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Video games might be lots of fun, but making them isn’t easy. If you want to put yourself on the road to great game design, consider these programs that put game design into the bootcamp model. Game on!
We all know that veterans make great coders: discipline, collaboration, and technical skills are all synonymous with the military. Until 2017, the GI Bill, which covers education benefits for veterans, was slow to cover code schools, accelerated learning programs, or online education. However, with the enactment of the Forever GI Bill in August 2017, it's becoming easier for coding bootcamps to be approved for the GI Bill. Below, we break down which coding bootcamps accept the GI Bill, which coding bootcamps are part of VET TEC and VRRAP, and the 11 scholarships for veterans in coding bootcamps. From $500 automatic scholarships to 90% off of the cost of tuition, if it’s a scholarship for veterans, we’ve got it covered on this comprehensive list.
Want to hear from coding schools like Flatiron School, Turing School, and Operation Code about their thoughts on using the GI Bill for coding education? Check out our podcast on The GI Bill and Coding Bootcamps: Why (and How) It Works!Continue Reading →
Google’s Android OS is the most used mobile operating system in the world, and the little green robot has been winning hearts and minds for years now thanks to its high customizability and flexible open source developing options. Android programmers work in the Android Studio and develop Android apps using SDK manager, earing up to $155,000 per year. It’s no surprise that you would want to learn how to develop for Android – do your research with Course Report’s list of top Android bootcamp and developer classes.Continue Reading →
Python is often hailed as one of the best programming languages for first-time coders to learn as they break into programming. It’s the main technology powering big data, finance, and statistics, and its clean syntax reads like English. Python developers are in demand, not to mention the average Python developer in New York City earns $140,000 per year! Companies like Amazon, Dropbox, and Dell are built on this powerful language, making it a great time to learn Python bootcamp. We’re breaking down Python bootcamps, across the country and online, for a range of price points and time commitments.
Python is a back end programming language, which is often used by data scientists, software engineers, and cybersecurity engineers. Python can be as a web programming languages and it can be used for creating data sets, web scraping, and scripting. Since Python syntax is very similar to English, it is a great first language for beginners to learn. Python is a well-documented language and the community is welcoming, which also makes it a great first programming language for coding newbies!Continue Reading →
What makes for the ideal coding bootcamp student? Experience? Perserverence? Natural Skill? We've compiled advice from instructors and founders at top programming bootcamps like gSchool, Dev Bootcamp, Wyncode, and Fullstack Academy- aka the folks making admissions decisions every day. Read on for the 8 qualities that bootcamps tell us they look for in potential applicants. [As of December 8, 2017, Dev Bootcamp will no longer be operating.]Continue Reading →
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A self-taught designer, Randy Oest is the Manager of Digital Design at an agency in Indianapolis. Wanting to add iOS development to his skillset and possibly even his company’s offerings, Randy turned to Eleven Fifty’s Introduction to iOS Development course. Randy tells us about the diversity in skill-level during his class, the scholarship he got to attend Eleven Fifty, and plans to incorporate his new skills into his current job.Continue Reading →
Trever Ewing became interested in mobile app development and Swift while studying computer science at Indiana University- this interest only increased when he started working in Apple’s customer care department. After completing Eleven Fifty’s Intro to iOS course in January and considering an apprenticeship through Eleven Fifty, Trever tells us about the need for self-starting in coding, how fun it is to learn at founder Scott Jones’ home, and putting his new skills to use in his current job.Continue Reading →
Coding Bootcamps are intensive programs- some require an 80 hour per week commitment, and all demand undivided attention in the classroom. This structure may be necessary to learn a new skill in a short time, but it can also overwhelm students and in some cases, cause burnout.
Luckily, at Course Report, we get the opportunity to talk with alumni from coding bootcamps all over the world, and we always ask how they avoided burnout during their courses. We’ve compiled the top eight best pieces of advice for future students from alumni who have been through it before!Continue Reading →
Leo Picado studies computer science and lives in Costa Rica. When he started doing contract work for a Utah e-tailer company, he found that he would need to sharpen his skills to build them the new mobile app they needed. After doing some preliminary work with Treehouse, he reached out to Eleven Fifty in Indianapolis. Having finished the weeklong Intro to iOS course, Leo tells us about returning to Costa Rica to finish the app, the factors that lead him to Eleven Fifty, and why he’s already considering going back for an advanced class.Continue Reading →