In 2011, I was asked “ ” Six years of theories, experiments, and nearly a thousand students have led to clear answers. if you had a group of great people who don’t know anything about programming, how long would it take to turn them into successful software developers ? The first thing potential students notice about Turing is that our courses run instead of just 10 weeks like our competitors. Why the difference? 27 weeks The predominant feeling of programming: uncertainty Most programs started by asking “ ” Instead, we asked when are they “ ”? When are they prepared to be in the industry? We started with five months in 2012, grew the program to six in 2013, and moved to seven months in 2014. what’s the minimum time it takes to train someone to get hired? career-ready radically successful Why? Based on our experiments and observations, 27 weeks is a learning inflection point. Before that, students learn faster and better in a . After 27 weeks, they learn faster and better by . controlled academic setting applying the skills on the job Some of the most common feedback from grads a month into their new job is that “ ” They’re not just surviving, they’re . it’s slower and easier than Turing. ready We’ve been proud to publish and participate in efforts like the . But here’s the real truth: . outcomes reports Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR) I am not satisfied by students graduating and getting jobs Our mission is to unlock human potential by training a diverse, inclusive student body to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers. ; it’s a check-point. Getting a job offer is the next one. But a career is defined in years and decades. . But damn there are some great indicators. Graduating is not the finish line It’s just too early to conclude that we’ve been successful On the keyboard you’re constrained. On paper your ideas can live free. If you go back to that very first class in 2012, A lot has happened in five years. all 24 graduated and started technical careers. One grad saved up enough money to quit tech and realize his dream of starting a CrossFit gym. Another returned to her first love: theater. In early 2017 we lost the amazing Travis Valentine to a tragic health condition. Here’s a current job titles and companies: complete list of the other 21 graduates CTO, Galley Engineering Manager, GitHub Support Engineer, Hashicorp Senior Software Engineer, MuveHealth Software Developer, Independent Software Engineer, Digital Ocean Lead Product Engineer, Freebird Senior Software Engineer, Decisiv Software Engineer, In-Q-Tel CEO, Seneca Systems Software Engineer, Factual Software Engineer, GroupOn Senior Software Engineer, Decisiv Developer Advocate, Heroku Software Developer, LivingSocial iOS Lead, Gametime United Software Developer, Decipher Technology Studios Software Engineer, Hubbub Health Engineer IV, 2U Product Manager, Google AdMob Director of Business Development, Formidable Labs It was a special group of people. But here’s what’s most exciting: . this was our first draft In November we’ll kick off the . Thirty-nine times we’ve improved what we’re doing. Thousands of lessons, projects, and evaluations have combined with countless pages of student feedback, employer input, and lessons learned. Our lesson plans and assignments evolve every single day. From my perspective, the program and instruction are at least as those early days. 40th cohort twice as effective Five years from now, in 2022, we’ll look back at some two thousand graduates. There’ll be CTOs, CEOs, VPs of Engineering, along with some artists, world travelers, and a whole bunch of software engineers. Then we’ll keep going. Not just because , but because we train people to be career-ready. . our vision is an industry where the people building the technology represent the people using it Twenty-seven weeks of preparation for a lifetime of possibilities If the people you love most need an amazing career, send them to us. I’m Jeff Casimir and the Turing School of Software & Design is my life’s work. Victoria graduates. Number 400-something of thousands.