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April 2017

Routes for Makers (& Others) into Good Paying Work: Do Programming Bootcamps Work?

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Guest Post by Ammon Bartram, Co Founder of Triplebyte [Editorial changes to the original post are in italics]   Programming bootcamps seem to make an impossible claim. Instead of spending four years in university, they say, you can learn how to be a software engineer in a three-month program. On the face of it, this sounds more like an ad for Trump University than a plausible educational model. But this…

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Rotterdam: from Innovation District to Maker City

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Rotterdam was once the industrial heartland of South Holland, where ocean-bound behemoths took shape beneath the hands of the nation’s finest shipbuilders. Today, despite the disappearance of SS Rotterdam and her kin from its docks, this still-vibrant port city is testament to how innovation can help bring an ailing metropolis back to life. Last year, Rotterdam’s status as a city of the future was cemented when Lonely Planet ranked it…

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