Since 2013, Sabio has been transforming the way that people learn how to code and become successful software developers in Southern California. In just three years, Sabio has become one of most highly regarded software training programs in the country with a focus on smaller cohorts and project based learning.
Sabio is bringing its successful full-stack .NET bootcamp program to the Pacific Northwest this spring. On February 18, Sabio is having an open house with Aaron Gibson, Sabio’s Vice President of Engineering.
Aaron opened Sabio’s Orange County location last year with one cohort, and the demand for full-stack developers in Southern California continued to grow. Now there are two cohorts running in Orange County. Aaron’s plan is to do the same in Seattle and grow the program to take advantage of the expanding tech environment in the greater Pacific Northwest.
“I’m looking forward to moving to Seattle because of all of the opportunities that we will have access to. Redmond, Washington is right outside of Seattle, and that’s where Microsoft’s world headquarters is located. Amazon headquarters and Costco are nearby as well, and currently, in the Seattle region, there aren’t any bootcamps that are teaching Microsoft products, since we’re a .NET bootcamp, this is a huge opportunity for us,” Aaron said.
As an instructor, Aaron is exceptional and a favorite among the Sabio fellows who have studied under his leadership. He has the ability to quickly assess where fellows are in the learning process and is known to assign tasks that help fellows break through issues they encounter in learning how to code. Beyond his teaching skills, Aaron is focused on helping Sabio fellows find jobs, and he has a track record of 100% job placement for cohorts that he trained in both Culver City and in Newport Beach. With Aaron’s leadership in Seattle, Sabio intends replicate the success that it has had in Southern California.
“Aaron is the best because he can break down complex topics into simple terms,” said Tim, Sabio Fellow from Orange County.
Sabio is already on Microsoft’s radar because a handful of fellows who have graduated from bootcamp have participated in Microsoft’s LEAP Apprenticeship program. Microsoft’s LEAP is an immersive 16 week paid program that provides participants with real world development experience, and it’s an excellent opportunity for Sabio fellows to build upon the skills that they acquired in the coding bootcamp. To date, eight Sabio fellows have participated in the Microsoft program.
Recently, Amazon announced that it wants to train military veterans for high paying tech jobs at its company. Sabio has been making a major push to reach out to veterans and has had success with a partnership with Antioch University Los Angeles that allows military veterans to use their GI Bill benefits to attend the coding bootcamp program.
Additionally, Sabio has sponsored VetsHack, a hackathon to address issues facing the veteran population and has partnered with OperationCode, a non-profit organization that aims to get veterans into coding. In the Seattle-Tacoma region, there is a substantial veteran population with the close proximity to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which has a presence of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines.
Seattle is also home to a thriving tech startup scene, which will provide opportunities for Sabio fellows in the region to work on real products and to develop professional contacts while in the bootcamp program.
If making a career change is one of your goals in 2017 and you’re in the Seattle metropolitan area, reach out to Sabio directly, and we’ll help get you prepare for a life changing and rewarding experience.