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Join entrepreneur Adam Braus at 100State for a presentation and discussion on developer education. Adam Braus is CTO of BankMyBiz and a director at 100State.

Meetup starts at 6pm, presentation at 6:30.

Here's some background on the talk:


By 2020 there will be 1M developer jobs without developers to fill them. Universities are not closing that gap but are still the cause of piles of student debt. To fill the gap, many new forms of education have appeared to solve this problem. 

Setting MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and online education to the side,  I want to talk about a new model of brick and mortar institutions that are solving the problem of developer skills and student debt simultaneously. One of those organizations is 100state.

General Assembly, the premiere coworking and incubation space in NYC has shut its doors to coworking in order to focus exclusively on developer education.

Another school - Hack Reactor uses a Pay it Forward, Pay it Back (PFPB) model, where graduates of their free program pay back 10% of their income for 2 years.

These schools are seeing numerous applicants and are growing every year. What does the future education look like with more and more of schools like these? Can an unstructured and PFPB payment model translate into other disciplines or mainstream, land-grant universities?


Adam will speak for part of the time, and then lead a discussion and some structured networking, 100State style.

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  • John

    I really enjoyed this and had a great time getting to meet a few people and discussing afterward. Thanks to those who were giving advice, much appreciated!

    February 11, 2014

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