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Boom Or Bust: The Lowdown On Code Academies 130

snydeq writes "Programming boot camps are on the rise, but can a crash course in coding truly pay off for students and employers alike? InfoWorld's Dan Tynan discusses the relative (and perceived) value of code academies with founders, alumni, recruiters, and hiring managers. Early impressions and experiences are mixed, but the hacker school trend seems certain to stick. 'Many businesses that are looking at a shortfall of more than a million programmers by the year 2020 are more than willing to give inexperienced grads a chance, even if some are destined to fail. The zero-to-hero success stories may be relatively rare, but they happen often enough to ensure that the boom in quick-and-dirty coding schools is only likely to accelerate.'"
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Boom Or Bust: The Lowdown On Code Academies

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  • Re:Only (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @02:19PM (#46211557)

    When a 2.0 high school graduate can explain in 50 words or less what a computer is then we will have success.

    With standards these days, I'd be surprised if a 2.0 high school graduate could explain anything.

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