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There are many reasons to attend a bootcamp- maybe you’re ready to take the plunge into a coding career or you want to update your current programming skills. Or maybe you’re part of a rising generation of aspiring technical founders and you’re ready to launch your own startup…you just need tech skills. Should you go to a coding bootcamp to start a company? Many bootcamp alumni are enjoying the fruits of their intensive bootcamp labor by choosing the path of entrepreneurship and launching their own app or website. In fact, Course Report’s latest outcomes and demographics study found that 4.3% of bootcampers attend to learn the skills necessary to start their own company. Our team loves an inspiring success story, so we’re highlighting those bootcampers who took the road less traveled, and managed to strike it big.Continue Reading →
Michael is a veteran programmer who loves working with people and helping change their lives. He joined Coding Dojo’s new Chicago campus as the lead instructor and captain in June 2016, and has already found his own unique teaching style. Michael tells us why teaching three stacks at Coding Dojo mimics his own career learning multiple languages, why Python is an ideal first language to learn, and why he believes anyone can learn to code.Continue Reading →
Welcome to the September 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to big fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. Of course, we cover our 2016 Outcomes and Demographics Report (we spent a ton of time on this one and hope everyone gets a chance to read it)! Other trends include growth of the industry, increasing diversity in tech through bootcamps, plus news about successful bootcamp alumni, and new schools and campuses. Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast!Continue Reading →
Welcome to the August 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to big fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month the biggest news is the Department of Education's EQUIP pilot program to provide federal financial aid to some bootcamp students. Other trends include job placement outcomes, the gender imbalance in tech, acquisitions and investments, and paying for bootcamp. Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast!Continue Reading →
Coding Dojo is about to open a campus in Chicago – their sixth after Silicon Valley, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas and DC. Chicago community manager Jeremy Peters has been preparing for the opening and meeting local businesses. We spoke to Jeremy about why Chicago needs another coding bootcamp, the reason they are teaching Python, and the sorts of jobs he expects Coding Dojo grads to get in the area.Continue Reading →
Dan Oostra has been programming and working with computers for 30 years, and was a NASA applications developer when he decided to join Coding Dojo. Now he is Lead Instructor and Site Captain for the new Coding Dojo DC campus which opens on June 20th. Dan tells us how he first got into coding with the US Air Force, what the new Coding Dojo DC campus is like, and what sort of jobs programmers can look forward to in DC.Continue Reading →
Authman was a game and web developer for 22 years before he joined Coding Dojo as an instructor at the Dallas, TX campus (it opened in March 2016). Originally from San Francisco, Authman loves the southern hospitality in Dallas and has made it his new home. He tells us about his previous teaching experience, his faith in the bootcamp model, and why he spent a month learning as a student at Coding Dojo before he started working as a teacher.Continue Reading →
Learning your first programming language is a huge step in your journey to becoming a developer, but if the learning stops there it can dramatically impact your career prospects and income potential.
Technology is emerging at an unprecedented pace, with new coding languages created every year to keep up with this rapid innovation. Believe it or not, there are currently more than 500 programming languages, and that number continues to rise!Continue Reading →
How much do coding bootcamps cost? From students looking for free coding bootcamps to those wondering if an $18,000 bootcamp is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! While the average full-time coding bootcamp in the US costs $13,584, bootcamp tuition can range from $7,800 to $21,000, and some coding bootcamps have deferred tuition. So how do you decide what to budget for? Here, we break down the costs of coding bootcamps from around the USA.
Elliott Hindman taught English in Japan for five years where he discovered his passion for code. He returned to the US and enrolled in Coding Dojo in Seattle. He tells us how his hard work and many frustrations paid off to land him a front end developer job at Metaps in Tokyo, Japan.Continue Reading →