DevBootcamp: A Tribute
First, we would like to acknowledge DevBootcamp for being one of the pioneers of web development bootcamps. They, along with a handful of others, have changed the education industry in the same way that Steve Jobs changed the mobile phone.
DBC is the reason code schools are called “bootcamps.” First cohort graduated in SF in 2012 – eons ago in internet time. End of an era. –@sarahmei
From Stack Overflow Developer Survey conducted in 2015, 92% of the developers surveyed identified as men. DevBootcamp opened a path for anyone willing to learn, regardless of their professional background, and has helped to close the gap between men and women in the industry.
The core principles on which DevBootcamp was founded have informed Coding Temple’s vision of offering a program for students looking for an alternative to traditional education, as well as providing opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to DevBootcamp for lighting the way for Coding Temple. It has been our honor to push our students to realize their dreams of becoming a person who can say: “I built that”.
One graduate at a time, we’re working to produce great programmers, who will, in turn, build great companies.
The announcement of DevBootcamp’s closure shouldn’t raise concern over the validity of programming bootcamps as a whole. We’ll continue to adapt, and find ways to provide value to students and employers. Shereef Bishay (Learners Guild) and Jesse Farmer (CodeUnion), both are Co-Founders of DBC, have since launched separate startups in the educational space with vastly different approaches trying to solve the same problem in the industry. The momentum is still there. The desire for change grows. The movement will continue on.
Sad to hear @devbootcamp is closing. It fought the good fight for diversity & inclusion and it created an awesome community of developers.
— Irina Renteria (@_sciwoman) July 13, 2017
Rest in Peace, Devbootcamp. You were weird, you were beautiful, thanks for everything.
— Matt Baker (@mattbaker) July 13, 2017
— Abi Noda (@abi) July 13, 2017
— Đave Hoover (@davehoover) July 13, 2017
To all the @devbootcamp grads I’ve had the pleasure of helping the last 3 years, thank you.
— Rachel Feigenbaum (@rachel_fig) July 13, 2017
— Ryan Lau (@revolaution) July 13, 2017
@devbootcamp changed the rest of my life for the better. Esp their emphasis on empathy, communcation, &diversity as core players in software
— Tam Dang (@tamatojuice) July 13, 2017