Building the Future — at gSchool

As graduates of Galvanize Boulder’s gSchool, Amy Bertken and Dylan Ham have quite a story to tell.

In just six months the two went from positions that required little or no computer programming knowledge to proficient computer programmers at a leading-edge software company. Now they both work for Pivotal Software as content developers, teaching others about Pivotal’s product, Pivotal Cloud Foundry,  which is a software development platform.

Bertken and Ham talked with the Boulder Source about their experience at gSchool. Watch the video to hear their stories.

During the course of her six-month gSchool program at Galvanize Boulder, Bertken was both impressed and surprised by her fellow students. “We were all just working really hard together to transform ourselves. We had people who came from teaching backgrounds as well, but also people who had been in more artistic careers, and I was surprised by the number of musicians,” says Bertken.

It all happens at gSchool, a computer programming course designed to take people from zero or few coding skills to full-on coders through an intensive program.

Described as a “dynamic learning community” by Tom Crocker, membership manager for Galvanize Boulder, the two-year-old campus combines flexible workspace for entrepreneurs and immersive education for those wanting to uplevel their skills.

The Boulder Source is pleased to honor Galvanize Boulder as our September Featured Friend. Be sure to see the previous post to hear Pivotal Software’s Mike Gehard describe how they connect with Galvanize Boulder and Membership Manager Tom Crocker’s thoughts on Galvanize Boulder’s unique learning environment and future plans for growth.