Coding Dojo Takes Its Software Bootcamp Courses to Campus


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Coding Dojo, that runs module growth bootcamps in San Jose, Seattle, and other cities, will be charity some of a programming courses during Bellevue College nearby Seattle this tumble in what it hopes will be a initial of several college partnerships.

Coding Dojo instructors will go on-campus evenings and weekends during a vast open college in Bellevue, WA, to learn dual march sequences on Ruby on Rails and JavaScript/MEAN. These module combinations, that are used to emanate websites and Web apps, make adult partial of a curriculum during Coding Dojo’s 14-week bootcamps.

For Bellevue-based Coding Dojo, a new Coding for Higher Education Program is a approach to attract new students who are already informed with a internal aloft preparation institution, Coding Dojo selling executive Kevin Saito says.

“We’re entrance to where a business are, where they’re already comfortable,” Saito says.

Bellevue College is not customarily a brief expostulate from Coding Dojo’s Seattle campus. It’s also tighten to Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and other intensity employers for graduates of a college’s information record grade programs and a stability preparation division, that will horde a Coding Dojo classes, Bellevue product manager Mark Veljkov says.

While Bellevue has “a full line-up of record programs,” a college wanted to offer students coursework that would give them unsentimental knowledge in a programming skills many in direct by internal employers, Veljkov says. But building such courses, and gripping them adult to date, is costly, he says.

“For us, it became a many improved resolution to find a internal partner that had a peculiarity we were looking for,” Veljkov says.

And since of a new supervision initiative, Bellevue College might be means to validate students in a Coding Dojo classes for sovereign fee aid, he says. Last year, a U.S. Education Department announced a Educational Quality by Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment, a commander module that speedy aloft preparation institutions to try innovations in their march offerings by combining partnerships with non-traditional preparation providers such as for-profit edtech companies.

“It’s a game-changer,” Veljkov says of a supervision initiative. The commander module is partial of a supervision expostulate to make schools some-more accountable for tyro success, to tighten a opening between what’s schooled in college and what’s indispensable on a job, and to revoke a tyro loan default rate, he says.

Bellevue College will also work with accrediting agencies to try to validate a Coding Dojo classes for college credit, rather than a certificates customarily awarded to students who finish coursework in a stability preparation division, Veljkov says.

The accessibility of college credit would also be a bonus for Coding Dojo, Saito says. “It opens us adult to another set of folks,” he says.

Coding Dojo isn’t a initial for-profit educational record association to organisation adult with a aloft ed establishment to learn mechanism science. Back in 2013, Mountain View, CA-based Udacity offering online programming classes during San Jose State University, yet pass rates were low. Udacity afterwards shaped a partnership with ATT and Georgia Tech to launch an accredited online master’s grade in mechanism scholarship during a cost of $6,600. While Udacity began with MOOCs, or large open online courses, many of Coding Dojo’s students attend bootcamp sessions in chairman during a bricks-and-mortar site.

The edtech company, before formed in a Bay Area, has a largest bootcamp in San Jose, where some-more than a hundred students are enrolled, Saito says. It’s in a neighborhoods of these mature West Coast bootcamps—-there’s another in Los Angeles—-where Coding Dojo is looking for some-more colleges to horde a classes, Saito says.

Students in a dual programs during Bellevue College will work underneath a “flipped classroom” process used during Coding Dojo’s bootcamps. To ready for their on-campus sessions, they’ll watch a harangue by a company’s online resources, afterwards spend their time in a classroom operative on projects and gleaning recommendation from instructors, Saito says. Both march sequences will engage 99 hours in a earthy classroom and adult to 150 hours operative online on particular or organisation projects, he says.

Each course, using about 3 months or an educational quarter, costs $3,500. The Ruby on Rails march starts in Sep 2016, and a JavaScript/MEAN method starts in November. In January, Bellevue College skeleton to offer a third Coding Dojo march in another multiple of programming languages, LAMP/PHP. The 3 march topics were selected to raise students’ chances of alighting a job, Veljkov says.

“They strike a tip 5 tech needs of employers,” Veljkov says.

Bernadette Tansey is Xconomy’s San Francisco Editor. You can strech her during btansey@xconomy.com. Follow @Tansey_Xconomy

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