June 2012

by Heather Payne Wednesday June 27, 2012

Almost 80% of HackerYou Applicants are Female

We’ve all heard the stats. At a time when a university would be proud to have a freshman computer science class with 20% females and when Hacker School has to partner with Etsy in order to attract more females to Read more…

by Heather Payne Monday June 25, 2012

Want a Marketing Job at a Startup? Better Learn to Code!

This post was originally published on June 23rd on the Onboardly blog. Written by Renee Warren. Reginald Braithwaite once wrote about “[…] having trouble with the fact that 199 out of 200 applicants for every programming job can’t write code at Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday June 15, 2012

Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

This post was originally published on June 13th on Bloomberg View. Written by Ezra Klein. Dartmouth College has four valedictorians this year: Wills Begor, Glynnis Kearney, David Rogg and Jie Zhong. They are impressive kids. All have stratospheric GPAs. Most pulled off Read more…

by Heather Payne Monday June 11, 2012

Learn to code, but don't quit your day job

This post was originally published on May 17th on The Verge. Written by Joshua Kopstein. Given the ever-expanding role of software in our lives, it shouldn’t be too difficult to ascertain why so many people have been exuberantly advocating learning computer Read more…

by Heather Payne Thursday June 7, 2012

Six Reasons a Non-Computer Nerd Might Want to Learn to Code

This post was originally published on The Atlantic Wire. Written by Rebecca Greenfield. Though coder Jeff Atwood thinks coding isn’t for non-computer geeks, we can think of a lot of reasons normals should learn computer language. Atwood, on his blog Coding Horror, Read more…