There is a new coding bootcamp in Michigan. The difference here is that the students name the price that they are going to pay. Why? Because Logols bootcamp has a pay what you can model.
This seems unusual and it certainly is. Coding bootcamps can cost students thousands of dollars, but Logols is trying something new. They are doing this because their goal is to provide education to everyone, not just those that can pay the going market rate.
How can this be profitable? Logols admits that it may not be extremely profitable. They want to at least cover costs and provide education. They are hoping that those that can pay more will, so that others that can’t pay as much can still learn. The mentor of the program and owner of Logols LLC sees this as a way to share knowledge and help people grow.
This is an intense 11 week program with 3 weeks of pre-work and 8 weeks of mentor lead training. This will not be an easy program for students. The 3 weeks of pre-work will be online work for students to become familiar with technologies before even starting the main bootcamp. The mentor is available during this time for questions as needed.
Once the real 8 week Logols bootcamp begins, there is a once per week 5 hour in person class on Saturdays along with mentor online office hours 2 nights per week. The mentor will talk and students will go through exercises during the Saturday classes. Outside of class the students will work on projects and exercises to get familiar with application development technologies and processes. The mentor is available 2 nights per week online to help with questions and projects as needed.
The first bootcamp is set to start in August of 2017. Logols is already taking reservations at http://www.logols.io.