Coding Dojo: Helping Grads Land That First Developer Job
When you sign up for a coding bootcamp, you invest in your future. At Coding Dojo, we've made that first step toward your new career just that much easier with our new Developers-in-Residence program.
"Our Developers-in-Residence (DIR) program is an innovative new program for students to enter the tech industry, get their first job, build their resume, and gain hands-on experience with a real developer team," explains Sebastián Espinosa, Managing Director of Coding Dojo's Silicon Valley campus.
"With this program, we now give local companies a low-risk way to tap into our talent pool of graduate students and alumni," says Espinosa. "Candidates work full-time at the hiring company's office for a period of 90 days, hand-in-hand with the internal team, before a formal hiring decision is made. It gives the companies a chance to try out the candidates before investing in them as full-time hires, and it gives candidates a chance for some valuable on-the-job experience straight out of the bootcamp. It's a win-win for both."
As the DIR program expands, it is giving students pathways to employment at many innovative companies. Coding Dojo recently partnered with Outward in San Jose, a forward-thinking photography company utilizing artificial intelligence and virtual reality technology, where four Coding Dojo graduates now work as part of the Developer-in-Residence program.
It's no surprise that advertising and other industries are shifting to more innovative hiring practices like partnering with a coding bootcamp to source cutting-edge talent. Developers are in high demand as most customer interaction with companies move onto the internet and through mobile apps.
"Every industry is being transformed by technology, so there is a huge need for good developer talent," explains John McGinnis, Coding Dojo COO.
"The world is getting digitized at a faster and faster pace which means there is ever increasing demand for developers to build the infrastructure at these companies," continues McGinnis. "The goal of the Developer-in-Residence program is to fulfill that need while simultaneously giving students access to their 'first' developer job."
With this new program, Coding Dojo is removing barriers to getting hired as a beginner developer in a unique, and forward-thinking way. We are simultaneously removing barriers for companies to hire from talent pools to which they previously did not have easy access.
Tech education is undergoing a profound transformation. Short programs like coding bootcamps are proving their value by successfully placing qualified developers in many of the world's Fortune 500 companies. Bootcamp graduates possess the technical skills and practical experience that enable them to hit the ground running at any company from day one.
Coding Dojo's Developer-in-Residence program is available nationwide as of January 1, 2019. And the process for joining is easy: DIR candidates are pulled directly from our Coding Dojo bootcamp graduates. Sign up for our bootcamp today, and Coding Dojo will work with you to get that first job under your belt.
This post was sponsored Coding Dojo.