In light of the Coronavirus outbreak and to protect the wellbeing of our students and team, our Onsite Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive programs and all workshops have been conducted remotely since March 12.
Remote learning requires an additional set of tools to achieve the same values as a supportive community and culture of excellence in teaching and learning. Our existing remote programs (both the remote immersive and CSPrep and our online workshops formed the foundation for this transition.
We have a special opportunity to make an impact during this time as software engineers - both as the original remote-first role and now building the tools to enable other industries to adapt to the remote setting. We can use this time to master the craft and contribute to building things that make an impact in the years ahead - as graduates have been doing for the past 4 years (most recent CIRR Outcomes Reports).
In this post we cover:
BUILDING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY WHILE REMOTE
Residents build lifelong connections in the program - brought together by countless hours tackling problems. While remote this same sense of community is achieved through:
CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Residents bring their all to be admitted into Codesmith and to achieve the outcomes on graduation. The effectiveness of our remote programs has depended on bringing that same culture of resilience and mastery of the craft to the remote setting through:
$1,000 REMOTE TOOLS STIPEND AND ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS AVAILABLE
Being part of the newly remote in-person programs requires having the right tools and setup. At Codesmith we weigh technical communication & whiteboarding particularly highly (as do most companies hiring engineers). In-person we look out over the cohort and see numerous whiteboard breakout sessions with residents diagramming their code together.
It’s with this in mind that all students for in-person programs beginning in March - October 2020 receive a $1,000 stipend to set up their home office to ensure they have the right setup to succeed - whether an Apple iPad, Pencil or other devices.
We’ve added additional scholarship funds to help support students in need and introduced more weekly remote workshops for the community in addition to the existing free workshops.
COHORTS THAT WILL BE REMOTE FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE PROGRAM
LA Immersive - The cohort starting November 16th
NY Immersive - The cohorts starting October 19th and December 7th
This is a unique time but we’re lucky to have a wonderful community and to be able to readily learn and build in this remote environment. And above all else, we’re fortunate to be able to contribute to building the tools and products to support people through these times and beyond.