Our latest on Code Fellows
When pediatrician Veej Rangarajan felt called to learn tech, she looked to Code Fellows to make her career change possible. Veej completed all four levels (102, 201, 301, and 401) offered by Code Fellows, and when the bootcamp went remote, she decided to become a Teaching Assistant. Veej shares how the unique network and career support at Code Fellows helped her confidently land her first developer job at Zonar, and why Veej says Code Fellows was worth it for her!
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Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to navigate, so we did the legwork for you – read our guide to finding a workforce development grant for bootcamp below.
First, let’s break down some of the jargon that can make these programs seem out of reach to you:Continue Reading →
Oh Summer, one of the best seasons of the year! While it’s a time to relax, bask in the sun, and plan trips with family and friends, summer is also an awesome time to learn. If you’re a current student, teacher, or professional looking to learn to code, a summer bootcamp is a great opportunity to learn to code in a short time frame. Various coding bootcamps offer summer courses to help you launch a new career in tech. Check out the following courses to help you #learntocode this Summer 2020.Continue Reading →
This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon’s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversity in tech! Plus we look at new schools and campuses around the world and discuss our favorite pieces on the Course Report blog.Continue Reading →
Code Fellows boasts an 80% in-field placement rate and $70k average starting salary, but how exactly is Code Fellows getting graduates into developer jobs? We chatted with their Director of Partner Relations, Elizabeth Scutchfield, and Head of Instruction, Brian Nations, to learn more about the Code Fellows Career Accelerator program, their hiring partner relationships, and how they help grads land roles at Microsoft, Amazon, and Expedia!Continue Reading →
Caleb Wells enjoyed solving problems as the manager of a tech support center, but he wanted to be solving deeper technology problems as a software developer. He considered teaching himself, or studying for a computer science degree, but eventually decided to enroll in Code Fellows’ 20-week coding bootcamp in Seattle. Caleb tells us how Code Fellows helped him land a job as a full stack Software Engineer at Alaska Airlines, how supportive his new team is, and how he learned numerous new coding languages on the job.Continue Reading →
With the closing of Dev Bootcamp (slated for December 8, 2017), you’re probably wondering what other coding bootcamp options are out there. Dev Bootcamp changed thousands of lives, and built a great reputation with employers, so we are sad to see it go. Fortunately, there are still plenty of quality coding bootcamps in the cities where Dev Bootcamp operated. Here is a list of coding bootcamps with similar lengths, time commitments, and curriculums in the six cities where Dev Bootcamp had campuses: Austin, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.Continue Reading →
Should I do a coding bootcamp? This is a question we hear all the time, and for good reason. As more coding bootcamps launch (not to mention the rising media coverage), you’re probably wondering, “should I jump on the bandwagon and learn to code?” A recent TechCrunch article implored you not to learn to code unless you’re ready to put in the work to be great, whereas President Obama wants every student to learn computer science in high school. So what types of people are opting for coding bootcamps? And should you be one of them?Continue Reading →