Times have never been better at Yale for student coders and those that aspire to be hackers. Want proof? Here are four examples:
One, the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute recently completed another summer of the Tech Boot camp. “The YEI Tech Bootcamp is a 10-week immersive full-stack programming bootcamp for Yale students who want to learn to code. Over the course of the summer, students with little or no experience in programming are given the skills to become capable and knowledgeable programmers who can create their own minimum viable products. By the end of the program, students will have a solid foundation to continue their programming knowledge independently.” More on their website.
Two, YHack is gearing up for a second year of the 36-hour hackathon held in West Campus. The student organizers have done an impressive job in turning out 100s of students from many other colleges and mobilizing $10,000s of corporate sponsorship. If you’re not otherwise engaged on Halloween this year, you can still join in.
Forth, if you’re really into coding and want to get some on-campus job experience, you can work for the university. ~30 student-employees in the Yale Developer and Mentorship Program building web and mobile apps (Rails, iOS and Android, etc.) for use by other students. The team is led by Casey Watts who is also helping with the Yale SOM software development course Kyle and I have planned for the spring. (How does Casey have the time?!)
And I should mention, these extra-circular efforts in in addition to the for-credit courses I have mentioned before.