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Brewhaha goes remote with workshops and online performances


by Anna Byrd | 05/19/2020 2:05 am

Although Dartmouth students around the world complained about Greek Key’s absence last weekend, a core part of the festival has remained. This Saturday marked the end of Brewhaha’s week of celebration, which unfolded despite the challenges of a distant mandate.

Hosted by Dartmouth Organic Farm, the event is generally a one-day affair that takes place on the Saturday of the Green Key weekend and features local food and live music. This year’s Brewhaha Online featured student-led afternoon workshops on home skills like cooking, brewing and meditation, hosted on online platforms like Zoom and Instagram Live. At the end of the week, pre-recorded performances by student bands were shown in a storefront on O-Farm’s Instagram page.

Rachel Kent ’21, member of the Brewhaha committee, said that by adapting the event to a virtual format, the committee did their best to preserve the focus on food, music and community.

She stressed the importance of events like Brewhaha in keeping the community online, saying she was “certainly grateful that a lot of things like Brewhaha have continued. [because] They miss me a lot.”

Laura Braasch, program manager for O-Farm, said that when she presented her idea of ​​hosting a virtual Brewhaha to students this year, they were excited to bring the plan to life.

Kent said one of the unique perks of the remote term is the extra free time students can have during the week, which is why the organizers have decided to run this year’s Brewhaha over the course of a week. whole. Kent said she hoped Brewhaha could “fill a void” created by the lack of in-person interaction this quarter.

During the week, students attended virtual workshops hosted by students on activities such as yoga, making samosas, and brewing kombucha. The event culminated on Saturday with a compilation of submissions from a cappella student groups, bands and other artists. In recent years, the performances have featured a mix of local students and groups, but Kent said the committee only contacted students for submissions this year, noting that she was excited about the opportunity. to highlight more student artists.

Andy Bean ’23, Music Director of Dartmouth Dodecaphonics, was responsible for compiling his band’s submission. He said the Dodecs wanted to do a recording project during the remote tenure and after hearing about Brewhaha through Dodec’s social media coordinator and emails from O-Farm, they decided to ‘organize a virtual performance. Bean has compiled individual videos of members singing their respective parts. He added that he believes it is important to continue to host events that can be watched remotely with friends.

Over a dozen bands performed at the showcase, including the Rockapellas and student group Moon Unit. The pre-recorded showcase debuted on Instagram and YouTube, where the event garnered more than 400 views.

Earlier in the week, Anna Dodson ’20 ran a ginger beer brewing workshop on Zoom after the committee contacted her due to her home brewing skills. She said she had never brewed ginger beer before, but was excited about an “excuse to try something new” and practiced making it before the workshop. She said the workshop was easy to coordinate and run.

Dodson added that she lacked the “spontaneity” of the Dartmouth campus and that she liked going to an event where “you can just show up and there’s not really a wait for you.”

Dodson also attended several other workshops. The Saturday morning brunch workshop, which consisted of cooking one of three dishes with other students in a smaller “Zoom room”, was her favorite. Students could choose from cheddar and chive cookies, vegan French toast, and maple butter popovers.

She also said she enjoyed the yoga workshop on Zoom Friday, led by Mighty Yoga instructor Emma Miller ’19. Dodson said Miller did a great job on the virtual platform, explaining that she used verbal cues and movement descriptions to alleviate the challenges of a small screen. Dodson said the workshops were “definitely the thing [she had] was waiting impatiently [last] the week.”

Braasch said the workshops were “a really fun way to build community and let people get their foot in the door with the Farm Club.”

She emphasized the importance of providing low-pressure community-driven events for students in addition to academic and after-school programs, especially when faced with the challenges of online learning.

Kent added that trying to publicize Brewhaha was a challenge, saying the committee’s biggest concern was how best to disseminate information to potential attendees.

Although Brewhaha is usually a large community event, Dodson said the workshops were relatively small, with his ginger beer workshop attended by eight people. She explained that remote setting meant students had to prioritize which event to attend, noting that most attendees were involved in the Farm Club or the Sustainability Office. However, she added that the format of the event made it easily accessible to anyone who wanted to join.

Braasch said that while Brewhaha is generally one of the costliest events on O-Farm, the online transition saved them funding because O-Farm didn’t have to pay for it. prepare food. She said the O-Farm does not have concrete plans for the funds saved and the College has discouraged unnecessary spending.

She added that over the summer she hopes to organize volunteer work days at the O-Farm that adhere to public health guidelines, including social distancing and wearing masks.

Braasch will continue to run the farm in person this summer with Sustainability Fellow Molly McBride ’15. Braasch said that despite the lack of student volunteers, the lack of programming has freed up time to maintain the farm and continue to grow fresh produce.

Braasch and McBride will work with Willing Hands, a nonprofit food bank working throughout the Upper Valley, to distribute fresh produce from the O-Farm where the community’s needs are greatest. They also plan to donate vegetables to several families as part of a program with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center called Moms in Recovery, which provides services to mothers recovering from drug addiction.

5 tips (and 6 webinars) for Career Center graduates


Reesa Greenwald, Director of the Career Center at Seton Hall University, has over 20 years of leadership experience in career development, experiential education, training and student affairs. A leader in state, regional and national organizations related to student employment in higher education, she is a former trainer at the National Academy of Workplace Learning. Areas of expertise include internship program development, career coaching, mentoring, performance evaluation, team building and relationship building.

Bob Franco is Associate Director of the Career Center and Assistant Professor at Seton Hall. Prior to working at Seton Hall, he had a distinguished career in corporate human resources. He is the author of Business storyteller: the art of noticing things (2015) and On the sidelines (2016), and has been highlighted in The innovation highway (Debra Amidon); Leverage points (Pegasus Communications), the Institute for Business Trends Analysis and was interviewed by WABC-TV, AOL Jobs, NJ-12TV, WalletHub, and Nerdwallet.

Reesa and Bob offered this advice to college graduate students during this unprecedented COVID-19 time.

1. You have been working at the Seton Hall Career Center for over two decades, have you ever had such an employment experience? Although the unemployment rate is currently at its highest level since the Great Depression, a recent national poll showed that more than 3/4 of Americans who have been laid off or on leave expect to be rehired by their former employer. once the stay-at-home orders. in their field are lifted. Does this set this recession apart from others?

While the circumstances that created this situation are very different, there are and will be similarities. Some jobs will be transformed or no longer exist, while others will be created through new innovations. Job seekers should pay close attention to changing employment opportunities and continue to acquire new skills that match the employer’s needs.

2. In previous recessions, university graduates often turned to higher education to “wait” for the recession and strengthen their professional credentials. Can this be a good strategy for college graduates now

Graduate students should do their research. For many careers, a graduate degree is required. For others, a graduate degree can potentially contribute to career advancement. Job seekers should consider all options based on the short and long term implications. There are also certificate programs that will add to their credentials.

3. For those who decide to enter the workforce now, what advice do you have regarding job search?

Network, network, network! Connect with professionals in your areas of interest through social media, friends, and family connections. Attend virtual fairs and information sessions to learn about market trends. Identify the skills you have that can translate. If your initial plan is not possible at this time, you can be creative in your approach to your options. Don’t focus exclusively on the job title or the specific organization. The Career Center team is available to all alumni who want our help.

4. Some graduates who already have job offers have had their offers suspended for the time being as many companies continue to struggle to do business amid stay-at-home orders from their states. What advice would you give to students in this position?

There is a distinct possibility that jobs will move to a virtual space, at least temporarily. Job seekers must be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt in a rapidly changing work environment. It is always a good practice to stay up to date and develop additional skills, including those based on technology, which will be valued in the workplace. Stay flexible and be open to new options.

5. You and your office have hosted a series of webinars to prepare students for the job search process. The webinars cover “Job Search Tips and Strategies”, “Interview Skills”, “Resume & Cover Letter Writing”, “How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews”, “Create a Strategic Resume” and “Optimize your Linkedin profile and your alumni network. “Do you have one final advice for students about to enter the workforce in this unprecedented time and situation?

We haven’t finished. We will continue to organize virtual events, which are available to our students and alumni. Additionally, if they haven’t already, students and alumni who want our help can contact us at [email protected] to access webinars and a wealth of other resources available to them. The Career Center is open for business!

Keep trainee architects and designers busy with these workshops and online activities

The bad news: In many cities, classrooms are officially closed for the rest of the school year due to the new coronavirus crisis – and the status of summer camps doesn’t seem too hot, either.

The best news: While they certainly don’t replace face-to-face experiences, many cultural institutions, museums, and even individual architectural firms now offer online educational opportunities focused on architecture and design, Zoom workshops. from downloadable e-coloring books to fun and family-friendly video series aimed at children trapped at home, parents and caregivers. And because creativity (and coloring as a de-stressing tool) knows no age limits, many of these opportunities are very appealing to apathetic big kids as well.

Check out some of these online activities and workshops below. Many are free and some require prior registration.

CAC @ Home and CAC for the family

The Chicago Architecture Center has revamped its upcoming family and youth-focused program schedule to allow virtual learning while in-person events are on hiatus. Starting in conjunction with each weekly edition of the CAC @ Home newsletter, the offerings include a remote iteration of Girls Build! program, three new video series (Architecture Essentials, Neighborhood Strollers, and Storytime with CAC), and more. “Schools may be closed and museums are closed, but the ACC strives to keep children, parents and teachers from learning architecture and design, including the buildings around them, while practicing distancing space at home in their own neighborhoods, ”Nicole said. Kowrach, vice president of the Center for Education and Public Engagement, in a statement.

Architecture center

In partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, the Center for Architecture launched #ArchitectureAtHome, a series of fun, family-friendly activities to engage, inspire and pass the time. They include drawing activities, Google Map-based treasure hunts, and tutorials on how to make pop-up buildings from paper bags.

