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Now more opportunities than ever for coding school scholarships

People hoping to attend a code school are at a distinct disadvantage compared to those attending a community college or other accredited university: They can’t get scholarships, loans or other money through government programs since the schools usually aren’t accredited. But now, there is more money than ever available to attend a code school in…

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Code School project Unfound Sounds is a treasure hunt for local vinyl

On July 6, Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux Falls residents will be unleashed on a respective citywide scavenger hunt for local vinyl music. Their only ally? A series of hints on the Internet.

Unfound Sounds is one of Michael Todd’s Omaha Code School projects, one he created with Ruby and jQuery.

“I needed to build a blog for class, but wanted to build something with a little more creativity and longevity,” Todd said. “Hopefully it builds community, too, but I think it’s just for fun.”

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Omaha Code School makes south downtown building its new home

Omaha Code School has found a new school house.

Co-founder and instructor Sumeet Jain has moved the school from the temporary space in Midtown Crossing and moved to 1258 S. 13th St., a building formerly occupied by nonprofit inCOMMON.

Most Omahans will know the area for its proximity to the Bohemian Cafe and Donut Stop. It’s a half mile south of the Old Market.

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OCS Blog: No more homework or projects, it’s time to find where we fit

(Guest post by Andy von Dohren) The last two weeks have been a lot of work. I’m not talking about project work, which can actually be a lot of fun. I’m talking about mock interviews, resume writing, portfolio building and documentation writing work.

Omaha Code School has done a lot for us over the last 12 weeks. They’ve taught us, helped us overcome difficult problems and provided mentors for us to learn from. But at no point have they been more helpful than the last two weeks. Lately we have been working on getting all our work ready to show to potential employers.

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Thirteen graduate from inaugural Omaha Code School, ready for work

They haven’t mastered programming in 12 weeks, but 13 Omaha Code School students have learned enough to be ready for the real world, says instructor Sumeet Jain.

It was the first batch of students to go through the city’s first coding school, and while there were no caps and gowns, Friday’s graduation ceremony was full of pomp and circumstance.

Students demoed their projects, Hello Holiday co-founder Megan Hunt gave a commencement address and students received diplomas.

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OCS Blog: Working with a client is a powerful thing

(Guest post by Andy von Dohren) Having a client is a powerful thing. We started on a group project last week for SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer, a local organization that makes sock monkeys for cancer patients. Their founder, Jen Windrum, went through a devastating lung cancer case with her mother, who sadly passed away last year. Her mother lived 2,000 miles away, and she wanted to give her mother something she could keep with her during appointments and procedures when she couldn’t attend.

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OCS Blog: Creating something useful for a real-life setting

Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore.

My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I’m having a blast…

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