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Coding Dojo Names 29-Year-Old Richard Wang CEO

SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Poised for expansion in 2015, programming boot camp Coding Dojo today announces 29-year-old former tech startup executive Richard Wang as CEO and a move to larger campuses in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA. Founded in 2010, Coding Dojo plans to open new dojos in Southern California and the Philippines in Q1 and Q2 of 2015.

There has been an explosion of programming boot camps from two in 2010 to 48 nationwide in 2014. Boot camps offer a great way for college graduates, millennials, women and minorities to land a tech job, and/or professionals looking to reinvent their careers. A recent survey of boot camps by Course Report found that three-quarters of graduates are employed and are making an average of 44% more than their pre-boot camp pay, with an average salary of $76,000.

Indeed, 92% of students who complete the course as Coding Dojo "Black Belts" get a job within 60 days of graduating; while graduates like AJ Agrawal used Coding Dojo as the backbone to start his own company.

Coding Dojo offers a 12-week immersive web development boot camp (no prior Computer Science experience required) at its campuses or through online courses. Unlike the numerous other coding programs who teach one language per program, Coding Dojo teaches three programming languages as well as skills such as domain hosting, web security, web scaling, etc., that the company feels better positions graduates to land a job.

Coding Dojo programs range from $10,000 to $12,500 (scholarships available). This compares favorably to SAT/college prep programs for teens which can cost as much as $10,000, for-profit colleges who've been deemed as "expensive dropout factories," and community colleges failing to achieve graduation rates above even 50% (only 31%).

"Programming boot camps like Coding Dojo are becoming the go-to pathway for landing that first tech job or to start a second career as a programmer. Parents also recognize the value as a way to augment college transcripts which gives their kids a real competitive differentiator," said Richard Wang, Coding Dojo CEO.

"By teaching multiple technologies, our students build concrete fundamentals from back-end to front-end which we feel is the key to 'hirability.' We address the question, 'Why?' as much as the question, 'How?' At Coding Dojo our mantra is not only will you learn how to code, but you will also be equipped with the knowledge and skill set to create any application you choose, and that is the key for hiring managers," continued Wang.

The new 5,200 square-foot Bellevue campus is located at 10777 Main St #100, Bellevue, WA 98004 and the 6,800 square-foot Silicon Valley dojo is located at 1982 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA. Tours of either facility are welcomed.

For more information on curriculum or online courses please see here or check out the alumni testimonial page.

About Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo offers a 12-week immersive web development boot camp (no prior Computer Science experience required) at its campuses or through online courses. Coding Dojo teaches three programming languages as core skills. 92% of students who complete the course as Coding Dojo "Black Belts" get a job within 60 days of graduating. Coding Dojo programs range from $6,995 to $10,955 (scholarships available). For more information on curriculum or online courses please see here or check out the alumni testimonial page.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Luke Lappala Martin Levy Public Relations, Inc. (206) 313-7520 Luke@martinlevypr.comSource: Coding Dojo