Foster + Partners #Architecturefromhome

Sympathetic to exhausted parents who need new distractions for restless broods, London-based mega-company Fosters + Partners recently launched a strong home education initiative dubbed #Architecturefromhome that includes’ draw, make, play, think, read, watch and other activities to keep them [out of school kids] entertained, for at least a few hours! Activity templates, including “Paper Skyscrapers”, “Create Your Own City” and “Draw Trees”, are available for download via the #Architecturefromhome micro-site. The company encourages participants, young and old, to share their completed creations on social networks.

Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom and Virtual Summer Camp

Until May 20, the Education Department of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is hosting a virtual classroom for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students with new lessons and corresponding videos presented weekly. According to the Free Educational Initiative Foundation, which is based on a curriculum developed in collaboration with the Paradise Valley School District: “The virtual classroom combines fun and real lessons with famous principles of organic architecture and design based on of Wright’s solutions, each STEAM-focused lesson will offer students its own variation of hands-on activities that will encourage them to think critically and creatively. Although the six-week series is now in the third week of classes, it’s never too late to participate. Upcoming courses include “Circles” and “The Impact of Color”.

Normally held at the Taliesin West campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Foundation’s popular Art and Architecture Summer Camp also goes virtual and, for the first time, is also free. Virtual campers enrolled in the program will meet via Zoom for one hour each day of the week over three two-week sessions starting June 1.

Gensler Amazing cities coloring books

The Texas-based offices of global architectural firm Gensler have come together to publish two coloring books, Amazing cities and Amazing cities, aimed at homebound families looking for a fun, architecture-centric distraction. The free downloadable coloring books together cover over 200 pages and feature a plethora of Gensler-designed buildings across the Lone Star State, including Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. “In the wake of the recent COVID-19 events, we have channeled our creative energy to find a way to educate and inspire people of all ages in these trying times,” said Gerardo Gandy, partner at Gensler who designed series. D magazine. “We hope that this series will enable the public, especially young minds, to use their creativity and imagination, and that it will extend the spirit of our firm and the passion we share for our practice to our friends, clients. and community. ”

The Guggenheim Museum: sketch with Jeff

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m. during the month of May, Jeff Hopkins, artist teaching at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will tell stories about the history of the iconic Manhattan home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright through a series of sketches . Each sketch is followed by a prompt intended to inspire young viewers to create their own sketches at home. Participants are encouraged to share their completed work on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #SketchWithJeff.

La Maison de Verre presents the Josef Albers Color Workshop

On May 22, the Glass House, in collaboration with the New Canaan Library, is hosting an hour-long hands-on color workshop led by Fritz Horstman, Director of Education at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. “From the book by Josef Albers Interaction of color, we are going to experiment with colors that you may already have in your home. We’re going to try our hand at the exercises that Albers invented when he was teaching at Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale, such as One-Color-Becomes-Two, Reversed Grounds and Afterimage, ”the page explains. ‘event. No prior artistic experience is required to participate, although registrants should have a list of necessary materials on hand before the workshop begins. Self-directed and video guided color workshops specifically for children are also available through the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Atlanta Design Museum: Young Designers Online

The MODA schedule of upcoming online workshops for small design enthusiasts is impressive: a three-part series on skatepark design, an introduction to using Minecraft as a CAD tool, and ongoing educational sessions for architects. and aspiring designers ages eight to 15.

The National Building Museum

Although the National Building Museum has canceled all public programming until the end of September (and does not list any upcoming virtual events on its calendar), the museum’s website has a rich resource of home learning opportunities ( Boxes of newspapers! Drawings! Construction surveys!) For locked-in families, including the recently launched cool Neighborhood Exploration series.

New museum children’s menu

While the New Museum’s Family First Saturdays programming has been canceled, the New Museum Kids Menu series continues to “provide families with activities to learn more about contemporary art and ideas at home.” Past family activities include “At Home With Portraiture: Jordan Casteel” and “The Faces of Places: Jordan Casteel”. Stay up to date with upcoming activities here.

Online workshops for Nunavik youth start this week


Key Mental and Physical Health and Culture Aspects of the 30 Day Series

Online workshops for youth on health and culture are now offered by Nurrait–Jeunes Karibus. (Photo via Nurrait–Young Karibus Facebook)

By Nunatsiaq News

Over the next month, young people in Nunavik will be able to participate in online workshops focused on physical and mental well-being and culture, in a time that isolates many people.

In response to the social distancing measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor intervention youth organization Nurrait–Jeunes Karibus has developed a series of video workshops which launched on Monday, April 27.

The workshops are aimed at young people aged 12 to 20 and revolve around five themes: getting in shape, taking care of yourself, feeling good, enjoying culture and sharing.

For example, a fitness workshop can involve a directed workout for ski training (no skis needed) or a workout using household items, like the couch, said Valerie Raymond, director general of Nurrait–Jeunes Karibus in Kuujjuaq.

Another session is about emotions and how to respect other people’s emotions, as well as managing your own.

In general, the workshops last about 30 minutes. Some, however, encourage participants to undertake activities outside of the workshop time.

In one segment, participants are asked to describe some of the traditional activities they see happening around them and are encouraged to participate.

There will be 30 workshops in total, and young people can participate whenever they want by registering for nurraitjeuneskaribus.com using their email or Facebook account.

After completing a workshop, participants will find that additional segments will be unlocked.

Once the workshop series picks up steam, Raymond said they hope to introduce group chat functionality and host live events with attendees.

Penn State Master Gardeners Offers Free Online Earth Day Workshops


April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

If you need an incentive to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors this Earth Day, Newswatch 16 has come up with a few ideas involving free gardening resources.

Newswatch 16 wanted to help you celebrate by offering several free resources started by the master gardeners of Penn State.

Normally, people had to pay for live webinars, but due to COVID-19, Penn State wanted to give back by giving people free virtual resources. They tackle everything from maintaining several acres of land to creating a garden, much like many Americans did when our country faced another crisis decades ago.

Back in the days when our brave servicemen were fighting in World War I and WWII, many across the country did their part in the war effort by planting what was called a victory garden. This is a piece of land in their garden where Americans grew their own fruits and vegetables. Today, as our country faces a major health crisis, the idea of ​​planting a Victory Garden is back.

“We have a series of programs going on right now. One is Victory Garden Reinvented,” Vinnie Cotrone said.

Cotrone is an urban forester with the Penn State Cooperative Extension in West Pittston.

He is encouraging people to get out of their homes during this pandemic and to do some gardening.

“Today we’re all locked inside. Get out and exercise, get some fresh air and just convert a little piece of your garden. It can really be done anywhere,” Cotrone said. .

Penn State currently offers many FREE resources, such as online webinars, hosted by volunteer expert gardeners. They are all to help you get started with your garden, even if you know next to nothing about planting.

“What the webinars do provides this information and, again, lots of downloadable resources. Should we go out and plant our tomatoes now? How do we prepare this soil? What about fertility? Said Cotrone.

Cotrone adds that now is the perfect time to start your garden. He said, “You have a lot of time right now. Some things have to be started on the inside. “

Free Gardening Webinar Resources

This is how the Penn State extension website works: It is designed for people to create an account and put things in their baskets (even though they are free webinars, an online account is created). Then, links to each live webinar are emailed to attendees.

On the site, you can search for the following: Victory Garden Reinvented. If the live webinars fill up, the recordings will also be available for free.

You can also register for the “Living on a Few Acres” webinar. There are several of these types of webinars.

People can also call the Penn State Extension Registration Office by phone at 1-877-345-0691 and register for the program.

If you have any other problems trying to register, contact Vinnie Cotrone by email at [email protected]

MediaXchange partners with John Yorke for online workshops – TBI Vision


International entertainment industry consultancy MediaXchange has partnered with John Yorke (Life on Mars) to launch a new series of interactive virtual workshops to help writers, producers and executives develop their skills while being isolated due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Classes are led by ‘best-in-class experts’ and delivered as live interactive workshops, which can be booked online.

The sessions include two storytelling workshops – one for writers and one for executives – with theater producer, curator, writer, consultant and speaker Yorke (Shameless, Wolves Room). They will take place from May to June.

The ‘Meet the Creatives’ component will feature one session per week, each featuring an American showrunner and running from July to August, while an international film trade seminar with EP and author, Angus Finney (The motherr, Candies, Disco pigs) is also planned. The masterclass will focus on the development, production and financing of international feature films and will take place in May.

Elsewhere there will be a workshop on streaming platforms, giving participants key information to “navigate the opportunities offered by SVOD, AVOD, BVOD and TVOD to better understand your options in the UK landscape” – from June to July.

MediaXchange CEO Katrina Wood said, “Our mission has always been to connect the most talented professionals in the entertainment industry to share their skills and experience while building lasting partnerships.

“We are delighted to enter a new phase with an additional range of online courses and workshops that will continue to help creatives and executives pursue their international ambitions in the service of great storytelling for film and film. television. “

Rude Health’s ‘Quaranteam’ will teach online workshops


Food and drink brand Rude Health has launched weekly online workshops to teach people how to make its products.

She set up a “Quaranteam,” made up of employees and freelancers she usually works with at canceled events and trade shows, to lead the protests via Facebook Live.

The “Friday 5 o’clock Feeds” series airs on Rude Health’s Facebook channel every Friday at 5 p.m. and the lineup has already been designed through May.

Recipes include sauerkraut and oat milk. The tutorials will show how consumers can prepare the foods and drinks they usually buy under normal circumstances but go without due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some consumers cannot make it to their usual supermarket and others may find shelf stable products like oat milk in high demand.

