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From Charleston to Colorado: How One JRS Student Made Distance Learning Work

From Charleston to Colorado: How One JRS Student Made Distance Learning Work

At JRS Coding School we strive to create an environment for all students that is conducive to learning. Sometimes that requires us to think beyond the traditional classroom setting — and teach beyond our physical location. This summer, we had our first remote student, Brett Goers, a past University of Colorado student, “attend” our classes […]

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Why I do what I do: Because I love it

Why I do what I do: Because I love it
Why do I do it? Why do I teach coding? It’s a question I’m often asked. I’ve been teaching code for more than 20 years, from structured, formal lectures to groups of students and professionals. Sometimes the setting is more informal, such as during lunch breaks or after work with colleagues. But no matter the [...] Read Entire Article

Is Coding School Right For You?

Is Coding School Right For You?
When it comes to coding schools, one size doesn’t fit all. And, there are several sizes available right now. The market for coding schools has grown steadily over the past four years, with an estimated 17,966 new coding school graduates in 2016 alone. There are seemingly endless options to choose from, and it can be [...] Read Entire Article

Why Learning to Code Is About More Than Code

Why Learning to Code Is About More Than Code
There are more than 300 coding schools in roughly 69 cities across the United States and Canada.  In 2016, those coding schools were projected to graduate more than 18,000 students. So, for people who are interested in enrolling in a coding school, there is no shortage of options. A number of important criteria should be [...] Read Entire Article

Why JRS Coding School Teaches Full-Stack JavaScript

Why JRS Coding School Teaches Full-Stack JavaScript
JavaScript is everywhere. It runs on your TV, your watch, your smartphone, and your computer. JavaScript even runs inside hardware electronics; during our fall 2016 course, we were able to build a functional robot with JavaScript. In fact, JavaScript is the most used programming language on earth, according to StackOverflow’s 2016 Developer Survey. For developers, [...] Read Entire Article