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- Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 14, 2014With the recent attention on coding bootcamps in California and pressure to comply with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, we wondered if any coding schools in the US had gone through this accreditation process and what it meant to them. Turns out, the Software Craftsmanship Guild took the steps to become regulated by the Ohio State Board, and...Continue Reading →
- Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 12, 2014What do you do once you've established yourself as a top-notch web consultancy in Rails apps? If you're thoughtbot, you collaborate with Kaplan to create Metis, a 12-week Ruby on Rails course, to fuel the next generation of developers. We caught up with Josh Steiner (of thoughtbot) and Jason Moss (o...Continue Reading →
- Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 12, 2014In January 2011, Duncan Logan founded RocketSpace, a tech-accelerator for funded companies based in San Francisco. Since opening its doors, RocketSpace now supports over 500 companies, all contributing to the flourishing community that call RocketSpace their home. Six months ago, they broke onto the education scene with Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 11, 2014Darrell Silver and Dan Friedman founded Thinkful to add the human element back into online learning, combining an online curriculum with over 100 mentors to teach over 1000 students. We talk with Darrell about the Thinkful mentor network, their project-based approach to teaching, and his take on becoming an accredited institutio...Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 10, 2014You’ve decided that you’re ready to learn to code, and you can already see your career options swelling. But wait—how will you decide which coding school is right for you? There are more than 65 coding “boot camps” in the U.S. alone, each boasting different tuition models, language specialties, and teaching styles. So, before you ceremoniously quit your job to be the next Zuck, ask yourself ...Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 7, 2014Jessie Young graduated from the second cohort of Dev Bootcamp and went on to take an apprenticeship at thoughtbot, where she works today. Jessie tells us about how she found her passion in tech (even after getting a degree in humanities), the difference between an internship & an apprenticeship, and the types of students who...Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 7, 2014Juline is a program coordinator for Bloc, focusing on prospective students, growth, and advising students. We talk with Juline about Bloc's extensive mentor network, how Bloc is preparing graduates for careers in tech, and why the online approach can be a great fit for students. Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 5, 2014John Wark founded Nashville Software School in 2012, fueled by local demand and the crafstmanship-style of learning that he and fellow tech leaders grew up on. While the mission has expanded (NSS just doubled their available seats to allow for students outside of Nashville to take part in their unique learning model),...Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on FEBRUARY 4, 2014Course Report is featured on the Kapor Center blog! Coding bootcamps are producing graduates that enter the workforce almost immediately, so their approach to recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented backgrounds may quickly start to define, and potentially diversify, the landsca...Continue Reading →Liz EgglestonUpdated on JANUARY 31, 2014Kush Patel graduated from the first cohort at Dev Bootcamp and saw some room for improvement, so he created App Academy in 2012 with Ned Ruggeri, a former Google engineer and fellow University of Chicago alum. We talk to Kush about App Academy’s application process and why they charge students tuition only after they get a job t...Continue Reading →
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