Camilla Barnard, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder of Rude Health, said, “We are all spending far more time at home and in our kitchens than ever before. This is a great opportunity to make sure we are all healthy. offers easy-to-follow recipes and ideas for anyone who wants to make some of the foods and drinks they usually buy.

“We are also delighted to use the series to support some of our partners, whose skills we have already used at many face-to-face events. For example, Robb Collins, a mixologist from the London Cocktail Club, will show everyone world how easy it is to turn our dairy-free drinks into espresso martinis; Chefs in Schools, our charity partner, will show us how to make a great meal from the canned goods in your cupboard; and Well Grounded will host a workshop on how to make barista-style coffees at home.”

The project is delivered internally.

Rude Health were due to appear at Camp Kerala in Glastonbury, as well as Happy Place and the London Coffee Festival, all of which have been cancelled.

Rude Health’s Quaranteam to Offer Online Workshops


Food and beverage brand Rude Health has launched weekly online workshops to teach people how to make their products.

He has set up a “Quaranteam”, made up of employees and freelancers he usually works with at canceled events and trade shows, to lead the protests through Facebook Live.

The “Friday 5 o’clock Feeds” series is released on the Rude Health Facebook channel every Friday at 5 pm and the lineup is already being designed until May.

Recipes include sauerkraut and oat milk. The tutorials will show how consumers can prepare the foods and beverages they usually buy under normal circumstances but are deprived of due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some consumers cannot visit their regular supermarket, and others may find shelf-stable products such as oat milk in high demand.

Camilla Barnard, Brand Director and Co-Founder of Rude Health, said: “We all spend a lot more time at home and in our kitchens than ever before. This is a great opportunity to make sure we are all healthy. The series offers easy-to-follow recipes and ideas for anyone interested in preparing some of the foods and drinks they usually buy.

“We are also excited to use the series to support some of our partners, whose skills we have already used in many face-to-face events. For example, Robb Collins, a mixologist from the London Cocktail Club, will show everyone how easy it is to turn our dairy-free drinks into espresso martinis; Chefs in Schools, our charitable partner, will show us how to prepare an excellent meal from the cans in your cupboard; and Well Grounded will host a workshop on how to make barista-style coffees at home. “

The project is delivered internally.

Rude Health was scheduled to appear at Camp Kerala in Glastonbury, as well as Happy Place and the London Coffee Festival, all of which were canceled.

5 Python Courses and Bootcamps in Chicago You Should Know


Python is one of the most dynamic and user-friendly general-purpose coding languages, which explains its overall popularity. According to a HackerRank survey26% of developers want to learn Python in 2019. The language’s flexibility makes it a must-have for everything from web apps and game development to data science and artificial intelligence.

Due to its versatility and relatively easy-to-learn syntax, Python classes and programs have burst onto the bootcamp scene. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned developer looking to learn a new language, we’ve rounded up a few Python courses and bootcamps here in Chicago for you to check out.

The Best Python Courses in Chicago

  • Coding Dojo
  • Coding Temple
  • General assembly
  • Hands-on programming
  • Promotionable
Coding Dojo

Location: 213 West Institute Square

Duration: 14 weeks

Cost: $12,995

Presentation of the training: Coding Dojo offers onsite and online coding courses spanning three full stacks with an emphasis on Python. The program teaches multiple and flexible stacks to ensure students are prepared to work at different levels of development. Coding Dojo teaches Python because of its versatility and covers Python-related technologies such as MySQL, Flask, Ajax, APIs, and Django.

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Coding Temple

Location: 222 West Ontario

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: $11,995

Presentation of the training: Coding TempleThe bootcamp offers courses focused on Python and data science, as well as a comprehensive web development curriculum. The Python bootcamp is a mix of lectures and hands-on learning, providing the tools needed to design, build, and deploy web applications that will give students Python skills and confidence in their development abilities.

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General assembly

Location: 444 N Wabash

Duration: 10 weeks (also offered as a one-week crash course)

Cost: $3,950

Presentation of the training: General assembly offers a variety of full-time and part-time professional development courses ranging from iOS development to digital marketing. Their part-time Python programming course is taught by industry experts and covers fundamentals, object-oriented programming, troubleshooting, and special topics like data science and web applications.

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Hands-on programming

Location: 29 Madison East

Duration: One week

Cost: $999

Presentation of the training: Hands-on programming The immersive Python course is designed for beginners, ensuring students receive a comprehensive toolkit when learning the language. The course provides the basics, but also gives students the opportunity to work on real projects that will build their code portfolio for a future job search. The course includes 35 hours of lectures, hands-on learning and best practices with instructors.

promotable python bootcamps chicago

Location: Merchandise store

Duration: five weeks

Cost: $1500

Presentation of the training: Promotionable offers a beginner’s program covering Python for data science. No experience required, the course is 25 hours of classroom learning that covers the basics of programming, data, and machine learning. In addition to learning the basics of Python, the course also teaches students how to apply the language to real-world data problems.

5 Best Data Science Bootcamps in Chicago You Should Know About 2022


Data science is a growing career path. Whether it’s a tech startup or a Fortune 500 company, having the ability to make sense of stacks of data is a very valuable skill. This is why data scientists, as well as engineers who understand machine learning and other tools used in the field, have become essential for companies.

Whether you’re looking to completely change your career path or need to sharpen your skills to keep up with changing market demands, these Chicago data science bootcamps offer programs worth checking out.

The Best Data Science Bootcamps in Chicago

  • Flatiron School
  • Data Science Dojo
  • General assembly
  • Metis
  • Promotionable

Flatiron School

Location: 515 State Street North

Duration: 15 weeks

Cost: $15,000

Presentation of the training: Flatiron School offers a comprehensive data science curriculum providing students with the comprehensive toolkit they need to pursue a career in the field. The bootcamp prepares students for employment in today’s market, teaching the basics of data science libraries, Python, SQL, and linear regression modeling. Flatiron offers a deferred tuition program where graduates don’t pay until they are hired and earn at least $40,000.

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Data Science Dojo

Location: 205 North Michigan Avenue

Duration: Five days

Cost: Price ranges per lesson package

Presentation of the training: Data Science Dojo offers courses for professionals who wish to enrich their wheelhouse knowledge and skills. Founded in Seattle, the accelerated program offers preparatory courses in the basics of data science. During the immersive programs, students learn and apply their data science skills for 10 hours a day. After the bootcamp, graduates participate in a Kaggle competition and have access to exclusive events and networking groups.

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General assembly

Location: 444 North Wabash

Duration: 12 weeks

Cost: $15,950

Presentation of the training: General assembly offers a variety of full-time and part-time technology training courses in various disciplines. The data science bootcamp covers Git, SQL, UNIX, Python, machine learning, and data modeling techniques. General Assembly offers instruction by in-house experts and support from career coaches who provide guidance to prepare for careers in business intelligence, data science, data analytics and more.

metis data science bootcamp chicago

Location: 1033 West Van Buren

Duration: 12 weeks

Cost: $17,000

Presentation of the training: Metis offers an accredited introductory data science course that immerses students in two to three hours of classroom instruction and four to six hours of daily development and project work. The program provides an introduction to the data science toolkit consisting of Git, GitHub, Python, pandas and more, then progresses to advanced topics such as linear regression, machine learning, databases, statistical bases, big data and a portfolio of five projects. Metis also offers support to help graduates get hired after boot camp, such as workshops, company site visits, and one-on-one interviews with career counselors.

promotable data science bootcamps chicago

Location: Merchandise store

Duration: five weeks

Cost: $1,500

Presentation of the training: Promotionable provides an introduction to Python for data science. The part-time data science course introduces students to Python programming, providing a foundation in coding basics, data science issues, and machine learning. The course is delivered in small class sizes by full-time data science professionals to provide the best introductory experience for aspiring data scientists.

Live online workshops for athletes, a great initiative by SAI during confinement: Gopichand


At a time when athletes are confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sports Authority of India has launched a series of live online workshops with experts in sports science and sports management to involve athletes and help them improve their knowledge.

The workshop was started by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on his Twitter account, where he invited everyone to join in the interesting sessions. The workshops are live from 11am daily, across all of SAI’s social media platforms.

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Online sessions

The first session of the Series 24 workshop began on Friday with acclaimed physiotherapist Dr Nikhil Latey talking about how to work out at home during the time of the coronavirus which has received over eight thousand views. This was followed by a session on Athletes’ Nutritional Needs During Coronavirus by Ryan Fernando, which garnered over 15,000 views from athletes, coaches and fitness enthusiasts.

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Other speakers include national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha and senior sports journalist Sharda Ugra, among others. The sessions are attended by athletes and para-athletes from all sports, including probable Olympic shooters Divyash Panwar, Apurvi Chandela, Abhishek Verma, boxer Lovlina Borgohain, Anish Bhanwala, Nikhat Zarin, swimmer Srihari Nataraj, among others. .

Olympian Pooja Dhanda said: “The sessions are very informative. It has helped me to think differently about training at home and to focus on the key areas. I also look forward to the other sessions.”

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Wonderful initiative

Welcoming the initiative and affirming the importance of being in good physical and mental shape while being at home, Pullela Gopichand said: “This is a wonderful initiative taken by SAI. In these difficult times with the Coronavirus, it is important to stay physically and mentally active and to find ways to better use our time. These online sessions will certainly help you achieve this. Sport is not just about being competitive, the challenges will be met and that is how we face them to the best of our ability and keep moving forward. “

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The Case Against AI, UX, and Coding Bootcamps


By 2028, the tech industry will predictably experience a 21% increase in demand for software engineering talent, compared to a growth rate of 5% for all other occupations. Traditional universities, striving to keep pace, have readjusted their curricula and launched new concentrations, degrees and certificate programs to fill the skills gap. However, the efforts of conventional education players will not be enough to fill the growing talent gap.

Opportunistically, around 2011, the industry reacted.

