How coding is connecting minorities to tech scholarships

Thanks to coding bootcamp, more than $400,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded to women, minorities.

dev-bootcampDev Bootcamp is celebrating three years of helping individuals reach career goals with a renewed effort to encourage more women and underrepresented minorities to enter the tech sector.

Since Dev Bootcamp created what it says is the first coding skills bootcamp in 2012, career prospects for software developers have continued to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that hiring of software developers, who earned a median $90,000 in 2012, will grow at twice the rate as the average for all occupations through 2022, spurring demand for more bootcamp-style developer training programs.

“We are proud of the progress we’ve made in opening doors and providing much needed skills training for those who previously knew nothing about coding. We recognize that we can make a greater impact in driving efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the tech industry, and we are increasing our focus here,” said Anne Spalding, director of Dev Bootcamp’s San Francisco office.

(Next page: Dev Bootcamp’s pledge)

Laura Ascione