KU-Edwards to Launch Coding Boot Camp




Citing the growing demand for skilled web developers, the University of Kansas said this morning that it would launch a 24-week coding Boot Camp in June. In a news release annoucing the program, Vice Chancellor David Cook called it “ideal for motivated individuals looking for a new career challenge or advancement in their current job.”

Over the next six years, the number of web development positions in the Kansas City area  is expected to grow 27 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Mid-America Regional Council projects computer occupations to be second-highest category of net job growth in this region by 2026. Web development nationwide is projected to increase 20 percent a year through 2022, demand that helped push median annual pay for web developers to $64,970 in 2015, the BLS says.

Program graduates, Cook said, “can also fill local needs for technology talent. This is exactly the kind of program we look for at the KU Edwards Campus–one that puts local talent in positions that continue the community’s economic growth.” It will run in  two classes starting the week of June 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a class on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will cover coding basics, algorithms and data structure, intensive training in Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Java and more. Students also will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects and experiential learning activities and build a professional project portfolio to demonstrate their skills.

More information can be found here, or candidates can call (913) 439-1919.