Instead of taking a 4-year college or 2-year graduate program to learn relevant technical skills, a student could enroll in an intensive bootcamp that promised a compressed learning journey (3-6 months) , a guaranteed placement and an accelerated career. ambitions.

In many ways, this model has paid off for hopefuls in the tech industry. Dozens of bootcamps boast placement rates around 90% and possess a feverish dedication to student-focused growth and development.

However, not all bootcamps are created equal. Impersonators, scammers and unethical actors have created bootcamps selling nothing more than debt, headaches and doubts.

Before signing up for a bootcamp, consider the following reasons:

1) Bootcamps are not recession proof

Bootcamps primarily emerged into public consciousness shortly after the 2008 recession. Since then, they have enjoyed a period of reasonable growth before several have closed their doors Where consolidated. In a downturn in the market, bootcamps – operating on cash flow from tuition fees – could see mass closures, while universities – cushioned by a public endowment – ​​can use reserve funds to cover professors, facilities and operations. If a bootcamp stops, the certificate and brand value disappear immediately.

2) The programs are neither standardized nor accredited

Each bootcamp maintains its own curriculum, format, structure, and learning plan. Unlike colleges, bootcamps do not have a governing body that certifies that new programs meet the acceptable quality threshold. As a result, the effectiveness of training varies enormously from program to program. Worse still, some programs do not have a single representative of academia (eg, professor, researcher, administrator) in their leadership ranks—only entrepreneurs, engineers, or industry luminaries.

3) Bootcamps are for-profit businesses

In late 2019, Pheonix University agreed to forgive $141 million in student debt to settle allegations that deceptive marketing tactics were used to recruit students to the institution. Curiously, bootcamps do not hesitate to deploy similar strategies. They feature high placement rates and FAANG company logos on all their web pages and marketing materials. Online webinars, incessant emails and aggressive discounts serve to entice candidates to apply or register. Being for-profit is not, in and of itself, a black mark, but given the highly competitive market of bootcamps all vying to be profitable, the priority of filling seats can overshadow the true goal of educating students. Be aware of programs that scale too aggressively, hire instructors too quickly, or admit students too easily.

4) Instructors lack pedagogical training

If the old adage that “those who don’t know, teach” is to be accepted, then the reverse may also be true: “those who know, cannot teach”. Captains of industry, many of whom have achieved unprecedented professional success, take on coaching roles at bootcamps. The majority do a phenomenal job, but the bootcamps themselves do a disservice to the ill-equipped minority to teach properly. The process of breaking down complex principles into smaller sub-components is a learned art, and not everyone can be thrown into an instructor role without the proper training. People don’t become teachers overnight, and bootcamps have a responsibility to educate their instructors on the principles of learning, the fundamentals of teaching, and the best practices for being an effective educator.

Next steps

And now ? Is this long-running manifesto driven by a deep desire to move all students from bootcamps to college classrooms?

No way.

The goal is to encourage people to ask questions, weigh options and make informed decisions. Before applying for a bootcamp, you must:

  • Ask the bootcamp to send you an anonymized list of past graduates with their current salaries and job titles.
  • Ask bootcamp how many graduates are placed in jobs within the Field of study and not outside of it.
  • Do a LinkedIn search of previous students and ask about their experience in the program.
  • Compare bootcamp prices and explore available scholarships for underrepresented communities.
  • Understand the bootcamp learning plan (eg, projects only, formal curriculum, apprenticeship).
  • Make sure bootcamps that use ISAs (revenue sharing agreements) have a capped maximum to avoid the risk of overpayment.
  • Investigate the qualifications of the bootcamp instructors.
  • Investigate the financial health of the bootcamp to avoid unexpected closures or resource cuts.
  • Talk to HR managers at target companies and ask for their honest opinions on bootcamp hires.

The bootcamp industry is still nascent, and finding the right program can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Use patience, a healthy dose of skepticism and an open mind to find the option that’s right for you.

Trilogy Bootcamps Help 2U Earnings, But Future Remains Uncertain


On his company’s most recent quarterly earnings call, 2U CEO and co-founder Chip Paucek shared an example of why he brought his company – an online graduate program manager for colleges – in the field of coding bootcamp.

A flagship online MBA program that 2U runs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has seen enrollment decline due to a “booming economy and an increasingly competitive world,” Paucek said Thursday. during a quarterly earnings call, according to a transcript. This drop was around 40% from 2016 to 2019, according to a report.

But with the help of technical courses added to the Trilogy 2U coding bootcamp curriculum purchased for $750 million last April – not to mention scholarships for 2U students and Chapel Hill staff – the MBA program seems to have took a turn. The program’s January cohort is 28% year-over-year enrollment growth, Paucek said.

“Our acquisition of Trilogy allows us to meet the demand from students, universities and industry for market-driven training in rapidly changing technical fields,” Paucek said. “This demand has fueled the rapid growth of our boot camp product.”

Similarly, a better-than-expected quarter for 2U – based in Landham, Maryland – has caused some analysts to think more positively about the company’s purchase of Trilogy and its strategy to achieve positive cash flow, which has saw its share price tumble last summer when it said investors expect lower profits from its core business of helping universities run their online programs.

2U’s stock was trading at $23.23 at Monday’s market close, up 2% from the Feb. 6 market close. The stock is down around 76% from its all-time high in April 2018.

This promotional video from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill features alumni of the online MBA program.

The trilogy begins to bear fruit

One of the highlights of 2U’s report for the three months ending Dec. 31 was the acquired Trilogy bootcamp business, which saw $33.2 million in revenue and accounted for approximately 20% of 2U’s revenue for the quarter. 2U’s total quarterly revenue of $163 million represents a 42% increase over the same period last year.

Still, the company reported a net loss of $44.6 million for the quarter, compared with a net profit of $4.8 million a year earlier. It ended the quarter with $190 million in cash and $255 million in debt due to a loan for the Trilogy acquisition.

2U’s revenue in 2019 increased 40% from the previous year to $547.7 million. But his net loss also increased, from $38.3 million in 2018 to $235.2 million last year.

2U offers and supports over 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, which include online degree programs, the 100 Trilogy bootcamps, and GetSmarter short courses. It claims to have served over 150,000 students and users.

Analysts expressed mixed feelings about the results. Some hailed an improved quarter and others expressed skepticism as to whether 2U turned its business around or simply masked issues with Trilogy.

“2U ended a turbulent 2019 on a high note as graduate program enrollment shows signs of stabilizing, while Trilogy appears to be a valuable addition to the business,” according to a report from the bank. investment Needham & Co.

“While we need to see more progress and evidence as 2U rolls out new programs, we believe management is on the right track with a focus on licensing programs that deliver higher conversion rates. and lower cost per lead, while looking for ways to create more affordable content,” the report continues.

Meanwhile, a report from Oppenheimer & Co. lists business model issues, a high price tag for Trilogy, an unclear path to profitability and diminished confidence in 2U executives as reasons why the investment bank sees a “slow road to recovery”.

A report by investment bank DA Davidson also questioned whether 2U could become free cash flow positive in 2021, as promised by 2U’s chief financial officer Paul Lalljie during the earnings call. “Overall, while the business tone has improved from two quarters ago and we want to like 2U for growth opportunities, we don’t have enough data points to be confident that 2U can truly deliver a healthy balance between growth and profitability,” according to the report.

The company expects its revenue for the year 2020 to be between $725 and $750 million, which would represent an increase of more than 25%. 2U expects a net loss in 2020 of between $200 million and $220 million. And it’s important to note that none of 2U’s college contracts are up for renewal until 2024.

This CNBC clip features 2U CEO Chip Paucek on his company’s purchase of Trilogy.

Slower program launches

While 2U executives have expressed disappointment with the online degree-granting program industry it’s best known for, the company has revealed some of its strategy to improve those profits. It will launch five new programs in 2020 and plans to launch at least 10 in 2021.

The number is a far cry from the 17 programs he launched in 2019, let alone previous goals 21 new programs in 2020 and 25 programs in 2021. But fewer programs will help 2U control costs. It invests around $5 million to $10 million to develop content and train teachers when each program launches, according to the Needham report.

“Let me be clear – demand for our programs remains strong and we like the programs we’re launching in 2020 that leverage our competitive advantages in licensing areas,” Paucek said during the talk. the call, according to a transcript. “We are expanding our geographic footprint in education, social work, as well as two new verticals: pharmaceuticals and architecture.”

2U has announced plans to launch four undergraduate programs with the University of London this year: a bachelor’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics, Economics, Economics and Management, and Business and Management.

“We are trying to do things more on a consolidated basis and more importantly our goal is to ensure that we have an organization that is agile, flexible and at the same time efficient,” chief financial officer Lalljie said on the call. . “Launching five courses next year allows us to be selective.”

Trilogy CEO Dan Sommer discusses 2U’s purchase of his company in this Nasdaq interview.

Rants on recent titles

2U did not respond in detail to headline-grabbing developments ahead of its quarterly earnings call, including receiving a letter from Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio.

In January, the couple wrote to the top five OPM companies ask questions about their business practices and express concern about the lack of transparency in their operation. According to the letters, the OPM contracts provide for colleges to share half of student tuition revenue and suggest the arrangement could violate federal law, which prohibits universities that receive federal dollars from paying commissions on tuition. student recruitment.

The letters went to 2U, Academic Partnerships, Pearson Learning, Wiley and Bisk. The letters demanded responses by February 21.

In response to a question about the letter, Paucek said 2U is “responding to senators and we really like what we have to say.” He said 2U programs are still controlled by universities. “It’s their programs and the decisions they make every day that drive the business and generate their opportunities with us. We talk all the time with our partners. We are excited about what we have to say about the power of business, the business model even in the states of these two particular senators.

