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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 5, 2014
      I recently completed the 12-week Web Development program at The Flatiron School, an NYC-based school specializing in Ruby and iOS. The experience was a valuable one -- having begun the program with some experience (from college) but never having written any real software, I found myself developing and deploying full-on Ruby on Rails applications, writing complex algorithms, crafting ...
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  • Jason Sewell is a Cofounder of Dev League, a coding bootcamp based in Honolulu, Hawaii. With personal experience running a bootcamp in a small tech market, Jason has great insight into the challenges and strengths in the industry. He and other bootcamp owners prove that students don't have to move to San Francisco or New York to get a solid education! Remember, the Course Report commun...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 1, 2014
    Matthew Maxwell is a new mentor in the Front End Web Development Apprenticeship at Bloc. His mentor profile picture jumped off the page, and we knew we had to find out more about this animated mentor! We talked to Matthew about his "hawkward" pic, how he got involved with Bloc and what makes the "apprenticeship" different! Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a $100 sc...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 1, 2014
    Kyle Dorman decided to get into programming full-time, so he attended Fullstack Academy and is now working as an Engineering Generalist at Gilt. Read below for his application experience and how he stuck to his goals even when he got stuck!   What were you up to before deciding to go to Fullstack? Before deciding to go to Fullstack I was working as an Application Support intern f...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 29, 2014
    For an updated version of this report, check out the 2015 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.  Course Report is pleased to present the first in-depth, empirical study to back up a fact that we all sensed was true: the coding bootcamp industry is booming! In 2014, we estimate that bootcamps will graduate one student for every eight computer science graduates. Course Report polled every fu...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 28, 2014
    MakeGamesWithUs started inviting users of their online curriculum into their living room to test their product in 2012. This evolved into the Summer Academy, a two-month intensive program where students design, code, and ship their own iPhone game. Past students have used their success at MakeGamesWithUS to get into Ivy League universities, land internships and jobs at companies like Face...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 24, 2014
    In 2008, Adda Birnir found herself laid off with some light technical skills- she knew this was the time to learn to code and become an indespensable asset. After a few freelancing jobs and a position at MTV.com, Adda was ready to bridge the gender gap in tech and teach women (and men!) to code. She founded Skillcrush, an online community complete with courses in Web Design and Web Develo...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 23, 2014
    Coding Campus offers both part-time and full-time courses in Full Stack Web Development in Provo, Utah.Founders Michael Zaro and Guy Harding chose Python as their teaching language, something that sets Coding Campus apart from the majority of coding bootcamps in the US. Sariah Masterson, Coding Campus' Program Director, explains why you should be excited about Python and Django!  Why P...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 22, 2014
    Nik Daftary is a MakerSquare student who officially joined the team after graduating, helping MakerSquare expand to San Francisco. We asked him to share his experience at MakerSquare and talk about the future, and Nik delivered! Check out his insightful perspective on all things coding: how he started learning on his own, why he chose Makersquare, and his honest advice to anyone consideri...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 21, 2014
    IronHack is an 8-week coding bootcamp with campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, and soon, Miami! We talked with cofounder Ariel Quinones about their Rails curriculum, how they attract American students to "study abroad" in Spain, and what sets Ironhack apart.    Tell us about how IronHack started. I come from a finance background- I’m originally from Puerto Rico, but spent 5 years in N...
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