Facebook Donates $250K to Dev Bootcamp for 20 Scholarships

Facebook F8 Scholarship Created to Provide Students with Immersive
Software Developer Training

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Facebook–Today, Facebook
and the original immersive coding bootcamp, Dev
Bootcamp
, are proud to announce the creation of a scholarship aimed
at improving access to fulfilling technology careers for
underrepresented communities.

The Facebook F8 Scholarship is available to prospective Dev Bootcamp
students. Created with a $250K donation from Facebook and combined with
an additional contribution from Dev Bootcamp, the scholarships will
cover the full tuition for 20 women and underrepresented minority
students to join the Dev Bootcamp San Francisco program this year.

“This type of collaboration, with a global technology leader like
Facebook, instills confidence in the efficacy of our program focused on
creating job-ready developers eager to start a life-long career in the
tech community,” said Tarlin Ray, Vice President of Business Development
and Corporate Strategy for Dev Bootcamp. “Facebook’s generous donation
makes a real impact on Dev Bootcamp’s goal to achieve proportional
representation of the U.S. population with our student base of women and
minorities.”

The donation is linked to Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference,
which seeks to bring developers together to learn how they can leverage
the suite of Facebook tools and products to build great experiences.

“I am excited that this donation from Facebook will enable others who
might not otherwise have the chance learn how to code,” said Laura Mead,
Media Solutions Partner Engineer at Facebook, “As someone who went
through Dev Bootcamp and now works at Facebook, I saw first-hand the
opportunities that a program like this provides.”

Dev Bootcamp is managing the application process and selection of the 20
scholarship recipients. Eligibility for the Facebook F8 Scholarship is
open to California residents and anyone who identifies as a woman and/or
anyone who identifies as a racial minority group underrepresented in
tech (Black/African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific
Islander). Applications
open today, April 11, and close on May 2, 2016. Enrollment of the
selected Facebook F8 Scholars starts in early June.

From 2013-2014, Dev Bootcamp averaged approximately 15-17% women, trans
and non-binary students. In 2015, the same student population grew to
nearly 33% (compared to 18% graduates who are women in a typical
four-year Computer Science program). Dev Bootcamp currently offers a
scholarship to students who identify as a gender or racial minority who
is underrepresented in technology.

About Dev Bootcamp
Dev Bootcamp
pioneered the short-term, immersive developer bootcamp, a model that
transforms beginners into highly employable web developers in a matter
of months. The 18-week curriculum, and one week of career training,
teaches the technical skills people need to work as a web developer, but
also the interpersonal skills that are critical to working in dynamic,
cross-functional engineering teams. With more than 2,100 graduates to
date, and locations in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, San Diego,
Seattle and Austin, Dev Bootcamp continues to lead the industry through
innovation and expansion. Dev Bootcamp is owned by Kaplan, Inc. For more
information, visit devbootcamp.com.

Contacts

Dev Bootcamp
Chris Nishimura, 415-800-4654
chris.nishimura@devbootcamp.com
Twitter:
@DevBootcamp