The company previously promised to publish a transparency report in 2020 to detail the breakdown of registrations by gender, race and age; retention and graduation; employment and licensing outcomes; advertising and digital marketing expenses; completion time; average attendance rates, student satisfaction ratings, and hour requirements.

Another piece of news that 2U executives didn’t discuss — and analysts didn’t ask about it during the latest earnings call — is a report that the company is interested in going private through of a sale. Activist investor Sachem Head has reportedly become one of 2U’s largest shareholders.

Sachem Head is also the activist investor who bought shares of publicly traded Instructure, which will hold a vote this week to decide whether it goes private and sells to a private equity firm.

Springboard raises $11 million to expand mentor-led coding bootcamps


Kashif Ross needed a career change. The 34-year-old felt rewarded in his job as a seventh-grade teacher, but he knew a job in the tech industry would bring more pay and more time with his wife and two children .

Ross searched for online programs he could afford and came across Springboard, which bills itself as a part-time bootcamp you can take at home. He spent about three months in 2019 learning how to design programs. He worked one-on-one with a mentor, who he’s stayed in touch with even now that he’s landed a full-time job as a user experience designer in Austin, Texas.

“I doubled my salary and reduced my workload,” says Ross. “I found something that matches my design background, my art background and my communication background.”

He’s not the only one endorsing Springboard. The San Francisco-based company aims to reach more learners now that it raised an $11 million post Series A funding round. Reach Capital led the round. Pearson Ventures, International Finance Corp., Costanoa Ventures, Learn Capital and Blue Fog Capital participated.

In a statement Monday, Pearson announced its $2.2 million investment in Springboard, the first of its start-up investing arm. As part of Pearson Ventures’ early investments, he also donated $2 million to Knowledge to Practice, a Bethesda, Maryland-based healthcare education service for hospitals and healthcare professionals.

Springboard will use the money to recruit more students internationally, create more courses to cover a broader topic, and forge more corporate partnerships, CEO Gautam Tambay said. Earlier this year, the company launched three programs in India, where Tambay and co-founder Parul Gupta grew up. Tambay sees more room to expand in India and Southeast Asia, as well as Europe and Latin America.

The company says it has trained more than 14,000 students since its inception in 2013. Graduates have landed jobs with employers including Microsoft, Facebook and Boeing. And Springboard recently finalized a partnership with Microsoft to help train and place 5,000 students in analytics jobs over the next three years.

Tambay sees Springboard expanding beyond just technology, saying its services are needed in other industries, like healthcare. “The skills gap is by no means limited to technology,” says Tambay, 37. “It’s a really huge global problem.”

When it comes to corporate learning, Springboard boasts of having formed teams like Facebook, Visa, and Target. Springboard expects this segment to become the fastest growing segment over the next five years.

Tambay believes corporate partnerships, an option to defer payment until students land jobs, and the network of more than 600 mentors in 40 countries help Springboard stand out among an increasingly crowded field of coding bootcamps.

This year alone, the Lambda School coding bootcamp raised $30 million while Ironhack raised $4 million, and the Career Karma bootcamp marketplace raised $1.5 million. Bootcamps were also takeover targets, with Chegg picking up Thinkful and 2U buying Trilogy.

Springboard programs range from $5,500 to $10,000 for students who want to pay upfront for a nine-month coding program with guaranteed employment upon completion. These same students can defer tuition until they take up the position, which will cost $950 per month. Springboard also offers scholarships for veterans, women, and current students.

The company offers a full refund if students do not find jobs within six months. It has only issued one refund so far, Tambay says.

For Ross, the Springboard student who found a job in October, he says the structure of an online program like Springboard matches his own learning style. He had struggled to pay attention in the programming classes he had taken in the past at the University of California at Irvine. “It was frustrating,” he says. “Sometimes the people who were teaching didn’t know more than I did.”

With Springboard, he says he felt independent enough to learn at his own pace and received enough approval from his mentor. He completed a program that was supposed to last six months in about half the time.

Ross says he recommends Springboard invest more in how it matches students and mentors. Although Ross eventually found a mentor he clicked with, he failed to match the mentor on the first try. “His comments were solid,” Ross says. “I couldn’t have done it without him.”

Are coding bootcamps a quick fix for your career?


Impressive starting salaries make programming jobs especially attractive. With a salary for software developers starting between $60,000 and $80,000, many people choose to take training to pursue a career in technology.

But for young professionals just entering school or considering a career change, choosing the right education to become a programmer can be a daunting task. There are traditional four-year degrees to consider, but there are other types of training as well.

In recent years, coding bootcamps have become crash courses in in-demand programming skills, with the promise of preparing students for careers in web development, software engineering, and other fields. But they’re not necessarily the quick career fix they’re supposed to be.

Online or in person?

When choosing a bootcamp, it’s important to think about your learning style and whether in-person mentoring and guidance is essential to your success as a student. There are also plenty of online courses to choose from, which is great if you don’t live in or near a city.

You might assume that online classes would be cheaper or less intense, but that’s not always the case. Best Online Coding Bootcamps Like Application Academy can cost $20,000.

Beginner coders can benefit from the hands-on training that comes with an in-person course.

Bryce Astille graduated six months ago from start schoolonline boot camp. The course lasts six months to a year and teaches HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby.

Astille said the flexibility of an online program allowed her to work full-time while attending bootcamp, but the learning curve was steep at first.

“It took me a while to figure out the basics because I didn’t really have a background in programming,” Astille said. “I think, in retrospect, it would have been nice to have someone to ask questions of in person rather than online…I ended up doing a lot of side work and googling just to figure it out what people were talking about.”

Practical advice can make a big difference for newbie coders, said Emily Moench, chief marketing officer at DevMountaina Salt Lake City-based bootcamp.

“Learning to code is like learning a foreign language: you can learn a lot of exercises online, but chances are you’ll learn more by immersing yourself in a place where the language is spoken,” said said Moench. “Learning to code in a classroom with an in-person instructor, surrounded by students learning the same thing, provides depth to the experience.”

Look for discounts

For some, coding bootcamp is an attractive option, but expensive tuition keeps them away. Fortunately, many bootcamps offer scholarships and financial aid to their students. Financial assistance for women, veterans, recent graduates, parents, and those in need is available through many programs and can be easily searched online.

Amber Tanaka attended a bootcamp at the University of Utah and got a discount because she was working for the school at the time. Without this financial assistance, it would have been almost impossible for her to leave, she said.

“I know I’ll get that money back once I get a job, but the cut was still money in my pocket while I was busy at bootcamp,” Tanaka said.

To what extent are “employment guarantees” legitimate?

Many coding bootcamps offer “job guarantees” – you don’t pay for training until you find a job. This may seem like too good an opportunity to pass up, but it’s important to look at the fine print first.

To be eligible for the ultra-popular bootcamp Springboardstudents must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, have achieved perfect grades in bootcamp, and apply to at least four job openings per week.

Other programs require students to live near a list of preferred metropolitan areas, which excludes rural students.

Even with so many caveats and hurdles to jump through, for students who live in big cities, the effort can be worth it. But it can be difficult to stay competitive in the job market with just a bootcamp certificate.

Accumulate diplomas

In today’s tech workforce, a bachelor’s degree remains essential to finding a job. So while completing a coding bootcamp is more effective, it may not be the best way to success on its own.

Moench said a bootcamp can complement a bachelor’s degree when it comes to developing specific skills and a portfolio, and both can make a candidate stand out even more.

“Those with a bootcamp badge and a bachelor’s degree are considered unicorns in our industry, and that can be very appealing to potential employers,” Moench said.

A quick search on Indeed or any job website shows that a degree or related experience is still preferred for many computer programming jobs. Although certifications are often accepted, you may not be able to compete if another candidate has a degree in computer science, as well as a relevant bootcamp certificate.

The United States Census Bureau discovered that of the 304,181 people working as computer programmers in 2017, less than 3,000 had only professional degrees. But the industry labor market is expected to decrease by 7% in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Job prospects will be better for programmers with a bachelor’s degree or higher and knowledge of a variety of programming languages,” the BLS website says. “Keeping up to date with the latest programming tools will also improve job prospects.”

Although coding bootcamps can keep professionals up to date with best practices and programming languages, they are by no means a “quick fix” for getting hired in a tech field.

Tanaka attended a coding bootcamp after earning her bachelor’s degree in computer science. She now works as a freelancer while she searches for full-time employment. If it weren’t for both the bootcamp certification and her graduation, Tanaka fears it would be harder for her to stand out as a candidate.

“People are really good at coding, really really good, and they’ve been doing it for way longer than me,” Tanaka said. “I’ve wanted to get to this level since I started. I have a long way to go but I think I have an edge, or at least can compete with people who have been doing coding work for years.”

When it comes to choosing the right bootcamp for you, it pays to take the time to research and be picky. A career in computer programming can be incredibly rewarding, with good pay. Finding the right training that can define your job search and work environment is well worth the effort. What may look good to one person may not look good to you.

“I think overall (the coding bootcamp was worth it,” Astille said. “It was a ton of work, way more than I thought, but I learned skills and pretty awesome tools and very useful for my career.”

7 Austin JavaScript Courses and Bootcamps You Need to Know


As one of the core technologies behind the World Wide Web, JavaScript is a widely used scripting language. For those unfamiliar with the language, JavaScript has the ability to run functionality on a page, such as interactive maps and animated charts, that need to be updated in real time without a user having to refresh their screen. JavaScript is basically used to create attractive, attractive and easy to use websites.

Because JavaScript is fundamental to maintaining a successful website, the language has become a highly sought-after skill for many job seekers. As Austin claims its status as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, there is a growing need for JavaScript training opportunities within the city’s professional community. Luckily, the city is home to plenty of coding and IT companies that offer in-depth JavaScript bootcamps and courses. Whether you’re looking for a flexible online option or an intensive in-person program, these seven Austin JavaScript courses and bootcamps will have you conquering the workplace in no time.

