When Jon Stowe, president of Dev BootCamp, arrived at the White House for a roundtable discussion with members of Cabinet last fall, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He looked out at the faces around the room: Vice President Joe Biden, Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, mayors and corporate CIOs from around the country. It was a formidable audience.

 

Stowe began describing Dev BootCamp’s approach to teaching students how to code, and the high-paying jobs its graduates were landing. “The main reason that an accepted student chooses not to attend is financing,” he says he told the group during the closed-door conversation.
 

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