Need an overview of coding bootcamp news in May? You’re in the right place! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we read about a number of insightful surveys about employers, programming languages, and learners. We read advice about choosing a bootcamp, learned about efforts to encourage women and veterans to learn to code, and heard about student experiences at bootcamp. Plus, we added a bunch of interesting new schools to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast.
- In May, Indeed.com released a report showing that 80% of US tech hiring managers and recruiters say they have hired a coding bootcamp graduate for a tech role, and 99.8% said they would do so again.
- Free Code Camp released their 2017 New Coder Survey where they surveyed over 20,000 people to find out how they are learning to code.
Choosing a Bootcamp
- The National Consumers League contributed an article in Tech Republic about how to spot a fraudulent bootcamp.
- A Forbes contributor wrote about four reasons not to learn to code.
- Smallbiztrends.com looked at how App Academy’s deferred tuition system is under review in California and New York, where both states require flat tuition rates.
- Metro wrote an article about Revature and why they are paying students to learn and offering jobs after the program.
- Washington Post profiles a student studying at Revature in New York and interviews Revature staff about the program.
- Computerworld.com profiles classical musician Andrew Sorensen who went to Coding Dojo then got a job at Expedia. The article also gives a great overview of the bootcamp industry.
- The News & Observer profiled 26-year-old John Mitsch, who couldn’t get a job using his degree. He then went to The Iron Yard, and got a job at Red Hat.
- TechCrunch highlighted Dev Bootcamp student, Mannah Kallon, a former culinary student, gamer, and math teacher from Harlem, NYC.
- Backchannel.com published a comprehensive piece on vets learning to code, mentioning veteran and Operation Code founder David Molina, and congressman Kevin McCarthy’s bill to provide $75 million to the VA for a pilot program of technology courses for vets.
- The Northern Virginia Community College Foundation and Northern Virginia Technology Council are sponsoring veterans to go through a $14,000, 12-week coding bootcamp at Uncommon Coders at the Northern VA Community College Woodbridge campus.
- Helio Training in SLC has announced two new scholarships aimed at strengthening diversity in their classes - Women in Tech Scholarship and Veteran Service Scholarship.
- The Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership is partnering with Thinkful and the new Inclusive Innovation Incubator, or In3, to launch Pathway Scholars, a pilot program to prepare underrepresented workers for jobs in tech.
- The Local talked to female students at Swedish coding bootcamp Craft Academy including a former teacher, and a student who wanted to build her own website for her business.
- Bustle profiled some of the women who were awarded the scholarship they are offering for Flatiron School’s online web developer program.
- Hack Reactor released a diversity and inclusion report for their campuses; found that their gender split (25% women) was lower than the industry average (43% women).
- Lynn University is collaborating with Miami-based coding bootcamp Wyncode Academy to allow bachelor’s degree seeking students to gain immersive web development skills on campus.
- Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan, in partnership with coding bootcamp, Grand Circus, have announced a free, full-time 10-week bootcamp for Detroit residents over the summer.
- Galvanize is finally opening in NYC, according to NY Biz Journals.
- Trailhead, a non-profit startup accelerator and coworking space in Boise, Idaho, plans to launch an apprenticeship program for aspiring coders. The Idaho STEM Action Center will fund the program with a $200,000 grant.
- The TechnicallyDC website covered Code Writers Workshop, a new workshop specifically aimed at coding bootcamp grads who have started their first job but want to advance their careers.
- Houston Community College will teach the Apple-designed Swift Bootcamp, which is part of a new iOS Coding and Design School.
- Covalence Bootcamp (formerly DepotU) announced the first class at their new Chattanooga campus on Tuesday May 30th.
- Codaisseur in Amsterdam
- Refactory in Bandung, Indonesia
- TK2 Academy in Boca Raton, Florida
- Principal Analytics Prep in New York City
- Bytecamp in Houston, TX
- Monroe Community College in Rochester and New York City
Favorite Pieces on the Blog
- We did an on-camera interview with Flatiron School’s VP of Careers Rebekah Rombom about how successful coding bootcamp graduates are two years after graduating.
- Summer is right around the corner and I had fun doing some research for the top bootcamps that offer specific summer coding bootcamps or summer cohorts.
- I spoke to two Dev Bootcamp instructors Mark and Anil about how to pass a technical interview after coding bootcamp, including examples, tips and tricks.
2017 End of Year News Roundup + Podcast
We discuss the most defining coding bootcamp trends of 2017 in our end of year podcast!
Episode 21: November 2017 Bootcamp News
Read or listen to our November 2017 roundup of news and trends in the coding bootcamp industry.
Episode 20: Diversity at Coding Bootcamp
We talk to Flatiron about how diversity at coding bootcamps is key to increasing diversity in tech.