General assembly

Location: Downtown Austin

Course overview: General Assembly offers several different JavaScript learning options at its Austin campus. Comprised of three different learning units, the company’s 10-week part-time course covers JavaScript, browser and API fundamentals, data persistence and advanced topics, and build and deployment. of applications. Skills students learn during the part-time course include working with objects and JSON, prototypical inheritance, CRUD, Firebase, and CSS frameworks. The General Assembly also offers a one-day JavaScript bootcamp, which can be taken in person or remotely. Aimed at beginners, the bootcamp covers JavaScript fundamentals, as well as principles, such as arrays, functions, and Es6, and programming fundamentals, including basic data types, arithmetic, conditional statements and functions.

Pricing: $3,950 for the 10-week part-time course; $200 for the one-day bootcamp; $250 for the one-day remote bootcamp

Flatiron School javascript course bootcamp Austin
Flatiron School

Location: On line

Course overview: For those who want a simple, easy-to-access option for their JavaScript training, Flatiron School offers a free online introductory course entirely dedicated to JavaScript. Aimed at beginners, the course starts with the basics of JavaScript, including how to use GitHub, before introducing more advanced concepts. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of JavaScript functions, scope, data structures, such as arrays and objects, the Document Object Model (DOM), and jQuery. By the end of the course, students will have created a dynamic game from scratch and will be able to trigger an alert with certain keystrokes.

Pricing: Free

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Austin Coding Academy

Location: Downtown Austin + Highland

Course overview: With two cities, Austin Coding Academy offers a comprehensive nine-week JavaScript-focused web development course. The course begins with an introduction to web development, covering HTML5, CSS3 and more, before diving into the basics of JavaScript, including building unit testing and test-driven development, as well as key callbacks and functional planning. . For the second half of the course, students learn back-end JavaScript, like shaping your own SQL database and harnessing the power of Node.js. The course will also cover the JavaScript front-end, explaining how to build mobile apps with React and React Native, handle client-side routing, and dig deeper into the HTTPS protocol.

Pricing: $11,960

Codeworks javascript bootcamp Austin course

Location: Downtown Austin

Course overview: Codeworks offers a full-time, 12-week immersive software engineering course with a focus on JavaScript. During the first weeks of the course, students cover programming fundamentals and a basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTTP, Linux, jQuery, Git, and APIs remotely. For the remainder of the program, students learn advanced JavaScript, back-end and front-end frameworks, end-to-end testing, security threats, Docker, demos, and advanced state management. The course covers a wide range of frameworks and tools, including React, Angular, GraphQL, Redux, Git, Node.js, and Firebase.

Pricing: $12,800

Galvanize javascript classes bootcamp Austin

Location: market district

Course overview: Galvanize offers an immersive software engineering bootcamp for intermediate learners, which primarily focuses on JavaScript. The course opens with an introduction to computer science, covering basic and advanced data structures and JavaScript instantiation patterns. For five weeks, students learn comprehensive JavaScript, including inheritance patterns, browser animation, MVC frameworks and pattern, and server-side technologies. To conclude the course, students focus on developing applications and job searches, participating in practice interviews, learning negotiation tactics and updating their CVs.

Pricing: $17,980

Austin Inventive JavaScript Lessons Bootcamp

Location: Crete

Course overview: Inventive offers a comprehensive 26-week immersive program, with a strong focus on JavaScript. Before starting the bootcamp, students must complete a preparation course, which includes program flow, logic issues, basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Throughout the duration of the program, students are immersed in all things comprehensive engineering, including HTML, GUI file and folder management, source control, GitHub, responsive web design , Bootstrap, and HTML 5. Studying JavaScript specifically, students learn how to declare variables, program structure, Document Object Model (DOM) hierarchy, how to create a user interface to manage a complex simulation application, and more.

Pricing: $11.00 for the full immersive online course; $13,000 for the full on-site immersive program

The UT Austin Coding Boot Camp javascript classes bootcamp Austin
UT Austin’s COding boot camp

Location: University of Texas at Austin

Course overview: UT Austin’s Coding Boot Camp offers a JavaScript-focused coding bootcamp that can be taken full-time for 12 weeks or part-time for 24 weeks. The bootcamp, which can be taken in person or online, covers front-end and back-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery, Bootstrap, MongoDB, React.js, MySQL, and Heroku. Students work with their peers on complex projects and hands-on programming training. At the end of the course, students receive a certificate of completion from UT Austin, as well as a wide range of career support services, such as resume writing, social media profile assistance , portfolio reviews and soft skills training.

Pricing: $11,500

Coding bootcamps are seeing massive growth, but at what cost?


2019 was therefore the best year for coding bootcamps, after a year 2018 marked by a lull in student registrations. This is ideal for bootcamp providers (who have already seen five years of growth prior to 2018). But is it good for students?

Course report says that, since 2013, coding bootcamps have increased 11 times in terms of the number of graduates. In 2019, he notes that 23,043 are close to completing a bootcamp, the highest number of annual graduates on record. (In 2017, coding bootcamps earned 16,190 degrees, while 2018 saw a slight drop to 15,429.)

As the report notes, there are 110 full-time coding bootcamps in the United States and Canada, which generate $309 million in gross revenue. They are found in 71 US cities across 38 states, with California (20) and Texas (17) showing the highest concentration.

Web development is the most registered discipline. About 44% of graduates have completed full bootcamp courses; 15% leave bootcamps with a .NET certificate; 14 percent are Rubies on rails students; and 12% receive Java degrees. Python (11%) and PHP (5%) complete the most popular courses for coding bootcamps.

But bootcamps don’t come cheap. Students spend an average of $13,584 on full-time, in-person bootcamps lasting an average of 15.1 weeks. Online bootcamps are a bit cheaper ($12,900) but take an average of 24.3 weeks. These are also full-time commitments.

The cost is out of reach for many, which is perhaps why bootcamps focus on corporate training to support their business model over individual learners. Corporate training at bootcamps saw 34% year-over-year growth, with 2019 attracting 995 corporate partners. In 2019, 22,549 employees of bootcamp partners will graduate from a bootcamp program.

The issue for non-corporate students is return on investment, and that’s a tough one. A Stack Overflow study shows that nearly nine percent of bootcamp graduates never found a tech job after graduation. About 22% say it took a month or more to find a job, and nearly 7% say it took six months or more. Especially if you discount the nearly half who were already employed as developers when they took the course, the employment numbers for tech newcomers aren’t great.

Coding Dojo says a formal education and coding bootcamp certification is the best bet; those with both types of degrees earn more in the long run.

Course Report claims a 93% response rate from coding bootcamp providers for its study, so its findings are valid…but we should also note that these schools self-report their data. CIRR lists also credential data from coding schools, but stopped verifying data provided by schools. The Course Report methodology notes that schools self-report the data, but make no mention of auditing or verifying the information.

We’ve already noted that not all bootcamps are created equal or work the same. Although the findings of Course Report are interesting, we suggest examining Switch up for those seriously entertaining bootcamps: $13,000 and up is a lot to spend, especially for full-time, in-person bootcamps that will demand a lion’s share of your attention for three months.

Could a massive rollout of coding bootcamps solve labor shortages?


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is urging Latin American countries to embark on a massive skills training program, arguing that “coding boot camps” are the most promising way to bring immediate relief to IT labor shortages in the region.

Bootcamps are not only cheaper than traditional colleges, they also provide a pathway into technology for people who don’t have an engineering or math background, the bank argues in a new study titled “Disrupting Talent: The Rise of Coding Bootcamps and the Future of Digital Skills.”

The success of bootcamps is widely documented in the United States. The report presents the results of a past survey which revealed that more than 70% of American companies are satisfied with the performance of the bootcamp graduates they have hired. Additionally, 99% of respondents to the survey, conducted by GE, said they would definitely hire more bootcamp graduates in the future.

The shortage of human capital with digital skills hampers digital transformation and innovation activities in the region. The shortage is particularly severe in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Panama, the bank said citing a ManpowerGroup Survey 2015. The study also indicated that three of the 10 most difficult positions to fill in today’s global professional work environment are in IT and coding. Furthermore, the expansion of the Nearshore IT industry results in a double-edged sword: on the one hand, positions in global IT promise a bright future for talented IT professionals, but At the same time, more locally-focused businesses face tough work. market and relatively fewer candidates due to recruitment by Nearshore-oriented operators.

Bootcamps are rare in Latin America. Only two of the first 50 bootcamps included in the Change ranking are in the region, with classroom instruction in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Designed for the intensive experience

Coding bootcamps typically last three to six months, providing the practical foundation of computer programming and related digital skills in a hands-on learning environment. Some analysts describe them as “skills accelerators” because they prepare students for entry-level technician positions.

Some IT companies organize short, intensive bootcamp-type programs to help their employees specialize in a particular computer programming language. “Nevertheless, the coding bootcamps that are currently gaining international attention are a new phenomenon as they tend to target people outside the industry with very little coding experience,” the study notes.

From 2013 to 2018, the number of graduates from in-person bootcamps in the United States and Canada increased by 748%, according to a 2018 study by Course Report, an online resource for the bootcamp community. This type of vocational training is also offered online, but many students in Latin America are unaware of these options.

Bootcamps in Latin America

Some of those that provide bootcamp services in Latin America include The cartIronhack, World Tech Makers, Plataforma 5, Laboratoria, Bogotá Dev, NivelPro, Hola Code, Desafio LATAM and Udacity.

