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Coding Bootcamps Already 1/8th the Size of CS Undergraduates 92

First time accepted submitter Valejo (689967) writes "According to a study released today by Course Report, programming bootcamps are expected to grow by 2.8x in 2014, meaning that bootcamps will graduate a student for every 8 CS undergraduates. The survey (PDF) also found that 57% of the schools teach in Ruby and that the average tuition is $9,900. The authors collected responses from 95% of US schools, including General Assembly, Dev Bootcamp, and Flatiron School."
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Coding Bootcamps Already 1/8th the Size of CS Undergraduates

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  • This needs to die (Score:4, Interesting)

    by rolfwind ( 528248 ) on Wednesday April 30, 2014 @11:21PM (#46886409)

    1. Programming can't be learned in a few weeks. You need the freedom to play with it. To experiment. Boot Camp doesn't exactly inspire that.

    I do believe you can be marketable within a year though.

    2. This is about selling papers, certs. Just like colleges are most just about selling diplomas now.

    3. What you learn there, you can learn online, for free.

    Of course, you won't learn collaboration and all that (except on soureforge or someplace) but not really at a bootcamp either. That's what a job is for.

    4. Pumping these students out suggests there will be soon a glut in the market. There is only so much software needed in the world. Other than games, there isn't the same demand for big, constant changes (maintenance and adhering to law changes notwithstanding) in all markets. Not that a bootcamp gives one the experience to touch old/big/production systems anyway.

    5. This will end badly.

"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972