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The Rise of Coding Bootcamps

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The Rise of Coding Bootcamps

At current rates, developer openings are increasing by 20% every year[2] Meaning for every 1 developer you had in 2010
You’ll need 2 in 2015
And a third by 2020
This meant that in 2012, there were over 200,000 more developer openings than in 2011

Tech firms need tech talent now.
Older educational frameworks are no longer adaptive enough.

Bootcamp Basics

Definition: Intensive, accelerated learning programs that teach beginners digital skills like Full-Stack Web Development, Data Science, Digital Marketing, and UX/UI Design.

Program Length: 6-28 weeks
Average 10 weeks

Types of Schools:
Mobile
–Android or iOS
Web
–Ruby,Python, Fullstack Javascript, or .NET languages

Main Locations:
San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Online

All Locations:
L.A.
Silicon Valley
Seattle
New York
Miami
Durham
Austin
Salt Lake City
Tampa
Fort Lauderdale
Greensboro (NC)
Portland
Chicago
Denver
Honolulu
Indianapolis
Irvine
Provo (utah)
Houston
Charleston
Greenville
Washington
Nashville
Atlanta
Little Rock
Calgary
Vancouver
Toronto
Boston
Akron
Oakland
Phoenix
Jersey City
Westchester (NY)
Hamptons
Philadelphia
Ceder City (Utah)
Alpharetta (GA)
Raleigh
Boulder
Fort Collins
Las Vegas
Baltimore
New Orleans
Dallas
Monterrey
St. Louis
Detroit
St. Paul
Montreal
Albuquerque
Milwaukee
Iowa City
Fresno
Tampa
Scottsdale
San Diego
Omaha
Minneapolis
Sioux Falls(SD)
Jacksonville
Cleveland

Outcomes:
Junior Developer, developer, apprenticeship, freelance, or instructor positions

Or Run with your own idea!

Considerations for future students:

Location, Programming, Language, Cost, Culture, Time commitment, Admission Rates, Job Statistics

So with so many options, which should you choose?

Criteria One: Online or in Person?
Are you good at guiding your own learning? (Online)
Do you need people around you pushing you to succeed? (In-Person)

Criteria Two: what skillset are you trying to learn?

Where would you like to work?
.Net, Java are most popular in large enterprise settings
Python is most popular in scientific and research settings
Ruby, PHP and the Javascript Stack are used generally and in startup settings

Languages by Demand: [1]

[language, number of job openings in december 2014, average salary for listings]

SQL: 211,017// $55,000
Java: 148,216// $84,000
Javascript: 88,013//$80,000
C#: 58,923//$79,000
Python: 56,635//$85,000
Perl: 46,217//$81,000
Visual Basic: 27,804//$78,000
Ruby: 24,045//$85,000
PHP: 24,045//$77,000
MATLAB: 16,289//$71,000
VB.Net: 9,260
Ruby on Rails: 8,403//$84,000
Objective-C: 7,336//$81,000
Scala: 3,509//$112,000
Groovy: 3,376//$86,000
ActionScript: 1,532//$61,000
Delphi: 672//$64,000
Arduino: 188//$63,000
Rust: 56//$81,000

Criteria Three: Can you pay for the program?

Most bootcamps are intensive and make working impossible for their several month duration.

Average cost: $9,900
The good news is that there are a number of ways to pay for your coding bootcamp

Including:
Loans
Scholarships
Payment Plans
Employer Assistance
Bootcamps that don’t ask for payment until you’re employed
Bootcamps that offer tuition refunds if you accept a position with one of their partners

Finally: Am I ready?

With a little work almost anyone can be ready for most coding bootcamps. On the front end, get ready for…

Placement tests
Online pre-course assignments
Meetups
Interviews

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One comment

  1. But 20% every year doesn’t mean after 5 years it will double. If you start with 100 developers then after 1 year you have 1.2 * 100 = 120. After 2 years you have 1.2 * 120 = 144. After 3 years you have 1.2 * 144 = 173. After 4 years it doubles (not five)

    Similarly after 10 years it won’t be triple, it will be QUADRUPLE after only EIGHT years. 1.2 ^ 8 = 4.2998

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