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Wednesday, July 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Session Title: Outcomes of Immersive Learning: Coding Bootcamps

Once upon a time, if you wanted to become a software developer, you’d get a degree in computer science or learn on the job and read how-to books in your spare time. Both approaches would take several years or more, and neither would promise you a job. In the age of mobility, those models no longer work. Businesses need programmers now. They don’t have the resources to groom new programmers, and non-techies looking for a career change don’t have time to earn a four-year degree. Enter the world of coding boot camps.

Coding boot camps like MakerSquare and Hack Reactor are designed to immerse students in how to be a programmer and, moreover, a life learner. Students gather in an immersive space for 3 months and spend over 600 core hours to learn how to code under the tutelage of senior developers with decades of success and experience in the field, become autonomous developers, and work on soft skills like communication, collaboration, group dynamics, and leadership. This aspect of the boot camps is key to helping prepare students for a career in programming.

Come join MakerSquare, Austin’s very first coding bootcamp, at this insightful NewCo session to learn about the outcomes of immersive learning and see real project demos that students have created in as little as 4 weeks. There will be a Q+A session to follow up to ask questions to alumni of MakerSquare and hear from employers who hire MakerSquare graduates about their experience and success.

The future of immersive learning and education is bright - - the imagination is the limit. Software Engineering is just the start. Anyone can create an impactful program to teach people the hard skills to left transform their careers. We’ll reveal our secret ingredients that's made us so successful by graduating over 700 students with 96% placement rate within 6 months post graduation and alumni who have gone on to work at companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Uber, Salesforce, and hundreds of smaller startups that are helping innovate and transform technology.

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Ankit Patel

Managing Director, MakerSquare
Ankit Patel is on a mission to help passionate individuals transform their lives and careers. Trained as an engineer, he has various experiences working for Fortune 100 companies with background in software development, project management, personal development, leadership, and business... Read More →
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Jamie Sowder

Jamie Sowder is on a lifelong mission of enabling others to achieve their goals by learning new skills. Jamie is currently working on this mission as the Head of Instruction at the Austin office of MakerSquare, a leading software engineering school. Drawing from nearly a decade of... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Capital Factory