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2017 Bootcamp Update #2

By Ruth
September 4 2017

Posted in Events

Our Team and Volunteers have been busy since March running bootcamps on campuses around NZ!  (If you’re new to our programme, here’s a post that explains what we mean by “bootcamp”)

Thanks to our awesome campus hosts for making space available for events at University of Auckland, AUT, Yoobee Auckland, University of Waikato, Whitireia in Porirua, Victoria University, Yoobee & Massey in Wellington, the University of Canterbury and Otago!

We gave a quick overview of Bootcamps back in June, but here’s our overall stats:

 

121 workshops, 2,000+ unique attendees, 10 campuses

Professional Skills

We’ve been getting stuck into interview skills this month, here’s a snapshot of career bootcamps since June:

Tech & Biz Masterclasses

We had a bunch of technical masterclasses last trimester, with huge thanks to presenters for making these possible!  Here’s some highlights:

Remember, if you’re a registered employer and particularly interested in who attended a bootcamp, let us know, and we’ll send you a list of names!

Hackfests…

The highlight of our bootcamp season for software developer and design candidates is HACKFEST! These are our 2 day, invitation-only hackathon-style events where 50 students are invited to work alongside industry mentors to build something cool over a weekend.

Thanks to an amazing collaborative crew of sponsors, mentors & volunteers, a huge amount of learning and creating occurred in Wellington & Auckland.

You can check out the photos on our Facebook page, and blog posts with team summaries will be posted here.

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who’s made our bootcamps possible this year! Thanks to generous industry volunteers, we’ve reached over 2,000 tertiary students with learning opportunities and connections to in-demand industry skills!

Our Auckland hackfest mentor crew standup on Saturday

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