Developer Bootcamps and Computing Education with Jeff Casimir and Mark Guzdial

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Developer Bootcamps and Computing Education with Jeff Casimir and Mark Guzdial

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Guests

Summary

How do people learn computing? Who learns best from traditional computer science education and who from bootcamps? How can we teach people who are not developers but who need to learn some programming to do their jobs? Jeff Casimir, the founder of Turing academy, and Georgia Tech's Mark Guzdial, one of the founders of the International Computing Education Research conference, join Noel to answer these questions and also explain why Excel is both the best and the worst thing in the world.

Notes

01:45 - “Computing Education”

05:27 - Teaching Developers at The Turing School

09:53 - Measuring the Quality of Education

14:05 - The Graduation Rate of Women and Underrepresented Groups

16:19 - Skills Acquisition

20:20 - Why not Fix Traditional Computer Science?

24:05 - Computing and Contextualized Computer Education

41:00 - Why Do Bootcamps Close?

46:11 - Success Rates Between People Who Have Had a Career First vs People Who Skip College and Enter Bootcamps

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Episode Details

September 20th, 2017

51 mins 32 secs

Transcript

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