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Podcast: A candid chat about the developer market with Don the Developer

Britt Lee-Still

Apr 30, 2024

It’s no secret that the job market is tough right now for new developers. That’s created challenges for students, of course, but also for bootcamps. Over the past year or so, we’ve seen several bootcamps struggling, laying off staff, closing down, and even being sued.

A common sentiment we hear from prospective students is that bootcamps aren’t being honest with them. Maybe they’re inflating their outcomes numbers, or even denying that they’re being affected by the market at all.

We don’t think there’s any point in hiding it. We take our program seriously, and we want students who do the same. That means that we’re talking with bright, curious people who do their research—people who know when they’re being lied to.

So here we are, cards on the table. Rithm’s CEO/Co-Founder and Lead Instructor, Elie, joined SWE and tech mentor, Don the Developer, to have an honest conversation about the challenges bootcamp grads face in today’s job market, the reckoning that the bootcamp industry as a whole is facing right now, and what Rithm School is doing to support our students and maintain our high standards. Don said the conversation was “refreshingly transparent,” and we hope you’ll feel the same.

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