A number of colleges offer coding for entrepreneurship classes.
While there is nothing wrong with this, there are some drawbacks.
It is a relatively new concept, and it is quite expensive, with some programs starting at $500,000 per year.
In the United States, the average cost of a bachelor’s degree in computer science is around $60,000.
It’s also quite challenging.
“I’ve heard from a few students who are saying they don’t like it,” says Jason Bittner, founder and CEO of startup software startup Jigsaw.
“You are teaching yourself how to code.
You are coding.”
Bittners business model relies on a small but dedicated team of students, called the Startup team, which is paid $30,000 for each year they complete the program.
For a typical startup, the students work on one-off projects, but the team can work on the same project a second time for up to 12 weeks.
There are also other opportunities for students to earn extra income, such as hosting classes or hosting events for customers.
Some of these opportunities are available to students from outside the United State.
“This is something that we have been working on for years, and we are very proud to be a part of it,” Bitters says.
“We are not just giving students the opportunity to learn to code, but also teach them how to create great software.”
But there are other downsides to coding for startups.
Bittchers startup, Jigsaw, offers a coding bootcamp for a small group of students.
Jigsaw offers a curriculum for up-and-coming developers, and there is a mentorship program that focuses on helping students to become leaders in their communities.
It also provides a “community coding camp” that offers students a chance to work with mentors and fellow developers, as well as receive technical support.
“One of the things that is great about the Startup program is that it has an entire community that is in this program, where there are people who are really interested in coding, and who are interested in helping each other,” Bowers says.
The Bootcamp Program for Entrepreneurs is different than the Startup School.
Instead of helping students learn to create software, Bootcamp teaches them to code as a way to gain experience.
The program offers six classes, starting at around $150 per person.
Each class is run by two students and three mentors, with each class lasting for a minimum of three days.
For this program’s third class, students were able to work on a project and complete it in under a week.
The class was organized by students and mentors from Jigsaw and offered an opportunity to network.
“It was very fun and we worked on really cool projects,” says Jessica Hockett, the class instructor for Bootcamp.
“But we also learned a lot about ourselves.
Hockets first class was for students from JPL. “
For us, we have the opportunity as a team to grow as an industry, as a company, as individuals,” she adds.
Hockets first class was for students from JPL.
“Our students are very excited about learning from the world’s best minds in their field,” Hocketts says.
In addition to learning from other programmers, the Bootcamp class also taught students about the industry.
Students were able, for the first time, to use the tools they were learning to code with.
“They had access to all the cool new tools we have in our SDKs, the awesome new libraries, the amazing new tools that have been made available to us through our partner companies,” Hocks says.
Some students even found themselves working on their own code, such that they were able work on their projects from home while attending classes.
“My first class, we had some students from our software team who were not very familiar with the Python language, and they were using it in their projects,” Hocking says.
Hocks was impressed with the experience students from Bootcamp got.
“These students are not only learning Python, they are learning Python from people who have been using it for decades, and these are the people who make it what it is today,” she says.
One of the other major benefits of coding bootcamps is the opportunity for students who do not have a coding background to take advantage of the knowledge they gained.
For students who don’t have coding experience, they have a great opportunity to apply that coding knowledge in their own projects.
But what about the people with coding experience?
Are there benefits to having them in the program?
In fact, Bitts startup is currently hiring for its first class.
For the first class alone, JPL graduates earned $60K.
But they also learned valuable skills from other students in the class.
The next bootcamp class is expected to start this fall.
Bowers hopes that more companies will take advantage this new technology