Coding School: When Your School Project Lands You the Job

As good ole fashioned jobs dry up faster than plants in the summer, there’s a gold rush to get the 21st century skills you need to marketable. That message has not been lost on a crop of new “how to learn programming in a hurry” schools. In New York City, where I live, schools like Flatiron School, General Assembly and Fullstack Academy all promise to unlock the magic and teach you to code, and fast. How fast? About twelve weeks to competency. At what price? Well, there are one off courses to pick from, but a basic immersive program will run you about $10k.

Time for the Maker Movement to Grow Up

The idea of making things and creating things, especially in the digital realm, has captured the imagination of many digital pioneers. Just head to the New York Maker Faire in New York City this fall and you’ll see miles of aisles of do-it-yourselfers and tinkerers who embody the spirit of creation.

Now, contrast the excitement of making things to who and what are actually making money in the tech world. The most successful companies in the tech sector over the last few years make absolutely nothing! As a matter of fact, they pride themselves in making nothing and owning nothing.

10Under20 Wrap Up Report:

We searched for the coolest digital kids in NYC and we round them. Read a recap of the press attention our winners received.

Digital Health Summit

The pace of innovation in the Digital Health arena exceeds all other areas of tech innovation. The Digital Health Summit focuses on the intersection of technology, health and wellness. You’ll hear solutions for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a variety of illnesses, from obesity to asthma, from poor vision or hearing to high blood pressure. Learn about gamification and explore new breakthroughs in personalized medicine. Hear how telemedicine, robotics, gene sequencing, real-time medical monitoring, and smart wearables are changing healthcare. The doctor is now literally “in your pocket.”

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