A wierd cautionary tale about online bootcamp


#1

I am just going to post the link without comment

http://www.inc.com/salvador-rodriguez/devschool-coding-bootcamps.html


#2

I’m thinking that a legitimate start-up school would understand that you’re wary of giving thousands of dollars to someone unknown and accept payment per day or week, or maybe the use of an established escrow service.


#3

You’d hope so. Good lesson though.


#4

“before you learn to program, here’s a valuable life lesson”

It happened to me once while trying to rent a room over significantly less money. There was a website dedicated to tracking the perpetrator, but he seems to have fallen off their radar : (

sad though, that’s a lot of money.


#5

Thats awful. I suppose in the world we live in though you’d have to expect 1 out of every 100 boot camps or MOOCs to be the rotten egg.

When I did my FEWD course with Thinkful, i researched the crap out of it for a couple months…

Hopefully things like this can be prevented in the future.