September 19, 2017

Ohio Boot Camp Touts Israeli Cybersecurity Experts to Draw Students

Ohio's The Software Guild partners with Israeli academy HackerUSA to give clients the 'tools used by the Israeli military'

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September 17, 2017

Israeli Hackers School Americans in Cyber Security

To develop the definitive training course for America’s future cybersecurity professionals, The Software Guild, an accelerated, hands-on coding boot camp based in Ohio, turned to Israel’s top hackers. Partnering with HackerUSA, Israel’s flagship IT and cyber security academy...

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September 11, 2017

Software Guild Calls Cybersecurity the ‘Logical Next Step’

No one can accuse the Software Guild of being asleep at the wheel when it comes to knowing what's affecting the business world. Just days before the giant Equifax data breach was revealed, the guild — which runs accelerated, boot camp-style coding programs — announced it was expanding into cybersecurity training.

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September 5, 2017

The Software Guild: A Different Kind of Coding Bootcamp

Technology has changed our world, and those changes are only accelerating. That means that the demands of the job market are changing as well. No longer is a four-year degree the best way to gain knowledge for a lifelong career.

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September 5, 2017

Newsweek: A Coding Career and You – Top Coding Schools 2017

Coding as an educational area and subsequent career path has gone through three distinct boom eras; initially in the early 80’s when the first wave of affordable personal computers broke upon homes around the world and made programming accessible to the public, then came the dot-com bubble in the late 90’s with entrepreneurs creating websites that made them millionaires, catching the attention of the students of the day.

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August 18, 2017

The 29 Top Coding Schools and Bootcamps of 2017

Here’s a rundown of the best coding schools still operating today, using data and reviews from SwitchUp‘s most recent ranking of the bootcamp ecosystem, and ignoring those that didn’t make at least 4 stars out of five.

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June 6, 2017

White House’s TechHire Job Training Initiative Takes Root in the Twin Cities

TechHire, a White House initiative, was designed to train more people for information technology jobs. In Minneapolis, 300 people participated in the program since its launch in 2015.

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May 26, 2017

Vision and Passion Lead to Web Development Bootcamp Success

The success of the program is in the numbers. The first graduation class at its Louisville location garnered a 100 percent job placement for its students, with an average annual salary increase of $20,000.

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May 10, 2017

What Happens When Universities and Bootcamps Join Forces?

Three years ago University of New Haven Provost Dan May was weighing how to respond to a shifting job market for his students. His institution was already working with outside help to rethink the school’s engineering education.

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March 27, 2017

Software Guild – Recognizing Outstanding Tech Companies & Entrepreneurs in the Region

These technology business awards shed light on innovative companies and leaders. They help OHTec promote this region as a remarkable place to work and live, where savvy companies are doing great things.

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March 17, 2017

Recruiters: Coding Talent Needed, Degree Optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable.

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March 14, 2017

County, Private Businesses Launch Conexus to Better Connect Job Seekers and Employers

By Jim Mackinnon If you are looking for a job but don’t think you have what it takes to work in today’s sophisticated manufacturing or information technology environment, a whole lot of people want you to reconsider.

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March 1, 2017

Coding Boot Camps Band Together to Boost Accountability

Schools aim to avoid missteps of for-profit schools by issuing audited job-placement data

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March 1, 2017

Software Guild Commits to Transparency By Joining the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR)

The Council on Integrity in Results Reporting's (CIRR) standards prevent deceptive graduation and job placement marketing practices and ensure a student can trust what a school advertises.

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March 1, 2017

Coding Bootcamps Commit to Transparency in Reporting Around Job Placement

A group of coding boot camps and white-collar training programs from around the country are banding together to create a single standard for reporting graduation and job placement data.

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February 26, 2017

A New Kind of Jobs Program For Middle America

Code schools and boot camps that teach computer programming skills prove they can rapidly retrain American workers for the 21st century.

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February 8, 2017

Software Guild Ranked #1 Best Coding Bootcamp by HackerRank

TechHire, which is powered by the Opportunity@Work nonprofit, targeted developer communities in 9 states. Fifteen bootcamps participated, and The Software Guild stood out

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February 3, 2017

How Louisville Expects to Fill its Tech Job Gap

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by the year 2020, there could be as many as 1.4 million open computer and computer science jobs across the nation — but only 400,000 computer science graduates. This means about 1 million good, high-paying jobs will have no one to fill them.

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February 1, 2017

Coding Boot Camps Gain Steam

The goal of these boot camps are to fill the mounting talent gap in the technology workforce by connecting new trainees with the employers who need them.

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January 24, 2017

Tech Educators Discuss Tech Talent in Louisville

February Venture Connectors: Tech educators discuss tech talent in Louisville By MELISSA CHIPMAN | January 24, 2016 8:38 am Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page VentureConnectors-300x156February’s Venture Connectors luncheon will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, and will feature a panel of tech educators from Code Louisville and The Software Guild who’ll discuss the state of tech talent in Louisville.

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January 20, 2017

Creating IT Futures Foundation, EMERGE & Minneapolis Mayor’s Office Partner on Women-Only IT Career Program

EDINA, Minn., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Creating IT Futures Foundation, EMERGE Community Development and Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City of Minneapolis are offering a free, women-only class of the foundation's IT-Ready career program as part of the Minneapolis TechHire initiative.

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January 13, 2017

The Art of Workforce Development

Injecting STEAM curriculum into education programs aims to build innovative thinking into math, science skills.

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January 4, 2017

Software Craftsmanship Guild Cranks Out Developers — Who Land Jobs

Time and again, the Akron-based school has proven that it can take people with almost no software development experience and turn them into professional programmers — in just three months. And they land jobs fast. Usually before they graduate.

