New Coding Boot Camp Launches in Baltimore to Meet Rising Demand for Tech Talent

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A new coding boot camp is launching in Baltimore, a collaboration between Trilogy Education and Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Geared toward adult learners and working professionals, the Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering teaches the front-end and back-end skills necessary to become a proficient full stack developer.    

As the demand for technology skills skyrockets and the national unemployment rate drops to its lowest point in years, Baltimore’s employers are hungry to hire job-ready tech talent. Last year alone, companies in the Baltimore area struggled to fill more than 36,000 open roles requiring some level of coding ability. According to recent research from McKinsey, web development ranks among the nation’s fastest-growing professions, with demand for coding and advanced IT skills set to grow by over 90 percent in the next decade. 

“As is the case in cities across the country, Baltimore’s business landscape is transforming into a tech-focused economy,” said Dan Sommer, CEO and founder of Trilogy Education. “Companies across the region need to fill more technical roles than they can find talent for. The Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering will encourage businesses to invest in the region by empowering more local professionals to make the transition into tech.”  

The Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering offers a market-driven coding and career curriculum taught by industry professionals that helps participants build the competence and confidence to succeed in the technology industry. The program’s curriculum covers the basics of coding, algorithms, and data structure plus intensive training in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, React, and more. No previous training or experience is required, but an understanding of coding basics is recommended. 

In addition to classroom instruction, participants will spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on outside projects and homework. They’ll also build a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market. Participants receive a range of career-planning services, portfolio reviews, recruiting assistance, and extensive staff support. 

Boot Camp participants will gain skills to develop dynamic end-to-end web applications, as well as receive a Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. The program does not offer academic credit toward a diploma-bearing degree.

The 24-week, part-time program begins September 24, 2019, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Enrollment is now open at bootcamp.wse.jhu.edu.

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