OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City’s first developer boot camp will launch the state into a new phase of talent growth and retention, as it brings together aspiring web developers and in-‐state startups.
The bootcamp, OK Coders, will teach a 10‐week web development course designed for software developers at all experience levels starting June 2. OK Coders will provide participants a tested web development curriculum, experienced instructors and access to hiring managers of top Oklahoma startups.
Developer boot camps are a national trend, bringing in aspiring software and web developers who want to fast-‐track their careers or enhance their coding skills with an accelerated instruction timeline.
OK Coders, a collaboration of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, Tailwind, and Phase 2 Interactive, was created to offer a similar experience in Oklahoma, and will serve as a new talent source for the growing number of tech startups in‐state.
“We’ve prepared an incredible program for our students,” said Philip Dow, lead instructor for the curriculum and Developer‐in‐Residence at the OU Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth. “Participants will be able to come in with limited to no web development experience and leave ready for internships with local tech startups.”
“This curriculum and program has been vetted by the top tech startups in the state,” said Jeff Moore, executive director of the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth. “Coming to OK Coders positions any aspiring developer to not only grow their skill set, but also their network and job prospects.”
OK Coders will run for 10 weeks from June 2-‐August 6. Development sessions will take place 2 nights a week for 2 hours each night from the Tailwind headquarters based in Oklahoma City.
For more information, visit www.okcoders.com and follow @OKCoders on Twitter.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Reneé Selanders [email protected]
(405) 203‐0955 (after hours)