Hello Vikings, I have news! We've spent the last 4 years doing whatever it takes to help people kick start long careers in web development. During that time, we've taken students from San Francisco to New York and everywhere in between on their journeys from "what is a web developer" to their first job in the industry. We've been pioneers of curriculum depth in the online space and were the only ones crazy enough to use a fully deferred tuition model for our online Immersive program way back in 2015. We've always held both ourselves and our students to the highest standard while we pushed the envelope of what's possible in online education.
Today, I'm excited to announce that we have officially been acquired by the only other program in this space who is committed to similarly exacting standards for both education and accessibility: Thinkful.
Thinkful has a long history of running top tier programs and they have built their reputation as the undisputed leader in this space. Course Report rated them the #1 bootcamp in 2016 and they have continued to grow since then, offering full-time and flexible programs that span web development and data science. As importantly, they're committed to offering their programs with flexible tuition options that allow students from a wide range of background to participate.
This acquisition is a great opportunity because, by combining two of the best programs out there, we can raise the bar even higher on an already exceptional learning experience and make it available to the wide range of students who will benefit from it most.
So -- if you have been waiting to join Viking, the good news is that you can take advantage of this change immediately. Thinkful has space available in the upcoming cohorts of both their Flex and Full-time programs. Best of all, both of these are job guaranteed.
For students currently in Viking programs, nothing will change through the end of the year. We'll be reaching out individually to all current Viking students to answer questions and discuss how this transition will support their studies in 2018.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made this possible, from all of our former students to our rock star staff and informal advisors along the way. This a really exciting chance to take a step forward in education. It's been a pleasure to steer this ship so far and I'm looking forward to the next step as it flies under the Thinkful flag to a grand adventure and a bright future.
Founder, Viking Code School