Thoughts on education: Thinking for the future

In 2013, the New York Times published an op-ed piece titled “Thinking for the Future.” Author David Brooks posits that we live in an, “era of mechanized intelligence, an age in which you’re probably going to find yourself in a workplace with diagnostic systems, different algorithms and computer-driven data analysis. If you want to thrive in this era, you probably want to be good at working with intelligent machines.”

He goes on to quote Tyler Cowen’s book, Average is Over:

If you and your skills are a complement to the computer, your wage and labor market prospects are likely to be cheery. If your skills do not complement the computer, you may want to address that mismatch.

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Orlando Tech Association will sponsor our fall cohort in Orlando

Our Orlando campus launched its first cohort just over a year ago. Since then, we’ve graduated nearly 50 people and developed deep relationships with the local tech community.

Today, one of our local partners announced some really exciting news. Orlando Tech Association will sponsor our fourth cohort in Orlando, which begins class Oct. 5. They will take an active role in adding to our student experience by providing speakers, special events, resources and support during the cohort, which runs until Jan. 8. Read More

Stories from the field – July 24

We often share some of the amazing stories that we get to hear about from our students as they struggle (and succeed) at becoming software developers. The Iron Yard student stories are their own, in their own words, and usually raw and uncut.

But they are real and authentic, just as they should be.

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Stories from the field

We often share some of the amazing stories that we get to hear about from our students as they struggle (and succeed) at becoming software developers. The Iron Yard student stories are their own, in their own words, and usually raw and uncut.

But they are real and authentic, just as they should be.

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