bootcamps and academia, the lessons he's learned at Coder Vox, and the project-based curriculum at the coding school.  Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to Coder Vox!   How did you g...
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