Learnin' the Youth
CU Boulder has a well-respected Computer Science program, as well as degrees in design, marketing, and business. What was missing, and what our industry has been demanding, was a way to train students in the intersection of those fields. BDW seeks to fill that gap with a year long post-graduate program targeted squarely at the startup and agency world.
The students run their own startup. They consult with real, paying clients. And more and more, they solve hard technical problems using cutting edge technology. When they realized that industry experts would better fulfill the role of transferring real-world experience than any staff they had in-house, they turned to Quick Left.
Our own Collin and Alex have been teaching the program's Advanced Tech course this semester, preaching the gospel of open source tools and frameworks like git, Ruby, and Rails. The students are also getting a front row seat to the Agile process, learning how to effectively estimate and manage a complex software development cycle.
No matter their role in a company beyond graduation, having experience in HTML, CSS, Ruby, source control, and the Agile process will give them a leg up on getting into the career of their choice, and we've been happy to help them along the way.