The Wagon and iron hack have found a spot on SwitchUp’s 2019 list of the World’s 50 Best Coding Bootcamps. (Switch up is an online platform that started in 2014 to help prospective students evaluate and differentiate between the various training programs available.) Some of the region’s coding bootcamps are now listed as having closed, such as Hackership and GoCode at Costa Rican; devSchool.io in Guatemala; and CodeaCamp in Mexico. The IDB says it is difficult to determine the reason for their closure.

Students from a variety of educational backgrounds participate in bootcamps. In other words, students, who don’t have a degree or background in IT, are using bootcamps to launch careers in the tech industry.

To gain advanced digital skills, industry insiders say, participants must possess a degree from an accredited university. An estimate from Linkedin and SwitchUp suggests there were 300 active coding bootcamps worldwide in 2018.

Want to learn to code? Check out these 12 (mostly) local bootcamps and resources


So you want to be a developer, need a low cost facelift for your site, or are just interested in a new side hustle. Perhaps you hope to tone your technical muscles and advance in your career. Easier said than done, especially if you don’t have the capacity to return to school.

To help, we’ve created a list of bootcamps, meetups, and online resources to get you started with coding, plus a few for kids (hello, parent bonding opportunity!). All of them are local or have a local link.


For the long term:

  • The details: A frontend and backend development course for future full-stack developers
  • When: 20 hours per week for 24 weeks or full time for 12 (additionally, check out the program demo day event next Thursday)
  • $$: $13,995
  • The details: A virtual classroom, one-on-one mentoring and pairing with classmates to help you through
  • When: Full time 50 to 60 hours per week for six months or 25 hours per week for seven
  • $$: $16,000 upfront, with multiple payment and financing options (plus, Technically readers get $600 off)

(New York Code + Design Academyalong with its Philly outpost, closed in November after being one of the few local bootcamps to survive the previous year’s tsunami among national coding schools, in which the two iron yard and Development boot camp announced that they would close at 30-day intervals. In late 2017, the Boston-based company Launch Academy quietly let go of its Philadelphia staff and closed its downtown outpost.)


The rapids :

  • The details: Instructor-led training, from beginner to advanced, for professionals wishing to progress and job seekers wishing to improve their technical skills at Exton
  • When: Short courses open year-round (face-to-face or remotely)
  • $$: From $300 to $3,000, depending on the course
  • The details : A three-day seminar on Agile software development organized by manga
  • When: July 29 to 31
  • $$: $3,599 (or $2,999 if you register before July 19)
  • The details: An organization trying to help women of color pursue careers in tech with introductory, beginner and intermediate coding workshops
  • When: Monthly
  • $$: $25
  • The details: Organization aims to increase diversity in data science – including this weekend Lead through learning conference
  • When: July 13 and every few months
  • $$: $15
  • The details: If you’re short on time to take the full course, Thinkful sponsors a weekly meetup for Philadelphians to learn the basics of different languages, such as JavaScript and Python
  • When: Weekday evenings
  • $$: Free
  • The details: A meetup group for women interested in learning the R coding language that occasionally hosts workshops, such as of June on data visualization
  • When: Monthly
  • $$: Free
  • The details: A group for local WordPress enthusiasts to learn tips for plugins, themes and design
  • When: Monthly
  • $$: Free


At your own pace:

  • The details: An online certification course in HTML, Java, CSS, data visualization and more
  • When: 300 hours of your free time (and if you need study buddies, check out this local student hangout group)
  • $$: Free


For kids:

  • The details: A local tech organization for K-12 students that offers tech programs and competitions in schools and community centers
  • When: After school and weekends
  • $$: Free
  • The details: A Philadelphia nonprofit organization that offers design workshops, summer camps, and events for girls
  • When: After school, weekly camps and weekend workshops
  • $$: Free (most of the time)


Do you know of any other local resources based in Philadelphia? Let us know at [email protected] and we’ll update this list.


The 10 Best Coding Bootcamps


If you’re looking to bolster your developer teams, don’t overlook the talents of coding bootcamps. Many bootcamp graduates are eager to change careers, re-enter the workforce after a furlough, or simply add to their existing coding skills. But how can you assess the quality of coding bootcamps to ensure you’re hiring talent who has the chops to excel? The best measurement can come from the students and graduates themselves.

Switchup.organ exam and ranking guide dedicated to providing objective information about bootcamps, a reviewed thousands of alumni reviews to determine price, location, on-the-job support, and quality of instructors at a wide range of coding bootcamps. CIO.com narrowed the list down to ten, focusing on bootcamps that offer an online option or are based in the United States. Here’s our list, along with location, average user review, and courses offered so you can be sure your talent is top-notch.

The 10 Best Coding Bootcamps

  1. iron hack
  2. App Academy
  3. General assembly
  4. Block
  5. Reflexive
  6. Flatiron School
  7. The Academy of Technologies
  8. Hack Reactor
  9. Tech Talent South
  10. Epicode

1. Iron Hack

iron hack is a global technology education school with locations in Europe and South America, as well as a US location in Miami, Florida. All classes are taught in person, and the school offers full-time and part-time programs. The programs focus specifically on web design and UI/UX design, but an extensive global network of business partners and career services can help ensure graduates land jobs after completing the program.

Location: Miami

Courses offered: Full web development; UI/UX design and development

Cost: $11,000

Average score of trainees: 4.86/5 (510 reviews)

2. App Academy

App Academy is a full-time, full-stack developer training program that spans 12 weeks. No prior coding experience is required. Students use hands-on projects to build Ruby on Rails and JavaScript applications and learn the ins and outs of web development in a completely immersive environment. AppAcademy offers a tuition deferral program, where students only pay if they land a job within 12 months of completing the program.

Location: Online, San Francisco, New York

Courses offered: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React.js, algorithms, advanced algorithms, CSS, SQL, UX, HTML, design principles, JQuery

Cost: $17,000 (optional four-week bootcamp prep course available for $2,999)

Average score of trainees: 4.71/5 (505 reviews)

3. General Assembly

General assembly offers a number of full-time, immersive programs in a range of in-demand skills, including coding, web design, UI design, product management, digital marketing, front-end development, and full web development. In addition to the program, students have access to a career coach, networking services, and resume writing services.

Location: On line; Dallas; Providence, RI; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; NYC; Washington D.C.; Austin, TX; Los Angeles; Atlanta; Denver; Chicago; Boston; Santa Monica, California

Courses offered: Coding bootcamps, web design (UX/UI), data science, product management, digital marketing, full-stack web development, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails

Cost: $14,950

Average score of trainees: 4.25/5 (540 reviews)

4. Block

Block offers immersive 12, 18, and 36-week courses in full-stack development, front-end web development, iOS and Android development, and UX design. Students get one-on-one mentorship (no video tutorials) and hands-on training to build their own apps.

Location: Online, San Francisco

Courses offered: UX design, full-stack web development, front-end web development

Cost: $8,500

Average score of trainees: 4.85/5 (277 reviews)

5. Thoughtful

ReflexiveThe career-readiness model offers programs in web development, design, and data science. Students are matched one-on-one with a mentor and are guaranteed a job placement after graduating from the Data Science and Comprehensive Development programs. If you’re not hired as a developer within six months, Thinkful reimburses your tuition.

Location: On line; Washington D.C.; Philadelphia Cream; Houston; Portland, Oregon; Dallas; Los Angeles; Phoenix; San Diego; Atlanta; Miami; Tampa; Chicago; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Denver; Boston; San Francisco; Detroit; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Minneapolis

Courses offered: Engineering immersion, data science immersion, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS, Python

Cost: $9,500

Average score of trainees: 4.75/5 (218 reviews)

6. Flatiron School

The Flatiron School offers part-time and full-time courses in web and mobile development, including a program to provide technical education and training to underrepresented groups without a college degree. The Flatiron School offers immersive twelve-week courses – online and on-site in New York – in comprehensive web development, JavaScript, Ruby, iOS, HTML/CSS, Swift, React and an introductory course in bootcamp preparation .

Location: Online, New York

Courses offered: AngularJS, CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, SQL

Cost: Online Web Development Program: $12,000; New York Web Development Program: $15,000

Average score of trainees: 4.89/5 (188 reviews)

7. Academy of Technologies

The Academy of technologies is a 26-week self-paced bootcamp with campuses in the Pacific Northwest and Denver. There is also an online option available and the program offers continuous enrollment year-round. At the end of the program, students participate in a live project and receive placement training. Tech Academy graduates have the skills to land junior-level software development jobs.

Location: Online, Denver, Portland, Seattle

Courses offered: Bootcamp for software developers, Python bootcamp, full-stack web development, HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, C#, .NET Framework, databases, basics of computing, basics of software development, version control, Git, GitTub, jQuery, Visual Studio, ASP .NET MVC, agile, scrum, project management

Cost: $11,700

Average score of trainees: 4.8/5 (163 reviews)

8. Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor, acquired by Galvanize in July 2018, is a 12-week immersive coding and web development bootcamp with various geographic locations as well as the ability to take online courses. After 800 hours of study, students graduate as full-stack web developers and software engineers. Alumni hold mid- to senior-level positions at technology companies such as Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, earning an average salary of $105,000.

Location: Online, Austin, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco

Courses offered: Full-stack web development, algorithms, AngularJS, CoffeeScript, CSS, data structures, Express, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, SQL, React.js, Blockchain

Cost: $18,000 (scholarships available)

Average intern rating: 4.7/5 (152 reviews)

9. Tech Talent South

Tech Talent South offers part-time and full-time regional immersion programs in the southern and southwestern United States. In addition to classes, TTS offers guest speakers, company tours, and networking events for students and graduates. TTS also offers flexible payment options including 10% upfront discount and installment plans.