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January 12, 2016

Serious Students Only: Coding Bootcamps’ Success for Workforce Preparation

Coding bootcamps have emerged as an alternative to a traditional computer science degree. According to Course Report, there are over 300 camps operating in 51 US and Canadian cities.

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November 20, 2015

Filling the Tech Talent Pipeline in Louisville

The strength of Louisville’s entrepreneurial community is only as impactful as the strong-willed entrepreneurs and the resources they have to accomplish their goals.

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November 16, 2015

The Software Guild Celebrates New Louisville Location

Marking the expansion of its Louisville location, The Software Guild, a 12-week coding bootcamp which teaches .NET and Java skills, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today in celebration of its new office space. This addition to The Software Guild’s instructional space for students is on its recently opened location, which just began offering classes in September.

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November 16, 2015

Company Works to Attract Tech Talent to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A company is trying to attract tech talent to Louisville. Mayor Fischer attended Monday's ribbon cutting for the Software Guild's new headquarters at South Floyd and East Market streets.

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November 3, 2015

‘Challenging in a life-defining way’: Software Guild’s First Cohort is Underway

Aaron Denney, 26, worked for Walmart in the Shepherdsville area for seven years, but now he’s in week seven of the Software Guild, where he’s learning .NET/C# coding. He’s in the first cohort of the Louisville coding bootcamp.

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October 14, 2015

The Software Guild Coding Bootcamp: 12 Weeks of Skill Development

The Software Guild’s 12-week, full-time program graduates coders who are employable as junior programmers. The program has a 95 percent placement rate in 90 days, and if you’re not placed immediately, you’re eligible to keep taking classes for free.

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August 16, 2015

Bootcamp Hopes to Diversify Tech Industry

He referenced the Software Guild in Akron. The guild, which has helped about 100 graduates land jobs over the past two years, was bought by an online education company called The Learning House Inc. a few months ago.

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August 6, 2015

Akron Coding ‘Boot Camps’ Could Expand Thanks to Federal Grant

Since 2013, the Akron Global Business Accelerator has offered a coding boot camp through its Software Guild, and the grant money could go to expanding that program. Eric Wise founded the program, and says it’s not unlike apprenticeships that have been training people for hundreds of years.

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August 5, 2015

White House Adds Akron to its TechHire Program

Akron could end up launching more coding bootcamps like the one run by the Software Guild, now that it is a TechHire City. Akron is one of 10 cities and states that the White House added to its TechHire program.

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July 23, 2015

The Software Guild Launches First Software Coding Bootcamp in Kentucky

The Software Guild, which operates coding bootcamps across the United States, is launching a coding bootcamp campus in Louisville, Ky. The bootcamp teaches .NET and Java skills in an intensive, face-to-face, 12-week course, leaving graduates with in-demand technical skills for potential employers.

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July 23, 2015

The Software Guild Launches First Software Coding Bootcamp in Kentucky

In its Akron and Minneapolis locations, The Software Guild has a 95 percent job placement rate, and it hopes to replicate that in Louisville. It is working to develop partnerships with area employers, helping to connect graduates with jobs and teach the skills employers need.

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July 23, 2015

The Software Guild Launches First Software Coding Bootcamp in Kentucky

The Software Guild, which operates coding bootcamps across the United States, is launching a coding bootcamp campus in Louisville, Ky. The bootcamp teaches .NET and Java skills in an intensive, face-to-face, 12-week course, leaving graduates with in-demand technical skills for potential employers.

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October 18, 2014

Ages-old Apprentice Model Successfully Turns Out 21st Century Software Coders in Akron

One big problem. Stacy, 28, wasn’t a programmer. And he also didn’t want to return to college and spend years and a lot of money getting another degree. He looked around and found a number of “boot camps” that promised to teach software coding in a relatively short period of time.

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July 10, 2014

In Akron, a Coding Bootcamp Draws Students Looking For a Career Re-Start

What if you didn’t need to spend four years in college studying computer science to get a job as a software developer? What if you could learn what you need to know to write code in just three months? That’s the idea behind so-called “coding boot camps” that are springing up around the country.

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June 1, 2014

At Software Craftsmanship Guild, Everyone’s an Apprentice in the Innovation Economy

At boot camp for computer coders, Sass met other men and women like himself--non-techies seeking an abrupt career change. Sooner than he expected, he was learning languages called C sharp and Java and telling computers what to do.

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February 20, 2014

Interview With Hiring Manager Who Works With The Software Craftsmanship Guild

David Basarab is a hiring manager at Cinemassive in Atlanta who works with the Software Craftsmanship Guild to hire talented .NET developers. Find out what he's looking for in a junior developer, how his relationship with SWCG is structured, and why he sees bootcamp-grads better prepared for his workforce than even recent college grads.

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February 14, 2014

Eric Wise of Software Craftsmanship Guild on Accrediting Coding Schools

We talk with Eric Wise, founder of the SWCG in Akron, Ohio, about his .NET bootcamp that's helping to fill open tech jobs in the Midwest, the importance of working with your state's regulatory agencies, and exactly what it means to be a "compliant" coding school.

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September 30, 2013

It’s Not Too Late to Learn to Code (Or Do Anything, For That Matter)

Although I dreaded the idea of sitting in front of a computer drowning in code all day, I signed up anyway to be an apprentice this summer at the Software Craftsmanship Guild, a 12-week program teaching the .NET framework in Akron, Ohio, because I wanted to become more tech literate.

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September 1, 2013

Akron Software Guild Students Are Getting With the Program

Lindsay Parker of Lakewood was unemployed when she joined the Software Craftsmanship Guild. She is now working on software designed to help her stay nourished during the North Coast 24-Hour Endurance Run at Edgewater Park.

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