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Programming education

With Holberton School’s Pricing Model, Students Pay When They Can

By | Feb 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Holberton School, an alternative college experience that’s become known for its disruptive software engineering curriculum, has a very special and unique pricing model: students will only pay when they can, this is, they pay nothing during the course of their education, and only pay…

Dev & Design

San Francisco

Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

By | Aug 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Each year tuition and college fees increase, leading exiting students to have a massive amount of debt. According to The College Board, over the past decade, the average increase for universities is 5%, which is higher than the general inflation rate and increase in…

Profiles

DC

Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 33 Coding Bootcamps

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last night, Switchup released a list of the top coding bootcamps around the world in 2014. The list takes into account factors like reviews on the Switchup platform, price, location, and job support. You’ll also find helpful information there on how to choose the…

Reports & Rankings

US STEM Education Is Still Mediocre

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

A recent Pew Research Center survey suggests that the American public might be a bit deluded about the quality of our STEM education. 29% of Americans still rate our K-12 STEM education as above average or the best in the world, as do 16%…

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Programming education

You Can Now Watch People Code Online Live

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

There’s a reason why we need teachers. Despite the availability of online and offline educational resources (I’m thinking primarily here of digital and physical textbooks and the like), teachers still serve the primary purpose of providing students with live engagement. Whether it’s walking a…

Programs & Resources

DC

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Merkhofer with Ladies Who Code

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Ecosystems

Miami

10 Reasons to Learn to Code in Miami

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm

There are many reasons why you should learn to code this year. Most industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge offering great salaries. In 2014, Miami saw a rise in number of coding schools, closing a talent gap between what traditional universities are…

Acquisition

Pluralsight Acquires Code School; Get Free Access to Courses

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Pluralsight, the online platform committed to providing continued learning for professional software developers, IT specialists, and creative technologists around the world, has announced today that it has acquired Code School, one of the top resources on the Internet for programming education. The acquisition is…

Programs & Resources

DC

Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Programs & Resources

DC

Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with…

Programs & Resources

60 Free Computer Science College Courses You Can Take Online in 2015

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Spoiler alert: computer science is in. Like, it’s really in – so far in, it’s reached the center of the Tootsie Roll pop.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Of all the things you can do for yourself in 2015, the one thing you definitely need to do is…

Ecosystems

DC

Women in Tech: Jackie Kazil from PyLadies DC

By | Dec 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Ecosystems

DC

Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Marketing

6 Practical Reasons Marketers Should Learn to Code

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

While marketers don’t necessarily need to master Ruby, basic levels of HTML, CSS, and maybe even JavaScript or Python can help improve a resume for someone in the digital marketing arena today.  Here are 6 concrete reasons why marketers should learn to code. For…

Announcements

Miami

Y Combinator Nonprofit, CodeNow, Expands Program to Miami

By | Apr 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

CodeNow, a nonprofit aimed at teaching minority and female high school students coding skills, is bringing its program to Miami. They announced today that they are accepting applications until May 30 for a pilot program for Miami-area high school students, where students from minority backgrounds will receive more than…

Entrepreneur

DC

DC’s Year Up Relocates to Bring its Year-Long IT Training Program to More Young Adults

By | Apr 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

When your organization is as successful as Year Up, growth is inevitable. Since 2006, Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) has tackled what it calls “our American crisis,” expanding its student roster of low-income technology students from 20 in its first year to 240…