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 Development, and it continues to grow. We spoke with Adda about her experience teaching herself to code, her inspiration for Skillcrush, and how students are learning with their unique Blueprint courses.Continue Reading
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!Continue Reading
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 considering applying to a coding bootcamp.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Coding bootcamp tuition can range from $9,000 to $21,000, and without the help of traditional loans and financial assistance, scholarships are important to students. Below is our comprehensive list of over 35 bootcamps around the world that offer coding scholarships. Scholarship specifics like amount and requirements are included where available.
Can't get a scholarship? Most bootcamps also offer financing options, payment plans, and loan partnerships through companies like Earnest, Skills Fund, Pave, and Climb Credit in addition to scholarships and discounts for women, military veterans, and underrepresented groups.Continue Reading
Rahul Parmar is a cofounder and Director of Business Development at Lighthouse Labs, a thriving programming bootcamp in Canada that offers courses in both Web and iOS development. Between huge community events like the HTML 500 and their intense, project-based courses, Lighthouse Labs is making waves in the Vancouver tech scene, and we got the scoop from Rahul!Continue Reading
With most coding bootcamps charging upwards of $10,000, this popular path can be financially off limits to some students. Antonio Rowry, founder of Code Chicago, wants to change this trend. He writes about the misconceptions in pricing, the decision to lower financial barriers, and what Code Chicago seeks in students.Continue Reading
Most programming bootcamps describe themselves as “immersive,” with students spending up to 80 hours per week in front of their computer screens and in lecture, learning to code. Coding House takes this immersive model one step further, setting their cohorts up in a house during their 8-week tenure at the program.
More time to code should equate to better coders, right? But we’ve seen The Real World, and had a few questions for Coding House about their unique program. Udita Plah, Director of Operations at Coding House, was nice enough to provide us with a few answers.Continue Reading
Jamal O'Garro is a bootcamp pro- he has taught at General Assembly's Web Development Immersive and now teaches at The Startup Institute's Web Development track. On top of that, he runs Code Crew, a New York organization that encourages collaborative learning and coding. We got to talk with Jamal about his path to coding and the differences he notices between the GA and Startup Institute approaches.Continue Reading