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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 22, 2014
    Adam Patterson knew he wanted to make a career change, and turned to Metis, a 12-week Ruby on Rails bootcamp in Boston (and New York), to learn the skills to make the switch. In this Student Spotlight, Adam shares his experience, including what made the instructors effective, how he got support from classmates, and the value of an in-person bootcamp.    What were you up to before de...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 21, 2014
    After graduating from the Code Fellows iOS Dev Accelerator, Brad Johnson decided to combine his interest in education with his new programming skills and join Code Fellows as a co-instructor. He's currently teaching his second cohort alongside iOS Developer and instructor John Clem, and took time to chat with Course Report about his ideal students, how the Dev Accelerators are structured,...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 20, 2014
    Migi Domingo is a recent graduate of Fullstack Academy in New York. We met him at the Fullstack Demo Day, and he was nice enough to answer some of our questions about his experience! In this Q&A, Migi tells us about how he got into tech and takes us through his final project.  ​ What were you up to before deciding to go to Fullstack? Before Fullstack, I had just left school a...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 19, 2014
    "Code Review not only improves the code, it improves the developer." That’s what a client said recently when I told him how few people raised their hand when I was speaking at TriAgile and asked how many had ever pair programmed or regularly have their code reviewed. Less than 5 hands went up out of a room of about 100 people, most of whom had identified themselves as developers and cl...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 19, 2014
      Thinkful and Bloc are both online programming schools that employ mentors to propel their students to success. Both schools offer full-time and part-time bootcamps that take students from beginner to job-ready, junior developers. And as of April 2018, Thinkful has actually acquired Bloc. So which online bootcamp should you choose: Thinkful vs Bloc? Here, we've examined how Bloc and Think...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 18, 2014
    Dave Hoover has been involved in the creation and development of several programming bootcamps since 2011 and is the co-author of Apprenticeship Patterns. His involvement in the bootcamp space has helped solidify the industry and he continues to contribute to it's success. In this interview, Dave talks about apprenticeships, finding qualified bootcamp instructors, and the core culture at ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 14, 2014
    Jeff Casimir is a well-known name in the bootcamp world; he worked with LivingSocial in 2012 to start the Hungry Academy, then went on to partner with Galvanize to create gSchool, and he's continuing the evolution with Turing, a 7-month coding school in Denver, Colorado. Jeff shares his thoughtful philosophies on education, the differences between gSchool and Turing, and how to best bump ...
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  • New York Code & Design Academy offers part time and full time courses to help students build their digital set. Jeremy Snepar, founder of NYCDA, talks with us about the intensive workshops in web, mobile app, and UI/UX design, what they're looking for in applicants, and how they help graduates find jobs in tech.    Tell us about your background, your role at New York Code and De...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 12, 2014
    Harsh Patel began the first MakerSquare cohort in June of 2013 with three friends who wanted to create a programming school with an emphasis on great teachers and a project-based curriculum in Austin. With his Teach For America experience and background in startups, Harsh has an intentional approach to coding education, and it shows when he describes MakerSquare. We talked with him about ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MAY 8, 2014
    In our webinar with Startup Institute, CEO Aaron O'Hearn walked us through the curriculum and different tracks, Kailey talked about tips to get a job at a startup, and a recent graduate, Jerome, shared his own story! As promised, you can watch and share the whole webinar on demand by following this link. Switching your career path? Startup Institute's summer application is open until Sun...
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