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Local Startup Opens Free Coding School for Adults

Local Startup Opens Free Coding School for Adults

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 2017 – Local edtech startup, ThoughtSTEM, has launched a free coding school for adults. The initiative is called CodingSchool.io, and provides adult-learners with the opportunity to take classes that undergraduates would take in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. Most importantly: it can all be done part-time and at no cost.

For comparison, the cost of getting a computer science degree from a traditional university can range from $12,000 to over $120,000. Several coding “bootcamps” exist in San Diego, all carrying a pricetag of over $10,000. Graduates from 4-year universities and bootcamps can apply for software engineering jobs for which the starting salaries are around $63,000 and can range as high as six figures — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By contrast, CodingSchool.io aims to provide free coding education to San Diego residents. The curriculum includes coursework in basic programming, discrete mathematics, data structures, algorithms, and machine learning. Additionally, a huge component of CodingSchool.io’s philosophy is project-based learning, where students do hands-on, real-world programming by contributing to one or more of ThoughtSTEM’s globally distributed educational technologies — e.g.

CodeSpells
Vox-L
LearnToMod

ThoughtSTEM’s CodingSchool.io is free because part of the curriculum involves teaching children in San Diego after-school programs and summer camps. Since 2012, ThoughtSTEM has been San Diego’s leader in K-12 computer science education, currently teaching after-school coding programs at over 40 schools. Because ThoughtSTEM gets paid to teach kids; CodingSchool.io students get a free education by helping to teach.

“ThoughtSTEM is in a unique position to help people learn a valuable skill for free, while giving back to the community,” says Dr. Stephen R. Foster, head instructor at CodingSchool.io. He believes that adults and children alike should learn how to code.

About ThoughtSTEM, LLC
Founded in 2012, ThoughtSTEM currently teaches year-round computer science programs for kids at over 40 locations around the Greater San Diego Area. ThoughtSTEM also develops educational software that teaches computer science to students around the world, with titles including LearnToMod, CodeSpells, and Vox-L.

Contact:
Sara Lucchini
sara@thoughtstem.com
5520 Ruffin Rd. Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Ph: 858-869-9430

ANNOUNCING FIRST UNIFIED DESKTOP-TO-DESKTOP HOME-MEDIA SERVER

ANNOUNCING FIRST UNIFIED DESKTOP-TO-DESKTOP HOME-MEDIA SERVER

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The Child’s Primary School Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

The Child’s Primary School Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

The Child’s Primary School (TCPS) of San Diego, California, today announced that they are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11).Continue Reading

CONNECT Launches CONNECT ALL, Region’s First Diversity-Focused Startup Incubator and Accelerator

Today, CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced the launch of CONNECT ALL, the region’s first diversity-focused start-up incubator and accelerator. Together with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, and retired Charger Luis Castillo; H. Puentes, Director of CONNECT ALL announced this collaborative initiative. Spanos and the Chargers have committed to housing CONNECT ALL in the new downtown convention center and stadium.Continue Reading

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES AWARDS FINALISTS, CONTINUING EDUCATION

San Diego’s top professionals to be recognized and invited to speak at upcoming Association for Corporate Growth eventContinue Reading

San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

International marketing leaders will share insight on how to effectively “close the loop”Continue Reading

CONNECT Announces Finalists for Most Innovative New Product Awards

CONNECT Announces Finalists for Most Innovative New Product Awards

Today, CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced the 30 finalists for the 29th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December, that honors San Diego’s stars of innovation along with their newly launched groundbreaking products.Continue Reading

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PANELISTS

Legendary San Diego philanthropist Ernest Rady slated to speak; Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and San Diego Chargers’ Jeanne Bonk headline the ‘GameChangers’ panelContinue Reading

CONNECT Announces First Successful Funding Through CapitalMatch

CONNECT Announces First Successful Funding Through CapitalMatch

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today the first successful round of funding from its CapitalMatch program. The CONNECT CapitalMatch program is designed to introduce early stage life science and technology companies to potential sources of funding. After a round of intake panels and qualified investor screenings, companies are deemed ready for investment and introduced to interested investors.Continue Reading

Sixth Annual San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference To Be Held Nov. 3

The 6th annual Art of Marketing conference (#SDAOM), hosted by the San Diego chapter of the American Marketing Association (San Diego AMA), will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. Featuring local and national marketing experts as keynote speakers, panel discussions, and solution-finding breakout sessions, this full-day conference will draw 250 to 350 integrated marketing professionals from across the region.Continue Reading

Modified: February 14, 2017