Since launching their Ruby on Rails bootcamp in Boston, Metis has expanded to new cities and added courses in new fields. Their upcoming Product Design course in New York aims to prepare students for a job in the growing field of UX and Product Design. We talk with Alex Baldwin, co-creator of Metis Product Design Curriculum, about the differences between UX Design and Product Design, why the bootcamp model is great for this subject, and the types of students who will excel at Metis.Continue Reading
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 his experience with databases and teaches us what pseudo code is!Continue Reading
Career Foundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the proven guidance of mentors, training students to become employable developers in three months.The Course Report community is eligible for 10% off tuition!Continue Reading
We learned so much in our Lunch & Learn with Martin and Emil from Career Foundry, including:
As promised, you can watch and share the whole webinar on demand by following this link.Continue Reading
Sara Chipps is the remarkable co-founder of Girl Develop It, an organization that has taught over 4,000 women to code in a supportive environment, and joined Flatiron School as CTO in 2014. We caught up with Sara to learn about her role at Flatiron School, why she beleives in the coding school, and how Flatiron Labs, their unique on-site dev shop for graduates, is helping to produce excellent software developers.Continue Reading
Coder Vox is a coding bootcamp in Austin, Texas, that teaches non-technical people with an interest in programming the skills they need to break into the web development industry. For a limited time, the Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to Coder Vox!
[As of December 8, 2017, Dev Bootcamp will no longer be operating.] The sale of Dev Bootcamp, the first coding bootcamp of its kind in a rapidly expanding space, to Kaplan marked a significant landmark in the coding school world. Kaplan, the test prep powerhouse, lends legitimacy to the bootcamp model as a viable form of education.
Other coding schools’ recent fundraising only confirms that the model will continue to grow and perhaps even expand to subject matter beyond coding, like sales, user experience design, and digital marketing. General Assembly raised an impressive Series C round of $35MM in March 2014, and Flatiron School, based in New York, recently pulled in $5.5MM in new funding in April.Continue Reading
Irmak Sirer and Laurie Skelly work as data scientists (Irmak is also a partner) at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design firm in Chicago. When they met the folks at Metis, who have already proven their propensity for great partnerships with their thoughtbot collaboration, it was clear that a Data Science program was in the cards. Now, Irmak and Laurie are designing the curriculum for the upcoming Metis Data Science course in New York, which is one of the only programs that teaches relative beginners (students don't need PhDs to apply) to be employable data scientists.Continue Reading
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 his struggles with arrays and hashes, and learning what a "wheelhouse" is and how it helps people learn!Continue Reading
Rachel Reinitz is the CTO and Director of IBM’s BlueMix Garage, a unique consultancy lab that aims to bridge startup and enterprise communities in the Bay Area. In light of the recently announced partnership with Galvanize and gSchool (Galvanize’s educational arm), we sat down with Rachel to learn more. In this Course Report Q&A, we talk to Rachel about integrating BlueMix technologies into the upcoming gSchool curriculum and why IBM chose to partner specifically with Galvanize.Continue Reading