computer science the fast track


computer science the fast track

Feb 15, 2012

THE FAST TRACK: Interesting biz model for a free school devoted to churning out software engineers, FastCompany reports. Y Combinator-backed Hacker School, based in NY, offers a free training ground where already experienced programmers hone their skills on personal and collaborative projects. Payoff for the school comes through recruiting fees (averaging $20k a pop) when these "students" get hired. Others like Code Academy and Dev Bootcamp follow a similar revenue plan, according to The Atlantic, reminding us that its still quite practical to bring back skill-specific apprenticeships that serve as a direct means to employment.

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