Birmingham, UK — 20th October 2017 — Next week marks the halfway point for School of Code’s first coding Bootcamp. In September, the Birmingham based start-up embarked on taking 19 individuals from beginner to industry-ready software developer in just 16 weeks. Now at the end of week 7, the first cohort are well on their way to becoming programming pros. To test their knowledge so far, School of Code have teamed up with Dell EMC to set an industry-driven development challenge. Dell will come into the Bootcamp — based on Innovation Birmingham Campus — on the morning of Monday 23rd October and present the task to the cohort. In their teams, they will then have the rest of the week to plan, delegate and most importantly, code their solutions. This will be the first time the Bootcampers have completed a piece of development work for the real-world, and will be a great opportunity to test their new technical skills and project management. On Friday 27th, the teams will pitch their work to a panel of judges from Dell EMC, including UK Public Sector CIO, James Norman. The winning team will be the one that shows the best aptitude, teamwork and final product which has the potential to be used by Dell in their work in supporting entrepreneurs. Dave Hanley, Programme Lead for Dell EMC @ Entrepreneurial Spark said:
We have taken a keen interest in School of Code from their time on Entrepreneurial Spark. They are now a Dell customer working in the crucial area of digital skills education. We are looking forward to the output of next week’s work and congratulate the whole cohort on their progress so far.
Chris Meah, founder of School of Code and teacher of the Bootcamp commented: “It’s great to see Dell supporting diverse talent coming through from a huge range of different backgrounds, and we’re looking forward to seeing the challenge next week!”.