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“We’re not in the business of taking tuition, we’re in the business of getting people jobs.”
“Software engineering projects don’t fail because of a lack of technical ability, they fail because of a lack of communication.”
“It’s not obvious why programming is awesome – you can’t build anything at first, everything is really hard at first – what’s the point? And so we decided, lets make a game so that the engagement is there from the first moment.”
“There was a need to create a space where mothers felt welcome, because our challenges – they’re very different from people who are learning who don’t have these types of caregiving responsibilities.”
“[As adults] we get overly serious, and a lot of the fun goes out of learning, so I think what we’re trying to do is make Treehouse delightful.”
“There’s not enough data scientists out there, and every company wants them to do everything. So, you really have to focus on ‘How can I be most impactful with the limited time and resources I have?’ ”
“Free Code Camp is my effort to correct the extremely inefficient and circuitous way I learned to code. I’m committing my career and the rest of my life towards making this process as efficient and painless as possible.”
Turing School of Software and Design is a seven-month program that teaches software development in Denver.
Steve Kinney is the co-director of academics at Turing School of Software and Design.
“If I was trying to learn coding on my own, to the level that App Academy was able to teach me, it definitely would have taken me significantly longer.”
Mimir is a platform that helps schools scale up their computer science program. It provides automated code grading, plagiarism checking, code quality analysis and additional course management tools.
There is a need for more data scientists to make sense of the vast amounts of data we produce and store. Dataquest is an in-browser platform for learning data science that is tackling this problem.
Vik Paruchuri is the founder of Dataquest. He was previously a machine learning engineer at EdX and before that a U.S. diplomat.
What is it like to be a young software engineer in Nigeria?
Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime have a deep understanding of the startup tactics that have led to so many successful companies in the Web 2.0 boom.
Their favorite podcast is a16z. Their role models include Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. They recently worked on a machine learning compression project, inspired by the show Silicon Valley.
ChickTech is a nonprofit focused on getting and keeping women in tech. ChickTech: High School builds girls’ confidence, teaches them vital skills, and introduces them to a wide range of technological interests, from robotics to game design to programming.
Janice Levenhagen is the Founder and Executive Director of ChickTech.
Changing your occupation to a software engineer is easier today than ever before.
Former Andreesen-Horowitz partner Preethi Kasireddy saw excited software engineers coming through the doors every day, pitching their ideas. This was her impetus to take the leap and make the career switch to software engineering.
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