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Quick Look: What Hacker Apprenticeships Can Tell Us About the Future of Education

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An intriguing new paradigm: enroll in an organization like Code Academy in order learn to code, then be placed in a job after graduation. "While many 'ed-tech' startups are making attempts at broad innovations for education, these programs aim at a problem of narrow scope: the dearth of available, high-quality programming talent." How does this change the role of education institutions?

Three very similar compressed software development training programs have emerged in the last few months: Code Academy (not to be confused with the startup Codecademy) in Chicago, Dev Bootcamp in the Bay Area, and Hacker School in New York City. All offer a short (two or three month), project-based learning program geared toward acquiring real-world development skills.

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