Category: Insights

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 More

Advice for Students Entering Coding School

Advice for Students Entering Coding School
You’ve been accepted to coding school. Now what? We interviewed three students from JRS Coding School in Charleston, SC, about their experiences. We asked them what advice they would give future coding school students – and what surprised them most about coding school. It’s OK to be a Newbie, but Prepare Accordingly As a registered [...] Read More

Three Factors To Consider When Choosing the Right Coding School

Three Factors To Consider When Choosing the Right Coding School
When it comes to evaluating coding schools, cost, schedule, and the programming language taught are arguably the most important factors in your decision-making process. But you also need to consider whether the school will be a good fit for you, personally. Thus, there are other key elements to consider. Below, we look at three such [...] Read More

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 More

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 More

The Story Behind JRS Coding School

The Story Behind JRS Coding School
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but I have lived in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1995, so this feels very much like home to me. I am the Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), where I lead the Jack Russell Software (JRS) Innovation Center (IC) and serve as Head Instructor of the [...] Read More