To encourage more women to become developers, coding school Dev Bootcamp will offer $2,500 scholarship to 10 women from the organization Girl Develop It. Coinciding with International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, the organizations plan to formally announce the scholarships from Dev Bootcamp’s New York City location during the We Code Unconference. The scholarships will be available to active members of Girl Develop It, an organization that aims to provide women with affordable programs to learn software development. The scholarships, which will offset the $12,200 tuition, can be used at Dev Bootcamp’s San Francisco, New York City, or Chicago locations. Dev Bootcamp also has a partnership with female-focused career startup Levo League, offering $2,500 to Levo Scholars. “Women are wildly underrepresented in the software engineering industry and as ‘learning to code’ goes mainstream the world will be considerably worse off without adequate female … [Read more...] about This Coding School Is Offering Scholarships To Women Who Want To Be Developers
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Just before Christmas, protesters took to the streets of San Francisco and Oakland to block Google’s double-decker shuttle buses. During one incident, a union organizer impersonating a Google employee berated a protester, “Why don’t you go to a city where you can afford it? This is a city for the right people who can afford it. You can’t afford it? You can leave. I’m sorry, get a better job.” The exchange, while staged, sounded plausible enough. Only a few weeks later, protesters slashed the tires and broke a window on another Google bus. advertisement advertisement These buses have become a visible symbol of tensions between tech transplants and longtime residents, who are increasingly clashing over the rise of income inequality in the area. This elaborate network of private transportation shuttling Silicon Valley workers out of San Francisco each day in Wi-Fi-resplendent comfort has allowed for an influx of high-paid tech employees to … [Read more...] about Can Silicon Valley Be Saved?
California is cracking down on its bustling hack school industry. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education issued citation letters in January to seven coding schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The affected schools include Dev Bootcamp, General Assembly, Hackbright Academy, Hack Reactor, Coding Dojo, App Academy, and Zipfian Academy. Those who do not comply with the bureau could face a $50,000 fine, as reported by VentureBeat. Such coding bootcamps have popped up in many metropolitan areas across the U.S., frequently charging more than $10,000 for a two- to three-month program designed to help aspiring developers fast-track a career in technology. Often touting high job placement rates and salaries, many of these schools have partnerships in place with hiring companies. Acting like recruiting firms, they charge partner companies upwards of 20% of a candidate’s first-year salary if he or she ends up placing there. A Fast Company feature on hack schools last month found … [Read more...] about California Cracks Down On Coding Bootcamps
Till a month ago, Raghu N* was a senior project manager in a top IT firm, taking home a decent pay package. Like any other middle-class household, he had invested in a beautiful house in Bengaluru and his children were going to expensive private schools in the garden city.Little did he know then that after 22 years of service, he would be asked to go, with no support and shouldering a loan of Rs 40 lakh.“I’m a grown man, dependent on my father who is not earning,” said Raghu, who is in his late 40s, his voice quivering. “But what can be done?” Close “When you join a private firm you know that you could be let go any time but rarely does it dawn on you that it could be you someday,” Ravi said. related news IT union to talk layoffs with Tamil Nadu labour, employment officials New business verticals, foreign transfers in store for merging bank employees: PNB Uber fires 400 employees as losses continue to pile up: Report No matter … [Read more...] about IT layoffs: Where will mid and senior-level employees find jobs
As the CEO and cofounder of San Francisco-based Homejoy, Adora Cheung has brought the house-cleaner matching service to 31 markets in the U.S. and Canada, making it easy for college students and busy professionals alike to find and schedule professional cleaners for $20 a hour. And though she may be the boss, don’t think she–and all her employees, for that matter–don’t know their way around a toilet brush. advertisement advertisement Cheung developed her mopping chops during a month of industry research working for a professional cleaning company. She learned some tricks of the scrubbing trade, but more importantly, began to understand in a real way the problems faced both by professional cleaners and owners of messy houses–so much so that Homejoy’s initiation for new hires (yes, even execs and slobby engineers) is to have them go on a test clean. A five-star review isn’t a prerequisite for the job, but it’s looked upon … [Read more...] about Homejoy, The Startup That Makes All New Hires Scrub Toilets