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Comment: Misleading title (Score 5, Informative) 286

by cultiv8 (#46747123) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
From page 43 of the actual report (and not a report of a report of the report):

While across the ecosystem, 44% of jobs do not require a Bachelor’s degree, the majority of tech jobs in tech industries require some degree of education. With a Bachelor’s degree, and in some cases, an Associate’s degree, many opportunities exist within the New York City tech ecosystem.

Comment: Snail Mail Schmail Mail, there's a patent for that (Score 1) 289

by cultiv8 (#46575661) Attached to: Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

"For the last two or three years, when I want to write a highly personal letter to a foreign leader, or even some American leaders, I hand-write it and mail it, because I feel that my telephone calls and my email are being monitored, and there are some things I just don’t want anybody to know except me and my wife."

Image detecting apparatus and method for reading and or verifying the contents of sealed envelopes

Comment: Re:All the cyberlibertarian rage... wrong question (Score 0) 374

by cultiv8 (#46120247) Attached to: California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

So, what does compliance involve? That's the first question we should be asking.

No, the first question we should be asking is why regulators are targeting these specific companies and not going after companies that provide 2-3 day training seminars that frequently cost the same amount.

Comment: Re:California (Score 3, Interesting) 374

by cultiv8 (#46120201) Attached to: California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

If you're charging someone $15000 for a 10 week course

My spouse's employer recently paid that amount for a 2 day SAP course, and I'm pretty sure CA regulators are not going after the company providing the SAP course.

promising jobs at companies "like Facebook and Google,"

I do not see a promise or guarantee of employment anywhere in the article or in a brief search of their websites.

+ - California regulator seeks to shut down 'learn to code' bootcamps->

Submitted by cultiv8
cultiv8 (1660093) writes "The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), a unit in the California Department of Consumer Affairs charged with licensing and regulating postsecondary education in California, is arguing that 'learn to code' bootcamps fall under its jurisdiction and are subject to regulation. In mid-January, BPPE sent cease and desist letters to Hackbright Academy, Hack Reactor, App Academy, Zipfian Academy, and others. Unless they comply, these organizations face imminent closure and a hefty $50,000 fine. A BPPE spokesperson said these organizations have two weeks to start coming into compliance."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Sure, why not (Score 1) 430

by cultiv8 (#45868731) Attached to: Cairo 2D Graphics May Become Part of ISO C++
I'm fine with this. At least I can review their code and learn why they pursued a CS degree. My perspective is a programmer is inherently a programmer; they value logic, have a desire to learn, and want to know why something works the way it works. CS teaches you the concepts and fundamentals, it should not teach you a language or two. Case-in-point: I recently hired a college intern to work on a large-ish scale website project (PHP/JS based). My boss was floored that I would not hire someone who did not know how to setup a local dev environment, her thought was that "this comes after graduation." My response: Someone who wants a career in programming should already be programming before they graduate.

2000 pounds of chinese soup = 1 Won Ton