Location: Asheville, North Carolina; Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Houston; New Orleans; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; San Antonio

Courses offered: Web design, coding immersion, data science, JavaScript, Rails, DevOps, iOS development

Cost: Varied; $4,750 for the Coding Immersion program

Average score of trainees: 4.7/5 (140 reviews)

10. Epicode

Epicode not only offers bootcamp courses to prepare students for careers in programming, but also helps graduates build a portfolio, practice interviews, and place selected students in internships with partner companies such as Livingsocial and Cloudability . Currently, Epicodus offers five 27-week courses: Ruby and Rails; CSS and design; C# and .Net; PHP and Drupal; Java and Android. Classes are only offered in-person in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

Location: Portland, Seattle

Courses offered: Ruby on Rails, CSS, C#, .Net, PHP, Drupal, Java, Android, iOS

Cost: $6,900 per course

Average score of trainees: 4.74/5 (131 reviews)

Ex-Googler warns coding bootcamps are lacking in two key areas


As confidence continues to wane in the traditional college experience, coding bootcamps are gaining momentum. It’s easy to see the call. Rather than graduating with thousands of dollars in debt, students can choose to spend as little as $5,000 and attend classes for just six weeks.

Last year, 95 full-time coding bootcamps brought in some $266 million in revenue and graduated about 22,000 new developers — up from just 2,000 in 2003, according to Course report.

It’s a big deal, and it’s only getting bigger.

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But according to at least one hiring manager, his graduates may not get everything skills they need to thrive. According to the software developer and former Googler Ross Williamson:

The problem I see with bootcamp graduates is that they lack the ability to analyze Big-O. A friend of mine just went through one of the bigger ones, and he told me they spent about a week on Big-O. They just don’t have time to cover it in depth.

Big-O analysis is used in computer science to describe both the complexity and the performance of an algorithm. It maps the required execution time (or used space) on a disk while running the algorithm. For non-coder types, it’s also largely unimportant.

Importantly, however, Big-O is often used to quantify capability, especially in problem solving and performing more difficult design challenges.

There is a silver lining, however.

Williamson thinks many coding bootcamps provide adequate training for a junior developer, but every grad should take steps to further their education — a trait recruiters look for anyway — by taking just two additional courses: Data Structures and Algorithms, and Probability and Statistics.

Taking both at a community college or online adds minimal expense to the bootcamp and should land the student at work they would be able to do at the level of a computer science graduate, Williamson says.

The future of coding bootcamps


The last five years have seen an explosion of so-called coding bootcamps, for-profit companies running intensive 9- to 12-week courses designed to strip away the theory taught in college computer science programs and teach students just enough to get their first job. as a programmer.

Part of the message was that for many high-paying tech jobs these days, people don’t always need to turn to higher education when they need new knowledge or skills. As Shereef Bishay, the founder of Dev Bootcamp, one of the first coding bootcamps, said on Bloomberg TV three years ago, “We seem to be hypnotized by the myth that college and higher education are exactly the same,” adding that “there are all kinds of things we can do to get people educated and into the world of work that aren’t dependent on a four-year degree or two years.

In other words, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs thought they could do in-person education for what they saw as a gap between what students wanted and what colleges offered.

But this summer, Dev Bootcamp, that pioneering bootcamp that started a trend, announced that it would close soon because it couldn’t find a sustainable business model. And a few days later, another early bootcamp company, The Iron Yard, also decided to shut down. This has raised questions about the viability of the model, the state of the remaining players, and what traditional higher education can learn from the successes and failures of these new entrants.

EdSurge set out to answer some of these questions with a series of articles on the future of coding bootcamps. We’ll be adding to the series over the next few weeks and let us know if you have any particular questions you’d like us to pursue.

— Jeff Young, editor at EdSurge

Q&A, fun videos and live training saw over 350 million engagements


The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League ended on Sunday with a spectacular final with the victory of the now triple champions of the Indians of Mumbai over Rising Pune Supergiant.

During the tournament, 120 million people joined the IPL conversation on Facebook and recorded 350 million season-related interactions on the platform. More people have joined the conversation this season than any Facebook IPL has measured.

Virat Kohli was the most talked about player on Facebook, while the Mumbai Indians were the most talked about team this season.

Throughout the 47 days of the tournament, the Indian Premier League posted team warm-up videos before each match and closed the tournament on Facebook by sharing a video of the championship trophy presentation. Additionally, the league shared footage of key moments from the matches as they happened and special moments off the pitch, such as Shah Rukh Khan and AbRam in the Kolkata Knight Riders opening game. .

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The Mumbai Indians’ IPL champion was uploaded as the team returned to the hotel to celebrate their victory, foreshadowed by his clip highlighting the team’s prowess in the dance.

Teams including the Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad shared their cake cutting celebrations using Facebook Live and videos during the season, allowing fans to partake in this tradition with their favorite players.

Throughout the IPL season, teams shared unique moments with fans, giving them access to their favorite players and owners.

2016 Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad took fans to practice sessions and team meetings, including live for that pool workout. The Delhi Daredevils shared pre and post-match moments, including a live on-pitch interview with Man of the Match – Corey Anderson.

Kings XI Punjab have featured the playing side of their team on several occasions during the season; including kicking off a season-long prank war with this video starring unsuspecting Marcus Stoinis and Manan Vohra. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders shared strategies for preparing for the IPL playoffs.

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During the IPL season, players used Facebook to connect directly with their fans in a personal and authentic way. For example, Ajinkya Rahane showcased the dancing skills of his teammates MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes. Additionally, Shikhar Dhawan surprised his fans with a live Facebook Q&A and Virat Kohli wished Sachin Tendulkar a happy birthday with some of his closest friends.

Afghan player Rashid Khan also shared his feelings after making history in his first IPL match. Even Yuvraj Singh shared a behind-the-scenes look at a commercial shoot and poked fun at his good friend and teammate Ashish Nehra.

Off the pitch, IPL commentators, legends, team owners and other public figures shared their favorite moments on Facebook.

• Mumbai Indian icon and legend Sachin Tendulkar spots “the real” Malinga in Rajkot

• Virender Sehwag shares a happy moment of the IPL opening ceremony

• Commentator Matthew Hayden discusses the atmosphere of the IPL Finals

• Preity Zinta on the bus with his Kings XI Punjab team after a victory

• Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal posted a video series called #ChaiWithKeshav

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Education start-up DeZyre presents career-updating skills training via live online workshops


Education experts estimate that there are around 60 successful educational startups in the market. About 100 to 200 such startups are launched each year. Many of these startups would focus on developing program content and mid-career education options such as job training, vocational courses, and online certification courses.

“The obvious surge in education startups over the past two years is due to the sudden increase in the number of incubators in the country and the trigger for Silicon Valley successes,” said Binny Mathews, co-founder from DeZyre.com, when I spoke to him almost a year and a half ago.

The same things triggered them too. Binny and Omair Aasim founded DeZyre.com in November 2012, except they wanted to focus on hands-on training for professionals.

The online platform offers around seven Big Data and MS Excel programming courses for professionals who want to further their careers. Initially, most of their lessons were pre-recorded, with the exception of Hadoop, a big data programming language that was streamed live.

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They brought together over 9,000 curious learners across India and the United States. They have also raised a significant amount of funds from investors, including Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, NewToy co-founders David Bettner and Michael Chow, Quixey COO Guru Gowrappan, ImagineK12 and the hedge fund manager. Shrikanth Ramamurthy.

At the end of last year, they also launched five joint big data analytics certification courses in collaboration with IBM.

“We realized that vocational training needed to be delivered by industry experts and big players in the field, rather than teachers or professors in classrooms,” Binny said.

Everything went well until they realized that in addition to teaching new technologies to interested learners, they needed to help people already in the field keep up to date with the latest technological developments in their field. expertise field.

To meet this need, they have developed a subscription-based training program, HackerDay, where industry experts run project-based workshops on trending technologies every other weekend.

Binny describes HackerDay as the world’s very first “career update” service. The service will be available to subscribers for $ 9 per month. As this service is in its beta phase, it is currently available by invitation only. It will soon be open to everyone.

“The HackerDay service was designed with great care to help professionals stay current with their careers. Before that, there was no easy way for professionals to regularly work on hands-on projects to learn from. new technologies I would have loved to have had such a service as a data analyst, ”said Suman Kumar, Product Manager at HackerDay.

The first HackerDay, to be held on November 21, will focus on “Predicting Titanic Survival Using Data Science”. The workshop will focus on analyzing the people likely to survive the Titanic disaster based on the available dataset.

“We know that the first to get on the lifeboats were people from the upper classes, children and women. This workshop will therefore help students apply the tools of machine learning to predict which passengers would have survived the tragedy and which would have survived had they been aboard the Titanic! Binny added.

Omair Aasim and Binny Mathews

Although their main focus for the next sessions is data science and big data analytics, they will be presenting workshops on topics such as web development and digital marketing next month.

“Think of it as a monthly subscription to The Economist or Forbes. You can stay a subscriber as long as you want. DeZyre will take care of finding the latest technology, creating hackathons based on those technologies, finding great industry experts and keeping you up to date, ”Binny added.

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The field of action of such startups is immense if the necessary awareness is disseminated among professional communities.

Global Industry Analysts, a market research company, predicts that the online learning market will reach $ 107 billion in 2015. Many startups are focusing on vocational training in various fields.

Some of the more well-known companies that focus on online job training are: Udacity, which recently raised $ 105 million for a billion dollar valuation; Lynda, which was acquired by LinkedIn for around $ 1.5 billion earlier this year; and General Assembly, which is a hybrid platform with online and offline skills training workshops. Skillably is another new addition to this list.

Over the past two years, the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) market has grown rapidly with the large number of options available on sites like Coursera and edX.

In order to be able to analyze the response to mid-career vocational training, we have to wait a little longer.

Ten YourStory readers can sign up for HackerDay without an invitation here.