Our latest on Penn Boot Camps
Will Abbot worked odd jobs after dropping out of college, but he was looking for a stable yet interesting career that encouraged him to learn. When Will enrolled in the 6-month, part-time full stack web development program at Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp, he got the instruction and mentorship he needed to apply for junior developer jobs. Will shares how the career services team supported him in his job search even after program completion, how he landed his first developer job at Comcast (and a second job after COVID-19 layoffs), his greatest challenges during the career change, and whether he believes Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp was worth it.
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Neha Nautiyal’s love for learning led her to enroll in the web development program at Penn Boot Camps. Although Neha loved teaching chemistry, she found a new passion and talent for web development that eventually inspired her to switch careers. Neha explains how the instructors at Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp supported her in her journey into tech, her advice for other working moms getting into tech, and how she landed her first tech job at Vanguard after program completion!
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This September, one of the largest online tech bootcamps got acquired, two schools raised capital, and companies like Adobe, Pandora, Airbnb, Capgemini, and JP Morgan Chase talked to journalists about hiring from coding bootcamps! We also chat about two free coding bootcamp options and the difference between CS degrees, coding bootcamps, and self-teaching. Plus find out about 6 new schools and our favorite articles on the Course Report blog!Continue Reading →
Just as coding languages are always changing, things also change very quickly in the coding bootcamp industry! In October we read about two big acquisitions, some fundraises, and partnerships and rivalries between universities and bootcamps. We heard about the interesting backgrounds of some female bootcamp founders, and what demand there is for software developers in the tech industry! There were also articles about companies teaming up with bootcamps and two coding bootcamps going through hardships. Read the summary or listen to the podcast!Continue Reading →
What happened in the world of coding bootcamps in July 2018? In our latest news roundup we look at the fascinating merger of two prominent bootcamps, an exciting fundraise for a bootcamp which focuses on apprenticeships, and a settlement worth $1 million. We also delve into the college versus coding bootcamp debate, celebrate lots of successful bootcamp graduates, and look at the proliferation of coding bootcamps in up-and-coming tech areas. Finally we look at new, innovative ways to finance bootcamp (and the potential for predatory behavior in them), and what the job market is looking like for grads right now. Read this blog post or listen to our podcast!Continue Reading →
You’re probably familiar with the term “hacking,” but do you really understand the importance of cyber security? Did you know that cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% through 2029, much faster than average job growth? Cyber security is comprised of technologies and practices to protect networks, computers, software programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. The need for technical security talent is increasing and Security Bootcamps are launching to fill this void. If you’re deciding on which coding bootcamp route to take, and you’re interested in learning cyber security, there are a few things to consider (and we’ve listed where you can learn these skills!) Check out our Ultimate Guide to Cyber Security Bootcamps.Continue Reading →