MakerSquare has recently launched their Part Time program- ten week evening classes located in Austin, Houston, or San Francisco. We caught up with Part-Time Program Director Alex Levine to get the scoop on these courses!Continue Reading
With over 40,000 alumni from their Batky-Howell training courses, Bruce Batky and Cole Frock have recently launched their 19-week Java bootcamp, Skill Distillery, in Denver, Colorado. We catch up with Cole and Bruce to discuss their hands-on instruction, how they constructed the Java curriculum, and the types of companies Skill Distillery is partnering with to place graduates in jobs!Continue Reading
Laurence Bradford began teaching herself how to code over a year ago. When she is not learning something new, she works as a copywriter. Laurence discusses the similarities and differences between Ruby on Rails and Python on Django, two popular object-oriented programming languages, and which language a beginner should start with. Visit her blog at learntocodewith.me, where she writes about learning to code for beginners as well as the best resources available.
Over a year ago I found myself in a position where my career options looked bleak. I had intended on going to graduate school for economic development. But, instead of dishing out the time and money for another two years of school, I decided to teach myself how to code. (I had always loved to problem solve, anyways.) But, like most beginners, I struggled with knowing where to start. I want to create web apps: but where should I begin?Continue Reading
The Data Incubator is a course for PhDs who want to exit academia and enter into the world of Data Science. We talk to Jon Ferris, a cofounder and Director of Partnerships at The Data Incubator, about the unique 6-week course, requirements for admittance, and how the "bootcamp" model is being applied to Data Science.Continue Reading
HappyFunCorp is a software engineering firm in Brooklyn that recently launched it's first 6 week Technology Academy to teach students the skills they need to succeed in the world of technology and startups. We catch up with founder Will Schenk to talk about the goals of the HappyFunCorp Academy, their curriculum, and what students can expect once they graduate.Continue Reading
Cameron Buckingham is a student at gSchool, a 6-month coding school in Colorado (now Galvanize). He blogs each week about his experience at gSchool- this week, Cameron talks about working on projects with local businesses, a thoughtbot-sponsored Ruby on Rails tutorial, and updates us on the RubyConf San Diego conference he's applied to speak at.Continue Reading
At the intersection of Finance and Technology is FinTech, an industry packed with jobs- tech jobs in New York have increased by 21% since 2006. This specialized industry requires insights into both back-end programming languages as well as a financial background to be successful. Newly coined Byte Academy recently launched in New York to teach these skills to aspiring developers looking for jobs in FinTech.
Byte Academy will teach beginners (they also accept applicants with engineering or mathematics backgrounds) using a curriculum divided into three sections, all project-based. While applicants can be relatively new to programming, Rak Chugh, Director of Byte Academy, says "We’re being somewhat selective in making sure that the right candidates are admitted. It’s not only their educational backgrounds but also their experience and their drive to learn that counts... From an application perspective they can be completely new to both finance and programming. However, by the time we’re done with them, they will be fully capable of working in finance as programmers. "Continue Reading
When Jay Ottenstein decided to learn to program, he knew he needed a flexible training schedule that still facilitated his love of learning. So he signed up for Bloc, chose his mentor, and got to work. We chat with Jay about his experience at Bloc, how the online program has managed to create a sense of community, and how he's continued learning after graduation!Continue Reading
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Byte Academy is a 12-week bootcamp in New York that teaches tools to be successful in finance and technology. For a limited time, the Course Report community will get $500 off tuition to Byte Academy!Continue Reading