Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Aspiring LA Web Developer's Dream To Go To Coding Camp, Pay It Forward
What do you do if you'd like to become a web developer, but can't afford to pay for the courses to learn those skills? One aspiring Los Angeles web developer has come up with a unique idea, an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for a coding camp--in exchange for donating 10 percent of his income for the next two years to scholarships. Lex Alexander says he wants to launch the Code It Forward Scholarship by raising $9,000 to help him pay for coding boot camp at General Assembly, and wants to send women and other minorities to similar, coding bootcamps. Alexander says he was inspired to enroll in those coding boot camps after winning fourth place for his app, MapMySnaps, in the recent Hack for LA hackathon.