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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on APRIL 4, 2014
    Mike McGee and his co-founder Neal Sales-Griffin taught themselves to code in early 2011 and decided that the world needed a way to do the same. They launched Starter League, a 3-month "bootcamp" in Chicago and just started a 9-month program as well. With their rigorous curriculum and a leadership team stacked with talent like Jason Fried and David Heinemeier-Hansson, it's clear that Star...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 31, 2014
    In the Course Report webinar series, we give you the opportunity to get valuable information straight from the source. In this episode, we're joined by Roshan Choxi, CEO of Bloc. Bloc is an online school that emphasizes work with mentors to teach you web development. Find out about their apprenticeship programs and see real-life projects presented by a recent Bloc graduate.   Remember...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 24, 2014
    Makers Academy is a highly-selective, 12 week full-time program that teaches web development in London. We talked with Rob Johnson, cofounder of Makers Academy, about their admissions process, teaching style, and impressive job placement record.  Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a £250 scholarship to Makers Academy!   Tell us about your story and how you ende...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 24, 2014
    Ever wonder what those first couple weeks in an intensive coding bootcamp are like? Ellie Schneiders is a student at gSchool in Boulder Colorado, and blogs here about her second week... Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to gSchool!   After graduating from college in 2009, I lived and worked in New York City.  While living in the city, I was ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 21, 2014
    Course Report is hosting an exclusive webinar with CEO of Bloc, Roshan Choxi. Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 5:30pm PST and learn how you can become a developer in 12 weeks. We'll explain Bloc's offerings, their extensive mentor network, and how the apprenticeship is structured. And of course, there will be time for all of your questions! Plus, get $200 off of your next Bloc apprenticeship ...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 20, 2014
    At Startup Institute, a variety of "tracks" let students specialize in areas like Sales, Web Development, and Product/Design, creating an environment that mimics a real startup, and instructors work together to teach each course. We sat down with Giles Phillips, one of the instructors in Startup Institute's Product & Design track who has been involved with the program since it's incep...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 19, 2014
    Evan Charles and Dan Pickett founded Launch Academy to help build the tech community in Boston, and their immersive and intentional approach to learning has resulted in a high-quality, full-service bootcamp. We sat down with Evan & Dan to learn about the "Secret Sauce" in their admissions process, their commitment to outreach in underrepresented communities (woo!), and how they connec...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 19, 2014
    Ever wonder what those first couple weeks in an intensive coding bootcamp are like? Paul Wenig is a student at gSchool in Boulder Colorado, and blogs here about his first week... Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to gSchool!   Nothing quite prepares you for the first week of gSchool. Sure, you can do the Code Academy exercises, read all of t...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on MARCH 18, 2014
    David Yang and Nimit Maru have been friends for ages, and after many successful years in business, decided to turn their love of educating (and coding) into a full-time gig at Fullstack Academy.  We were so excited to sit down with David and Hannah Jane, a graduate of the first Fullstack cohort and employee at the company now, in the Fullstack classroom space. We learned a ton about the sc...
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  • Zeke and Granger Abuhoff are giving new meaning to the term "brogrammers." The brothers are both learning to program at competing bootcamps in New York. Granger attends the WDI program at General Assembly (he transferred from App Academy) and Zeke is almost halfway through his Mobile Development course at Flatiron School. Granger and Zeke took a quick break from celebrating their mom'...
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