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Analysis: The exploding demand for computer science education, and why America needs to keep up

The chart above tells quite a story. That blue line — the one that looks like a hockey stick — shows how interest in computer science from freshmen at the University of Washington in Seattle has skyrocketed since 2010 compared with other engineering fields. The UW is not alone. Countless other U.S. universities, from Harvard to Stanford to the University of Michigan, are seeing… Read More

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Code Fellows switches its iOS curriculum to Apple’s new Swift programming language

Graduates of Code Fellows’s iOS Development Accelerator programs this year will be on the cutting edge when it comes to developing apps for the iPhone and iPad. The company announced today that its iOS development curriculum will now be focused on developing apps using Swift, the new programming language that Apple unveiled at its Worldwide… Read More

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Code Fellows to offer women-only Ruby on Rails class, guarantees $100K salary post graduation

If you’re a lady and you’d like to be a Ruby on Rails developer, well, Code Fellows has something just for you. The Seattle-based trade school today announced a new Rails Development Accelerator designed specifically for women that begins on July 7. “Women are still greatly outnumbered by their male counterparts in the programming industry,” Kristin… Read More

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Digital trade school Code Fellows names Amazon vet CEO

Kristin Smith, a former vice president at Zulily who previously spent eight years at Amazon.com, has been appointed CEO of Code Fellows. Meanwhile, Co-founder Will Little — who oversaw the organization after president Brent Turner moved to Rover.com — is taking on the CTO title. The Seattle company operates a “digital trade school,” an immersive… Read More

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Learn to code: Code Fellows launches intro to programming courses

At the start of the year, Seattle-based trade school Code Fellows asked experienced developers to explain how they originally learned to code in an effort to help those interested in the field. Now, a little more than a month later, the school is launching two sets of 4-week evening introductory programming courses for those with limited technical backgrounds…. Read More

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New Year’s Tech Resolution #3: Learn to code

If there has been one rallying cry for the tech establishment this year, it’s that everyone who can should learn to code. While part of the argument for building code literacy has to do with getting more people ready for coding jobs, I’ve found that just having a baseline understanding of how technology works, under… Read More

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Code Fellows to offer ‘Code Camp’ to at-risk youth, underprivileged women

Code Fellows, the Seattle-based program that works to offer vocational training in modern programming practices, will be holding a free, week-long “Code Camp” for underprivileged women and at-risk youth. The camp will be held every morning from August 12 to 16 at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission Women’s shelter. According to a press release, the… Read More

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Hey, lady hackers: $10K scholarship fund available for women-only bootcamp

For all the ladies interested in attending a Ruby on Rails bootcamp in Seattle next month but just can’t afford the $4,000 tuition, there is now help in the form of scholarship money. Seattle’s Women in Technology group has put together a $10,000 scholarship fund for the women-only, month-long class. Seattle companies SeedIP, Affinity, Zealyst, Tred,… Read More