David Basarab is a hiring manager at Cinemassive in Atlanta who works with the Software Craftsmanship Guild to hire talented .NET developers. Find out what he's looking for in a junior developer, how his relationship with SWCG is structured, and why he sees bootcamp-grads better prepared for his workforce than even recent college grads.
Siena Aguayo was a project manager at a tech company when she decided it was time to pursue programming- she chose Hackbright Academy because of the supportive community. We chat with Siena about why she chose a Python-focused school, how she prepared for interviews, and how Hackbright's women-only policy is helping change the face of the tech world.
With 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 they think it's important that other schools comply as well.
We talk with Eric Wise, founder of the SWCG in Akron, Ohio, about his .NET bootcamp that's helping to fill open tech jobs in the Midwest, the importance of working with your state's regulatory agencies, and exactly what it means to be a "compliant" coding school.Continue Reading
What 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 (of Kaplan) to find out more about the first Metis cohort, how the program helps graduates find jobs in tech, and what students can expect to learn throughout the course.Continue Reading
In 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 RocketU, a world-class developer bootcamp, where graduating students fluent in Python on Django- (many of whom now work for the RocketSpace housed companies - think Uber, Spotify, and Supercell) will gain access to advanced courses, facility and some of the hottest tech-startups on the planet!
We catch up with Duncan and Paul (RocketU Ops) about the unique developer bootcamp and what they’re looking for in potential students.Continue Reading
Darrell 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 institution.Continue Reading
You’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 these six questions to guide your research... continue reading.Continue Reading
Jessie 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 thrive at Dev Bootcamp.
Juline 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.
John 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), the six-month program remains innovative and effective.
We talk with John about choosing the non-profit route, the emphasis on local instructors, and his mission to create a coding school “of Nashville, for Nashville, by Nashville.”Continue Reading